I’ve been glued to glosses for at least the past decade (give or take a year or two). Yup, I’m a gloss girl — the gal in the group who’ll whip out her makeup bag to touch up after lunch at the table, and then spend five minutes sifting through handfuls of tubes to find the perfect shiny shade while everyone else sips coffee.
What can I say? I like gloss. I think it makes my lips look fuller, and I even feel a little younger when I wear it, too.
Ah, but Buxom’s new line of unscented, unflavored Full-Bodied Lipsticks is currently threatening to turn me into a full-time lipstick lady. When I wear one of these 10 creamy, satin-finish shades, each one of them loaded with hydrating hyaluronic spheres, my pout does appear a little plumper (no sting or tingling sensation, though) — like I’ve been locking lips with someone at work in the supply closet — and it stays that way from 4-5 hours (or until my next meal).
Listen, I still lurves me some gloss (as evidenced by the 10 tubes residing in my Kate Spade purse), and if you ever see me without it for more than a few days, please just assume that aliens have taken over my body.
But when I catch a glance of myself in the mirror wearing one of these fully opaque Full-Bodied Lipsticks, well, I still feel like a pouty-lipped gloss girl…but one who no longer shops in the Juniors section (or at least doesn’t very often) and has put away all (okay, most) of her surf t-shirts for good.
PRICE: $21 each for a 0.13-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now in 10 shades at Sephora stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (my favorites are the brights and neutrals; on me the paler shades apply a tad patchy)
Speaking of aliens occupying human bodies, I went to watch The Host last weekend and didn’t totally hate it.
It only got an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, so I wasn’t expecting much. Yes, it does slow way down in parts, and some things in it don’t make any sense at all — and yeah, it’s a little cheesy… Okay, a lot cheesy (hey, it’s a Stephenie Meyer story), but as far as sci-fi movies go, not bad.
I thought Saoirse Ronan, the actress who plays the main character, did a really great job.
I definitely liked the book more than the movie — I bawled my eyes out at the end of the book — but it’s worth the price of admission if you’re a sci-fi fan.
Okay, Tabs is giving me the sneaky side eye, so I better take him out for his walk. Be back soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,