SURRATT Lipslique in Hevyn

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A few weeks ago, when I was in Barney's, the SURRATT counter manager very generously offered me a Lipslique in Hevyn as a gift.  This shade was missing from the counter when I went to swatch all the colors, so I hope this is a helpful post.

I'm enjoying the texture, finish and feel of these lipsticks from SURRATT.  Made in Japan, there is no scent, no weird taste and feels great on my lips.  I was told that Hevyn is named so for Kevyn Aucoin (replace the K with the H, get it?), who is a great influence on Troy Surratt.  It is an understated color that I think would look great on a lot of people, but I'm pretty 100% sure that it is made especially for me.  Yes, how many people can say that they found a color that is completely made for them.  Okay, while the SURRATT team made not have intended it at the time, but this color is actually my natural lip color.

I'm not even saying that is a mlbb (my lips but better) color.  It's actually my lip color.  That slightly rosy, mauve cool color?  That's me.  Alright, alright, stop yelling at me.  While my lip color is not so naturally even all around, and not nearly as lustrous it's pretty darn close and a wee bit darker.
It's a fairly opaque color.  I found some of the shades when I swatched the lipsliques were more pigmented than others, but Hevyn has a nice level of opacity.  A little closer look at my lips.  You can pretend there are no flakes, no mustache, no weird redness under my nose (which I had to crop out because dry flakes looked suspicious hanging near my nose).
Here is a swatch of the color.  A very sweet but still sophisticated rosy mauve.  Slightly cool with a luster and a formula that looks great... no bleeding, no drag in applying.  Feels moisturizing and comfortable to wear.  You can see the swatches of the other lipsliques here as well as my more detailed post on Perfectionniste here.
But wait a minute... as I dig around my lipstick drawer, I found these!  Apparently, I seem to have have quite a pile of rosy, mauve nude shades.

Seems like the closest color match to Hevyn is By Terry's Flirty Rosy, which is touch darker as well as having a more satin matte finish.  In actuality, I prefer the formula of Hevyn, but if you own Flirty Rosy, or maybe even Keshiaka Creamy Glow from Suqqu, you may have a very similar color.  (EDIT: argh!  I've mislabelled Keshiaka Suqqu Creamy Glow as Umegasumi in the picture.  SORRIES.  I really need reading glasses!)
An effortless color for me in a truly lip loving formula.  Other products I'm wearing:

  • Suqqu Frame Fix Cream N foundation, Ellis Faas concealer, Suqqu Nuancing Loose Powder
  • Suqqu Brow Pen in Moss Green, THREE eye shadow Duo in Winter Love, THREE Flash Performance Eye Liner in Child of the Moon (LE)
  • THREE blush in 19 Love Kick
  • SURRATT Lipslique in Hevyn

I've been loving bright saturated lip colors these days, but I think this sort of understated color is a nice change up to my recent looks.

How about you?  What are some of your favorite perfectly your lip shades?

I'd love to hear if you have made any forays into the SURRATT beauty line!

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