It's #Valentine season again and it's all about red and #pink. In the spirit of the season I itched for a red lipstick or two as I only had about one or two red shades in my minimalistic lipstick collection. So, to Essenza I went and got me a Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats 202 Rose Crazy and a Lancome L'absolu Rouge Pense A Moi 131.
Lancome L'absolu Rouge Pense A Moi 131
Pense A Moi which is French for Think of me is a very pigmented satiny lipstick by Lancome. The Shade seems to be a cross between burgundy and plum or a grown up berry. It's very moisturizing and equally long lasting.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats 202 Rose Crazy
The Rouge Pur Couture The Mats is the matte shade collection of the iconic YSL lipstick.
Rose Crazy 202 is a pretty intensely pigmented blue toned red lipstick. YSL claims it makes the lip look fuller, but I wouldn't know, my lips are full enough.
For a matte lipstick it glides on easily and isn't drying at all which is a big plus. Depending on light conditions the Rose Crazy could appear to be a deep fushia shade or rich vintage-y red. Either way it's super flattering.
Update: The Essenza Store which carries the make up collection is at Ikeja City Mall. Just to the left when you go through the Entrance 2.