The High-Low: Glossy Lipstick-Balms

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Welcome to a new type of post! For these ‘High-Low’ posts, I will highlight one of my favorite high-end beauty items, along with its drugstore alternative. Today I want to talk about what has quickly become one of my go-to lip products for summer – Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Mutine. I am crazy about the formula of the Rouge Coco Shines; they pack moisture, shine, and gorgeous color [not too sheer!] in a sleek black tube. Mutine is a beautiful pale pink-rose shade with subtle golden shimmer running throughout, and lasts about two hours on me before I have to reapply. The Rouge Coco Shines have a light floral fragrance that fades quickly, nothing too offensive.

At the drugstore, a great dupe for Mutine is Revlon’s Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Demure, a glossy pale pink that has larger shimmer particles that are more noticeable when applied to the lips. Demure feels mostly smooth and creamy on the lips, but it can feel slightly gritty due to the shimmer. Demure also lasts around two hours on my lips. As for fragrance, I have to say I prefer Revlon’s Lacuqer Balms – the mint scent and cooling sensation that I experience when applied are both very pleasant.

Overall, I think that I prefer Mutine over Demure, as I find that it keeps my lips hydrated for longer and there is no gritty feel when I apply the lipstick. But, if you’re looking for a similar shade and finish to Mutine, I don’t think there is a better dupe out there than Revlon’s Demure!

Have you tried either lippie?

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5 Comments

  1. June 3, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    You should give the Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks. They have a decent color payoff and are nicely hydrating. Not sure how they would compare to high-end, but I like them for drugstore products.

  2. June 3, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    I had a problem with the glitter in Demure but that Chanel lipstick looks stunning.

  3. June 6, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    I have Revlon’s Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Demure. I love the color but I feel that it wears off pretty quickly.

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