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I Heart Twilight

I’m all about the Twilight these days.

Relax, not this Twilight.

I hate her stupid face.

I’m actually all about Revlon’s line of Just Bitten lipstains, especially the “Twilight” flavor. Apparently lipstain is one word.

As I type this, I’m realizing that their designer chose Times New Roman as the font for the Just Bitten logo, and now I’m slightly less of a fan. Come on, now, that’s just lazy design work. Hmph. Well, at least the end product is still fabulous.

I generally dislike lipstick. I’m a pretty pale person, so any lipstick that’s darker than “clear” makes me look like I’m trying too hard. Actually, I think it makes me look like a clown. This is not a good thing. Clowns terrify me.

the horror

Also, I hate any sort of shiny substance on my lips, it makes me feel like I have perpetually just eaten a glue stick. I have, on fancier occasions, been known to sport some Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in “Fig”, but the color goes away in about 10 minutes.

It has been pointed out to me that I might want to wear something a bit more sophisticated for this wedding I’ll be throwing in a few months, especially if I don’t want to look lipless and washed-out in the photos. So I marched myself down to the store, armed with my Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm (for comparison purposes) to see what there was to see.

I saw the racks and racks of lipsticks in every shade and every price range, but I knew that they were all the same. I knew how I would feel the next morning, and I was done with that life. I needed more of a commitment. I needed color that would stay with me through the ceremony and the kisses and the photos and the cannoli and the glasses and glasses of good red wine. I needed something I could count on. And then there it was, Revlon’s shiny rack of Just Bitten lipstains.

I was all excited. I whipped out my tinted lip balm and held it up next to all of the different colors. Turns out that “Twilight” is pretty close to “Fig”. I did a happy dance all the way up to the cashier and then we (me and Twilight) rushed home to play.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get something new and NOT take it out and play with it almost immediately. Lobsterface can leave UPS and FedEx boxes lying around his house unopened for WEEKS. I do not understand. In fact I don’t really feel like leaving the house today, but I kind of hope we go somewhere so that I can wear the sweater I bought yesterday.

The first time I put on the lipstain, I TOTALLY overdid it. I looked like I had just consumed a pint of blood, and not through an IV, either. That may have been the point, being that it’s called “Twilight” and all, but some people have to go to work in the morning. We got home from the store at about 10pm, and I went to bed wondering how serious they were about the whole “stain” thing.

In the morning, my lips were still Twilight colored, but it was much less intense than it had been when I went to bed. The next time I put it on (it kind of feels like you’re coloring on your face with a magic marker) I used a much lighter touch, and was delighted with the results. I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day since then and I think it makes me look a touch more sophisticated without being all femme fatale (which is always a good thing when you’re the youngest person in your office).

This is me wearing it:

Not really.


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