August 25, 2010

Balm for A Broken Heart: Stage Moisturising Lipstick in Kirsten

After my newly acquired Chanel Rouge Coco went and broke on me (more on that next week), I was heartbroken. It felt like the end of a love affair.

Like the end of all love affairs, I swore off lipsticks for the next few days. Then, like the beginning of all love affairs, when I was walking listlessly around the place, a new lipstick caught my eye.

I am in the mood for sheer nude shades so when I swatched Kirsten, I stopped short. Then I turned to the MUA and asked if I could try it on.

While I was checking myself out in the mirror, the MUA added, “By the way, Stage is having a 50% promotion for August and if you buy 3 of the same products, you get 1 free.”

“With an offer like that,” my best friend murmured behind me, “it would be a sin NOT to get anything.”

She got a Wondergloss in Gaia by the way. Absolutely adores it.

Kirsten is a very pretty, very sheer lippie with a hint of peach and frost. It can be used on its own or over a darker matte lip colour for some added oomph. The amount of shimmer in this lippie is just right – enough to keep it interesting and not overly done til my lips look weird. As a rule, I don’t carry off frosty lip colours very well so Kirsten was a very pleasant surprise.

And the peach/coral undertone makes it lovely to pair up with peach blushers.

While I don’t find this as moisturising as I would like it to be, the texture isn’t too bad and the staying power is decent enough.

This was an absolute bargain at RM24 (normal rrp is RM 48, which isn’t too bad either). Forget about Chanel Rouge Coco, really.

The 50% off promotion and “Get 4 of the same products for 3” is still ongoing til 31st August. And since I am heading to Kl this weekend, guess where I’ll be...


Ouidad Blog said...

Natural, peachy lipsticks are my favorite. You can put it on without a mirror and never have to worry about that "lipstick on teeth" look so many ladies who wear bright reds have!

Katie for Ouidad

Syen said...

I wanna go to a Stage outlet now! Not want. NEED! =P

Syen said...

I ran to Stage and picked up FOUR lipsticks! Since it's 50% off, it's like paying for 2 but getting four! I got Kirsten, Gwen, Drew and Heidi. But unfortunately, the Buy 3 Get 1 Free doesn't include the Wonderlust lipsticks, which is what I really, really like. =)

Steph said...

You make me sound so shopaholic! :P