A lipstick called Bengali ? It’s not often my (Bengali) culture or roots are evoked in the beauty world, so when it happens you can be damn sure I will buy it.
The Christian Louboutin lipsticks are not available in Asia so a dear friend offered to get his wife to procure it for me from Canada! Bless them !
She carried it all the way from Canada to Hong Kong. I am forever grateful. Especially her patience for my shallow fripperies.
It’s beautiful to look at.
A pretty solid base with a slightly plasticky cap.
Yes you pay $90 for packaging alone!
Apart from the name what fascinates me is the colour. It’s what we (Indians) call ‘Rani Pink’.
This pink, I swear , is what most of my Bengali ‘aunties’ wore around Durga Puja. Pink, a favourite for the lips in the ‘old’ days. What I don’t understand is how did he know? (Christian Louboutin I mean!)
How did he know this is the Pink the Bengali aunties so love ?
It’s a beautiful velvet matte, applies really well, not patchy atall. It’s not drying either and stays on for AGES !
Even after this oily, slurrpy Chinese Meal!
Is it comparable to MAC and Urban Decay ? Of course it is.
You don’t need to buy a Christian Louboutin lipstick!
Stick with MAC Urban Decay Loreal NYX and co.
I bought it only because of the name. BENGALI.
I am a proud Bengali and now I own a kick-ass looking lipstick.