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The Perfect Neutral Lippie (and maybe some eels) | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Perfect Neutral Lippie (and maybe some eels)

Let’s make no mistake, Karl Lagerfeld –who had a Teutonic tantrum when H&M dared to produce his clothes in large sizes– is ten pounds of evil in a five pound bag and may quite literally have insides made up of nothing but German laxatives and the slitheriest of soul-rotting eels, but Chanel still knows how to churn out great makeup.

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite

Witness friends, the Chanel Rouge Double Intensite. It is quite simply the best long-lasting lip color I have ever used. What’s more, “Sandstone” is in this blogger’s humble opinion, the most universally flattering neutral I’ve seen anywhere.

The Double Intensite is your basic two-step, paint’n’polish and infinitely creamier than drugstore brands but here’s a hint to avoid the dryness issue altogether: after you’ve put on the color –lightly– and let it dry, smear on your favorite non-mentholated lipbalm. You can leave it as is for a polished but understated pout (that’s what I do, especially when I’m working the smoky eye) or go glossy-glam and top it with the clear polish. It still lasts forever and no cracking, flaking lips!

6 Responses to “The Perfect Neutral Lippie (and maybe some eels)”

  1. Style Spy August 22, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    Oooooh, sounds intriguing. My favorite neutral so far is MAC lipglass in Lovechild — everyone I’ve ever put it on (“Here!! Try this!! I INSIST!!”) has looked great in it.

  2. class-factotum August 22, 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    I’ve only been to H&M once, so perhaps my perception is not correct, but I can’t imagine any designer wanting his product in that store. The clothes are cheap, ill-fitting and tacky. Who wants to be associated with that, in whatever size?

  3. Jezebella August 22, 2007 at 11:54 pm #

    I’ve always had good luck with H&M’s plus sizes. Cute trendy affordable clothes for grown-ups! Loved them. You have to go upstairs, because the first floor of every H&M I’ve been to is full of this-week’s-flavor for the teeny-tiny. Forge past THAT, and you could find better stuff.

    Until, of course, they did away with the plus sizes sometime last year, and I pitched a big giant fit in the downtown Manhattan store. The current party line is they are “redesigning” their BB line, but it’s been gone a while, with no signs of coming back.

  4. Leah August 23, 2007 at 12:47 am #

    I like how in the linked article he says that he only designed the clothes for skinny people, but when they didn’t release them to all outlets he called it “snobbery.” He is not even the funky little fashion troll like Galliano, he is the creepy crazy alien troll… Although admittedly fabulous fodder for the Fug girls.

  5. La BellaDonna August 24, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    Ugh. Somehow, I never saw Lagerfeld as … a fodder figure.

  6. Abigail August 24, 2007 at 8:44 pm #

    My perfect neutral lipstick is Origins Rain and Shine in Sugared Toffee. With SPF! And minty fresh! No catering to assholes required!