Ok, I’m saying it: I. Hate. Lipstick.
I have tried SO many brands, shades and formulas that I truly feel like I have fully explored this makeup phenomenon before declaring my hatred for it. You see, every time I wear a “normal” lipstick one of two things happen:
1. It dries out my lips so bad that I could qualify for a Chapstick commercial.
2. It just comes off. Like, in 2 seconds.
Yes, I use all the tricks- I exfoliate with my toothbrush, I slather my lips in Vaseline before going to bed, I even use a “lip mask” treatment, lip primer and an occasional liner. Nope.
The thing is, I looked washed out a lot, especially with not seeing the sun in oh, 6 months. Finally, after years of searching, I found a product that I actually LIKE to wear:
So I did a test run. I applied Fuchsia Orchestra (below, which although it looks so incredibly bright, just WORKS…and very in this season if you care about stuff like that) in the morning- pre-coffee and pre-breakfast. I then went and scarfed down a banana and yogurt and a massive cup of coffee (one-handed, while feeding my infant and making waffles for my toddler, ah the life of a mom) and I still had lipstick left! Yes, a bit of transfer onto the coffee mug but not enough that I had to re-apply. Around lunchtime, the majority of the lipstick was gone but a pretty-looking lip stain still remained and my lips weren’t totally dried out.
|Bear with me, not a fan of selfies!|
Here’s the secret (apparently):
- It contains micro-oils and rich pigment (it is very pigmented, which I love)
- It is considered “liquid lipcolor” as opposed to lipstick
- It is also crease-resistant so it won’t make your lips look 50 years older
Cheapest price I have found is Target for $7.99- $8.99, and Walgreens sometimes runs a buy one get one 50% off special. And no, I am not getting paid to say this, but hey L’Oreal, you know where I work, right?
Have you tried this? What is your favorite lip product?