I’ve been on a bit of a lipgloss bender, lately. Just yesterday, I applied Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss seven times. No, I didn’t have somewhere speical to go. And no, I wasn’t attempting to seduce Mr. Spoiled Pretty (who, btw, wouldn’t notice my lipgloss unless it was smeared across my face).
I’m all OCD about Aqualumiere because it looks luxurious, fells sublime (no stickiness!), and applies like hot butter on breakfast toast. Despite being a lipgloss, it packs quite a punch in the pigment department…and its brush has got to be the softest lipgloss applicator ever.
Check out my Aqualumiere swatches from Chanel’s new Côte d’Azur collection. They’ve all been placed in heavy rotation, because I can’t decide which one is my favorite.
I need another MAC lipgloss like I need a hole in the head.
But after Kim Kardashian dished that MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold is one of her all-time faves, you know I had to go out and add one more to my collection.
So on Friday, during a spontaneous trip to my local MAC store, I picked up Instant Gold and Cremestick Pearl Liner in Mother Pearl.
So, okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to Stila and all, but I recently discovered a satisfying stand-in for the cult classic Lip Glaze – just in case there is some truth to the bankruptcy rumors.
With a click of the pen, Flirt Cosmetics’ GLAMOURAZZI Extreme Lip Lacquer delivers high-watt shine with a non-sticky formula. And the crème brûlée fragrance is a sweet surprise.
Originally $12, it’s , which is less than half the price of its prestige counterpart.
GLAMOURAZZI is available in 15 shades (I’m partial to Red Hottie) and is sold exclusively at Kohls.
It’s no secret that I absolutely adore and envy Kim Kardashian’s makeup. If there was a Face Off type situation, and I had to swap mugs with someone, Kim would be high on my list…primarily because I cannot get enough of the way she wears a nude lip. Aside from Angelina, nobody does it better.
So Troy Jensen
‘s recent post about his favorite nude lip colors was a godsend for a Kim copycat like me. In the photo above, Troy used NARS Belle Du Jour Lipstick
topped with NARS Giza Lip Gloss
“The colors blend beautifully with her creamy golden skin tone,” Troy says. “The art of creating the perfect nude is finding one that works with your skin tone and also the shape of your lips. Fuller lips can get away with the palest nude shades while thinner lips will need a bit more color or lip liner for definition. Whatever shade you choose, be sure to pair it with a beautiful smoky eye.”
For more of Troy Jensen’s favorite nude lip combos, inspired by his muses (Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger), click here.