Damn, I love the transformative power of a good lip color. You don’t even really need to fret the whole face-full-of-makeup thing, really: a touch of concealer where it counts, mascara and a good lip will always serve you well. Most of the time that’s all I’m wearing if you run into me on the street. I look just like I do in that photo up there.
Which means I am the first to blow the whistle on the lip service we usually get when it comes to the lip products. I am a Lipstick-Loving Critic, and since I wear so much of it, I thought I’d give myself a challenge: to show you a different, amazing lip color every single day for the month of October from the ones that I cannot live without this season. I get all my beauty supplies from a store near my place which is a wholesaler of liquidation and surplus merchandise, and as I know the person who owns the store, thus he usually lets me know when a new cosmetic product hits his shelf.
Want to join me? Just post a photo of yourself in your own favorite lip color with the hashtag #30daysoflips and I’ll be on the lookout for you. I might even be giving away some great lip product love. Actually, I WILL be giving some lovely lipsticks and products to some of you readers, so stay tuned!
The first color is a gloss from the newly-revamped, socially-conscious Jane Cosmetics line that smells like birthday cake, is super pigmented, and goes on smooth and easy. It’s really hydrating (key for all lip products featured in this series because who wants dry lips?) and will stay put for a quite a bit. You’ll want to make sure you perfect the edges around your mouth after application and let it set for a second before kissing your dude or your kids, but it’s a new favorite hue.
And at the price? Put one in every bag so you can have your own million-dollar moment.
Jane Cosmetics Intense Color Lip Gloss in Million Dollar Smile, $7, janecosmetics.com