Lip gloss, while it has served me well over the years, is being somewhat pushed aside by good old-fashioned lipstick this season. While this trend has been coming up for a while now, most gloss-loving ladies are reluctant to make the switch for the simple reason that most lipsticks tend to dry out on the lips and feel really uncomfortable. If that’s your main concern, you’re going to be thrilled to hear about Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick ($11.95)
This creamy lip colour is ultra-nourishing and glides on super smoothly. My mom has been wearing the same lipstick since I was a little girl and she’s always told me that she can’t wear anything else because she absolutely hates dry lips and couldn’t find anything else that satisfied her. In 20-something years…the same lipstick! I gave her one of these, and she told me the following day that she absolutely loved how the lip colour hydrated her lips for hours. That’s huge.
The lip colour is available in 21 shades so you’re sure to find one that’s right for you. I recommend trying out this vibrant fuchsia shade, Cleopatra. It’s so hot for spring 2011 and you may be surprised at how many different complexions this colour suits.
Another recent discovery for me is the Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water Makeup Remover ($14.25). It’s hypo-allergenic and good for all skin types. I like it because unlike oil-based makeup removers, this one is water-based so it doesn’t leave a residue on the skin or make it greasy. After I use it, I find my skin feeling clean and refreshed. I don’t even need to rinse anything off. If you’re going to go for that bright lip colour, this makeup remover will definitely come in handy.