The lipstick that is as dull as dishwater.

Now there are some lipsticks that get makeup addicts very excited. For example, the likes of MAC Impassioned and Show Orchid are colours to wow. They are a statement of the wearer's confidence, and whilst they require careful application, the end result is inspirational.

Chanel Candeur is not in the same bracket/league/universe as the likes of that lot. It's a fairly dull neutral pink that glides on to present a glistening light nude-esque finish. You don't need any skills or tools to apply it - it's the no brainer.

And I love it.



There is something of the NARS Sabrina (RIP!) about this colour. If you have naturally light pink pigmentation all it's going to do is bring out that tone and leave the impression of fuller and more moisturised lips. It feels extremely lightweight and is more than a balm than anything else. And that's key. How they can legitimately market this as a lipstick I have no idea...

However, it's a great low key product that because of the rose scent and colour sits somewhere between By Terry Baume de Rose, MAC Hue and a YSL Rouge Pur Shine.

Part of me is tempted to head back to Sephora to stock up on this. But at the same time I know there are lots of other products that also fit the bill and have even stronger moisturizing and longevity properties. MAC's Calm Mode is something I think about often - yes I really do!! - what a perfect product that was and why it's not permanent I will never know.

So where does that leave us? Well all I can say is that Chanel Candeur is something I am very much enjoying this moment in time...another one of those dull as dishwater nudey pinks that punctuate a particular time in my life :)

In other news...

I am enjoying slightly less insipid colours in my accessories - namely earrings and nails. Hello neon accents!

Hope you are all having a lovely Monday :) 

41 comments:

  1. Although "dull", these types of products are totally necessary! Candour doesn't seem like it would show up on my pigmented lips at all though. Love the neons though... that bright orange nail polish is so fun.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. It's definitely one for those of us with little to no pigmentation in our lips. I envy those with a stronger, rosy tone!

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  2. aaaah like i said on your previous post, i wish i could wear this one but unless i'm wearing lots of eye makeup this kind of coulours wash me out... oh well, i'll carry on wearing my "Boy" ;) love it!

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    1. i remember your comment! Boy is a great colour but it shows up more brown toned on me because I have zero colour in my lips :( boo!

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    2. this one is gorgeous on you though! i was wondering, have your tried the new lippies by l'oréal? i think they are called caresse? there's a couple of colours there that are very you, mainly fashionista pink and lovely rose :D

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  3. That's a really pretty color, Laura!

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  4. The boring color I like to fall back on is a Chanel one too: Rouge Allure in Comedia. (I also have Enivree which is very similar, probably too much to own both, but well...). These lipsticks, they might be dull, but they're so pretty :) Loving Chanel on my nails too at the moment: sporting June right now, but really enjoying April as well.

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  5. I agree with Alison! These colors are must-haves, especially on days when you just want to slap on a lipstick and go. Love them with smokey shadow too.

    And those earrings? I want them!

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  6. I agree with Alison, natural coral colours don't show on on pigmented lips, makes me look like barbie's evil sister. But the colour looks great on your lips. Where can you purchase the nail polish,I really like the colour of it?
    Jing x

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  7. For me it's Chanel Chance lipstick, love this color and wear it every day non stop... But this color looks great too

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  8. I have rosy lips, so nude/neutral lipsticks don't show up very well on me. Bummer, because they're some of my favorite makeup shades.

    I have a similar Revlon nail polish called Siren. It's slightly more coral than neon, but it's a great, bright color for the summer. It's my go-to once the weather gets warm.

    I love those earrings, by the way!

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  9. really pretty shade + i love the juicy earrings! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.com/

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  10. Pretty things, liking lots, the neon on the ear rings!

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  11. thats a lovely lipstick, the texture of it really makes me want to give it a go. maybe il treat myself to it for my birthday :-) have you tried any of the other shades?
    x

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  12. Love that lipstick!
    Don't forget to check out my giveaway- Revlon Lip Butters and Maybelline Color Tattoos.
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  13. No skills or tools to apply is always a winner in my books!!

    It looks lovely.

    Allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  14. aaa! Those earrings are to die for! o.o

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  15. Lovely post. I love how passionate you are about makeup.

    http://cleomei.blogspot.com/

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  16. its such a pretty colour, I love these lipsticks that you can just apply so easily without worry :)

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  17. Pretty.......


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  18. I just adore your blog and look forward to every post. I will be purchasing that lipstick!

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  19. Very pretty colour on the lips! Loving the Neon nail polish too!

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  20. This looks really similar to the Dior Lip Glow! x

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  21. There's nothing like a great lipstick or gloss. I am a true addict and was on the hunt today for yet another lipstick. I'll have to try this one. I know these are supposed to be great. Think one color I had my eye on but never went for it.

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  22. I bought this and returned it cause I realised by looking at swatches online that it would not show up on my pigmented lips, on you it looks lovely though

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  23. "Dull" products tend to be underrated and absolutely gorgeous! This lippie looks amazing on you! Also, the title made me smile :) xx

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  24. I love the way this looks on you! I might buy this it looks lovely xxxxoooo Lucy
    www.lucyamazingjuicy.blogspot.com

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  25. What a gorgeous colour...perfect for spring!
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  26. That lipstick looks amazing! *.*

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  27. Such a pretty colour! It's just as much effort finding the perfect neutral as it is finding a bright to suit you, and just as useful! My current Chanel favourite is reaching the end of its life so i may need to check this one out - thanks!

    katieneedsajob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. That looks like a gorgeous colour! I love NARS sabrina ahhh!
    www.liana-beauty.blogspot.com

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  29. im so glad you posted about this otherwise i would never have known about it! i love it, need it in my life :)

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  30. I'm obsessed with neon accents at the moment!

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  31. I always find it so hard to find a good lip colour. But I know what you mean about some work for one and not for another.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  32. see... now I wanna get to the shops first thing tomorrow morning and GET THIS CHANEL LIPSTICK THAT ISNT REALLY A LIPSTICK.. Color looks lovely on you! xx
    New follower!

    www.detailsofbeauty.com

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  33. Right now my favorite lipstick is YSL in an orange color. It's like wearing a red lipstick but much more fun, and young. :-)

    www.seven-saturdays.blogspot.com

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  34. So so pretty! This wouldn't have caught my eye on the counter but seeing it on I may have to go to my local Chanel counter and have a look! x

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  35. I need those earrings! I've been looking for some to go with a wedding outfit for yolks and those are perfect! Off to search to inter web for those now...

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