Guess who’s back in the Yay Areaaa!
Yup, when I got back from Hourglass Cosmetics headquarters in Venice Beach this afternoon, I arrived home to find a furrious feline employer demanding immediate lurvies.
Tabs didn’t even ask how the trip went! — not even after a deep-tissue scruff massage and 10 minutes of rigorous chin and jaw scratching.
If he’d asked, I would’ve told him all about the epic coral lip combo I discovered last night (more on this in a sec) while learning about the new Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo line at the company’s offices.
The line of recently released full-coverage twist-up retractable lip pencils comes in six nude shades (a nude for every mood) for $30 each, available now on sephora.com and hourglass.com, and coming to Sephora and Barneys New York stores in mid-August.
In case you were wondering, yes, I think these would go quite well with smokey eyes and grocery shopping (Trader Joe’s, anyone?).
I’ll be putting ’em through their paces for a couple days before reporting back to you, but so far, so good (fingers crossed).
And then there’s that epic coral lip combo I mentioned.
Just thinking about it makes my heart flutter…
Here’s what happened: when I walked into the Hourglass offices last night, I was wearing Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick in Muse, a bright reddish coral that by itself looks pretty darned striking, but while I was there, one of the Hourglass makeup artists touched up my makeup and showed me a couple of cool tricks.
She also patted a bit of Illusion Tinted Moisturizer ($55; my shade’s Warm Beige) under my eyes and around my mouth to downplay my fine lines.
And it worked pretty well! I’ll definitely be adding this one to my repertoire for a while.
Oh, but the lips? She took ’em to new heights by adding a layer of Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss in Nectar ($28), a bright creamy coral, on top of the Muse Opaque Rouge Lipstick ($28) I was already wearing.
All night long (or rather, until I conked out in my hotel room at 10:30), people kept stopping to ask me what I was wearing on my lips. If you like bright, shiny coral lips that last, you’ve gotta try the Muse/Nectar combo, ASAP!
In other news…I’m pooped. Even quick one-day trips are exhausting.
But I’ll be home all next week, and I’m looking forward to it. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about that.
Have a good night, okay? See you very soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,