Yeah, I’m turning into *that* girl — the one who applies a glossy lip stain right before bed just to see if it’ll still be there in the morning.
I did it the other night with one of Milani’s new Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stains, and El Hub was like, “Why are you wearing lipstick to bed? Got a hot date?”
“First,” I replied, “it’s not a lipstick. It’s a stain. And second, yes, babe, Tabs and I are going as soon as you fall asleep.”
LOL! As if. Tabs is a total night owl, whereas I’ve usually zonked out by 11. I could never hang…but if I could, I’m sure any of these eight stains could hang with me.
These glossy lip stains are DOPE! They cling to lips like I cling to outdated ’90s references.
So, back to that bedtime test I was talking about, the following morning, I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the coffee pot and saw the stain from the shade I’d applied before bed (07 Mango Tango).
That’s an 8-hour wear time! — assuming you’re just dreaming about RyGos and mumbling in your sleep. Add munchies and meals to the mix, however, and the wear time drops to 4-6.
Still not bad at all, considering that each tube is only $6.49.
I like these. They remind me of YSL Glossy Stains, only not…
I mean, they’re the same idea — they look and feel like shiny glosses but eventually wear down to satin lip stains — big come in totally different packaging.
The YSL Glossy Stains come in a tube with a doe-foot applicator, while the Milani products come in a click pen tube with a brush applicator.
I don’t mind the click pen, in this case, but I’m not exactly crazy about it. I think it’s a little more challenging to use, like to line the edges of my lips, than YSL’s doe foot, in part because it’s difficult to control how much product it applies. I can’t, for example, imagine using it in the passenger seat as we’re driving to the movies.
But the formula itself? Really good. You get a ton of pigment for $6.49, and a little goes a long way.
I think that these also feel slightly thicker, sticker and heavier on my lips than YSL’s Glossy Stains, but they’re still comfy and quite moisturizing.
The faint buttery flavor and scent, I could do without, but it’s not a big whoop — again, considering the price.
I think all of the colors here are fab. I like 05 Macaroon and 08 Creamy Cafe on days when I want more of a nude lip look, and 07 Mango Tango and 04 Pink Lemonade on days when I want to wear something bright.
PRICE: $6.49 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming this February to drugstores (CVS for sure) and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
The English Teacher
I’m reaching my Breaking Bad breaking point, so I Netflixed a cute movie last night called The English Teacher. I wasn’t expecting much because it only gets a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I’ve always liked Julianne Moore, who stars in it, and I figured that if it’s really terrible, I’ll just turn it off.
The movie’s about a small-town high school English teacher (Julianne Moore) and the chaos that ensues when one of her former students, a writer now living in New York, returns to town.
It actually turned out to be much better and funnier than I expected. A good pick if you’re in the mood for something light.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,