Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Not Vampy Enough Encounter

If you lurk around Twitter, you might have noticed extended chatter between me and my dear friends Larie and Tracy about our search for the perfect vamp lipstick (my requirement is a perfect balance between red, purple and brown, that's blackish but not too black. On top of that, in a formula I actually like). That lucky duck Larie already found hers, while I can only report a shade that's not vampy enough. But hey, I heard oxblood is a big trend this fall. 

The shade in question: Le Métier de Beauté 'Colour Core' Stain Lipstick in Castelo, a deep wine with a hint of shimmer so it doesn't seem flat when applied.

I like it.

Le Métier de Beauté Castelo retails for $30 and is available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, as well as select Nordstroms and Saks locations.

The product(s) in this post was provided by the company as a gift during a press event.


  1. vampy enough and you look so model-esque

  2. You look great! this color looks perfect on you

    and I just have to say that but you have perfect cheek bones!

  3. I think it looks maaaarvelous on you!

  4. That color looks great! I think it's quite vampy and balances your look--dark lip with light eye makeup :)

  5. The color looks really nice! But I agree, just not vampy enough for me, hahaha.

  6. This is so gorgeous on you! I need it in my life. Thank you for the gorgeous swatches /feature!!

  7. Hahaha @ "I like it". You're too cute!

    I think it looks fabulous on you! I totally know what you mean though - a vamp has to be a perfect mix!

  8. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect vampy lipstick as well. This one may not be quite as intense, but it is still a lovely colour. In swatches, it always looked more brown, which made me nervous about buying it, but seeing it on you, it's complex and lovely. Maybe not full-on vamp, but it would be a great "vamp at the office" look...

  9. I'd try addiction vamp! :)

  10. If you haven't tried it already, you need to try Rouge Dior #976 Daisy Plum! :)

  11. Thanks for the shoutout, Wandz. I think this one isn't quite dark enough for vampy, but it's a pretty lipstick on its own!

  12. I LOVE this. I love it, love it, love it. And I love it on you - score! We have the same colouring so when I'm in the US, I'll have to take a look at this..

  13. I like it too! With those Cheekz of yours everything looks vampy! Shmexxxxy! ;)

  14. Gosh Xiao.. You look great in any lip color! Vampy, red, pink or even nudes :)

  15. So beautiful on you, xiao-chan! I'd love to find a good vamp, too!

  16. I adore the last photo of you, it stands out amongst the close ups. I love deep winey shades like this on you!

  17. May not be vampy, but gosh darn it looks good!

  18. birkinbagbeauty- my idea of vamp veers close to black, but thank you!

    caise- thanks! it's my favorite feature, as you probably already know :P

    Sunny- <3

    Monica- I wore this out in a bright summer morning :)

    Maggie- ditto!

    Sabrina- I bet it'll look awesome on you!

    Annick- "i like it" is like an inside joke at this point :P

    Liz- I LOVE YOU.

    Kate MacDonald- vamp in the office! That's a perfect description.

    stephanie- you are making me buy everything Addiction, aren't you? (and yes, that's on the list T_T) have you tried their fall stuff? any thoughts?

    Kristina- I'll check it out! thanks for the rec.

    Larie- it isn't :) but still pretty!

    Alison- yay!

    Tracy- boom chicka wow wow! hahahah.

    memoiselle- that's very kind of you to say that :)

    momo-chan- have you tried Addiction vamp?? Heard it's awesome.

    emmabovary- thank you!

    Brooke- <3

    Amy- :D

  19. So pretty! A perfect fall color :)


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