Happy Friday! Today I’m not feeling exceptionally chatty (maybe I should call a doctor…) so let’s just look at my week in lipstick. Actually, this week is more of a “Wear all the lip gloss!” kind of week but let’s not nit pick.
Covergirl Colorlicious Lip Gloss in Pinkalicious
Wear Time: The color lasts around 20-30 minutes before fading but the shine lasts about an hour.
Scent: Synthetic cookie dough. Tastes a little like plastic.
Comfort: Not sticky, but the tiny shimmers make this feel ever so slightly gritty. It isn’t enough to bother me, but it’s not the most awesome thing in the world.
Availability: Part of the permanent line up of Covergirl lip gloss sold in most drugstores.
I’ve said it before but I love a nice sheer hot pink gloss. The effect is just really pretty and fresh looking. I don’t think that this is my favorite formula of all time but it’s ok.
Shiro Custom Gloss in Din’s Fire
Wear Time: Color lasts for around 30-40 minutes and it maintains a semi glossy state for around an hour. I felt like my lips were bare around the center at around the 30 minute mark.
Scent: This is so cool. Shiro offers custom lip gloss so you can pick any of their lip safe eye shadows and have them made into a gloss. You also get to pick a flavor/scent! How cool! I chose a moderate opacity and a cream cheese frosting scent. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING.
Comfort: The texture is really smooth and creamy feeling. This isn’t a sticky gloss.
Availability: From the Shiro website.
This gloss is kind of my new favorite thing.
Shiro Lip Gloss in The Blood of my Enemies
Wear Time: Around 30 minutes before you start getting the patchiness that you can see in that lip swatch.
Scent: This is SUPPOSED to smell like caramel nutmeg….but it kind of smells like…blood. And chocolate maybe? It reminds of this book I loved in middle school that was actually called Blood and Chocolate. Now before you get all freaked out, this has iron oxides which give it that burst of iron scent/flavor. It isn’t super strong but I’m pretty sure that the flavor got left out of mine. This happens to me a lot, does that happen to anyone else?
Comfort: This is really similar to Din’s Fire. It’s smooth, not sticky and really comfortable. I don’t find it drying. I do find it irritating when I can feel that my lips are bare or patchy.
Availability: From Shiro’s website.
I don’t think this is my favorite gloss in the world but I really love the color. And the name. It’s a cool gloss for sure but quick wear down in the center of my lip is a little off putting.
MAC Viva Glam V
Wear Time: Around 30 minutes
Comfort: This is a lustre formula which is my favorite MAC lipstick finish. It’s light and comfortable.
Availability: This is permanent and available at MAC counters or from the MAC website.
This is my favorite lipstick. Don’t know what goes with your eyeshadow? Viva Glam V! Have a weird blush? Viva Glam V! It’s gorgeous and subtle but has enough color to balance out any look.
Continuing my USE IT UP project with MAC Coral Bliss + Sally Hansen Lip Plumping Lip Primer and MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Anticipation
I HATE the Pro Longwear lip pencil formula. It lasts forever but it feels like death on my lips. Drying – check. Tugs on application – check. Balls up weirdly-check. It’s terrible. BUT…over this Sally Hansen lip primer, it feels great! Which is fantastic because In Anticipation is a beautiful color but I never reach for it.
How sad is that poor melty Coral Bliss? There’s actually a lot more left in the tube than I realized but I’m going to use this up dang it!
What lipstick did you wear this week? Are you a gloss or lipstick person? I love them both, I can not choose between lip products. Also, do you get lip products that don’t have the added scent you’re expecting? I really want to know because I can think of three cases right off the top of my head.
- On Wednesday we thought we were going to have to move. On Thursday we found out we don’t have to! Which is great! But that whole situation was stressful man. There will be much wine consumed tonight.
- I started Kung Fu again and I didn’t realize how much I missed it!
- I’m going to go try to quickly get all of my house work done today in hopes of giving myself an entire weekend to relax. Man I hate housework. I need another Netflix series to binge watch while I clean.
- I applied for my passport today!