Now I have a new lipstick problem. I found this reddish gloss-like stuff on sale called liquid lipstick. I decided to try it out. Big mistake. When I got back to my car and applied the shine, it dried like clay on my lips. And it stayed. For days it stayed. I'm not kidding. It was on when I went to bed that night and it was still there when I woke up. Lunch, still there; dinner, check. My lips felt like a peeling sunburn and looked like a brain because the color faded in the deep crevices.
|See how it's dried and cracked on my lips, day 2?|
I like the fact that I don't have to reapply, but I don't like the fact that the color's on for a very long time once the paint job's done (and, no, makeup remover doesn't get it off). I can kiss my kids without them having to worry if I left red lips on their cheek, but I can't leave red lips on Pete's cheek. Once that gloss has dried, there's no turning back. I guess if you were contemplating having an affair, you might want to use this (or have your lover use it); but my lips are mum, so don't quote me.
I have learned a thing or two from this ColorStay Ultimate goo.
|When things go wrong, it stays|
I've learned to paint my lips sparingly and only in a still car, or my teeth will be red for hours. I've learned to take my time lest I color outside the lines and look like a clown. The most important thing I've learned? Save it for dance recitals. Note to self: Don't be in last minute costume change rush when putting it on Katie's lips. Scrap that idea, I'll throw it in the back of my drawer.