Monday, March 28, 2011

Favorite Purchase in a loooong time

If you dropped by today for some good old fashioned decorating, I am sorry to disappoint (again)! But I just had to share a recent purchase that I am in luuuurve with.


I really am not all the adventurous with makeup, and rarely try new products so it was a bit of an adventure to put this in my shopping cart while grocery shopping last week.

{yes, I totally understand that level of excitement in putting a new lipstick in my cart is rediculous. I am weird like that}


The first thing you should know is that I'm not a big fan of lip-gloss! The gooey feel and the fact that I am constantly kissing on Wren doesn't make it all that practical. But I often feel like my lips have little color and look BOR-ING. In fact, it is quite odd, but my lips seems to even have a purple-ish hue to them which is not all that flattering. So when I saw this stain I decided to give it a shot. I am so happy I did, because it is seriously my favorite item in my make up drawer now!! It give you color without the gloss, seems to stay put nicely for me (some reviewers found it wore off quickly considering it is a stain) and is absolutely zero maintenance for most of the day. Good for moms like me who cannot keep lipstick or gloss in their purses, knowing little fingers will use it as crayons!


I will definitely try another shade or two, and maybe even an eye shadow!

*the crowd ooh's and ahh's*

20 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

I THINK I NEED TO GO GET SOME!!
I often spend days at home with no makeup but always feel better with a bit of lip color. sounds perfect for those kind of days!!!

Jordin- I Love That! said...

I love this stuff too! I have no color in my lips so this looks really natural and you can wear alone or add a little gloss.

Amber's Notebook said...

I have recently (a very new concept for me!) have become obsessed with makeup! So YAY for a new recommendation
Amber's Notebook!!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Huh, glad to here it works so nicely for you! There was a CoverGirl table at the Visa Championships (gymnastics) in Dallas 2 summers ago where they handed these out for free, and the color I got (looks pretty similar to this photo) just looked so horrible on me I never opened it again (actually found the thing last week, cleaning out my vanity). Which color did you pick? We might need some pictures to model of how well it works! :)

Amanda said...

you are so funny. i love when someone can find utter excitement in the smallest of things. and today, for you, it's a lip stain. so hooray for you and your perfectly pink-ish lips. although i think my lips are too pink on their own and i'd be happy with some purple-ish hue but what we do and don't like about our god given looks are for another discussion. or not.

in fact, i'm good with not discussing those. ;)

which also reminds me to mention i love all your new Spring finds lately in the wardrobe department. i've had some luck myself and just haven't had time to post about it. but i must add, i think the fair skin works for you. i, on the other hand, look like i'm sick or something so i've been going all 80's style when i apply my blush/bronzer. do tell us how the self tanner works out! that could be my grocery store cosmetic aisle "item of all kinds of excitement". :)

The enchanted home said...

Good to know..since I am a makeup junkie..I will have to give this a go...always good to try new things.

Holly and Sean said...

You will love this then Love the Decor! That is exactly how I feel, just need a little color. And this isn't too glam.

Jordin, so glad I am not alone with not having beautiful pink lips (Way to rub it in Amanda LOL).

Amber, I am the same way, just starting to feel confident and not overly processed looking by wearing makeup.

Krystal, I actually tried a shade much lighter than the photo, but have no idea which one because once the packaging is off is doesn' tell you the name LOL. But I actually tried a slightly brownish/nude tone for a simple look.

Millie V said...

Neato. I'll give it a shot.

d. reyné said...

I saw this on Tv! (I am currently held up in my loft sick and so television has been a constant companion)
I am going to have to try it too!
I like anything that has a natural look and feel!
The colors all seem so pretty!

Emily Kate said...

I'm a huge fan too!

Joshua and Mallory said...

I've been thinking about trying this for the same reasons as you...kissing on my baby too much and need something low maintenance ;) Glad you tried it for me so now I will have to go out and get some!

xo,
Mallory

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

I have given up on Lipstick completely since this stuff came out! I've got one in every colour! It stays on forever, wears off naturally (not leaving little lines or blobs) and looks perfect, even in the summer when you're hot and sweaty!

I could seriously do a commercial for this product!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Sorry, one more thing....there's another brand, can't remember it, that makes a very similar thing called 'Bitten' and it's just as good, with more colours!

Ok. I'll stop ranting now.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Cool, thanks. Maybe I'll go check out the other color options they have :)

Kari --- said...

I've tried it, but cannot get it to stay on long enough.. and I hate the feel of regular long-wear lipsticks (and the fact they contain lead). Maybe there's a secret to this stuff? Maybe I'm just not getting it.. because I LOVE the idea of it!

Melissa said...

thanks so much for posting! i've often picked up this lipstain before but hesitated. can't wait to give it a try!

I'm also loving your fashion & beauty posts lately!! have a lovely evening!! =)

Robyn said...

I'll have to give this a try. I've used the Body Shop Lip Stain for a few years, but it's messy and doesn't last at all. Thanks for the tip.

karen said...

But how do you know which color to buy? If I'm thinking of the same item, there seemed to be 15 - 20 colors to choose from!

Cassie said...

I definitely think I'm going to need to pick some of this up. I'd really like to find a light pink to slather on my lips without it being a yucky tasting lipstick!

Rene' said...

I have some of this and like it, I also like Benetint.

 
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