Forget the Civil War, or the Crusades, or Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie — the truly eternal conflict on this planet is lipstick versus lipgloss. Lipstick gives you a true, rich color, generally has a consistent texture across brands, and usually lasts longer (if applied the right way). Lipgloss, on the other hand, is shiny, can possibly taste good, and, on occasion, can plump your lips up, collagen-style.
The gloss-or-stick war is a stalemate of World War proportions. The split in my makeup collection is actually about even. I often layer gloss on top of stick. The two different types of products often require different uses– lipstick for a conservative office, lipgloss for a night on the town. Lipstick is the old-school classic. So much so that they were wearing it in ancient Egypt. Queen Cleopatra wore coloring from crushed beetles and ants to make her pout rouge! Lipgloss is the new kid on the block – Max Factor invented the original, called X-Rated in 1932 and the original formula was sold up until 2003 (and was my introduction into lipgloss addiction, thank you very much ~Stef)
But, in the case of we heart this favorite Julie Hewett Bijou Lipsticks–specifically the bright posy-pink Jacqueline – lipstick has KO’d gloss this round. This lipstick is creamy and light. It’s not sticky and it doesn’t taste like vinyl or something equally undesirable–it must be the Essence of Orange Blossom which Hollywood pro Julie Hewett adds to her concoction. Worn alone it’s a pretty sheer pink tint. I layer a clear lip balm before smoothing on a couple layers of Jacqueline for a gorgeous “lip-stain” looking pink pout.
Here at we heart this, the general agreement is that Miss Hewett creates the Best Lipsticks Ever…just check out Christy’s take on The Perfect Red Lipstick from the wht archives. Every JHLA lipstick the review team encounters receives similar raves, “sleek functional packaging,” “a smooth and long lasting formula,” “a gorgeous and flattering shade”, and Jacqueline deserves the same praise.
This one gets five stars from me. How about you? Loving Jacqueline? Or everything JHLA? Let us know!
Cosmetics connoisseur, France fanatic, great gal; this post was brought to you by wht member Katie.
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