Wearing Radiant Lipgloss from Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout
Er, can you guess who’s been listening to Eric B. & Rakim?
I’m still auditioning songs for The Ultimate ’90s Hip Hop Playlist (keep those recs coming!), and today, while listening to Don’t Sweat the Technique and swatching the new Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout ($29), it hit me — this hip hop classic kinda reminds me of this limited edition holiday kit.
Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout Lipglosses from left: Luster, Candid, Baby Pout, Ecstasy, Divine and Radiant
From left: Luster, Candid, Baby Pout, Ecstasy, Divine and Radiant
Have you ever tried putting on an opaque, bright gloss without a mirror? It’s hard, right? It requires sweating over one’s lipgloss technique, so to speak. You gotta get the color even and if it goes beyond your natural lip line you look all kinds of crazyâ€¦ Yes, I’ve totally done this before, and it’s not cute.
But with the glosses in Wish For The Perfect Pout, it’s all gravy, as Tabs would say. The six shimmery shades go on with different degrees of sheerness, so if I accidentally apply too much, the contrast doesn’t look as stark as it would with a full-coverage gloss. Shoot, I could probably put these glosses on while doing the butterfly (remember that dance?) and still come out looking semi-sane. Don’t sweat the technique, indeed.
Luster, Candid and Baby Pout apply with the least amount of pigment; Ecstasy, Divine and Radiant (LOVE!) the most. They all have a light vanilla scent and flavor, a medium-weight thickness and a non-sticky texture.
Check out the colors below let me know if anything moves ya.
Do you like your glosses sheer, like these? Or do you prefer more pigmented colors? Let me know in the comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,