Wearing bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Spark Plug
Please note that if The Hunger Games movie ends up being a dud, you will find me holding a pitchfork and torch and leading an angry mob in the movie theater parking lot.
(I just got tickets for Friday’s midnight show!)
I can still remember when the only people talking about this series were 12 years old. Wait — except for me. Young adult science fiction with a bad@ss heroine? Totally my thing.
I’ll be rocking the China Glaze Capitol Colours to the show, of course, but I haven’t decided on the rest of my makeup for the night. Maybe just a simple, Cinna-inspired gold liner along my upper lash line (LOVE YOU, CINNA!).
Photo credit: seattlepi.com
For my lips? Hmm… I’d love to make a statement, but for this, the purple pout I wore for the Sex and the City midnight show doesn’t feel quite right.
And I see myself having more in common with the residents of the Seam than the green-skinned, gold-tattooed girls of the Capitol. Purple lips don’t exactly scream “District 12.”
No. I should go bare, or almost bare. Maybe with something sheer and shiny, like one of the 10 new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipglosses ($18 each).
I like how the colors in this line of lightly mint-flavored and scented long-wearing glosses have such powerful names. They remind me of many of my favorite Hunger Games characters, like Risk Taker (a chocolate shimmer), Trail Blazer (a nude gold) and Maverick (a rosewood shimmer) to describe Katniss. Smooth Talker (a golden pink) — now that could describe Peeta; and Rebel (a pink mauve) — perhaps Gale?
Gotta love any collision of literature and lipgloss, even when they’re (probably) unintentional.
Here’s a closer look at four of the 10 shades, all of which lightly tingle and are supposed to have a subtle plumping effect. Per usual, I don’t really see a difference in the size of my lips with ‘em on, but I rarely do with products that allegedly plump.
At least I know these glosses will shine through the movie. I’ve been getting about four hours from them, and they should withstand a big bucket of popcorn (I know this because I wore Spark Plug to see 21 Jump Street last Friday).
From the left: Risk Taker, Party Starter, Spark Plug and Show Off
I like the thick, sticky texture of these and also dig the angled applicator tip, which kind of molds to the contours of my lips. Another thing I like? These are moisturizing enough that I don’t feel like I need to start with a layer of lip balm underneath.
All told, I’m impressed. Good job, bareMinerals. One might even say Marvelous.
PRICE: $18 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope your Monday went off without a hitch. No complaints out here. Well, except for Tabs… He was pretty salty about that thing this morning with the closet. Sucks when you can’t open doors.