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Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring 2009: Coffret D'or Full Keep Gel Liner & Essence Lip Base (& a few gel liner swatches)

I am really enjoying this spring with all its pretty new goodies to indulge in.
I already reviewed 2 of the new Shine Drape Rouge lipsticks so today it's time for 2 more goodies from Coffret D'or's Spring 2009 collection.

First is the Lip Essence Base which is a lip balm to be used before you apply lipstick or gloss (I always use a base!).
It's a pretty slick and slightly thick unscented/unflavored balm with a very subtle pink tone to it. It leaves a pretty glossy shine so it's pretty worn on its own.

If you want to use this as a base I recommend using just very little as otherwise it will sheer out your lipstick or gloss too much unless you want to tone down a very pigmented lip color.
The 7g are packed in a hygienic squeeze tube with a slanted applicator.

I got mine on Gooddealer for about US$24 (shipping already included). Adambeauty lists this for US$20 incl. shipping so as most of the time he's the best source to purchase this.

I was hesitant trying the new Full Keep Gel Liner after my friend Iris from Rouge Deluxe said it totally sucks (lack of pigment etc.).
However I was really drawn to the color GY-05 which looked like a pretty basic gray (it's not basic at all, more later).

The Full Keep Gel Liners come in frosted little glass jars with a high-quality brush (it's the twist-out type like many lip brushes).
The texture of the liner is quite soft and a little crumbly if you dip your brush too deed inside.

And Iris is right, it's hard to get pigment at first because of the soft slightly waxy texture but oddly after softening the gel a bit by digging around with the brush and if you load enough of the gel on the brush you get a pretty nicely pigmented even line. I used 2 layers to make it show up as intensely as I wanted it. Once it's dry it's totally smudge-proof.

It's not the best gel liner (Kanebo can do a better job as they proof with their fantastic Kate Gel Liners).

However the color GY-05 is a pretty unique purple gray base with multi-colored micro-glitters (mainly red and blue). My cam couldn't capture the color correctly though! It's much more complex than it looks on the pic!

I paid US$25 shipped from Adambeauty.

This is yet another pretty gel liner I discovered within the previous months and I really love the color a lot!
So here is a comparison of the gel liners that are more special than the typical blacks, browns, navies and whatnot.

From left to right (click to enlarge!):
Esprique Precious Lasting Cream Liner BK002, Maquillage Dramatical Gel Liner GY831, Coffret D'or GY-05, Kate Gel Liner BK-3 and Cle de Peau Intensifying Cream Eyeliner 103:


Inspiring Beauty Creator: said...

Wow you are right! I can see that the black liner has like green and purple in it when it relflects! Its gorgeous! Show us a picture when you wear it!

Anonymous said...

i love the look of these liner! i am going to check them out too. thanks. suddenly i am on a run of eyeliners. and i want to try more!

fuzkittie said...

That liner is VERY unique!! Your camera takes wonderful pictures that make the colors look great! I read that the CD lip base is stickier than the Maquillage lip essence ex, so I chose the Maquillage one instead...

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

I love gel liners... I wasn't any liner person before I get my KATE gel liner...I've tried liquid, pencil and powder that all disappointed me. Gel liner still the best for me. I just hooked up !

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