Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Maybelline Superstay 14 Lipstick

(Image from Amazon.com)

Basically, I hate it.

But as for details... It's chalky, chunky, smells weird, and feels gross when you put it on. It didn't last through a sandwich, which clearly means it can't last 14 hours.

I tried it in #012 Keep Me Coral. The color is pretty, but not interesting enough to make me want to wear it very often, if ever (which is why I don't have a photo of me wearing it, I don't want to put it on again!).

I wouldn't recommend this one, but if you've tried it and had a different experience, leave a comment and let us know!

Friday, January 27, 2012

"That stuff in the ad with Emma Stone"

Lip Color Review -
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

So, I think we all saw the ads for these little gems and went running to the drugstore to check them out. I know I did! I saw the candy apple color featured in InStyle saying it was the "perfect red for people scared to wear red" or something like that. I had to have it! So I tried the candy apple and I LOVED it. It was sheer, but layered nicely and felt great. Not sticky at all like some glosses. The color was really pretty too.

So, obviously I went back to the store and bought two more shades (tutti frutti and raspberry pie). I tried those colors on and liked them alright, nothing spectacular. Then I happened to be at a different drugstore later in the week and I found two more shades (cherry tart and red velvet). What can I say, they seemed to be selling out quickly and I didn't want to miss out.

I swatched the five colors that I have to show you how different they look out of the tubes (see above). Each of these were swiped on my arm five times,
so you can really tell that tutti frutti and cherry tart are MUCH more sheer than the other shades.

(Here's a bad quality phone photo of me wearing cherry tart. It took a LOT of layers to get this dark. One swipe of this shade is pretty much equivalent to cherry chapstick.)

Go grab some lip butter while you still can!

I think I have a problem...

I used to hate wearing lipstick. I didn't look like myself when I wore it. I looked older, and weird. I only wanted to wear clear gloss for several years. Gradually over the years I started wearing colored glosses, eventually deciding that I actually looked weird with no lip color. Maybe my lips got increasingly pale over time? I'm not sure.

About a year and a half ago I decided that it was time to find the mythical "perfect red lipstick." This led to a lot of terrible lipstick purchases, since I was only buying drugstore brands at the time and couldn't test them out. I eventually found my "perfect red" -- L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Star Secrets in Evangeline's Red. It was amazing.

After I found the perfect red, I became obsessed with finding the perfect red/orange/coral color. I found a million of them! I can't wait until summer to wear a different one everyday.

The lipsticks above are just part of my current stash. These were all purchased within the past week or so. That's not really normal for me, though I do love to pop into Walgreen's and test out new makeup quite often. In the past week there were a lot of new recommendations online and lots of new Spring 2012 products coming out (and I didn't want to miss out!) so I just started grabbing whatever colors I could find at my local drugstores.

The main culprits have been Poppy King by Boots No. 7, Kate Moss for Rimmel, and Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. Oh, how I love them! All of them (truly)! I love them so much in fact, that I want to write about them here.

Stay tuned!