September 18, 2008

Darphin Paris Lip Gloss Review

I’ve always wanted to be French and fabulous.

Sadly, I’m neither.

Where did I go wrong do you think?

Fortunately for me I can have fabulous French cosmetics from Darphin Paris.

I know how much you guys love hearing about beauty from abroad brands and in this case you may have never heard of Darphin prior to this. You can thank your Muse later for introducing you to awesome brands from abroad!

Today, I’ll be reviewing for you Darphin’s newest shade of lip gloss for the Fall season entitled Illusion. Illusion is a opalescent shimmering pink shade that has a mod, nude finish that flattering on bare lips or with a touch of lip stain to create a rather lovely and natural lip look.

Darphin Lip Gloss in Illusion is one of those shades you’d deem suitable for a popping eye look. When you’re not wanting to take away from a more dramatic eye look with a vibrant lip look, Illusion offers a beautiful nude finish that’s stunning in it’s simplicity. The applicator is a sponge tip and considerably smaller than normal sponge tip applicators which makes for nice precise application of the gloss. The formula isn’t sticky or tacky but manages to have a nice, long wear. The packaging on the gloss and many of Darphin’s makeup collection is retro chic which totally appeals to my vintage side.

To further advance my career as a fabulously, fashionista French woman (I wish) I can pop a Les Anis de Flavigny in my mouth and go for the full French effect. When I opened this package today I couldn’t help but smile. I haven’t had a tin of Les Anis de Flavigny in at least two years. A friend of mine that lived in France (next door to Johnny Depp….I’m kidding, I’m kidding!) used to send me tins of these every time she sent a package over and they were simply lovely! If you’ve never been to France I highly suggest grabbing a tin, you’ll be magically whisked away to Paris in no time at all! I recommend Coffee, those are my fav but of course you might want to go with Rose flavor to match the mint to your gloss! You know how much the Muse loves to match!

For my look below I used Darphin Lipgloss in Illusion on my bare lips. Instead of doing a vibrant eye look I used softer shades on both my eyes and cheeks to compliment the simplicity of the gloss!

You can purchase Darphin Lip Gloss in Illusion for $22 USD at the Darphin website. Lucky for us they ship within the US! CLICK!

While you’re visiting Darphine do check out the Darphin Blush Sensation Compact, so Muse-like! Darphin Ideal Fluid Concealer looks particularly lovely as well hmmm we might have to add this one to our concealer line up for review! What do you think?

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Other glosses you may love…..

Shiseido Maquillage Neo Climax Lip Review

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion Review

Aube Gloss Frutina Review

Tarte Double Dose Lip Gloss Review

Mally Beauty City Chick Nude Lip Kit Review

DuWop Moon Venom Lip Gloss Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Rocketqueen

    Oh that is so cute! Now Darphin is a brand we do have here so I’ll check it out asap!

  • helly

    aww, how cuteeeee!!
    again, i totally dig this clean look on you!! (though you know i totally love how you use eyeliner too :P)! i’ve got pretty pigmented lips, so light lipglosses don’t work on me; it just makes them look oily!!! but but,, baby pinks so kawaii!!! and as you said, the tins adorable as well!!! hahhaa,yummy mint XD

    did you get my new email muse? and would it be possible to give me a rough estimate on how long it’ll take? my mum has been asking since she’s been without eyecream for a while! thanks again and again!!

    hope you have a good weekend!!

  • the Muse

    hi hellllllllly!

    Aw thanks honey!

    hehe I haven’t quite mastered eyeliner but thanks I’m glad the way I do use it isn’t too horrifying 🙂

    Aww that stinks but in a way you’re lucky as we all wish we had pigmented lips!!!!

    I did I’ve just been very busy please forgive me I’ll get to it shortly.

    Thanks honey! Hope you have a good weekend too!

  • helly

    awww!! hehe
    pigmented is nice if they were nice red or mines bordering brown..hmmmm..not so nice for a 19yr old!!! hahhaha XD

    and nooooooooooooooooo, no need to be SORRY at ALL!!!! i understand fully that your doing this out of your own good will!! you dont 'know' me and you certainly don't 'owe' me anything, i'm very very thankful!! 🙂 so thank you musee!! <333

    been working and lazying around all weekend hehe~~ must study for mid sems exam now ><" boooo

    lol! hope your weekends better than mine!!


  • melanie

    Hello my dear!! I know it’s been forever – I’ve been swamped, but I am updating (and scheduling) blogs this week so you’ll have to come by and check it out when you get a chance.

    I love this look on you. You look sweet and just gorgeous as always. Would you mind listing what all you used?

    I love to match too!! I have to wear scrubs for work and I got some bandanas to match since I hate the hairnets that we wear – I got navy, pink, and white, plus I already had a brown one. Unfortunately for me, the navy one makes me look like a nun, lol!! My mom also felt inclined to add that the bandanas make me look Amish, haha.

    Take care, sweetness.

  • the Muse

    hi helly!

    Aww 🙁 but make it work to your advantage 🙂 brown looks lovely with gloss on top and a bit of peachy blusher right???

    aww thanks love. I’ve just been SWAMPED. I get busy with life, work, plus this blog keeps me nutty 🙂

    Hope your exams went well 🙂

    Weekend was great and I need another one now lol!

  • the Muse

    hi melanie!!!!!!!

    Totally can relate my dear 🙂 I surely will!!!!!!

    Aw shucks thanks. gosh I don’t remember…I remember some LM TM, some blush from aromaleigh, and I believe that was it 🙂 and my eyes I used a visee cream shadow 😉

    LOL! a nun eh? LOL!!!! I love matching my hairbands to my outfit…;) Hehe I feel less alone

    Amish!? LOL! Oh lord! We’re a sight aren’t we?

    good to see you back 🙂
    You were missed!