I could hear the people chanting, “Bring back the Lipstick review!” Or maybe it was just the voices in my head. Either way. The long wait is over. Basically, a
much younger friend told me my lipstick was “spot on.” (Young people lingo. This is good, right?) I took it as a compliment. And the inner-chanting for the lipstick review began.
Plus, I’m tiring of writing of the hard days. We had a good night last night. We actually left the house as a family for the first time in months. And by ‘left the house’ I mean we went somewhere fun. No hospital, ER, doctor appointments, just family fun. And there was lipstick. Not that chapstick lipstick I normally wear. Which is great and amazing and deserves its own review. But real lipstick.
I’ll stop the suspense. My go to lipstick of the moment is — Lorac PRO Matte Lip Color. I got sucked in to one of those last-minute checkout counter displays at Ulta one weak moment during the hard days. I was shopping my feelings and bought four. They were on sale, okay! Half off was my excuse. Little did I know these would become my favorites and most complimented (two compliments) lipsticks.
Number 1 — EASY. This is my requirement for all lipstick. I have to be able to put it on without looking at myself, rub it in, go. And then not look at myself later and think, “Dear God, what was I thinking and where is my reliable chapstick?”
Number 2 — It lasts. It lasts and doesn’t give me flaky chapped lips that I just have to dig for ole’ reliable again.
Number 3 — EASY. I know I mentioned this already. But I want a lipstick to be not just easy to put on and wear. I want it to be easy to carry around. In a pocket, my purse, the car cup holder, wherever. I don’t want it to melt in the summer or be rock hard in the winter. I don’t want to sharpen it. I don’t want those pencil slivers poking me when it gets down too far and I need to sharpen but don’t have a sharpener. You know? I want the same thing all the time. EASY.
Yes, I bought four. Remember, I got them HALF off. Bargain city. And the colors were amazing. So many of them looked good on my skin I couldn’t decide. So, four. I have Greige. Apparently, greige looks good on walls, fingernails, and lips. Dusty Plum is light lavenderish, pinkish, taupe-ish: one of the compliments was, “I love that! But, I could never wear purple lipstick!” Thanks, I think. I didn’t think it was that purple, but maybe? Cabernet sounds like red wine, of course, but is really just a brown. And it was the color that was “Spot on!” And my favorite, but least worn so far, Aubergine. Not many chances while in the hospital to wear dark eggplant lipstick. But, I’m ready now that fall is here. It’s coming out.
I love Lorac cosmetics (Obviously, I bought four lipsticks.) because they are made for those of us with sensitive skin. And my skin can be a bit persnickety. This lipstick comes in a satin formula, but I love the matte. And as I’ve said before, it lasts. One and done. You get what you get for the day. Except maybe a swipe of that ole’ reliable chapstick. Maybe that will be the next review …