When I was a college student in Boston, my parents used to send me a designated stipend on the first day of every month. The money was projected to serve as an allowance of sorts, a “reserve cushion” (I still don’t understand what that term really means?!) that I was instructed to put towards basic necessities like food, books, groceries and public transportation.
Instead, whenever I’d check my account balance and realize that a direct deposit had been rendered (weee!!), without hesitation, I’d make a beeline to the Clé de Peau Beauté Counter at Saks.
While my initial obsession with the line existed in the form of the concealer stick, ultimately, that served only as a gateway drug — one which quickly got me addicted to brightening serums, fortifying emulsions and eye color quads, as well.
As a budding makeup junkie, Clé de Peau Beauté, with its Grade A, caviar-esque quality, made things easy; all of the products were ultra reliable and easy to use.
Ten years post my initial encounter with the line, my passion for Clé remains as obsessive and aggressive as ever. More recently, I added quite a few of their http://Radiant Liquid Rouges(click to see) to my repertoire of essentials. Offering the perfect amount of pigmentation, the colors work beautifully for both my on camera shoots (and, yes, for selfies, as well!) and on a day-to-day basis.
While I swear by numbers 11, 13, and 14 – because, who doesn’t appreciate a baby pink pout, a magenta mouth, and/or the perfect bubblegum blush, I’m actually much more enamored with the brilliance of the glosses than I am with anything else. As such, I’d happily try out all of the Radiant Liquid Rouges (in case anyone from the brand is interested in sending a few more my way!), because it’s not always easy to find a product that offers a long lasting, luxurious finish without feeling sticky or looking overly done.
Despite a couple of overdraft fees and the occasional hungry night, Clé de Peau Beauté played an enormous role in my personal evolution. In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I found it fed me more.”
The same is true of me with my must have cosmetics purchases, and the Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouges are at the top of that list.