I very nearly cancelled my order of the Visee Creamy Lipstick RD401. My reasoning at the time was that I could abstain from excessive purchases by learning to mix colours using my existing collection. But before I could cancel my order, it had already been dispatched. I am very, very glad that I went through with this purchase.
The unique thing about this lipstick is that it is one of those effortless, skin-brightening shades on my skin. I am flabbergasted that it does not draw attention to the red, high-contrast hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks, like some other more fuchsia-toned lipsticks do. It's bright, vibrant and makes my skin look better than ever.
|Indoor, daylight (L: three swipes, R: one swipe)|
|Indoor, with flash|
|Bright daylight, no flash|
My lips are not very pigmented and do not have a strong mauve tone, so most lipsticks are true-to-colour on me. In the afternoon smoggy light, Visee RD401 looks more red. However, in bright daylight the colour does take on a more pink tone, as shown here:
|RD401 applied to the centre of my lips, blended out with fingers into a light stain|
|Eyes: MGPIN Sculpture Bright Eyeshadow, light taupe from KATE Deep Shiny Eyes BU-1, tight line and slight outer lash line definition using darkest shade in KATE Deep Trap Eyes BR-1|
A couple of layers of RD401, paired with defined, bright-looking eyes with minimal eyeshadow:
|Eyes: champagne colour from KATE Deep Trap Eyes GN-1, L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof|
I can't actually believe that in the above picture, I am not wearing any foundation. My acne has been volcanic for the past few months, and though I still have plenty of dark pigmentation marks, my skin texture overall is quite nice and luminous. More specifically, I attribute the controlled, pore-less glow in this photo to Guerlain Meteorites, which I hauled at Hong Kong Airport after my trip to Taiwan.
Base products, for those interested:
For sunscreen, I used the brightening Biore UV Milk sunscreen (pink bottle).
I then half-heartedly concealed some spots as well as my under-eye area using the Maybelline Age Rewind Under-Eye Concealer. Lastly, I dusted the Guerlain Meteorites Blanc de Perle all over. With gusto. I probably went overboard because you can see the powdery residue up-close. It seems to photograph very nicely though!
I've come to the realisation that, for me at least, the magic of the Guerlain Meteorites is most perceptible when used over skin with little-to-no makeup. Heavier foundations such as the SUQQU Frame Fix Cream already impart a wonderful satin finish, so it's hard to see the difference with Meteorites on top.
But when dusted lightly over translucent, semi-naked skin? My god. That's when the Meteorites really shine. I think I am a convert.