When you get to the end of your work day and have not had the time to check your personal social media or reapply your lipstick… you know these are busy times. Between a final frenzied pre-Christmas push at the office and the domestic Christmas arrangements to finalise (or start if you are like me…), perhaps add children’s activities in the mix such as nativity plays to attend, costumes to sew (cough…buy), gingerbread houses to bake (cough…buy) and Christmas jumpers to find in the attic for that one day a year where they are compulsory ‘fun’ wear… some things must give. Now, I can’t help you with how to fit facebook’s spirituality, twitter’s banter and instagram’s visual feast into all of this but if you are having lipstick issues… I might be able to assist! Back in the early autumn when my space nk adventure officially kicked off, My friend Nina and I were admiring the lipstick worn by space nk’s wonderwoman of a pr, Jini Sanassy, and asked her what it was. It turned out to be the Hydra Creme Lipstick by Le Metier de Beaute which was being launched at the time. Founded in 2008 by Richard Blanch, the name translates into ‘The Craft of Beauty’ in the company’s aim to reflect their pursuit to create beauty products at the top of their game. Le Metier de Beaute offers a spectacular product range including a neck and decollete firming cream (£418) and a replenishing oil cleanser (£80) which are all outside my price range of what I would be able to spend on beauty products but the pricing of their make0up range is far more accessible and in line with other luxury cosmetic brands on the market.
I am getting side tracked by product range…Let’s refocus on the product I have actually road tested for you (for me ;-)!) so back to the lipstick! The hyper-pigmented creamy formulation manages quite an impossible feat by staying put for hours without staining and drying out your lips as I have experienced with other products. You can even bypass the lipliner and still have a crisp outline, I spend my day talking, my children, when asked what mummy does for a living.. ‘she talks’ is their stock reply. And after a solid work shift of ‘talking’… and completely forgetting about all make up till I walked past a reflective surface, lo and behold, my morning application of lipstick in grenadine was still there! A workhorse of a product. Sort of matte but not completely, if I worked for dulux I am sure I would know what to call the finish! It is not a satin, not a glaze, not a velour… if you can think of something, let me know! It really just feels like lips, just better… and more colourful of course. At £25 a splurge of a purchase but two weeks into using it, I haven’t made much of a dent so it should last for months. And a product that you can put on and keeps on working on your behalf long after you have stopped working at the way you present yourself to the world, now that is a product worth having. So whether you spend your day talking, your evenings talking, your nights talking (it is the party season!) , or you simply just like a true workhorse of a product, LMdB lipstick is the one for you. And as the lipstick wrote…. Have a fab weekend :-)!