Friday, 19 November 2010

Some Turkish Smoke

I'm having the most rubbish week at home. Having failed to put a proper face on yesterday, I thought I would cheer myself up with some dark lips.

Turkish Smoke lipgloss

This was a PR sample from my Le Metier makeover, I'm not sure it's available as part of their permanent line. I suspect it's not a colour I would have chosen for myself, however I think it's really flattering on. It's dark enough to suit this seasons goth lips trend but as it's a gloss it's probably a little easier to work with.

It is quite pigmented, you only need a small amount to get good coverage. It's not as moisturising as the colours in the lip kit and it has a slight tacky feel to it. I really like the colour though and the peachy-gold glittery sparkle is very pretty. As you will see from the pictures, it fades to leaves a nice stain on the lips too.

The colour as it fades

RMK Super basic concealer - undereyes, around nose and on blemishes
Shu Uemura H9 Seal Brown brow pencil
NARS Laguna bronzer

Too Faced Shadow Insurace
Le Cirque Kalediescope - The oyster and taupe colours only
Le Metier Noir Precision liner
Hourglass Film Noir mascara

Le Metier Turkish Smoke Sheer Brilliance lip gloss


  1. Very flattering and pretty colour on you! I hope things perk up at home for you soon.

  2. I really like this colour. Like you I thought it was initially a bit too dark, but I put it on with Le Cirque on the eyes and it works nicely. Sometimes trying something out of your comfort zone can be a nice surprise. Sorry you're having such a stressful week, Jennifer X

  3. Really suits you! It does look dark, but it works well with the rest of your look. x

  4. Hi Kelsey, thank you so much, I really appreciate your lovely wishes. I'm hoping for a new start next week! I'm glad you like the look too x

    Hey Jennifer, you're right, sometimes it's worth trying something a little different rather than dismissing it. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like it. I was also surprised by how pigmented the gloss is.

    Hi Missy Ellie! How are you doing? I'm pleased you like the look. The first time I used this colour I had gone for a darker eye look and it just didn't work. I think it looks nice if everything else is quite muted.

    Jane x

  5. I really like that lip colour on you, really sophisticated. Your eyes look really pretty and bright as well!
    I hope the week of rubbish is at an end and you can look forward to your SpaceNK goodies x

  6. Beautiful shade, it suits you perfectly! x

  7. Everytime I see one of your lip posts I do a little dance!

  8. Wow, this is stunning on you! I am so glad I don't live near a LMDB counter, as I would have rushed out and bought this!

  9. @Replica: I really like how the eyes turned out. I’m so pleased that I got Le Cirque! I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the lipgloss by how much I liked it.

    I don’t think my SpaceNK order has been despatched yet, I couldn’t resist going to Henley to the store though for a look this afternoon. I wanted to look at the NARS blushers but none of them where how I’d expected. I just spotted the colour wardrobe when a SA came up to me. I was going to get an LM blusher then asked about the secret concealer. She matched me to SC-3. I’m positive it’s wrong but I handed over my card all the same. I wish I’d just ordered some Burberry now. There’s nothing exciting about concealer, especially when it’s probably wrong, lol!!

    @Rocaille: Thank you! I was surprised by how much I like it.

    @Skin Scrubs: Oh, you can stay ;). I feel like I need to start adding to the header collection!

    @dempss01: Thank you :). I looked in to it a bit and I think it’s not part of their regular collection. It looks like they have it as the current GWP at Neiman Marcus. It looks like geography has spared you!

    Jane x

  10. Hi Jane,
    Yes, its just not the same buying things like foundation, concealer and powder, they seem like essentials rather than exciting frivolity.
    Well I was shade #1 in the LM secret concealer so would say you were #2, that will be a bum if it is wrong, presume you could take it back though as it would be the SA's fault?
    My SpaceNK has not despatched either, ugh x

  11. I tried it this morning and it looks fine but I'm very suspicious! I do wish I'd thrown caution to the wind and bought the Colour Wardrobe. Or at least picked up LQ Saint Pink and a Shu eyeshadow (can you tell I'm fighting the urge for more online shopping?)


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