One of these days Tabs is going to walk downstairs and find a super sweet, 5-foot 1-inch-tall seedless watermelon sitting in my computer chair.
It’ll have skinny brown arms and hands with long fingers, and flat arches at the bottom of its high-heeled feet.
From behind it Tabs will ask, “Meow?” wondering what happened to his previous assistant, and the watermelon creature will slowly turn toward him in its chair and say, “Tabs, it’s me.”
I’ve eaten so much watermelon over the past month that I just might turn into one.
And if I do, where would that leave Tabs? How would he get his lurvies from a giant watermelon girl? It would be like an episode of The Twilight Zone — the old-school, black-and-white one with Rod Serling. Except with fruit. A cat. And makeup.
Of course, it makes total sense to extend this fruity fantasy into the realm of makeup, right? First, with MAC’s watermelon pink Impassioned lipstick, which we looked at earlier this month, and now with Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Watermelon ($22.50).
With its slick, thin texture and high-gloss finish, EA’s Watermelon reminds me of some of the other stick gloss lipsticks we’ve seen over the past few years.
The Ceramide Ultra Lipsticks are Elizabeth Arden’s recently-released new line of medium-to-full coverage plumping, moisturizing lippies. Available in 18 shades of red, coral, neutral, pink and plum across three finishes in cream, shimmer and pearl, they’re packed with hydrating ingredients that EA claims make lips look fuller and younger.
Do my lips look fuller and younger with it on? Maybe a little? Methinks any noticeable difference in plumpness might be due to a trick of light from the glare.
Good enough for me.
Unscented and unflavored (yep, unflavored), it lasts about four hours on my lips, which isn’t quite as long as Impassioned’s all-day wear time, but it’s still not bad at all.
Both of the watermelon shades we’ve looked at lately have been fun, punchy summertime pinks, but they aren’t completely alike. To my eye, Impassioned has warmer, yellower undertones, while Watermelon has cooler, bluer ones. If you prefer the way you look and feel in cooler-toned lipsticks, Watermelon might be the better fit, but I think both lipsticks look lovely with summery golds, bronzes and teals.
Watermelon’s high-gloss finish and medium coverage feels casual to me, and Impassioned’s creamy, almost matte finish and opaque coverage feels more formal. I can picture Watermelon wanting to be worn with shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops to a picnic on the beach, but Impassioned would wait for the sunset dinner cruise, where it could accessorize a tailored summer dress and strappy heels.
There’s plenty of room in my heart for another watermelon shade, and this Watermelon looks great.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Elizabeth Arden counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Where my Drop Dead Divas at?
With all of the hullabaloo over True Blood on Sunday nights, I almost forgot about Drop Dead Diva!
Thank goodness for DVRs.
I watched the new episode last night (**STOP HERE** if you haven’t seen it yet! **SPOILER ALERT**) and hello! — Vanessa leaving Grayson at the alter? Saw that one from a mile away.
Please tell me you caught the killer smokey eye Jane wore with her wedding outfit. LOVED. IT.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,