Disclaimer: this post is not even a little bit sponsored. Nobody contacted me about any campaigns, sent me any products, or asked for my feedback on anything. I’m not being compensated in any way for what I’m about to tell you. I’m not cool enough for that. I just really like this stuff and, being the nerdy fangirl that I am, want to share it with you. So you there you go.
Let’s talk about makeup.
Oh, did you think you were going to get out of all the girly stuffs because I’ve been too lazy to take photos of all my beskirted outfits? I’m sorry, friend. You were deceived. Girly stuff ahoy.
Makeup. I don’t wear much of it. In fact, I often don’t wear any. My showers usually consist of a five minute scrub-down while singing “The Wheels on the Bus” to Margot–who insists on staring awkwardly at me while I get clean because she is a creeper baby–so you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that I rarely spend much time on my appearance.
However, I’m a thirty-one-year-old mom. I’m a tired thirty-one-year-old mom. And I look tired. And thirty-one. And while thirty-one ain’t so bad, it’s a blow to the ego to be told “you look as tired as I feel” as frequently as I do. So when someone mentioned this lipstick at the very first blogger meetup I went to, I vowed to try it. Why not, right?
You guys. This stuff is something like the bomb. I now own it in four colors and wear it practically every day. Even when I’m otherwise barefaced, I put some of this one so I don’t look all pale and washed out and sad. I love it. Whoever you are who recommended it, I owe you some cookies.
It’s Revlon’s Colorburst Balm Stain. I buy it at Target. It feels smooth like chapstick when you put it on and really does stain your lips for quite a while, which is good because it wipes off pretty easily. If you can avoid kissing anyone or drinking anything for about ten minutes, you’re good for about half the day. Things I dislike: the lids don’t stay on very well. See how I cracked the orangey one? I tried to force it to stay on and pushed too hard. Oops. Other than that, though, I’m a huge fan.
But what does it look like? Let me show you. By the way, I literally sat on my dining room floor and tried on each color in
the order you see them above, took a selfie, then scrubbed the color off. The
things I do for you people…
This is what I do on a quick makeup day:
Concealer under my eyes and in the corners of my nose, a little blush so I’m not all washed out, and mascara because my eyelashes are straight and fair. Almost done. (Also this is what my hair usually looks like too. Messy ponytails are a summer staple, no?) Lipstick is last for me.
This is what I look like in “honey”, the light pink on the left:
It’s not a dramatic difference but don’t you think I look a little more finished? It’s like my lips, but better.
Here is “rendezvous”, which was the first color I tried, by far my favorite, and the one I wear most often:
This is “lovesick”. I wear it when I’m feeling extra confident because it’s a lot more purple in real life. By the way, who names this crap? Lovesick? Really?
And this is “romantic”. I usually use it to deepen the other colors a little rather than wearing it by itself, but it’s a decent red without being RED, y’know?
Who woulda guessed I’d ever be a lipstick person? All those years my mom told me, “You need to go put some lips on,” she was totally right. Sorry I didn’t believe you till now, Mom. Thanks for the good advice.
I think I’ve filled my self portrait quota for a while, don’t you think? Maybe let’s not do this ever again.