When The Perfect Nude Goes Lewd

Really, the perfect color.

Pet peeves, I have many. People who lean on subway polls while others are trying to hold onto it. People who bring strollers on the subway in rush hour. People who don’t know how to use umbrellas. People who walk and/or talk slowly. Ok, so generally people. But, fun fact, another peeve of mine is lipstick that dries out my lips, which is precisely what happened when I shellacked on some Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze.

Let me explain how this all came to be. I saw the color on some celebrity in some magazine and when I checked what it was, it was the one mentioned above, in Timeless Nude. It was pinky and subtle, always in season. And then, as fate would have it, I was skimming through the Marketeer (so Brooklyn-old woman of me, but whatever) and saw CVS had a buy one, get one for Revlon products. Done. (I also picked up a peachy blush, in case you’re wondering, which was fine, but nothing to write-or blog, I guess- home about).

The perfect nude lipstick that’s also long lasting sounded too good to be true. And it was. Unlike the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick that C got me for my bday— a great shade (poppy), but literally needed to be scrubbed off to the point where my lips felt like they were going to bleed— this one gently wore off over the course of a morning that involved drinking tea and eating a granola bar. So, not incredible longevity, but not bad either. And, as expected, the color was a flattering fleshy pink.

The problem, then, was the texture. I’m not sure if I can deal with the lip-drought that occurred as the color set-and some even settled in the lines of my lips. Maybe next time I will try some gloss over it, though once more than one lip product is involved, I’m annoyed.

Editors note: A great nude pick for even less dough that I also just want to sneak in here is Avon’s Beyond Color Plumping Lip Conditioner– buttery smooth and barely there color. Didn’t really “plump” my lips per se, but after applying, I did have a slight sexy nude pout thing going on thank you very much.

~J

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