Sunday, June 15, 2008
I'm A Little Rusty
Just a head's up for you self tanner's...gradually tinting moisturizers, must be alternated with the plain stuff, which I quite remarkably was out of, (including the better hotel mini's that I hide from the housekeeping staff in the drawer I have designated for panties). I am usually loyal to Loreal's "Sublime", because I actually don't mind the smell and do like the hint of shimmer it leaves behind. Somewhere in my travels, I picked up Vaseline for Intensive Care's new gradual self tanner, lured by the sale price. After one week of using it, I have encountered a glitch...In daylight, I look like the Tin Man's sister... my toe joints, palms and elbow crooks are stained with deep, pollen colored streaks. It aint pretty. Thus, a trip to CVS was on my to do list, pronto.
I recently took inventory of lipstick cache...28, not including the 4 in my makeup bag. All but one, Nar's Spanish Red, (purchased in my wannabe Anne Hathaway's Godmother phase) are a variation of plummy nude. My goal is to achieve a lip that is natural, but not too washed out, but still light enough so that my eyes remain the focal point... Every four year old knows, you can't do a strong eye and a strong lip.
So with this newly minted statistic on the back burner of my brain, could I pass the cosmetic aisle entirely??? Not on your life. I have dabbled in various products in the Revlon, "Colorstay" repertoire, and have liked them well enough. What lured me to the Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze display, was an army of pretty, neutral glazes, lined up like rosy toy soldiers. Promising 6 hours, of long lasting wear and passing my inspection for only one applicator (beware the permanent products that require 2 minutes of drying time and a separate clear gloss overcoat, end result, lips that feel like cork), I'm in. My Id is telling me to purchase the (reliable) "Raisin", while my Superego is pushing for the paler, "Eternal Blossom", the latter winning out...it's summer after all, gotta live a little.
With the car idling, I am deftly using my teeth to open the dotted seal on my Lipglaze. Do I like it??? No. I love it!!! It has a pleasant, fruity smell, and a comfortable, narrow sponge applicator. It is not sticky, glassy or tacky. It adds moisture and a glimmer of shine, reviving the 5 layers underneath. As for staying power, it also lived up to it's billing. I have spent far more on Bobbi Brown, Chanel and Mac Lip "Glass", feeling no love for any of them.
For $8.99, I am heady with triumph. Run right out and give Revlon's Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze a whirl. It's a winner. How about some quid pro quo??? Anybody have any tips for me on rust removal? Hydrogen Peroxide, alcohol and nail polish remover, didn't make a dent. I am listening...