About a couple of months ago, Cle de Peau Beaute, a luxury brand of cosmetics launched their new Extra Rich Lipstick. Cle de Peau is one of those brands that I look at from afar but never try because the prices stagger me. Trust me, it takes some doing, but it happens. But I knew about this brand because when I first started getting interested in using makeup, one of the things that kept cropping up over and over, was the Cle de Peau concealer. I still haven’t tried it.
But today, I’d like to share with you some pictures and swatches of the Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick. That’s the case that you see there. Unique and certainly, quite unusual. I do find Cle de Peau’s fascination with geometrical designs and angles quite interesting because angles are hard and makeup isn’t.
The angular designs are also reflected in the lipsticks, which you’ll see below. Incidentally, the lipsticks and case are sold separately. Now brace yourself. These are luxury items 🙂
The new Extra Rich Lipstick are, as the name implies, infused with more colour, better texture and more skincare benefits. The colours are inspired by the rose so expect many shades of rose tinted colours available. Incidentally, I’ve found that rose tinted lipsticks suit more people than straight pink or red.
This is my first time trying the Cle de Peau Beaute lipsticks. Remember when I mentioned that the lipsticks too sported the angular, geometrical shapes found in many Cle de Peau makeup designs? I think it quite unique.
The lipsticks are sold separately from the case so you technically have the option to not purchase the case if you prefer. However, the lipsticks come with a rather flimsy plastic cover that doesn’t stay put all that well unless you keep your lipsticks in their own pouch, so that’s something to think about. If I’m to be honest, I don’t quite get why the case should be sold separately.
We’re told that it’s because it allows you to carry just the colour you need or to swap it out if you like. It also reduces wastage because when you’re finished with your lipstick, you can just snap it out of the case and refill it with a new colour. Problem is, I’m not sure how many beauty junkies will actually finish a lipstick hehe..
Here’s how it looks when I snap one into the case. It’s sturdy although the case is plastic so from a personal point of view, if you can handle not having a case (hard I know because the lipsticks are so expensive in themselves!) then you can easily skip it.
Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick Left-Right: #109, #310, #304
Each colour was swatched just once except for #304 which had to be layered. You will notice how richly pigmented #109 and #310 are. Based on my observation, here are the description of the colours
- #304 – A pink in the tube, but on skin a lovely wearable rosy hue with shades of pink
- #310 – An orangey muted red in the tube, but on skin an intense bright red
- #109 – A rosy red in tube and a colour I thought I’d love but on skin it swatched a sheer rosy shade
I have to admit I was a little surprised at #109 and how sheer it was. It took 2 layers for the colour to show up in the photo which didn’t quite bring to mind the description of “Extra Rich”.
On lips, they do apply beautifully. The sharp angular shape and the straight design at the tip actually facilitates the application of lipstick and a sharp line without using a brush. This is especially helpful with bright colours like #310.
Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick swatches : (1) #109 (2) #310 (3) #304 and how the lipsticks look in the tube
You may notice that #109 looks a little more glossy than the other two, which are more intense and creamy although they aren’t matte.
Longevity was surprisingly good. I liked how #310 did not travel at all outside of the lip line nor did it feather or bleed through the day. I could easily wear these all day because they do feel very light and comfortable on lips. The drawback however, is the price which I can say will not sit well with many.
Still, it’s one of those things. Luxury goods are luxury goods. They aren’t for everyone but it’s there for someone 🙂 Here’s how the colours look on me just for reference. You may click on the images below to enlarge.
In a nutshell
Cle de Peau Beaute recently reformulated their Extra Rich Lipstick to make it even richer, and with better skincare benefits for lips. I have to say that the texture of the lipsticks are very lovely. They are creamy without being too creamy and pigmented. They are also very comfortable to wear and non drying on lips. The angular design does take some getting used to but it does help to create a smooth straight lip line when applying straight from the bullet. So I have nothing to fault when it comes to the texture and longevity and general product. However, I am not enamoured with the idea of having to buy the case separately. I prefer to have my lipsticks come in their own cases especially when I’m already paying so much for the product. Still, if I can overlook that, these are excellent.
Pros: Lightweight texture, Rich creamy colour, Longlasting, Non drying, No scent
Cons: Case is sold separately, Pricey
Who will like this: Anyone who loves wearing pigmented creamy lipstick
The case is surprisingly large too, as you can see. I don’t think it necessary to actually buy the case to be honest. I do wish it came in one though. That said, I suppose it does reduce the amount of packaging needed and you can use it indefinitely with your lipstick refills instead of tossing it out wholesale when you’re done.
Have you tried Cle de Peau Beaute lipsticks or any other makeup? Have any recs?
This is my first time trying their lipstick. I tried their eyeshadow singles many years ago. The texture was silky and out of this world, but I’m allergic to them so I had to give them away. If you have other faves, let me know!
Cle de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick comes in about 30 shades Price: RM145 each refill Case sold separately at RM60 Availability: Cle de Peau counters