The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of our all-time favorite permanent collection products.
You know when you’re standing in the middle of Sephora, carrying as much as you can possibly carry in your paws, but you see one more coral lipstick that makes your eyes light up, and you think, “Oh, boy, I dunno… I’ve already got too much. Do I really need another coral lipstick??”
GIRL. The answer is yes. The answer is always yes. 🙂
I keep finding myself reaching for Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Explorer on my lady dates lately. It’s a soft pinkish coral. It’s not a super bright orange-y coral, so it doesn’t go into costume/vintage territory…which can be a totally kick-@ss look, for sure, but I have to be in the mood for it.
I think it’s an awesome everyday neutral.
The Girl Lip Stylos are $32 each, so they’re definitely on the expensive side, but if you have dry lips (which I do!), or, if you can’t stand it when your lipstick breaks up or gets patchy or latches on to your flakes, or if you just like easy-to-apply, low-maintenance lipsticks that you can throw on anywhere, even while you’re crossing Market Street in SF, which I totally did last weekend, they’re beyond great!
Creamy and oh, so hydrating, they feel fantastic on my lips (they’re unflavored and unscented, by the way), and they last about three hours.
Oh, and get this: even though I’ve owned Explorer for months and have worn it dozens of times, the pencil tip hasn’t flattened. It’s still pointy! I don’t know what kind of makeup voodoo is at work, but whatever Hourglass did, something is keeping the tip pointy.
By the way, if you have the BECCA X Chrissy Teigan Palette, you absolutely need Explorer! YES, YOU NEED IT. The two make beautiful music together.
OK, I thought this was funny. When my friend Jen asked what I’ve been doing to exercise these days, I told her about those HIIT classes I go to twice a week and said they were both wonderful and terrible at the same time, to which she said, “That sounds like something you’d say.”
Haha! It’s so true, though. I’d rather have a brutal workout than a boring one.
Anyway, I wore the new Senita workout shorts I bought last week (they’re the ones with the compression layer under the actual shorts). Thankfully, my booty cheeks didn’t flash anyone when I was doing burpies, yay!
At least I don’t think they did… Hmm…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,