I’d never tried Laneige makeup, have you? For some reason, they always flew under my radar. Well, let’s remedy that with a look at one of Laneige’s offerings for Spring 2011 – Snow Crystal lipstick in Modernist Pink.
There are 2 lipstick shades available in the Fresh Modernist collection. My luck of the draw was Modernist Pink which would not have been my personal choice. Its a shade that’s at once too cool and too pale for my liking. If I’m to wear pink, I want a pink with a punch! Modernist Peach, the other shade would have fared better. So that’s it for colour. Not to say that I won’t have swatches for you 🙂
Here they are! And it swatches nothing like how it looks in the tube.
Clearly baby pink or barbie pink is not a colour I can pull off but I think it’ll look quite pretty if you have a sweet personality to go with it 😛 I’m of the strong lip colour variety 😛
Texture wise, it applies smooth with just a touch of shimmer. Its not too strong going on the lips, which is fine by me. The swatches on the lips are of 2 layers while the one on my arm is just swiped once. I actually rather like the texture of the Laneige Snow Crystal lipsticks. They are a little drier than I’m used to from an Asian brand, but they do still apply nicely. I’d probably have to find a colour I like before I can say if I really love it because this shade of pink isn’t quite doing it for me 🙁
Pros: Light texture, Applies smoothly, Can be layered for intensity
Cons: Colour didn’t suit me, Packaging is a bit blah
The reason I say the packaging is a bit blah is because I don’t like lipsticks with clear plastic covers. Shu Uemura, I’m looking at you too!
There is just no way you can make clear plastic look luxurious so I’d rather a simple opaque case than the ease of having a transparent plastic case. That’s just my view so please feel free to disagree LOL!
Here’s a picture of the Laneige Fresh Modernist collection for Spring 2011. I’ve got the eyeshadow palette to tell you about which I will, at some point in time. Now that one’s not too shabby at all! 🙂
The palette on the top left is the Fresh Modernist blush. Purple on the cheeks. Most intriguing! 😛 When you layer the purple over the orange, it cools down the tone so you don’t look like the Great Halloween Pumpkin. Its surprisingly fresh and pretty so don’t knock it till you try it 🙂 The palette at the bottom is the Fresh Modernist eyeshadow palette which applies shimmery and fairly pigmented, if you like those sorts of colours. Let me get some photos and I’ll come back to you on that one 🙂
Have you taken a look at this collection? Have you tried anything form Laneige? Well other than their skincare which I’m sure many of you would have tried at some point. Share if you have, and what you like from it.
Laneige Snow Crystal lipstick retails at RM65 at Laneige counters. Modernist Pink is from the Fresh Modernist collection from Spring 2011 and is limited edition.