Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bring It On Home

So remember my flirtation with procuring Dose of Colors Love Potion but how I simply refused to spend $12.75 shipping on a $16 lipstick? During that time, I was casually browsing Myer and stumbled across the lipstick stand of Australian brand Chi Chi. Naturally, one of the purple shades caught my eye. I'd never heard much about Chi Chi lipsticks except from Tegan, and ordinarily I would be loath to spend $18.95 on a single lipstick, but I tried on the colour and couldn't pull myself away. It's probably the closest thing I'll find to Love Potion that's available locally, and thankfully, it's unlike any purple lipstick I already have.







l-r: Lime Crime Airborne Unicorn, Chi Chi Bring It On, Revlon Berry Haute

Chi Chi Bring It On is a matte, medium pinky violet/orchid shade. While it has a good level of pink to prevent it from being too "out there" and more difficult to pull off (like the much cooler, darker Lime Crime Airbourne Unicorn), on my lips, it's still distinctly purple which I like. Rather than being neon, it has a relatively muted quality and leans almost pinkish-berry, but at the same time there's hints of brightness coming through that stop the colour from appearing draining and dull.

The matte formulation is one of the best I've tried. It's smooth, feels very lightweight, doesn't cling to lip lines and the texture isn't chalky at all, and while it's not the most hydrating, it's still surprisingly comfortable and not overly drying for a matte finish. It's not crazily pigmented either, which I prefer as it lets you to build up the intensity as desired. One single, light coat, dabbed in with the fingers, still allows hints of your natural lip colour to peek through. The versatility of this lipstick is the many ways it can be worn depending on your mood and the occasion: from a fresh, casual, lived-in whisper of a stain, to a full-blown, party-ready, statement lip. This could very well be the purple of my dreams.

31 comments:

  1. I've never been particularly attracted to ChiChi, but I noticed that they have these big palettes now -- the Nude one looks like a dupe of the Urban Decay Naked! (Came across swatches on another blog.) Might have to check their lipsticks out too!

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  2. I really love reading your reviews, because you're not one of those 'you need this in your life, it's the best thing ever' bloggers. Hope you enjoy wearing this lipstick, it's a very pretty colour!

    www.sophiemakesup.blogspot.com

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  3. Never tried ChiChi products before but I've noticed their lipsticks getting quite the attention recently. The way you described its formulation makes it seem like it's the top notch formula for a matte lipstick! Not sure how willing I am to pull off a pinky/violet, but I'd defs be checking out some of the other colours in the range :)

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  4. I could never pull off something like that in a million years. :)) But I agree, it's bright but not neon bright. Pretty color.

    FMWL

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  5. love "berry haute", the colour is so lovely!

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  6. Gosh that really does look beautiful on you, what a find! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  7. Oh my goodness that lipstick is PIGMENTED!!! What an awesome find - Pantone Radiant Orchid, eat your heart out! T xx

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  8. I love matte formulas of lipsticks! And the shade is stunning! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  9. Oh wow, it's a beauty that's for sure! I like that it's a really wearable colour, but still fun and I bet it looks really lovely as a stain too! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  10. great colour :))

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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  11. I haven't tried any ChiChi products and this lipstick looks serious business. The pigmentation looks amazing.

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  12. this is indeed a really very pretty purple shade. When I first saw your lip swatch it instantly reminded me of MAC's Up the Amp. I wonder if they are similar. ^_^
    Random Beauty by Hollie

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  13. I never heard of this brand, but looks sooo nice *__*
    Like, packaging is sooo me and the colour is daring and interesting :3
    Thank you very much for sharing this <3

    Take care, have a wonderful day!*

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  14. I have the Revlon Berry Haute, so I can see how "purple" the other two are. LOL
    Love the Bring It On shade on you. The packaging is adorable as well!

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  15. I love the sound of the matte texture - I find it really hard to get on with a lot of matte lipsticks so I'll have a look at this brand if they're available in the UK x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  16. Love the shade! The packaging is a little, eh for my taste though. I'm a little picky that way :0

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  17. oh wow it is a lovely shade!! it does have purple hint but it is not a neon - hard to pull - shade ^^
    I have never tried anything from the brand before but this lipstick sounds great! it is difficult to find good matte lipstick as most of them are very drying..

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  18. That looks like a gorgeous matte formula. And I am in love with the packaging.

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  19. This looks SO gorgeous!!! Totally a 'me' shade. Too bad I've never heard of the brand before… I'm assuming it's not (readily) available here in the states? I'm off to Google to find out! :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  20. Very very fairy like, I love how it looks but its just a tad too purple and pale for me. I'm sure you're going to pull it off perfectly! It's not too purple though, I can see this working very well with some pastel or block colored outfits!

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  21. What a gorgeous and fun color. I love the pop of color it gives.

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  22. I like how this lipstick is wearable even though it's on the bold side and although, not the most popular and famous brand, I'm surprised its formula is hydrating for a matte lipstick! I'm not sure if I'm able to pull off any purples in this hue and not to mention to the extent of Lime Crime Airborne Unicorn and Dose of Colors Love Potion. The closest purple I have is the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Gum Drop and that didn't work out like the way I wanted. However, your swatch of Revlon Berry Haute looks like the easy way out for me. :)

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  23. Killer shade! Love the Chi Chi lippies! Their matte formula is good as Mac.

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  24. Package of this lipstick is just amazing and I've to say that I love shade as well!

    http://happinessvictim.blogspot.com
    x

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  25. The first one called Airborn Unicorn is very flashy.
    I really love teh Chi Chi one and it was a great packaging

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  26. Yes! I have heard of these.. want to try ChiChi for sure.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  27. I absolutely love Chi Chi lippies! I just wish they weren't so bloody expensive...

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  28. I have always been a huge Chi Chi fan and this weekend I've just picked up the same lipstick, different shade ~ I got Stylista ^^

    Kay ♡ imladiiekay

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  29. just adore the chichi products, new follower from me, follow back? http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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