That was until opportunity came in the form of a swap with Mademoiselle Lipstick Rules. Thanks to her, I now have in my possession a Beauté Weightless Lip Crème!
First, here’s something about Beauté Cosmetics for the benefit of those who haven’t heard of this name. The creative mind behind this brand is Canadian-born makeup artist, Beau Nelson. When I read his biography, words like ‘prodigy’ and ‘wonder kid’ came to mind. I mean, he was already working professionally when he was fourteen, first starting out with designing theatrical makeup and then moving over to fashion show makeup. He won awards for his fashion design makeup and was already a counter manager for a makeup brand in a large departmental store.....in his teens!! His clientele list consists of the who’s who in showbiz and you know what, he’s still in his twenties now. Oh, to top it off, did I mention that he’s got smoldering good looks too?
The unique thing about Beauté Cosmetics is that they take their time in launching their products. Every product is carefully and thoughtfully formulated and crafted.
Beauté is at once luxe and functional. Combining the best in packaging innovation, superior product formulation and unique wearable color, Beauté is the evolution of makeup.
Beauté Cosmetics debuted in 2006 with something very basic: a set of luxurious handmade makeup brushes. Strange, you might think, but Beau strongly believes that a good set of tools is the most essential item a woman can own where makeup is concerned. This was later followed by a range of lip products (launched in stages, of course), one of which is this Weightless Lip Crème that I now have.
Name: Beauté Weightless Lip Crème – Modern Love WLC 100
Colour choice: Available in six colours
Weight and Price: 3g / 0.11oz for CAN$26 or £22 in the UK
According to Beauté (excerpts)
Lightweight and full coverage, moisturising and long-lasting, in understatedly chic shades, the Weightless Lip Crème is sure to become a modern classic.
The Weightless Lip Crème is based in a unique Paraben free gel polymer which provides its texture and long wear. Unparalleled moisture delivery is due to Mango Butter and Vitamin E in combination with Orchid Extract and Maxi-lip, a patented tri-peptide that stimulates collagen synthesis and provides anti-aging benefits to the wearer.
1. Paraben free
2. Long wearing color
3. Stimulates collagen
4. Moisturizes and hydrates
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Comes in a box
Length: About 8.5 cm / 3.5 in
Description: (In Beauté’s words) Housed in Beauté signature Lucite and mirror-black metal packaging with a doe foot applicator.
Description: Fluid lip colour. Modern Love is a plummish brown shade. Note of interest: The colour was named after a David Bowie song. I’ve read that Beau keeps a long list of names, including songs, that he intends to use to name his shades.
You know what, I can’t find any fault with this product.
The doe-foot applicator seems pretty standard and does its job well in applying colour to the lips. The cover screws on sturdily. The tube may look simple and is rather short and stumpy but it sure is one heck of an elegant tube! I don’t know if it’s the weight or the size of the tube, it just feels good to have it in your hand.
This Weightless Lip Crème is packed to the brim with pigmentation! As with any liquid lip colour, coverage is buildable. Seen here in the images are with two coats (all taken in daylight). I’m very pleased that I chose Modern Love. I think this shade is would be very flattering for many skin tones.
This, to me, has got to be the best part. The Lip Crème is thick, not sticky and has literally no scent (it says so on the box and I sniffed very hard at it just to check. Nada!)
And read my lips: It’s moisturising. Remember that sacred list of lippies that don’t dry my lips out? That short list is now one product richer. With this Weightless Lip Crème, there is no need for a lip balm base at all!
The first word of the name is another big hint: weightless. Even with two coats applied, it feels feather-light or for the most part, unnoticeable. It’s like having lipbalm on your lips, only lighter but much more pigmented. It must be because the Lip Crème doesn’t just sit pretty on the lips. It sinks into the lips.
The finish is supposed to be matte but I do see a certain sheen on my lips if I pack on the colour.
It will transfer and it will fade gradually over the hours. However, in my experience, I can still see a hint of colour left on my lips after more than half a day and that’s not a complaint, mind you.
This product reminds me so much of another one that I fell in love with. I can’t help but compare this Beauté Weightless Lip Crème with my Ellis Faas Creamy Lips. They are both great products in their own right and were each created by amazingly talented makeup artists who know what makes a product tick.
When I first applied Beauté Weightless Lip Crème in Modern Love on my lips, I went "Wow!”. If you remember, the last time I said that with a lip product was with the Ellis Faas Creamy Lips No. L106.
So, just humour me here. I’d like to show you the swatches of these two fantastic products side-by-side. I hope you can see the sheen from the moisturising oils in both products.
That's all I can say. The Beauté Weightless Lip Crème is a fabulous product in every way and let's not forget that it's paraben-free too. I truly embrace this Lip Crème with all my makeup-crazed soul!
For more information, please check the Beauté Cosmetics website.
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For readers in Europe and Asia, it is now also possible to purchase Beauté products from the UK-based Coco Beau. I have inquired on their shipping fees: Regardless of the number of products purchased, it is a flat rate of £5.95 to the EU and £7.95 to the rest of the world.