Thursday, 25 March 2010

Beauté: Weightless Lip Crème Review


I’ve been very curious about Beauté Cosmetics ever since reading about it on the blogs of two amazing ladies, Lipstick Rules and London Makeup Girl. That was some months back and while the curiousity was strong, I let the lemming simmer unobtrusively at the back of my makeup-crazed mind.

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.

Product
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.

Key benefits
1. Paraben free
2. Long wearing color
3. Stimulates collagen
4. Moisturizes and hydrates


Ingredients
Please click on the image to enlarge.


Packaging
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.

Contents
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.


My thoughts
You know what, I can’t find any fault with this product.

Packaging
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.


Pigmentation
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.


Texture
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.

Durability
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.

Conclusion
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.

L: Beauté Weightless Lip Crème (Modern Love); R: Ellis Faas Creamy Lips (L106)

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.

I am not being paid to say the following. I only wish to share this information with you:
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.

23 comments:

Danielle said...

I am so glad you provided a review for this product! It's interesting to read about the background to the company. I think the shade that you reviewed is perfect for you. I believe the hype. I don't know whether you have seen Samantha Chapman's (Pixiwoo) You Tube video (Marlene Dietrich). She uses Beaute's "Masochist" in that video and declares a moment's silence because "it's that good"..... And it is, the shade is divine. Now someone give me those lips!! Lol! May have to put on my wish list xxx

Shop N' Chomp said...

What a pretty lippie! =D

Lipstick Rules said...

I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for swapping with me-- such a pleasure getting to know you. :-)

Michelle
xo

kimber doll said...

Pretty lips!!! =)

Dina (XYYan) said...

the lip creme is very pigmented! you make this product sounds wonderful :)

Witoxicity said...

@Danielle
Oh, yes, that pixiwoo video! She was simply bowled over by the Weightless Lip Crème and I can now totally relate to that moment of stunned silence! Beautiful as it is, I can't say if I can pull off the Marlene Dietrich red lip look myself with Masochist (I wish I had the guts though!). Modern Love works just fine for me, so I'm already over the moon with it! :)

As always, I'm so pleased that this review is of some help to you. Don''t hesitate, just add this to your wishlist! I highly recommend it, but of course, I'm only repeating myself! :D

@Shop N' Chomp
Yes, I think it's a lovely shade too! :)

@Lipstick Rules
The pleasure's all mine, Michelle! I absolutely love this Weightless Lip Crème that you sent me. Thank you! :)

@kimber doll
Thanks! :)

@Dina
And that's only because it is! :) I hope you'll give the Weightless Lip Crème a go so that you'd know what I mean. :)

Grace London said...

I love Modern Love. It's a gorgeous colour, and I love it because it isn't too pale. I find these really comfortable on my picky lips too.

Looks gorgeous on you. Isn't Michelle lovely? :)

Arie said...

Your lips look so pretty and sexy with this color, great review!
I have to add it to my wish list ^_^.

bowsnhearts said...

Wow I have never heard of a lip 'creme' before but the pigmentation is pretty good!

I love it how you are always introducing different cosmetic brands...many of which I have never heard of! It's good that I am learning about good cosmetic brands! It's bad that I can't get hold on many of them!!!

Witoxicity said...

@Grace London
Thank you! I'm very pleased with my choice of Modern Love.

I think the shade is perfect. Even though it doesn't seem so in the tube, on the lips, it's a lively shade without being garish. It's simply so wearable! I have you and Michelle to thank, really. :)

@Arie
Thank you, Arie! Yes, yes, this is definitely a wish list item! :D

@bowsnhearts
I'm glad to be of service to you! :) I know what you mean about learning about new brands but not having easy access to them. I go through that too but thank goodness for internet shopping these days! :D

The Beautifier said...

Hey hun! yay to yet another very well written post from a beauty blogger who is completely passionate about makeup and skincare :) thanks for sharing with us your beauty finds, the lippy does look fab on you, I am impressed with the pay off and packaging too, I must check it out xoxo

Gabriela said...

Great review! The swatches are awesome and the information is very useful.

Thanks for reading my blog :)

Witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
Hi, Sonali! I'm so glad to see you here. Oh, I really think you should give this lippie a try. It's waaay up there, on par with the Ellis Faas Creamy Lips. :)

@Gabriela
Thank you! I'm pleased you enjoyed this post. :)

tris1978ton said...

Beautiful color. It's red and rusty. Looks especially good on you.

Lavender said...

Thanks for your detailed review. I solute you for your thorough write-up. As you can see, I don't have patience to write long articles.

And i noticed that the lip colors that you compared with - both are very similar. Ha.. ha...I guess all girls have the same habit, liking the similar shades.

The texture of the lipstick is really wonderful as you described it. I have not heard of this brand yet. It's worth the price I think.

Lavender said...

Forgot to tell you that this shade is really very suitable for you!

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Great review...very detailed. Love that color! I see ur a fan of red shades :)

♥xx♥

Get Gawjus! said...

looks absolutely gorgeous on you :) I plan to try this out in the future for sure!

twinsouls888 said...

Wow very nice review, the swatch of Beaute Weightless Lip Creme is gorgeous.

Thanks for introducing us to some great products. ^_^ On the last pic if I have to choose, I'm liking more the color of Beaute hehe ^_^

Have a nice day :)

Musicalhouses said...

Oh wow, that's a gorgeous colour, and a gorgeous formula. I wonder how I'm going to get my hands on Beaute seeing that they're non existent in the UK?

Witoxicity said...

@tris1978ton
Thank you for your kind words. :)

@Lavender
Thank you! Somehow, I tend to be attracted to shades like these. I think it complements my skin tone very well. :)

@Cynthia
Thank you, Cynthia. Oh yes, I definitely have a weakness for such reddish plum shades. :)

@Get Gawjus!
Thanks, Shifa. I highly recommend this lippie! :)

@twinsouls888
You're most welcome. As for the two lippies, personally, I love them both equally! :D

@Musicalhouses
Yes, it's indeed a fabulous product! Beauté is now available in the UK via Coco Beau. :)

Natalie Nguyen said...

Oh wow it's so pigmented! And that's insane that the guy was on his way to success from such a young age!

Witoxicity said...

@Natalie
Yeah, isn't it fantastic to be born talented? Sigh! :)