i love a good lip crayon. super easy to carry, a cinch to apply without a mirror and thanks to the narrower point, you get beautifully defined lips along with gorgeous color. pigment is often richer and more true to the product than with traditional lipstick, too. basically, it’s the ultimate in fuss-free beauty so it’s no wonder that i’ve got them coming out of my ears in all shades and brand names. but, something wonderful has happened to the lip crayon lately: it’s gone glossy! now my favorite way to apply lip color comes in a slicker, shiny finish that adds an element of sophistication to the plain old lip crayon. i’ve been stocking up on them and i’ve currently got five on constant rotation:
i met marissa a couple of weeks ago when she and her team were sweet enough to treat me and several other bloggers to an insanely delicious tasting menu at brasserie beck before the gilt warehouse sale. marissa is a doll and she is flawlessly stunning. we instantly got to chatting about beauty, so when she expressed interest in sharing her #lipbomb, i jumped at the chance to feature her. marissa’s lip bomb is im-pressive! this lady totes a lot of lip product in her bag on the daily and she clearly plays favorites, carrying multiple products from nars and bobbi brown. i’ve got my eye on the baby benetint and the mentha lip shine – looks i’ll be making a couple of additions to my #lipbomb thanks to marissa!
if you want to see your lip bomb in the glossarie,
send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org
trish mcevoy’s beauty booster tinted moisturizer is my favorite skin perfecter of the moment. it feels cool and smooth going on after my moisturizer, glides over my skin and has just the right amount of coverage to it. the formula isn’t too heavy or sheer, easily hiding imperfections and bringing out the best in my skin.
you can apply with your fingertips (i’ve been using my favorite brush) and along with the benefits like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, you also get spf 20 which coincides perfectly with my ‘wear spf everyday’ resolution. after it’s applied, it feels as though i’ve got nothing on but my face looks almost airbrushed, it’s so flawless.
if you suffer from dry winter skin, but like to keep things matte throughout the day this is an excellent option for you. i know it’s not the most wallet-friendly choice, but it might be worth the investment for your face to feel comfortable and look beautiful in the extreme weather.
the allure contest winner was announced yesterday and the grand prize went to shannon of gloss & dirt. i just wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for all of your time spent voting (so much voting! no more captcha codes :)), tweeting, and facebook sharing the contest over the last five weeks. i really appreciate all of the support and i truly feel the love.
i had a blast being a part of the contest and i’m still completely thrilled that allure took notice of me and the glossarie. i adore writing this blog and having you as my readers makes me feel so lucky! i wanted to do a little something for all of you, so i tapped into the glossarie archives and chose some amazing products for a crazy fun giveaway.
any and all of the above are up for grabs! to enter, just leave a comment below (please be sure to include your email address, open to u.s. residents only) with the product you would like to win. you may enter multiple times, but please only once per product. the giveaway closes next thursday, june 7th at midnight your time, and i will announce all of the winners next friday!
i hope you have a fabulous weekend. i’ll be back + blogging for birchbox all next week!
when the super sweet justine of ‘short is the new black’ asked me to be a part of her ‘what’s in her bag?’ series, i was more than happy to oblige. the beauty blogosphere is such a wonderful place when you get to meet and share audiences with someone like miss justine. i hope you’ll click on over to her little spot on the web and take a peek at my dailies. wait until you see just how shockingly simple my beauty routine really is!
i’m a freak for organization. the container store is like disney world to me and i love purchasing things to put other things inside of. boxes, bags, mugs, bowls, vases. it’s an obsession. but, combine this obsession with a love for beauty products and a new blog series is born! welcome to a little column that i’m calling “keep it pretty.”
i love to see how people store and display their beauty products and the blogosphere is a treasure trove of inspiration. i’m looking forward to sharing gorgeous beauty vignettes and how to recreate them, my own little storage and display solutions, and those of other bloggers who i just can’t get enough of.
to kick things off, i’m featuring one of my favorite ways to store things around my condo – anthropologie’s monogrammed mugs. i’ve found about one hundred uses for these since they popped up in store, including making some of my daily products a home inside an “L” that sits on my bathroom shelf.
did i tell you i stopped wearing mascara on my bottom lashes? breaking news, i know, but it makes me look so much fresher and more awake. super dark bottom lashes (that always smudge, it does not matter what i do) were starting to make my eyes look smaller and a little tired, so i quit. alas, now my top lashes are doubly more important.
want to know what’s on ‘em?
this trish mascara is absolutely smudge-proof, yet still rinses off with warm water, and the brush is expertly sized. i mean, a lot of thought must have gone into it because it’s damn near perfect. it’s long and thin so it catches every lash and even flares out the corners just a tad for a flirtatious little winged cat eye. (it’s also brilliant for doing the bottom level, since i know i’m likely lonely in my top shelf only approach.) the high volume formula and brush combination give you a wide fringed-out fan of lashes that stay all day. in fact, the staying power is so impressive that you don’t need to reapply if you’ve got a day-to-night holiday party transition on hand. simply re-curl to freshen up and it’s 8 a.m. all over again!
trish mcevoy high volume mascara is available online and at the counters for $30.