Whatever you do, keep flaky lips far, far away from the LancÃ´me L’Absolu Nu lipsticks ($29).
LancÃ´me’s new lippies come in 16 shiny, translucent shades that look and feel like they were influenced by the delectable $28 Dior Addicts, with a similarly slick, ultra-thin texture.
When I applied a layer of shimmery Coral Sand (the one with silver micro-glitter shown at the top) yesterday morning, I didn’t realize how dry my pucker was at the time, and Coral Sand was not forgiving at all. It latched on to every little flake, emphasizing the facts that 1) I really needed to exfoliate, and 2) I was probably more than a little dehydrated.
But after I scrubbed my lips with Lush Lip Scrub and had a glass of water, L’Absolu looked much better. No more flakes, and my kisser shined like freshly polished jewelry with a slight coral tint.
The strong lip-sticky fragrance, a cross between baby powder and roses, mellows out after about 15 minutes, which is great because that’s right around the time I think it would have gotten annoying, LOL!
I wish L’Absolu Nu’s thin, smooth texture lasted longer than it does, because after about 90 minutes, I’d rubbed most of it away. That’s a bit of a bummer for $29, even though I really like this shade.
PRICE: $29 each
AVAILABILITY: At LancÃ´me stores, counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
I like giraffes butâ€¦
Remember that cute little Kate Spade wallet with the giraffe print I was drooling over a few weeks ago? Well, Kate put the same print on a dress!
Cover yourself in giraffes from head-to-toe with the Two By Two Dana Dress ($325). LOL! Kudos to Kate for being so quirky, but I dunno. Is there a cap on the number of giraffes one can have on her body if she’s older than, say, eight? I fear my max is about three.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!