Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
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The Lisa Eldridge Deep Velvet Set (Velvet Beauty, Velvet Myth and Velvet Midnight), as well as Velvet Muse are finally in my hands.  I’ve got swatches, and tested them all out.  To fit in with the berry theme of the lippies, I’m rocking our Breezy Tee Plum Satin Lined Beanie.
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse

Lisa Eldridge, makeup artist extrodinaire, as well as a fantastic teacher, (you’ll learn a lot from her tutorials), has released her latest New Velvet Lipsticks.  The first release was filled with bright and bold colors.  This go round, she switched the focus to berries, browns and nude lipstick shades.  As soon as she let on that these would be the new colors, I knew I had to grab them.  And stopping at four was a bit of a feat, because they were all calling me.  There are six lipstick shades in this new release.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
If you’re not aware, Lisa Eldridge True Velvet lipsticks are some of the most coveted makeup products around.  Her last launch sold out in just minutes, as did the restock.  Trust me, I know firsthand.  I’m still waiting for Go Lightly.  Grrrr.  This time around, Lisa made sure to significantly increase her stock, and the buying experience was much, much, easier.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse

First up, Velvet Muse, described as a smoky rosewood lipstick.  This is a lipstick after my own heart.  I LOVE a nude lipstick.  I’ll say it again, I LOVE a nude lipstick.  That said, it is very rare that I will wear a nude without a lip liner.  Muse is a perfect rosy nude for my brown skin, because it looks beautiful with and without a liner.  It is incredibly pigmented, weightless, and instantly became a favorite lipstick of mine.  Lisa really found a shade that is genuinely flattering on brown skin.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Muse
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse

Next was Velvet Beauty.  Whew… This one is a bright.  Now, I don’t have any color like this one in my collection, because I tend to stay clear of bright pinks.  But, I find with the right lip liner this one works well on my 40 something face. I can’t wear Velvet Beauty without a liner, when I wear it straight from the bullet.  However, when I dab the color on with my finger, creating a stain, it’s GORGEOUS, and no lip liner is necessary.  This one also proved to work beautifully mixed with another color as well.  So, although the color is bright, I’ve found ways to make it work on my skin tone.  Again, it is incredibly pigmented, and feels like nothing is on the lips.  A big bonus?  This one makes a beautiful blush, and ties the lips and cheeks together beautifully.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Beauty
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Beauty

Now, Velvet Myth is the only kind of red I like to wear.  I think I own three red lipsticks.  They are generally not my thing, but if any shade was going to make me a believer, it’s Velvet Myth.  Lisa found the perfect balance of red and blue/purples.  It a true berry red, and I can’t get enough.  This one too is beautiful as a stain and it’s a stunner at full pigmentation.  It’s sultry, and there is something about the right red lipstick that feels almost empowering.  I found my right one!!  The creamy matte formula, for all these lipsticks, is really special.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Myth
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Myth

Finally there was Velvet Midnight, the deepest shade Lisa has made thus far.  It is described as a blackberry, and boy, oh boy, is it a blackberry.  It’s just beautiful.  It’s mysterious, and rich, and makes you feel like a badass.  For lighter skin tones, it may be intimidating, but as Lisa demonstrated in her videos, you can apply this color different ways, diffusing some of the deepness, and making it more wearable, if a dark lipstick intimidates you.  For brown women, this is a dream, at full strength, against our skin.  It’s a match made in heaven for us, because although it’s deep, you still get a beautiful purple/berry color payoff.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Midnight
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge Velvet Midnight

I decided to apply Velvet Beauty to the middle of my lips, while wearing Velvet Midnight.  MY WORD!!! These two were made for each other, and it’s a perfect way to diffuse the Midnight, if you find it too deep, or to diffuse Beauty, if you find it too bright.  I was left with a gorgeous marriage of berry shades.  I will use these two together again, and again, and again.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Velvet Beauty, Velvet Myth
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Velvet Beauty, Velvet Myth

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Beauty, Myth, Midnight and Muse
Listen, my first foray into the world of Lisa Eldridge was beyond a success.  I loved these lipsticks more than I ever thought I would, and I had high expectations.  The lightweight, but luxe, gold packaging, make them perfect to travel with, as they don’t add any weight.  The New Velvets are sold individually, or in sets of three.  Lisa curated themed sets that come nestled in a lush red velvet pouch.

These will go with me everywhere.  I don’t know what colors she has up her sleeves next, but I’m ready for what’s next.  My maturing skin took to them immediately. The formula is divine, so I absolutely suggest you try one of her lipsticks, whenever you get the chance.

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2 Comments

  1. Velvet Myth was made for you - so gorgeous! I also love the Velvet Beauty applied as a blush. I've got the collection with Muse, Ribbon and Decade on the way!
  2. Thank you!! Velvet Mythis is a beaut!! I too love we can use them as blushes. Very pretty. Enjoy your collection, they are yummy. Thanks for watching!

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