Sheer lippies are sure having a moment right now, aren’t they? Drugstores have been downright brimming with ’em lately. Especially moisturizing ones like the Maybelline Baby Lips and Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters. I must spot a new sheer lipstick, gloss or balm at the drugstore every time I visit.
L’Oreal is even getting in on the game with a new line of unflavored, unscented, super sheer hydrating balms with SPF.
Available in eight non-sticky, barely there colors for $7.99 each, the new Colour Riche Balms deliver luminous lips with a tinge of tint and SPF 15.
And they are loaded with moisture. I mean gallons of it! According to L’Oreal, they’re supposed to keep lips quenched for a full eight hours.
Now, I don’t know about eight hours…but after switching back and forth between Caring Coral and Pink Satin both days last weekend, my lips feel great. They haven’t been this smooth and soft since the beginning of winter.
The Colour Riche Balms remind me of the Revlon Lip Butters, which I think pack a little more pigment, but I prefer the texture of these. They seem — I don’t know — more elegant? And slightly slicker and smoother, almost like Dior’s $28 Addict Lipsticks.
Caring Coral on the left and Pink Satin on the right
I guess if I had to fault these for something, it would be wear time. I wish they lasted a little longer because I feel like I’m always whipping one out to reapply (every 1-2 hours). No biggie, though. As sheer as they are, they’re a cinch to apply without a mirror.
And really, they aren’t advertised as long-wearing products, so I can’t be too surprised or disappointed. But on the off chance that someone over at L’Oreal happens to be reading…if y’all can improve the wear time a tad, I think we’d have a new entrant in the drugstore beauty Hall of Fame.
PRICE: $7.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
The Friskies Plus Playhouse (and reality TV show kitties!)
Aw, man! I wish I’d heard about this sooner. Picture this: Big Brother for cats.
Photo via All Facebook
From now through February 19, Facebook users can tune in to the Friskies Facebook page from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time to watch 10 cats frolic and play in the Friskies Plus Playhouse.
And the Playhouse is all decked out! There’s an aquarium (which is like cat television), kitten-friendly games and toys, climbing areas and remote control cameras that viewers can operate to “play” with the cats in real-time.
Tabs says he’s satisfied with his current living arrangements, but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind a visit to the Friskies Plus Playhouse.
And he has to be at least a little jealous, what with all of the airtime these cats are getting. I’ve been getting texts from his agent all afternoon pitching ideas for reality TV shows. Hmm…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,