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.
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!