Okay ladies, like it or not it’s November 1 and Halloween is officially over. So you know what that means – it’s time for me to commit the mortal sin of talking about Christmas! And what’s better for the holidays than a full, bold red lip color? (Okay, maybe an iPad.)
BA Star, a makeup company that specializes in cheer and dance team makeup, sent me their Holiday Red Lip Pencil and I was skeptical at first – could a lip pencil really deliver the kind of intense color I wanted? The answer is yes. One swipe and I could see why the BA Star line is so stage-friendly: the color was bright, vivid and wasn’t going anywhere.
Definitive proof that Vicky’s isn’t always overpriced: I got the Beauty Rush lip gloss AND a racerback shirt proclaiming “Delicious” that Britney Spears was once seen wearing as a GWP. (That’s a gift with purchase for those of you who aren’t obsessed with throwing away all of your disposable income.) Okay, Britney was bald at the time, but it’s still like vicarious star power in my opinion.
This gloss is exactly what you’ll expect when you see the tube: thick, mildly tasty, shiny, and so-light-I’m-not-even-a-color pink. Being your traditional gooey formula, it possesses the age-old gloss downfalls. Most noticeably, it spreads like mononucleosis at a Demi Lovato concert – you will undoubtedly need a Q-tip/tissue/bath towel to clean the edges of your mouth after applying. Continue reading “Lipgloss Reviews: Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss” »
Do you ever think some advertisements should be illegal? I don’t think it’s very fair that I walk into the mall and see a glistening, svelte Heidi Klum half-naked next to a bra on sale. It’s misleading, since I definitely won’t look like Heidi Klum after squeezing myself into some clearance lingerie.
I felt the same way at the drugstore looking at the photo next to Revlon’s Limited Edition Sugar Sugar Lip Topping. These Laetitia Casta-like lips stared back at me, frosted and shimmering with a delightful light pink, and I had the cogent thought: “That is absolutely not what this will look like.” Still, 50% off lured me in (another clue it’s probably not that great) and I grabbed this in both Snowflake (white) and Pixie Plum (pink).
Does anyone else look at the perfectly shaped, plasticlike shiny lips of models in makeup ads and think, “PHOTOSHOPPED!”? I sure did, but new evidence suggests that may not be the case.
Enter Estee Lauder High Gloss Ultra Brilliance, which I own in three shades: 13 Berry, 06 Jewel, and 03 Honey. I got the Berry first, and I was immediately hooked. The shine is absolutely the most intense I’ve every seen, and the coverage is thick, making my lips look huge and have mirror-like shine a la modern comic book vixens – or perhaps porn stars. (My first thought of what it looks like is the reflected and injected pout of Jenna Jameson and Co., but I don’t want to put you guys off of it. It’s excellent.) And the Berry isn’t dark at all; rather, it is absolutely perfect for an everyday light pink.
I really hate “extended wear” lipcolor in general because most of it is, for lack of a better term, bullshit. Like most women, I have tried to pull off red lip color with this technique in the hopes that an hour later, more will be on my lips than my teeth. Sadly, the result usually involves the color flaking and me rubbing it off my lips all night. So I was skeptical about trying Maybelline’s new approach to the concept, but the gloss surprised me. I bought #103, Rhinestone Pink, attempting to get an all-day solution to my constant application of light pink shimmery gloss.