My love for Rouge Edition Velvets is well documented on this blog, particularly of the shade Nude-ist, which is one of my absolute favourite shades and formulas. From all the shades available I own six: 02 Frambourjois, 05 Olé Flamingo, 07 Nude-ist, 08 Grand Gru and the latest two are 09 Happy Nude Year and 14 Plum Plum Girl. These vary greatly in terms of quality of the formula from shade to shade. Grand Gru is a very difficult shade to work with, especially when it's old and Nude-ist is one of the most perfect matte lip creams I've ever tried. But they are all long-wearing, matte and to me comfortable on the lips.
Texture: These have a mousse type of formula that greatly varies from shade to shade. At some shades like Nude-ist, you get a fully opaque layer of colour in one swipe, but at shades like Grand Cru a great deal of layering and waiting for the layers to dry is required. Both Happy Nude Year and Plum Plum Girl are one of those that require two layers, but since Plum Plum is darker, it's a bit more difficult to work with than the other. But once they set, you get a great, long wearing matte lip colour and that's why I love these. They also don't set into this uniform, tight layer as some such products I've tried. Plum Plum girl doesn't transfer once it sets. By the way, I do this type of method of application of these: one layer of product, blot and then add another. Works like a charm.
09 Happy Nude YearFreshly applied above and after it sets bellow.
Happy Nude Year is a peachy shade with only hints of pink on me. On my friend who is about two shades darker, it's the most stunningly gorgeous peachy-pink ever. I should have known I'm not so lucky. Get this one if you have a medium skin tone or just like peachy shades. It's not bad, just not what I hoped for.
On the eyes it's Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate and Marzipan). Blush is Max Factor Creme Puff 20 Lavish Mauve.
14 Plum Plum Girl Freshly appl...