Monday, 23 May 2011

Review & Swatches: L'Occitane Tourbillon Cerise Lipstick



L'Occitane are best known for their divine skin and body care products, but their recent decision to release limited edition makeup collections has found many beauty lovers flocking to try out their flattering, wearable shades and soft textures.  The limited edition Pivoine Flora collection, released in conjunction with the fragrance of the same name, is just as desirable.  This lipstick is one of the four available in the mini-range, and is a gorgeous red that veers more towards the crimson or garnet end of the spectrum.  It's deeper and richer than a classic red, and thanks to the well pigmented but not totally opaque finish, incredibly wearable - this is not a loud, shouty red lip at all.


Texture wise, it's a pretty standard affair for a semi-matte lipstick.  It's not overly moist, and doesn't glide on the lips - there's a tiny bit of dragging until the lipstick warms up on the skin.  It is, however, very comfortable to wear - it lasts for about three to four hours before it's faded enough to need a top up, and I've not noticed any dryness cropping up during the wear time.

All in all, this is a lovely red lipstick - particularly for those who prefer a less shouty, more subtle red lip.  At £12, it's not cheap, and whilst the product itself is absolutely lovely, I'm not convinced that the cardboard packaging is sturdy enough to justify the price.  If you're only likely to pop it in your handbag every so often, it will probably last pretty well - but after a week knocking around in my lipstick purse, my sample is looking a bit dented.  

If you'd like to try out L'Occitane's limited edition Pivoine Flora lipsticks, you'll find them at L'Occitane stores and concessions, and via their website, where each lipstick will cost you £12.  What do you think?  Is this your kind of red?  Tried L'Occitane yourself?  Let us know in the comments!



Disclosure: PR sample

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