Saturday, June 28, 2008

On a Lip Gloss

Once upon a time, Neutrogena made its MoistureShine lip gloss in a color called Glam. It went on smoothly, smelled delicious, and most importantly had absolutely no shimmer or glitter. Just plain, perfect, salmon pink (why are you running away?) It is now discontinued (just like everything else I love). Then I found MAC tinted lip conditioner in, ostensibly, "Gentle Coral". It sounds like something pensioners would apply with liberal hand or a colorway in the Lilly Pulitzer lookbook. But there it is: sparkle-less, shiny salmon. Once applied, it gives you the pink pouty mouth of a teenage ingenue. It even smells like vanilla. The only complaint is that it comes in a pot, requiring you to dip your grubby fingers (I always use the pinky, since I figure it's all the way over there, feeling lonely) right on in and contaminate for future use. Beggars can't be choosers.

Buy MAC tinted lip conditioner
Buy Neutrogena MoistureShine

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