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Osmia Organics Lip Glosses Give Dry Lips a Beet-Down

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

Osmia Organics $18 Lip Glosses are powered by beets!

Osmia Organics’ Lip Glosses beet up dryness somethin’ fierce! They’re veggie-rific!

OK…sorry, that was just terrible. I’m not 100% awake yet. :)

At any rate, these lightweight, non-sticky lip glosses by Osmia Organics ($18 each), a boutique organic bath and beauty line based in Colorado, are more like balms than glosses, really.

They represent my maiden voyage trying the brand, and I see that they also make all kinds of neat-looking soaps and body products.

The glosses contain beets! Isn’t that cool? Presumably it’s for color, but I’m not totally sure.

I am weirdly stoked about the whole idea (because you know me and root vegetables — we’re tight like that).

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

Shimmer (an orange), Whisper (pink) and Luster (a red)

As someone whose lips are almost always hella dry, I’m always on the market for a new vegetable…

Wait — I meant “new moisturizing gloss.” And my lips have been a little less uncomfortable since Shimmer, Whisper and Luster entered my life.

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

From the left: Simmer, Whisper and Luster

Some thoughts on the three Lip Gloss shades from the perspective of a perpetually dry-lipped girl…

    Osmia Organics
  • Moisture — Off the hook! The hydrating ingredient-ology includes Cupuaçu butter (related to cacao), and GMO-free vitamin E oil, both of which are high on the ingredient list.
  • Finish and coverage — All of them are quite sheer. I can’t deny that I was hoping the colors would be more intense, and distinct from each other, but all three of them look more or less the same on my pigmented lips.
  • Flavor and scent – Hmm… Waxy and earthy? I can’t say it’s my favorite scent, but it does seem natural, I guess.
  • Formula and texture — Utterly adverbially excessively great. Just lots of “ly” words to the extreme. :) They feel light, slick, non-sticky and smooth on my lips, but that lightness of the formula may also be why they don’t last very long. I get less than an hour of wear time from them and have to reapply often.

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Because Weekends Are for Hot Pink Lips (and Lip Combos), There’s MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup

MAC Pro Longwear LIip Pencil in Shock Value, MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste and Pro Longwear Lipgass in Full Spead Ahead

What’s the quickest way out of a nude lip rut?

The first step to breaking out of a nude lip rut is admitting that you’re in a nude lip rut.

(Note to self: I am in a nude lip rut.)

When all 15 (!) of the lipsticks and glosses in your purse are various shades of nude beige, light peach and pink…you are in a nude lip rut.

I figured the quickest way to break free (“break free, break from the chains!” Shout-out to Wilson Phillips!) was a bright, bold lip — something upbeat. And pink.

Because Fridays were made for pink.

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Shock Value, MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste and Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Shock Value, MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste and Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead

After rutting around in my makeup stash, I came up with this — a bright, shiny pink lip, and it’s all MAC’d out. The star attraction is the new MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste.

First, I lined my lips with bright pink MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Shock Value, then used a lip brush to fill them in with Good Taste, before topping it off with a layer of bright magenta MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead.

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The New MAC Mineralize Glasses: When It Comes to Moisture, These Glasses Are More Than Half Full

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup, Product Reviews

MAC Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance

Wearing MAC’s new Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance ($22), one of 12 shades available now

This one’s totally for the gals on Team Cremesheen (of which I’m one!). The new MAC Mineralize Glass lipglosses are the bombdizzle (did I really just say that?), especially if you appreciate the super smooth texture of the Cremesheens and love hella hydrating glosses.

MAC Mineralize Glass

MAC Mineralize Glasses from the top down in Modern Romance, Cheerful, Got Style and Tender

MBB FUN FACT: I always bring a tube of Deelight Cremesheen Glass with me whenever I travel by plane 1) because I lurve it and 2) because of how dry my lips get, but I may have to cheat on Deelight a little with one of these new Mineralize Glasses… They’re just SO moisturizing — maybe even a little more than the Cremesheens — and have a similarly silky smooth, non-sticky texture.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Cheerful

MAC Mineralize Glass in Cheerful, a mid-toned coral with a creamy finish

Could the secret to their hydrating handiness be hiding among the 77 moisturizing minerals (of which I can’t find a list) packed into each tube? Perhaps! I do have to say that my perpetually parched pout feels smoother, softer and quenched when I wear them.

