Just how pigmented is vibrant orange Sula Beauty Lipstick in Awake Till Sunrise ($8)? Well, if I were ever going to scribble a note on a bathroom mirror with a tube of lipstick, I’d use it, because “YOU’RE MINE FOREVER!!” scrawled on a mirror in sheer baby pink just doesn’t have the same impact.
This — THIS! — is what I’ve been hoping for from the Sula Beauty line. Creamy reddish coral Awake Till Sunrise totally hits it out of the park (think MAC Hibiscus), and I wouldn’t be surprised if it and the other lipsticks in the line skipped right past “Go” on their way to the Drugstore Makeup Hall of Fame.
Not only did Sula peg the price at a reasonable $8, they omitted the parabens and phthalates, refrained from testing on animals and loaded this particular shade with so much pigment that it could easily pass for department store.
Awake Till Sunrise even feels more expensive than it is, with its creamy, moisturizing and slightly thick texture. For a minute there, I almost forgot it wasn’t a Chanel Rouge Coco.
Sula also decided to leave out any added scents and flavors, choosing instead to focus on the product’s appearance and texture.
Wear time is the only area in which I’d call Awake Till Sunrise average, and considering the color and price, I’m cool with that. As long as I’m not eating or drinking anything, it’ll last about four hours on my lips, but as soon as I take a drink or a bite of something, it gets up and leaves. In other words, if you’re looking for a lipstick that you can apply once in the morning and not worry about for the rest of the day, this might not be it.
Other than pretty typical wear time for a lipstick, Awake Till Sunrise shines like a drugstore gem, and I can’t wait to wear it with a cat eye liner look (and to try some of the other shades).
PRICE: $8 each (eight shades to choose from)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
All Quiet on the Novato Front
It was eerily quiet this morning when Tabs and I stepped outside for our walk… I’d forgotten that school was back in session, and all of the kids in the neighborhood have gone back to class.
Oh, well. I’m still in deep denial about summer being almost over. I feel totally unprepared to face another winter (or even fall), and I keep trying to remind myself that fall also means I get to wear boots again, which I love. I’ve been looking for a pair that’ll go over my knee, even though I suspect I’ll look like a tiny little pirate with ’em on.
Eh, life is short, right? Might as well wear the crazy pirate boots while I can.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,