Three years ago, when I started this blog, I was terrified of color on my lips. Honestly, it still isn’t my first instinct when it comes to dressing my pout for the day or evening. But after what felt like two weeks in NYC (it was five days of pure, non-stop inspiration and fun), I was looking a little haggard. And I turned to something artists always told me would “wake up my face”.
So, a little background on why I find red or bold lips hard: I have dry dry skin (as confirmed at the Mario Badescu Salon this week in NYC – more on that later). So, lipsticks can often look flaky on me. Probably why I love these nude glosses from today’s earlier post here.
But the reason I was willing to give this version from Urban Decay a whirl was their promised creamy texture that still provided a massive color payoff. Leave it to Urban Decay to get pigment right. The rich and buttery formula just slid on my lips like a balm, but I walked away with some seriously red lips with a pink undertone. Not to mention, I was able to answer with a naughty “Urban Decay 69” when so many people asked me what shade I was wearing. And I can vouch that despite the dark circles, dry skin and yawns… I didn’t hear once that I looked tired.
But the good news for those who don’t want to go quite that bold… this formula comes in a whopping 20 shades for all tastes. So how does Urban Decay work this magic? They use a proprietary “Maxi-Lip” that hydrates and plumps. While jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter keep lips moisturized.
And in typical Urban Decay fashion, their weighty and luxe packaging comes through in a heavy gunmetal tube that is almost as sexy putting on as it is pulling it out of your clutch.
Available at Sephora and urbandecay.com.
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