Monday, May 20, 2013

My New “This Makes Me Feel Sexy” Lipstick: Illamasqua Lipstick in Box

Let’s face it, me being close to 5 months pregnant, very little can make me feel sexy these days. But, somehow the  Illamasqua Lipstick in Box ($24) broke the “My face is so full I can’t look in the mirror” spell. When I’m wearing it I feel inspired to keep checking my reflection (as you can see from the photo below), pouting my lips at my husband, and feeling like I’m channeling a film noire temptress.

How did I discover it? Actually, I didn’t. My friend Jocelyn was over at the house, sipping wine (don’t worry… I had sparkling water but why should she be punished for my bun in the oven?) and raiding the beauty room.  I love introducing friends like Jocelyn (a makeup artist and lash extension stylist) to the beauty room because they actually appreciate the masses of makeup and skincare, and I love sharing it with them!  We were rapidly filling up Jocelyn’s beauty trick or treat bag when we started going through my hoards of makeup.  She took the top off of the Illamasqua lipstick and gave me a quizzical look. I shot her back a look like, “What??”

“Janna, you’ve never used this,” she said as she twisted the lipstick up.

“Um, there are a lot of lipsticks I haven’t used in this room, Jocelyn.”

“Yeah, but this one would look really good on you. Try this on now!” she demanded as she handed me the lipstick.

There was no good reason why I hadn’t tried it except for that I probably have at least 100 lipsticks (no exaggeration) in my beauty room and in various handbags. It’s tough getting through them all! #beautybloggerproblems

I swiped on the lipstick and looked in the mirror. “Wow,” I said to my reflection. Jocelyn was right (and she knew it based on the look on her face). It made my lips look pouty and was the perfect shade of red for my skin tone and eye and hair color. Jocelyn gave me a quick I told you so in the form of, “See! This is going to be your new color!” She’s right.

If you’re ready to get your sex kitten on… the lipstick is a long-lasting matte so make sure you exfoliate your lips first and apply a balm at least 10 minutes before applying.  But once you swipe on the lipstick you probably won’t have to touch up again for the night (unless of course you’re making out for hours on end because the lipstick makes you that irresistible).

Send me photos of yourself wearing the lipstick. I’m dying to see what it looks like on other people!

 

 

 

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