Julie Hewett Noir Collection Lipstick

Product Name: Julie Hewett Lipstick in Rouge Noir and Scarlett.

Price: Retails for $24 USD.

Color Description:

“Rouge Noir” – A 1940s move star inspired true red. This lipstick pulls a bit orange on me, so all of you redheads and tanned beauties will love this shade!

“Scarlett” – A blue based fuchsia violet. This lipstick is from the icon of beauty collection and is inspired by modern screen siren, Scarlett Johansson.

Colors Available: Available in the matte shades- Belle, Coco, Femme, Nude, Rouge and Sin as well as three sheer shades: Film, Gem and Oona for those of you that prefer a more subtle approach to your look.

Julie Hewett Rouge Noir and Scarlett Swatches

Scent: Floral rose scent.

Finish: Moisturizing formula with a creamy, matte finish.

What I like:

Pigmentation – I am not exaggerating when I say that I have fallen head over heels with the Julie Hewett Noir lipstick collection. I am very picky when it comes to red lipsticks because it has always been one of the most important accessories in my daily beauty regime. I simply feel naked without it! I am always on the hunt for the best shades of red lipstick to complement both my complexion and vivid hair color. The rouge Noir lipstick has easily made the top of my list! It is the perfect true red shade and I expect it will be in my make-up bag all year round. Both the Rouge Noir and Scarlett lipsticks contain a triple-pigment formulation that create a vivid and opaque finish even when applied with a light hand. I think that Scarlett is a very unique fuchsia purple shade and I was very pleased with the color pay off because I simply do not have another lipstick like it.

Packaging – If you covet beautiful cosmetic packaging as much as I do then you will love the Old Hollywood style of the noir and beauty icon line. The lipsticks come in a luxurious gold rounded bullet packaging with an ornate design on the bottom portion of the tube. They’re simply timeless design will complement any vanity or make up bag.

Formula – The Julie Hewett lipsticks are infused with camellia oil and essence of rosebud to keep the lips hydrated and nourished. I have always had an issue with dry lips, especially with lip products that claim to be long lasting. Luckily, this formula stays creamy all day long and keeps my pout looking smooth and supple.

Finish – One thing I always make sure to properly test out is the ease of application and how a lipstick wears throughout the day. Some products tend to suck the moisture out of your lips as the day goes on, but this is not the case with the Julie Hewett lipsticks. I have paired both with different lip liners from varying brands and the outcome is still the same. You’re left with a beautiful matte finish and a nice, creamy formula that glides on and leaves your lips feeling nourished without being overly glossy.

Julie Hewett Scarlett Lipstick Swatch

What I don’t like:

Price – As you all know Russian Red by MAC is one of my favorite red lipsticks of all time. It’s hard to beat with a price tag of $16.50 per tube compared to the $24.00 for a Julie Hewett lipstick. I have no problem purchasing high priced items as long as they’re good quality, but if you’re on a budget and include the shipping costs, you may find that it becomes a more expensive endeavour than you anticipated!

Tips for Application:

  • Use a cosmetic or home-made lip scrub to slough off any excess dry skin from the lips. This will ensure that your lipstick applies more evenly and eliminates any rough texture.
  • Apply a lip balm to lock in moisture or hydrating lip primer and nourish the lips before application.
  • Take a similar colored lip liner and fill in your lips to increase longevity of the lipstick and allow for a more natural fade throughout the day.
  • Take a small, tapered lip brush and fill in your lips for a precise finish.
  • Use a small angled brush and some concealer to clean up any edges.
  • With your face powder pat it over the concealer around your lips to set it in place.

Julie Hewett Rouge Noir Lipstick on an ivory background

Where to buy: On the official Julie Hewett website or through their store locator to find a retailer near you.

Rating: 5/5

I must thank Julie Hewtt for sending me these two lipsticks to review. I am beyond ecstatic  to share this with all of you and hopefully you will enjoy their products as much as I do. Be sure to follow Julie Hewitt on Twitter, Tumblr and their official Facebook Page for the latest product releases and news!

 

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