So anyway, the shade I searched for so long and waited patiently at my desk for arrived. And it was…sheer. Very sheer. As in, if I don’t layer it on, it looks clear. Don’t get me wrong, the gloss smells great, isn’t sticky at all, and doesn’t have a weird taste. All good on those fronts. But it doesn’t look as good as it does in the ads. I know that sounds insanely naive, because since when do things look as good in real life as in ads? But it’s not that bright pink at all, almost a completely different, hint-of-rose shade. If I put numerous coats on, I juuussstttt begin to see it. But come on. I feel kind of silly for having searched all over for this tube. But so it goes. I’ll definitely wear it, but I can’t say it’ll be the star of my makeup bag. But then again what ever is for more than a month.
So sheer… so sad
After seeing how ridiculously awesome L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush looked in the ads for the new lip product, I started checking everywhere for the bright, shocking pink of a shade, only to find it sold out time after time. I once almost got the sole remaining Raspberry Splash color, a deeper pink, at one Walgreens in Buswick, until I noticed that it had clearly been used, and what looked like more than once. Pretty. So I finally caved and ordered it online at Target.com, where it was also a few bucks cheaper than in the drug stores (ok, sure, there was a shipping fee which counteracted the savings, but play along). C also ordered a magenta Milani lipstick that I’m sure she’ll be reviewing here soon and I got a deep berry Cover Girl color that hasn’t arrived yet. So time will tell on that one. I’d also like to mention here that Target packaged the two tiny lipsticks in a box bigger than a shoebox, that could probably fit 100 lipsticks. So, no judgment here, but I’m sure environmentialists have a bone to pick with the Target shipping department.