hippie dippie lippie

19Jan10

To continue in the vein of my current addiction to makeup:

I’ve found that my obsession for different types of makeup sort of shifts every now and again. Now, I will always and forever be totally preoccupied with eye shadow. The possibilities are simply endless, and that really thrills me to no end. But I go through stages with other kinds of makeup.

Of late, I’ve been thoroughly intrigued by lipstick.

This is a bit of a change of pace for me, as I’ve always been a lip gloss girl. I have about a bajillion lip glosses at home, and I love them all (I also have a few lip plump type things, and several bajillion jars and tubes of lip balm, but that’s definitely neither here nor there). I guess I’m feeling more comfortable with the idea of people knowing I’m wearing makeup, so I’m venturing into more color. Really opaque, bright lipsticks still sort of give me nerves, but I’m getting over that (hey, I wore bright red lipstick on NYE. Of course, that shit stained my lips for two days, but that’s a different story).

You may have noticed the few lipstick purchases I’ve made in the earlier pictures of hauls. I have one MAC lippie now, called Fast Lane, one Revlon one that I got super cheap, and a Boots No 7 one that I got at Target a couple weeks ago.

So far, I like all three, but the MAC definitely feels the best.

I don’t think I’m a good person to review lip products, because I’m very hard on them. Nothing wears for extremely long on me unless it’s a stain, and I don’t like stains so I don’t wear them. I have a really bad habit of both licking my lips a lot (whether I’ve got product on them or not), chewing on them (again, whether or not) (also, I know this is a terrible habit), and rubbing them together a whole lot when there’s something on them.

I’m sure there’s a “that’s what she said” joke in that paragraph somewhere. Cookies to whomsoever finds it.

Anyway. I’m hard on lipstick. I have to reapply far more than I feel like I should have to, but I think that’s my own fault. I also don’t do any priming before applying, unless putting on a balm underneath counts. And mostly I think that just makes application harder and tends to make the lippie more sheer.

So far, the MAC lipstick seems to feel and wear the best. Big surprise? No, not at all. Not for me, anyway. The Revlon actually had better opacity and looked better on than I thought it would. It’s a really pretty violet type color, almost shimmery. The Boots No 7 I’m not nearly as impressed with. It’s really sheer. Or else not well-pigmented. Ah well, I’m still wearing it.

I think I’m on the lookout to try more colors. I definitely go for cooler shades, lots of mauves and violets and berry colors. I don’t tend to like anything coral or orange. We’ll see how long before I shift to something else (possibly back to eye shadow solely, possibly on to eye liner or finishing powders or some such).

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2 Responses to “hippie dippie lippie”

  1. I never bother putting lipstick/gloss on in the morning because it’s all going to come off while I drink my coffee in the car anyway. LAZY.

  2. 2 Michelle

    THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!! Huhhuhuhuuhuh! (Sorry). So yeah, I’ve been totally into lipstick too and I was definately more about the gloss before. I am intrigued by the opacity of lipstick lately, which is totally unlike me. I am also usually a nude lip girl and I’ve been really wanting to rock some like bright pinks and corals and stuff. Weird, huh? Dunno. Btw, I always put balm on before lipstick. Other wise you get that nasty flaky thing, or at least you do if you’re me. Okay. There’s my two (rambling) cents on lipstick. Yay!


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