I’ve been on a bit of a lipgloss bender, lately. Just yesterday, I applied Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss seven times. No, I didn’t have somewhere speical to go. And no, I wasn’t attempting to seduce Mr. Spoiled Pretty (who, btw, wouldn’t notice my lipgloss unless it was smeared across my face).
I’m all OCD about Aqualumiere because it looks luxurious, fells sublime (no stickiness!), and applies like hot butter on breakfast toast. Despite being a lipgloss, it packs quite a punch in the pigment department…and its brush has got to be the softest lipgloss applicator ever.
Check out my Aqualumiere swatches from Chanel’s new Côte d’Azur collection. They’ve all been placed in heavy rotation, because I can’t decide which one is my favorite.
It’s no secret that I absolutely adore and envy Kim Kardashian’s makeup. If there was a Face Off type situation, and I had to swap mugs with someone, Kim would be high on my list…primarily because I cannot get enough of the way she wears a nude lip. Aside from Angelina, nobody does it better.
“The colors blend beautifully with her creamy golden skin tone,” Troy says. “The art of creating the perfect nude is finding one that works with your skin tone and also the shape of your lips. Fuller lips can get away with the palest nude shades while thinner lips will need a bit more color or lip liner for definition. Whatever shade you choose, be sure to pair it with a beautiful smoky eye.”
For more of Troy Jensen’s favorite nude lip combos, inspired by his muses (Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger), click here.