What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites.
Burnt Spice… That name always cracks me up. I picture the (hopefully it didn’t actually happen, and if it did, I’m sorry) rejected member of the Spice Girls who got cut at the last minute and therefore did not experience worldwide fame and fortune. She still holds a grudge against Baby, Sporty, Scary, Posh and Ginger…
Matte rosy brown Burnt Spice MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour adds just enough color to my face without overwhelming whatever else is going on, and it superbly complements smoky and winged eye looks IMO. And bright blush.
It reads as a nude on my NC42 skin #nudelipsforlife #nudelipsforever and may look more lusciously brown and dramatic if you’re a lighter lass.
MAC’s liquid lipsticks are some of my favorites out there because they don’t make my lips peel or crack. I thought I was the only person who was all about them for that reason, but nope! I was texting with my friend Jen, who’s really not even a hardcore makeup person like you and I are, a few weeks ago, and she said that she loves Topped With Brandy. The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours are the only liquid lipstick formula that doesn’t dry out her lips, and I was like, “Me, too!” And when a liquid lipstick formula can ignite zeh passion in someone who’s only marginally interested in makeup, you know it’s good.
That was my long-winded way of saying it isn’t drying. ?
It’s all of the good things an outstanding liquid lipstick should be — smooth, opaque, swoon-worthy, pigmented, long-lasting, and easy to apply with the applicator.
I wore it today and made a mental note after I finished a cup of coffee and had a huge handful of Trader Joe’s Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks that it was still going strong! And it was still going strong three hours later. And it still looked perfect.
If you ever find the formula settling into your horizontal lip lines, there’s an easy way to fix that.
Then, with your lips stretched out, pat the lipstick down with your finger until it looks smooth again.
If the settling thing keeps happening, though, try using less, because you probably only need to use a little of this formula.
I love Burnt Spice all by its lonesome, but I think it’s also super pretty underneath pink or peach glosses. Baby Sparks Dazzleglass is my favorite topper at the moment.
It’s a gem in the permanent line, and you’ve gotta check it out if you’re a nude lip lover.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,