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Surratt, an extraordinarily innovative and luxuriously conceived and executed line, is niche beauty at its finest. Troy Surratt spares no expense in his chosen ingredients, or in his decision to have all of his luxury products masterfully crafted in Japan.
Surratt Lipsliques boast a unique formula that has a fantastic hydrating effect, the perfect amount of cushion, and they feel fantastic on the lips. One might expect that the more moisturizing formula would lend itself to reduced wear-time, but these buildable coverage beauties are longer-wearing than one might expect (particularly true of the darker shades that have all of the coverage of a stain without the tendency to dry out the lips).
According to Surratt, Lipsliques are:
An alternative to lipstick. Versatile and beautiful. Luscious texture, buildable color. Sheer to medium finish.
Fee Soie, which is described as a "glistening sugar pink," is a stunning pale pink with gorgeous shimmering and glimmering pearl that might be described as a modern fashion forward frost. It has buildable coverage, and is one of those "it shades" that will make pink-lovers squeal with joy because it is truly pink perfection.
Chuchoter, on the other hand, is the ultimate pinky nude. This is the color that Troy picked for me, and as soon as he put it on my lips he exclaimed that it was just perfect for me-- so I naturally bought it! Unlike Fee Soie, Chuchoter does not possess shimmering and glimmering pearl. Instead, this is the nude pink shade that I have sought for years. It resides somewhere in the lipstick lip balm hybrid realm, and while the coverage is buildable it always allows your lips to shine through. It is that perfect my lips but better shade that you can put on without a mirror, and look perfect every time.
Troy Surratt at The Beauty Event featuring Surratt and TATCHA at Barneys New York at The Grove. See event details here.
Overall assessment: I need to buy Hevyn next (touchingly named as an homage to Troy's mentor and friend, the late Kevyn Aucoin). Once you try Surratt Lispsliques you will be unable to resist their charms. One will turn into two, then three, then four, and then before you know it you will have collected them all. When you find yourself Tweeting the company in the middle of the night asking for more shades-- then you know that there's no turning back! Wait until you try the Surratt blushes!
Fee Soie and Chuchoter are $34.00 each from Barneys New York (Affiliate Links).
Purchased by me. All views expressed are categorically my own.