Ever dig into your makeup bag and rediscover something you absolutely love but kindasorta just forgot about for a month or two or 12?
I feel ya, dawg. I do it all the time.
This week I made a point of rutting around through my makeup stash to look for buried treasure, and woo-hoo! — I’ve been finding quite a few things, like Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse. Or “Musey” as I like to call her.
A vibrant matte coral red — one of those “stop you in the street” shades like Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 39 — Muse glows brighter than a neon sign.
You might remember its launch last fall as part of the long-wearing Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick line.
With Muse, absolutely, I love the wow factor, but I also like the wear. Seriously, this shade DOES WORK! It decorates my pout for up to 10 hours (!) without weighing down or drying out my lips — traits not easy to find in such a long-wearing lipstick.
But here’s the deal: to help Muse be all it can be, it needs clean, bare lips. And apply just a small amount.
I repeat, apply a small amount on clean, bare lips. One more time for the cheap seats: APPLY A SMALL AMOUNT ON CLEAN, BARE LIPS.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
Pourquoi? Well, the formula contains these fancy-schmansy polymers that only bind to skin that’s free of oils and balms; otherwise, it won’t take.
Also, Muse likes smooth lips. The smoother the better. Whenever I plan to wear it (yes, I plan looks the night before; I know I’m a nerd!), I’ll prep my lips the night before by exfoliating with sugar and olive oil, and then slap on some lip balm before I hit the haaay.
That way, my lips are ready to go the next morning.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,