Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gimme some sugar

Nothing worse than lipstick that will not lay flat and even or a wrinkled pout (don't reach for the needle, not that I am against cosmetic correction, only needles; a long story having to do with working in EMS in my college days.). Neither should a confident woman go over the top with product purchases (unless you have been rolling around in the mud at Woodstock for 40 years, then, by all means) but I have found these to make for a much softer pout. And if the Hostess is about anything, she is first and foremost about pouting softly.

Laura Geller, Lip Strip, $16

Lip Strip is sugar based and will take only an extra second to exfoliate all that dead lip stuff ( under-used dermatological term) and feels like a minty dream. You will have to remove it with a little warm water otherwise you will have sugar crystals all over your pretty pout: Not good, especially when it meets foundation make-up, okay? Learn from my mistakes.

Fresh, Sugar Wish Gift Set, $28

Now, I am only telling you this because I love you. If I did not love you, I would not tell you that 1. I use cases of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, at $22 a tube which has caused me to develop an angry relationship with those who can take the Chapstick road to happiness and 2. It works better than everything else on the planet. Period.

No, they are not sponsors, but I have an obligation to identify the best-in-class hitters, don't I? Even if it causes a run on my products. Truth be known, my fave Sephora tipster has already let it slip that Lip Strip has run out twice and is as popular with men as it is with women.

This combination under my lip color has worked wonders: Softer, pinker, finer. And now the Fresh Sugar gift set is $28, just in time - I must assume - for my stocking to be well-stuffed. Ah, ah, hem.

What you choose to do with information is up to you.


EntertainingMom said...

everyone should strive for kissably soft lips, right?!!

Charlotte said...

I so needed this product last night! Here in balmy Houston, we can usually rely on the humidity, but with the recent blast of "cold" dry air, we are like deer in the headlights! Thanks for the tip!

LPC said...

Lips and the surrounding area are absolutely the part of my face that causes me to sigh most often.

Lily Lemontree said...

I have read that using a very soft toothbrush with a dab of vaseline and some sugar right before you go to bed works wonders for the condition of lips but I am a sucker for nice packaging and look for any reason to run into Sephora. Can't wait to try the Fresh Sugar!

Blue said...

You do what with this? Exfoliate lips? And men are buying it?