Day 37: Designer Lipsticks
Lancome Pout-à-Porter designer lipstick series
For those who are unaware, for one brief moment beauty junkies had cutting edge lipsticks created by the minds of Lancome, Gucci Westman and various designers. The color would be used for the runway show then released several months later at Lancome boutiques and selected departments stores. Lemmings were created and dashed within 24 hours. They were hard to find and would often fetch high prices on Ebay.
It all began with a little lippie called Color Design Pout-a-Porter Lipstick in Behnaz.
It came and went within a blink of an eye. Not many were lucky to score a tube. I have only met one person who owns this lipstick. It is Julia from All About the Beauty.
We bonded instantly.
Behnaz is a red that defies all descriptions. It is not warm or cool. It is lit from within. It is brightening and dazzling the moment it hits the lips. The formula is creamy and luxe. It is lippie nirvana. Lancome nailed the perfect red.
Proenza Pink was from the dynamic Proenza Schouler duo. This was a very hardcore shade. It was a pepto pink with a surf girl vibe. It was harder to wear but very cool.
Peter Som's lippie creation was called PS Kiss. This was a merlot shade that was more matte-like. Coverage was buildable and varied. It could be heavy and dramatic or worn as a stain.
Thakoon's lippie was called Pixel Pink. I never did get my hands on this lippie. It was a bright raspberry pink and was considered by lippie aficionados as being the most flattering.
I miss this series from Lancome. I dream that one day Behnaz is made again and is available to beauty addicts everywhere.
In exciting news, the Lancome team has created a blog. It is written by Kerry Diamond. I grew addicted to the site after the first day. My favorite post has been cross hatching. Make sure you visit and bookmark it at:
Which designer would you like to see do the next lipstick? Let us know your answer in the comments.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman
Disclaimer: A press sample of this product was provided by Lancome