It’s happened to all of us.
We’ve all fallen victim to lipsticks, glosses, and stains that defiantly travel to forbidden territories, leaving a mischievous trail on cheeks, clothing, and even lovers. After countless smudges and a barrage of “You have lipstick on somewhere other than your lips” comments, we’ve come to the conclusion that, like unicorns, a reliable and well-behaved lip product is the stuff of legends.
However, when we learned that perfume titan Serge Lutens recently released a line of lip stains, we bid adieu to our usual cynicism, dispelling any lingering doubt from our previous misfortunes. After all, before Serge Lutens created award-winning scents that some have likened to bottled crack, he became famous for designing makeup for Dior and Shiseido. Due to his emphasis on efficacy and penchant for luxury, we were certain that Serge Lutens’ Water Lip Color would end our plight of the 24/7 au naturel lip.
With its gel-like, water-based color that intensely, yet naturally, enhances our lips and lasts through chitchat, drinking, and eating, Serge Lutens’ Water Lip Color has abolished our theory that trustworthy lip products and mythical creatures are one in the same. Available in Chardon, Safran, and Encre de Chine, the Water Lip Color provides a sheer and subtle stain in three colors that complement all skin tones and palettes, making them staples that add that extra oomph to any occasion or outfit. Moreover, its curved applicator, reminiscent of a rabbit foot, allows us to precisely and evenly apply the color to our lips, which can’t help but to curl into a smile after each application.
Appropriately labeled “Make-up without artifice,” Serge Lutens’ Water Lip Color offers us what we believed to be unobtainable and unreal: a lip stain that boasts beautiful color and stays on your lips and off everything else throughout the day.
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner, and his name is Serge Lutens.
Written by Chloe Nguyen