Lowkey obsessed –
1. To be secretly in the early, heady stages of infatuation with something or someone, the stage when you can’t stop thinking about said thing or person.
2. The feeling you get when you’re ready to tell the world about the new favorite thing you just discovered
3. The instant passion you feel for a new product you love that you need to incorporate into your arsenal ASAP.
4. A new hopefully-regular series where I tell you all about the awesome new thing I just tried, but haven’t road tested forever just yet.
(inspired by BBJ’s Fictionary and Urban Dictionary!)
Rare is the day that I try a product and become inspired to begin a whole new blog series, bellas. And yet here I am once again. The last time it happened, I started the You Deserve category (and the product that inspired it? Votre Vu Duette Luxe).
The product that inspired Lowkey Obsessed? It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush. I am in LOVE with Je Ne Sais Quoi.
It is so moisturizing, so pretty, so what I didn’t even know I needed. For bellas like me, who may have two or even three-toned lips, it could be the perfect pretty shiny pink you never thought existed.
See my before on the left and after on the right. As you can see, my lips without pencil or color are kind of like a red grape – not consistently one color. This is a subtle, shiny, wearable, super moisturizing lippie – in terms of texture and appearance I’d compare it to Votre Vu Champagne Kisses, one of my favorite lip balms EVER. It’s even more emoillient than Chapstick or Softlips or Burt’s Bees. And it gives your lips a subtle flush of sheer pink that conforms to your lip color. Check it out.
So perfect for summer, n’est ce pas?
It Cosmetics is a really intriguing new product line – the creators reportedly “work with leading plastic surgeons to infuse the latest anti-aging technology into their high-performance color cosmetics.” Their products are intended to improve as well as beautify the skin, and they’ve been written about in more magazines than you can shake a stick at, even though you may not have heard of them or know their products by name just yet. Their products are on sale on QVC and everything I’ve been lucky enough to try so far has been pretty awesome.
The pink flush of Je Ne Sais Quoi delighted me the MOST, though. Most pink lipsticks have the effect of highlighting the discoloration of my lips, or revealing how chapped they are with opaque color that cakes in the cracks. But not this. It’s just sheer, supremely moisturizing lip shine that looks sheer or clear in the tube, but has this delightfully flattering effect. And when the shine fades, your lips retain a rosy glow. I’d LOVE to see my dark skinned bellas who have struggled to find a pink lippie try this and let me know your thoughts. I hope it’d work for everyone as well as it works for me!
Let me stop rambling and let them explain:
What is it: Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain takes the place of your lipstick, anti-aging conditioning lip balm, ultra-hydrating lip gloss, and your lip stain! This truly innovative formula contains Hydra-Luxe Technology including ingredients such as plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter, aloe, and jojoba that all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips. It minimizes the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles. Plus, this lip flush is packed with anti-oxidants including acai, green tea, white tea, and vitamins A, C, and E to fight free-radical attack.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants a naturally pretty flush of color for their lips! It’s also for anyone who wants ultra-hydrated and conditioned lips.
Why is it different: Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain is developed to give that long-wear flush of naturally pretty color, the anti-aging hydration of a super-luxe treatment lip balm, and the infusion of a powerful stain that doesn’t dry out your lips. Plum oil, cherry oil, and a power-packed formula of anti-aging and good-for-you ingredients drench your lips with hydration. Works on all skin tones.
How do I use it: Apply directly from the tube for a sheer, naturally pretty flush of color that lasts.
AND this comes in two more colors I’m officially now dying to try!
Look, I wore a pink top (vintage Lane Bryant) and took a sip of my morning veggie juice to give you a comparison in pinkness. Oooh and my druzy earrings are by Nina Nguyen. Love her stuff!
Please excuse these raggely brows, I’ll be getting them take care of this week!
For this look I tried to come up with something SUPER simple and easy to wear, in colors that are office friendly or even appropriate for someone younger. What did I use to get this look?
– Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette – mostly Bootycall, Chopper and Snakebite.
– Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes pencil in Gypsy
– Benefit They’re Real mascara
– Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation in medium/dark
Is this the pink lip color of your dreams? What products are you lowkey obsessed with these days?
Products provided for consideration but opinions are all mine, baby!