The last time I was surrounded by this much nudity was last year’s Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, ba-dum bum!
Ha, I jest.
Well…not really. And that was a little more jarring than the nudity I’m talking about today.
Really, though, when a dude jogs past you in nothing but tennies and a fanny pack at the crack (no pun intended) of dawn, it’s a lot to take in before your first cup of coffee.
But I digress…
These new Femme Nude Lip Stylos by Hourglass ($30 each) are a joy to play with, partly because there are so many different ways a nude lip can go wrong, and this new collection of twist-up, retractable lip pencils gets it right.
Hourglass envisioned all six Stylos working together as part of a wardrobe of nudes — nudes for minimal makeup days, nudes for when you’re feeling artsy-fartsy, and nudes for when you have a hankering for something nude and slightly dramatic.
A satin finish gives lips a sheen while ingredients like vitamin E nourish and protect yo’ pout from the elements.
The 411 on the new Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylos…
- These feel like feathers on my lips, and sometimes I completely forget I’m wearing ’em.
- They have an unscented, unflavored formula, but my basset hound-like sense of smell detects a whiff of something waxy right when they’re applied; it fades quickly, though.
- They have a fairly limited wear time. I get about two hours of regular wear out of them if I’m sipping water or tea. Three if I’m being extra careful, not eating or drinking anything or blowing kisses at Ryan Gosling pics on my computer screen.
- They have a lurvely satin finish. I think the sheen gives ’em some kick.
- Opacity like whoa! Even the lightest shades, if you build them up, completely block out my natural lip color, and they do it without appearing patchy or uneven…as long as I pat the product down with a finger or press my lips together to help the lipstick settle.
Yep, these are cool — like really lightweight semi-matte lipsticks, and I think they look phenomenal with smokey eyes, especially when you layer a pink or peach gloss on top (I like MAC’s Fulfilled Plushglass, and it works with all six shades).
But really, unless you’re a makeup artist, chances are you’ll only need maybe one or two of these, since the differences between the shades are so subtle.
I don’t think you can go wrong with Nos. 4, 5 or 6. They’re the smoothest of the bunch and the easiest to wear.
PRICE: $30 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Hourglass counters ad Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B/B+ (considering the price, I do wish they lasted longer)
It’s been real.
I hope your day was filled with kitty hugs and kisses. Today I’ve been getting in as much tabby time as possible, since I won’t be seeing him for a week after Tuesday…except for Skype and Face Time video chat, of course. Tabs insists on face-to-face morning meetings.
What are you up to? Doing anything fun tonight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,