My lip gloss obsession has been well documented, and I thought I was almost hitting the tipping point. I just haven’t been blown away by the selection on store shelves these days. I still browse the beauty aisle at the drug store like I always do, but no lip gloss has made me want to give it a second glance (much less purchase it) recently. Silly me — apparently I didn’t realize I’d been waiting for a new breakthrough in the world of glossy lips. Bellas, the future is now!
Lo and behold — the Rimmel Light Beam Lip Gloss. Cue a chorus of angels.
This is a sheer, tinted gloss that gives your lips a subtle spladazzle of color. The color I have, Spotlight, is a fresh and bright pink that doesn’t overwhelm. It’s just glossy and bright and I love, love, love it. AND it tastes like candy!
It’s ALL about the packaging — the gloss features a mirror and an internal super bright LED light that illuminates your lips and the tip of the lip gloss. Bust this out at the club and everyone will want to ask you about it. Seriously, every woman I’ve shown this to regresses into an excitable teenager state when they see it. “Ooh! What is that? That is SO COOL!” The next lip gloss to come out on the market will have to go the extra mile to impress me now. I’d need to see a lip gloss/penknife/wine bottle corkscrew combo next.
But a friendly word of advice — as excited as you might be, don’t try to show your man what your cool new lip gloss can do while you’re driving on the highway at night. You just might blind him and maybe you’ll get in a fight about it, and… it’s just not a good idea. Trust. You can get it for $10.99 at Ulta.
In other futuristic beauty product news… I wanted to try that new Smashbox O-Glow stuff since I read Lianne’s review on The Makeup Girl Blog. This new gel blush squeezes out clear, then reacts to your skin to give you a natural, healthy flush thanks to a Goji Berry-C Complexâ„¢. Plus it’s got antioxidants like pomegranate seed oil and marine plankton, yadda yadda yadda. But does it work?
Unwilling to shell out $26 for a blush that might not work for me — I scored a Sephora sample. It freaked me out that the stuff turned bright pink on my fingertip, but it dulled to a reddish glow on my cheeks. By the time I blended it, I could hardly tell I was wearing blush! It really blends in and gives a subtle color. But for $26? Meh. Not so much. Maybe I just tried the wrong one. Apparently, there’s O-Glows for deep/dark skin, too. I’ll keep you all posted if I come across a freebie, or an extra $30 to splurge at Sephora.
And speaking of the homegirl Lianne, to celebrate a blogging milestone — 150,000 page views! — she’s hosting a fabulous MAC Cosmetics giveaway! Enter now to win MAC’s newest collection, Blue Storm. Contest closes on Friday. Congrats, Lianne! Here’s to 150,000 more!