As a point of reference, here is how this shade looks on a few different skin tones like Katy and Kim. Looks amazing on both of them right?? I have been coveting this shade for awhile but for some reason kept buying knockoff versions by drugstore brands because I just didn't think I would wear this color that much. Wow, was I wrong. This color makes me so happy when I put it on. And that says a lot about a lipstick.
Why "Schiap" is worth every penny :
* the semi matte formula. not shiny, not super flat and matte, a great in-between which makes this bold color look very sophisticated.
* it stays put. for a lipstick that isn't necessarily marketed as long wear, it is! and when it fades, it fades evenly, not weirdly from the center leaving a ring around the mouth. you know what I mean.
* it feels great. since it is semi matte, you'd think it would dry out your lips, but it doesn't. Its actually got a comfortable, hydrating, and velvety feel.
* the color. best of all. SUPER. HOT.VIVID. FUCHSIA. It's not for the faint of heart.
How to wear it :
Unlike my counterparts Kim and Katy, I chose to sport this hot shade with minimal additional makeup. I even omitted eyeliner, which I never do. But I didn't want any competition with this lipstick, I wanted it to be front and center!! And boy was it.
(My makeup : Brows filled in with Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, my eyeshadows are by Naked 2 palette, and my cheeks in YSL Creme de Blush #7.)
However, the other ladies are both are wearing full on lashes and smokey eyes. Kim wears it with dark browns and blacks, and Katy with icy silver shadows. Proof, this lipstick adjusts to whatever look you want to wear!
I was curious as to where exactly Nars got this unique name for his lipstick. Turns out Schiap was inspired by designer Elsa Schiaparelli. She had created a perfume called "Shocking" in 1936 and it was noticed for its shocking pink box and packaging. Apparently Nars liked this shade so much, he decided to name his famous pink lipstick after her by shortening her name.
Have you discovered this hot pink shade yet?
Follow along with me!