Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Toeing the Purple-Pink Line: Joe Fresh Baie Sauvage

[Product was a gift from the fantabulous Liz-bob. Other products,*, were gifts or prizes].

This is just a quickie post, because I don't know much about Joe Fresh besides what Wikipedia can tell me. This is a liquid lipstick that's pretty easy to apply - the doe foot applicator is tapered and easily fits lip contours. It is not quite as matte as the MUFE Aqua Rouge, but it is close.

The color, Baie Sauvage, is definitely bright. It made an appearance on Liz's "purple lips" post, and it is sort of purple. But also sort of fuchsia. Bright bright bright, either way. I found it to apply evenly and last quite a while (maybe not the 6 hr claim, but I rarely hold a brand to these ridiculous length claims, anyway), but my lips were definitely in need of a good scrub and balm by the end of the day. I think that's true of most matte lipsticks (it's like wearing high heels - the look comes with a price), but I do find other formulas more comfortable.
Now it's pink...
The color depends on the lighting. I love shades like this, actually, and usually get compliments on them - probably because they're so vibrant that people have no choice but to notice it. Ha. I wore it with a warm, peachy blush for balance.
And now it's a little more purple...a bit zombie-esque in this photo, I'm afraid.
Other makeup worn:
MAC Lingering + MAC Brow Finisher
MAC Mineralize Concealer (NC20)
MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer (NW25)
Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous*
Guerlain Sunny Pink Sun Shimmer
Laura Mercier Rose Gold Caviar Stick
Shiseido BE213 trio
Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Eyeko Alexa Chung Lash Enhancing Eye Do Eyeliner

I'm trying to wear more pinks and purples this fall, and even though this seems more like a spring/summer color...why not? Punchy lip colors look great against the muted fall/winter palette (autumn has been gray to me for the past six years or so - it rains in the PNW, people. From November to April) and I love matte lipsticks. The new MAC Matte collection has my name written all over it. I'm already thinking of picking up Pander Me, Living Legend, and Fashion Revival.

Do you like liquid lipsticks? Do you wear bright lipsticks in the colder months, or stick to neutrals and vamps?