The texture, while similar to the Cremesheens, feels a touch thicker to me. When I apply a Cremesheen Glass and rub my lips together, the formula feels very thin and almost watery, whereas the feel of these Mineralize Glasses reminds me of a MAC Plushglass…except without the bee sting.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Tender

MAC Mineralize Glass in Tender, a light cool pink with a creamy finish

They come in 12 shades, grouped into Frost and Cream finishes, and I’m kinda hot for the Frosts…

Hot for the Frosts? LOL!

The Frosts! You know how some frosty glosses can settle into lip lines and look funky? These don’t do that. Both the Frosts and the Creams apply smoothly and evenly, and they don’t pool into different areas of my lips or look patchy.

I think MAC did a bang-up job with these finishes.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Got Style

MAC Mineralize Glass in Got Style, a mod-toned cool mauve with a frosty finish

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These 13 New Laura Mercier Lip Glace Shades Are Getting Me in the Mood for Spring

Published in: Laura Mercier, Lips, Makeup

Calling all Laura Fans! Be on the lookout for these 13 new Lip Glace shades…

Lots of new Lip Glace lurve over at Laura Mercier right now.

I’m still here in the city, and one of the places I visited a little while ago was the Laura Mercier counter at Neiman Marcus in Union Square, where I spotted these 13 juicy new luscious Lip Glace lipglosses (Lip Glaces?) — all of them recent additions to Laura’s permanent line.

Top row from the left: Chocolate, Garnet, Poppy, Daiquiri, Tulip, Azalea and Cosmic; bottom row: Black Cherry, Orchid, Wildflower, Pink Pop, Nectar and Bare Baby

That colorful display up there stopped me in my tracks.

Now, I know that winters here in the Bay Area are pretty mild compared to winters in other parts of the U.S. and the world…but I don’t care. I’m still completely over it, and these colors are putting me in a warm-weather mood.

I think I squealed a little too loudly at the counter when I was swatching one of the creamy, bold brights. It was Pink Pop. I’ve definitely got my eye on that one, for sure…

And maybe also Daiquiri and Nectar. Those two deserve a happy home in my makeup bag, haha!

Yes, you know me all too well. :)

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A Quick Look at In the Buff, Paradisco and Pink Dune, Three of Tom Ford Beauty’s New Lip Color Sheers

Published in: Lips, Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Beauty spring 2014 Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheers ($49 each)

Kind of a funny story… One of El Hub’s childhood friends is visiting from out of town tonight, and we only had about 2.5 seconds to clean the house (OK, more like 20 minutes) before his flight landed this afternoon.

You know you’re doing an improv cleaning job of your condo when your idea of tidying things up is hiding the telltale indicators that you’re a crazy cat lady (“Don’t forget to hide his outfits.”) and spraying Nest Birchwood Pine Room Spray in every room and hallway. LOL!

I probably should tear myself away from makeup temporarily to socialize… While I do that, here are pics of a few of the new Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheers that came out for spring.

Yeah, these are crazy expensive at $49 each, but it’s T.F., so that price point is business as usual. But if you love sheer, luxurious lipsticks, these might be your dream come true.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheers from the left: In the Buff, Paradisco and Pink Dune

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheers from the left: In the Buff, Paradisco and Pink Dune

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer in Paradisco

Paradisco

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer in Pink Dune

Pink Dune

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer in In the Buff

In the Buff

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer in Pink Dune

Pink Dune

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer in In the Buff

In the Buff

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer in Paradisco

Paradisco

Keep an eye out for these shades, along with the rest of the Lip Color Sheers collection, at Tom Ford counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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