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Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lips – Nouveau Riche, Jolie Laide, Chichi, Pailettes and Lili Dorée

March 10, 2016

The Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lips launched sometime last fall ($36 each for 2.36ml/ 0.08oz.) and I picked up a few shades to try out. I’ve been a huge fan of his Lipsliques and Lip Lustres (Hevyn, Soigne and Gamine swatched here) – they are colors I’ve used up entirely but haven’t repurchased due to the steep price points but I do love the formulas. The quality is excellent with good smooth coverage and a voluptuous soft feel. The Prismatique Lips are sparkly lip sheers that contain Japanese reflective pigments for brilliant shine. Even though they are sparkly, the shimmer is done in a refined way to add the prettiest glimmer to the lips without feeling chunky or overly glittery. I have five shades that I purchased, although in playing with the formula, I have all the shades on my wishlist. The colors are sheer but work well with your natural lip tone to give a youthful glowing look to the lips. The Prismatique Lips come in a slim duochrome shimmering tube. It flashes green or purple depending on the light. These are extremely small in size so I do believe the price per oz is on the steep side.

Nouveau Riche is a shimmering nude
Jolie Laide is a taupe violet shimmer
Chichi is a gorgeous shimmering coral pinky peach
Pailettes is a sparkling cool baby pink
Lili Dorée is a soft shimmering peach

These apply similar to the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines in the sense they are no fuss kinds of colors. They have a sheer transparent quality and on the arms they swatch sheer but the color adheres better once on the lips and gives a healthy glow. The texture is smooth and nourishing. Lasting power is like any glossy finish lipstick. The Surratt Prismatique Lips last a decent amount of time on the lips. They won’t disappear or slide off within a few hours, but lasting power won’t be as long as a full coverage lipstick.

Swatches on bare lips (no primer or liner added):

Bottom line all winners for my neutral lip loving self. These give the lips the prettiest wash of shimmer that I’ve seen. I’m all for shimmering lips but I do tend to avoid glitters. The sparkles are beautiful in these and are visible but not over the top. If I had to pick one favorite it would be Chichi. Given the way these have sheer coverage I suspect some of the brighter color options would also look gorgeous on the lips with the bright but sheer finish they have. For the amount of product you get in all the Surratt Beauty items I do think the prices are extremely high, but the quality is there and I haven’t regretted anything I’ve splurged on from the line. As far as I can tell there’s no detectable scent in the lipsticks.

You can find the Surratt Beauty Lipsliques at Barneys New York, Sephora and Net-a-Porter. If you have a few of these or any other Surratt Beauty items on your list I highly recommend you check out the Barneys Love Yourself Event going on through the 12th of March. Details on the gift in this post here. Since Surratt Beauty items are spendy the gift event is a great time to get something back for spending a significant amount. Plus it’s a nice way to treat yourself 🙂

Do you have any Surratt Beauty favorites?

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  • Gorgeous lipsticks. I want them all.

  • These don't have quite enough color for me to invest but I love the shine and finishes.

    • I can see how they might not be everyone's cup of tea – especially at the price!

  • i was literally just looking these up lol! Very timely post. I'm thinking I don't need one of these, though Chichi is my favorite of the bunch as well. I'll check out your other Surratt lip posts, as I am loving what I have tried from them (for the most part) 🙂

    • Did you end up splurging on one yet?

  • Chichi looks particularly great on you!
    Gloss & Magic

    • Thank you! I really love it!

  • I know that you like Chichi, but to me, Lili Doree looks the best on you.

  • I think no one on the internet has done swatches of the entire line. I'm super curious about their other pigmented colours, like Sang Bleu, Cafe Societe, and Glitterati. Would you consider reviewing those too?

    • Hi Kathryn – not sure about lip swatches but if you check the surrattbeauty instagram page there are arm swatches of all the colors. I would love to review all the colors but at the moment I'm not sure I have the budget to splurge with so many other items on the list for late spring/summer.

      I'll definitely look into them though!

  • Anonymous

    I love wearing these over the Dior Lip Glow! My favorite color is Frou Frou.