Thursday, January 19, 2012

Drugstore Cowgirl: CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor

I know this is going to make me sound like a snob, but I haven’t dabbled in drugstore lipstick since high school.  It’s always had this stigma for me of containing harmful toxins, being overly waxy, and generally cheap.   I’m not a gloss girl (too sticky).   I tend more towards sheer, shiny wine-hued lipsticks. My two constants are Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey for daytime and Lipstick Queen in Saint Wine for nighttime.  As much as I’m a beauty addict, I usually don’t venture past my safe zone when it comes to lipstick.  The Clinique and Lipstick Queen look good and leave my lips moist. Easy. Done.

Done until I fell in love with Jessica Stam’s lips in the CoverGirl campaign, wearing CoverGirl LipPerfection in Euphoria (see left).  When I read that all-star makeup artist Pat McGrath (whom I worship) is their Creative Design Director and curated the LipPerfection collection, I knew it was time I broke my ban.

When I broke open the plastic, I can promise you I was just as eager  as when I was 13-years-old, cracking open my first Bonne Bell Pink Frost.

Ladies, this lipstick f’ing rocks.  It goes on smooth, with lots of pigment, and tons of moisture and shine. It’s like a hydrating stain.  Yeah, go ahead and read that last line again. I never thought I would see the day either.  This is a long-wearing lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips! It’s a miracle!

Well… Miracle may be a reach.  It does smell a little bit like a crayon and when I took it out today to show Maria, I removed the cap and the entire lipstick shot out of its tube like a torpedo, leaving me with an empty container. The only consolation? I knew I could cross the street to the drugstore and replace it for less than $10.

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One Response to “Drugstore Cowgirl: CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor”

  1. August 10, 2012 at 3:50 am, Drugstore Cowgirl: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter | Beauty BingeBeauty Binge said:

    […] those of you who follow my blog, you’ll remember I only recently rediscovered the treasure troves of the drugstore beauty aisles (Shameful.  I know.)  Don’t worry, I’m making up for lost time.  My latest love […]

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