Perhaps contrary to popular belief, hot tub time machines aren’t the only ways to revisit your youth. Thanks to Tokidoki , there is at least one more way now, and I’m strangely drawn to it.
Did you ever play with those scented markers when you were a kid (I always had to fight the urge to use the strawberry one on my lips!)? Well, Tokidoki’s new Fantastico Lip Inks ($15) are modern day makeup equivalents.
They come in five different shades that all share the same fruity fragrance (they’re unflavored though), which is supposed to be mango, but I think it’s more like fruit punch.
The one I have, matte plum Carnivora, delivers complete coverage with a single layer, and as an added bonus? — it doesn’t dry my lips.
Sadly, the color doesn’t last that long and begins to fade after just 10 minutes (boo!). Worse still, it fades unevenly, with more color lost on my upper lip than lower one.
After 10 minutes
TIP: Make sure your lips are completely bare before applying Fantastico. When I prepped mine with a balm, the color slipped right off! Drier lips retain this stain a lot better.
And the plot thickens… After the first 10 minutes or so, after they’ve lost some of their color, what’s left actually lasts for the rest of the day. Too bad it doesn’t look even, le sigh.
I must say, though, I prefer the MAC Prolongwear Lipstains, but these are just so cute that I think they’re worth a try, especially if you like Tokidoki (I do!). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Since the sun was out today, I went for a quick walk around the neighborhood, tempting fate by skipping my allergy meds… Um, BAD IDEA! I was sneezing up a storm, but Zyrtec is so my BFF right now.
How was the rest of your Tuesday? Any Bigfoot sightings or other news to report?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,