My favorite part of last weekend? When El Hub knocked on my office door to invite me on an impromptu picnic.
Mind you, the picnic itself was great, but immediately before El Hub knocked on my door, I was feeling a little blue… The picnic was a perfect opportunity to not only spend some quality time with him but also with Honeysuckle, a new spring shade in Jouer’s line of $20 multitasking cream Tints for cheeks and lips.
Naturally, a picnic with your sweetie is infinitely better when you’re wearing peach blush and lipstick to go with your sandwiches, chips and lemonade.
I was crunching numbers (taxes, bluh) when I heard a tap-tap-tapping on my door…
One look at my sad face and bleary eyes told El Hub all he needed to know.
“You wanna go on a picnic?” he said, stepping over Tabs, who was sprawled in front of the doorway like a 20-pound kitty gatekeeper. “You, me, sandwiches from Whole Foods and a nice patch of grass? Come on, let’s go. Can you be ready in five minutes?”
He handed me a glass of water he was holding and an allergy pill. “Here, take this, Bubble Girl.”
This time of year, I’m allergic to everything, so I chugged it down. He grabbed the glass and turned to leave.
“Five minutes isn’t enough,” I said after him.
He bounded down the stairs and hollered back, “Now it’s only four minutes!”
Sh*t. Four minutes?? I kicked into fast-and-furious makeup overdrive, rubbing a few dots of tinted moisturizer on my cheeks and chin, patting concealer under my eyes, brushing a bit of eye shadow into my brows and curling my lashes.
A minute left on the clock, but I felt like something was still missing…
I looked around the room and noticed Tabs rolling on his back, blinking with sleepy eyes. My pan of Jouer Honeysuckle was half buried beneath his tum.
Seriously, dude. I will never understand how or why this cat enjoys stealing and sleeping on makeup. It’s just the weirdest thing. I guess it’s good that Jouer housed the 0.07-ounce pan of Honeysuckle in a sturdy brown compact, because not only can it withstand jostling around in my makeup bag, it can also withstand the power of a portly XXXL tabby.
After liberating the compact from Tabs’ voluptuous girth, I pried it open with my fingers, and swept and blended Honeysuckle’s sheer, lightweight cream formula on my cheeks and lips.
Purrfect. The semi-matte peach was exactly the kind of casual color I needed for an improv picnic and the rest of the day after, since it lasts 5-6 hours on my dry cheeks, and about an hour on my lips.
Ding-ding-ding! My five minutes were up. One more quick glance in the mirror and a smile. The extra color on my cheeks and lips was exactly what I needed/wanted — a naturally flushed, low-key look for an afternoon outside with mah boo.
Hmm… I bet Honeysuckle would look great with a bronze or gold smokey eye, I thought to myself as I hopped down the stairs. Maybe I’ll try that later, when I hopefully have a little more time to get ready.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Jouer counters inside Nordstrom and Henri Bendel stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (I’d love a longer wear time on my lips)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,