I’ve never been a big lustre fan but I was watching an old Essie Button video recently where she reeled off her top 10 favourites from the MAC lipstick line and they were almost all that finish.. I decided I needed to try some more. I took a couple of her suggestions and I have to say, I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen them having seen them on the stand but I like them both on.
High Tea looks golden in the bullet and I wouldn’t have gone anywhere near it but I do like it, it’s different to anything else I own (because, as I said I wouldn’t normally have chosen it) and it gives only a hint of colour.. though this will obviously vary depending on how pigmented your lips are. It’s something I will wear in place of a more opaque nude when I’m sporting more dramatic eyes.
Lovelorn is much more my colour. I dont know how but it brings out colour in my face that High Tea seems to zap completely. I love my bright pinks but find mid tones more difficult to work with as they’re often either too warm or too cool.. I don’t love peach on my and I’m not cool enough toned to wear the likes of St Germaine – I swear I’d look like a drag queen – but this is just right for those not so loud lipstick moments.
My little dalliance with lustres hasn’t left me desperate to try more, I can’t lie. I don’t love them, they’re a little patchy on my not so perfectly smooth lips and I definitely prefer the Cremesheen variety but I do like the sheer look and one of my favourites, Plumful is a lustre so y’know.. y’never’know. Recommendations welcome!