Dear Karl Lagerfeld,
Look, I get it. I do. I totally understand why you feel so strongly about sweatpants. I feel the same way about wearing pajamas in public.
When I grew up, pajamas were strictly for use at home, and I still hold on to that belief. No one should have to see a grown man wearing red plaid pajamas on a Tuesday afternoon at the mall. I mean, really? You couldn’t spare 10 seconds to put on jeans? Please…
Sweatpants, however, I don’t know… I really love some of mine, and they’re not all bad, Karl. I have a killer pair by Zella that does great things for my bum. Makes me look like I spend all day doing squats with J. Lo and cutting carbs.
Plus, I wouldn’t know what else I’d wear with my L’Oreal Colour Riche Glossy Balms.
Come on, Karl, don’t act like you’re too good for the drugstore. *Snaps in a Z formation.* I’m telling you, I really think you’d like these balms. They have as much pigment as any of the other lippies in my makeup bag and an elegant, soft shine worthy of the House of Chanel.
Now before you shout “blasphemy!” take a look at this packaging. Isn’t it fun? One of those twist-up crayons would look right at home in your black gloved hand. Picture it: you could wave it like a scepter as you bark orders at one of Choupette’s two maids. 🙂
Much to their credit, these playful L’Oreal Glossy Balms ($7.99 each, and available in eight shades) don’t take themselves too seriously, which I think is great. The chubby, twist-up crayons exude fun, and the balms, which are pretty pigmented as far as lip balms are concerned, have a casual, soft shine. The unscented, unflavored, non-sticky formula only lasts about an hour, but that’s typical for a balm. They’re also fairly moisturizing, although I do think think they could stand to be a little more.
If you’re new to these, I suggest starting with pinkish brown Lovely Mocha, a perfect MLBB shade. Find it and the seven other shades now at drugstores, Ulta and online.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
And, yes, these lip balms look completely casual. Totally playful and laid back. Ideal for lazy Sunday afternoons filled with French fries and vanilla shakes. In the land o’ lip products, they’re like the sweatpants, and I like them very much.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Karl, I really do appreciate you reminding me to never give up — both with my endeavors and in fashion. If you ever feel inclined to create a wardrobe of custom couture Chanel for me, I won’t stop you. Just please remember to include several Chanel bags, ’cause sista likes to accessorize. 🙂
P.P.S. Please send my regards to Choupette, and Tabs says bonjour.