Pick Three: Get Lippy
Welcome back from your weekends, one and all. It hope yours was every bit as lovely as mine. I spent some time in a few local stores and even got my hands on some beauty products. Specifically, lipsticks and lip glosses to be the subject of my latest Pick Three.
I’ve never really been satisfied with a lip color product. I’ll admit, my expectations are kind of high but every lipstick/lip gloss/lip stain product I have ever tried, I have found a reason not to like it. Difficult to apply, too messy, too sticky, doesn’t last, gets on my teeth, etc. From the super cheap to the overpriced, I have tried it all. Or at least, that’s how I feel. The last time I bought any lip product, other than carmex, it was probably more than a year ago. So, I have fallen out of touch with lip color trends and new products. I decided this weekend that it was time for a change. I had given the cosmetics industry enough time to get itself together and let myself heal from our previous bad relationship. To begin this new experiment I went to Wal-Mart and picked three reasonably priced lip color products. Here’s what I chose:
1. COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick in Stunner, $7.98
This shade had a bright coral lip color on one end and a shimmery orange color on the other end. The idea is to apply the coral then the orange to highlight and maximize the color. I saw sparkles and was hooked.
2. Maybelline New York Color Sensational lip gloss in Cranberry Cocktail, $5.50
We’ve all gotten our perfectly styled hair stuck in our lip gloss. It’s happened to me enough to have a real grudge against the gloss. But I wanted to give lip gloss a fair chance in this experiment. Well, maybe not fair, but at least a chance.
3. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Candy Apple, $6.48
Now for a true lipstick. Revlon promises it will go on like butter. We’ll see. I feel I was swayed to buy this one by the advertising featuring the adorable Emma Stone. I promise it will not sway my review.
And the winner is:
The Covergirl blast flipstick in stunner. This shade packed a real punch and lasted me several hours before I needed to re-apply. It wasn’t too sticky, my hair didn’t get stuck in it, and it paired ever so nicely with my new fuschia dress from TJ Maxx. Bright on Bright, y’all.
The Revlon Colorburst lip butter went on like butta but didn’t have the same POW as the covergirl. But I did feel like it moisterized my lips nicely without any chapstick underneath. The Maybelline New York Color Sensational lip gloss was about as disappointing as any other lip gloss. Perhaps, I’m too uncoordinatedd for glosses, but this one snagged a few stray hair strands with 30 seconds of application. The color was rich but the annoyance won out. I think I’m just done with glosses.
But, in general, I was pleased to find some inexpensive options I actually liked. I had been previously fooled into thinking that the only way I would find a lip color I loved would be to pay over $30. Did it, still didn’t like it. So it was a pleasant surprise that I could find a happy medium for under $10.
What’s your favorite lip color product?