I love lip gloss. I know what you’re thinking, “who doesn’t?” But what I must explain to you is that I REALLY love lip gloss. There are at least 40 sitting on my vanity right now. I won’t even tell you how many are stashed in drawers and cabinets. Honestly, I could probably paint the pout of every woman in California. And half the drag queens!
It borders on obsession really, as my friends can attest to. Here’s typical dialogue from a shopping trip with Tyna…
- T: What’s that in your hand?
S: Lipgloss (said in a guilt-filled voice, because I know what’s coming). T pulls said gloss from my hands.
T: Stef-you don’t need this! You don’t have a pink gloss at home?! You probably have 10!
S: Not like this one! This one has gold micro shimmer in it. And it’s a pink that borders on nude, I don’t have one of those. Plus the opacity is perfect! Leave me alone, I’m buying it! I grab back the gloss and scurry away…
But while it may not seem like it, I am very discriminating. If it’s overly sticky, way too frosty or smells too much like food, it’s not the gloss for me. I also have different glosses for different reasons. Hanging around the house gloss (not a lot of color, bordering on a lip balm), Going out shopping gloss (subtle color, absolutely no stickiness), Night on the town gloss (deep color, lots of shimmer, thicker than day gloss). Are you starting to understand my love/sickness?
How exciting for me that we are reviewing Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Origami (second from right in the photo). Because not only do I love gloss, but I love luxury cosmetic lines. And it really doesn’t get much more luxurious than Hourglass- a beautiful and wearable color selection, unbelievably high quality and the most decadent packaging on the market. I already had an opinion on this self proclaimed crème-de-la-crème of lip glosses, which you will read in my review (here’s a hint, I think it’s heaven on earth). But I’m looking forward to see what the team has to say. Do you agree with Hourglass that “Extreme Sheen is pure luxury for the lips. Like nothing you’ve ever felt before?”
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products