Wearing Too Faced La Crème in Juicy Melons
Between the cooking, cat walking, housecleaning, crying and quiet rumination I did last weekend, I also…
1. Got a massage
After two days inside, I had to get out of the house, so I finally used the spa gift card I’d been saving since Christmas to get a deep-tissue massage.
And I learned a valuable lesson that day about massage technicians formerly employed by professional football teams — that it’s not a good idea to tell one, “Gimme all ya got! I have a high tolerance for pain.”
Unless, of course, you really, really do.
2. Posed with The Biebs
No, seriously! He was at Macy’s. There he was, standing perfectly still by a display for his new fragrance, Girlfriend, so I just walked up, whipped out my iPhone, and click!
Which reminds me: Dear Justin, while I have absolutely no desire to wear this or any scent designed by a teenage boy, your display cutouts? — awesome.
3. Hardly wore any makeup at all
Heck, I barely had the wherewithal to fill in my brows, which for me is something tantamount to breathing, or wearing underwear, or eating on a regular basis.
Tabs did not approve.
He kept sending me passive aggressive texts about my wayward workplace appearance with excerpts from his new book, Tabs the Cat on Style: Everything You Need to Know to Live a Fashionable Life, like this little nugget: “A full-coverage lip color in a classic, elegant shade will do wonders for your look.”
Today is actually the first day in a week that he hasn’t given me the above “evil eye,” and I think it has something to do with these new Too Faced La Crème lip creams ($21 each), which are basically super soft lipsticks packed with pigment and shine.
All 16 of the moisturizing morsels in the completely new product line contain lotus flower extract and peptides (fancy!) to help keep lips smooth and firm. The wide range of nudes, spices, pinks and reds makes it easy to find a color to coordinate with your outfit.
And because the colors are so saturated, soft and smooth, not only can I skip wearing them with a lip liner, but I also only need one layer for opaque, even coverage.
They’re just easy to use. They don’t even settle into my fine lines or bleed beyond my natural lip line.
From the left: Naughty Nude, Naked Dolly, Nude Beach and In the Buff
Spice Spice Baby, Cinnamon Kiss, Honey Bear and Sweet Maple
Marshmallow Bunny, Razzle Dazzle Rose, Juicy Melons and Fuchsia Shock
Juicy Melons is probably my favorite. I love how the hint of orange works with a tan, but Fuchsia Shock and Coral Fire also behave well on bronzed skin.
I Want Candy, Coral Fire, Stiletto Red and Divine Wine
Swatches from the left: Naughty Nude, Naked Dolly, Nude Beach, In the Buff, Spice Spice Baby, Cinnamon Kiss, Honey Bear and Sweet Maple
Marshmallow Bunny, Razzle Dazzle Rose, Juicy Melons, Fuchsia Shock, I Want Candy, Coral Fire, Stiletto Red and Divine Wine
Razzle Dazzle Rose
I Want Candy
I think these borrow inspiration from Benefit, specifically Benefit’s Silky-Finish Lipsticks, which seem a lot like these but feel a little thinner to me.
As for how long these last on my lips, I get between 3-4 hours, assuming I’m just chillin’ at my desk and not eating or drinking, which isn’t altogether good or bad.
While they’re unflavored, they do have a faint licorice-like scent that fades after about 5 minutes. They don’t, however, contain parabens or mineral oil.
Oh, I have noticed that these appear to be temperature sensitive. They melt easier than many lipsticks do, which is just to say that you might want to be careful where you keep them if you live somewhere very hot (I’ve been thinking about keeping them in the fridge).
PRICE: $21 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora and Ulta stores, and online at toofaced.com
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