Friggin’ flakes and dry lips! You’re always messing with my lipstick master plans. Like last week, what was up with that? You knew I wanted to wear MAC Vegas Volt all week long — when in Rome, right? — so what happened? Why you go and do me like that?
The heavy-duty casino air conditioning and parched Nevada desert wreaked havoc on my lips. To make matters worse, I wasn’t drinking nearly enough water.
My lips were flakier than that roommate I had in sophomore year who never paid her share of the telephone bill, and yes, I’m showing my age. Back before everyone had cell phones, people actually used to share a land line.
I know, crazy stuff.
Much as I love Vegas Volt and wanted to wear it nonstop last week in the desert, MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick formula isn’t exactly hydrating. I knew I’d need a lippie with more moisture. Much more, like Le Metier de Beaute’s Color Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Fiji ($32).
Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Fiji
An opaque warm pink with a cream finish, Fiji is one of 26 permanent shades in Le MÃ©tier’s Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick line.
Wear time like whoa!
This was my first rodeo with this particular family of lippies, and based on Fiji, it won’t be my last. Because I love it. It lasts a whopping 4-5 hours and delivers more moisture than a raging river.
It’s all about the
When I think of moisturizing lipsticks, slick and slippery textures that are very thin come to mind, but this one feels thicker on my lips, like a creme or a semi-matte lipstick. I think it helps with the wear time, pushing it past the 2-3 hour mark that’s typical of lipsticks billed as moisturizing.
A modern lip look
My favorite thing about it — next to the color and moisture, of course — is how it fades evenly, gracefully, into a semi-matte stain over the course of the day. I like it. It seems…modern, and I think it’s just plain gorgeous.
Watch out for…
If you happen to pick it up in a store, a word of caution — you might want to open the box and take a close look at it before walking away from the counter. When I opened mine for the first time, I saw that the tip was smooshed, boo!
I hate to knit-pick, but for $32…I don’t want smooshed.
The final word
Other than the smooshing, I love, love, LOVE Fiji. Its long-lasting, moisture-packed opaque formula kept my parched pout happy in the desert for days.
It’s a wonderfully low-maintenance lippie, and now I’ve got the itch to start collecting other colors in the line, you know, because I really need another lipstick in my makeup bag, LOL!
AVAILABILITY: Available now in the permanent collection at Le MÃ©tier de BeautÃ© counters at Neiman Marcus stores, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
The core issue here…
…is that my core is, like, totally non-existent. I’m core-less. I can barely do one sit-up without feeling faint.
Okay, well, it’s not quite that bad, but close.
Have you heard of the Beach Body DVD’s? I’ve been wanting to include some core work in my workouts, and last week, out of the blue, I happened to start chatting with someone who recommended Shaun T’s Beach Body Focus T25 DVD Workout.
It gets pretty good ratings on amazon.com, but it’s $95 (yikes!).
If you’ve ever tried it before, lemme know what you think. I need something to spice up my workouts and spark my motivation again…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,