It’s beauty time!
I’m gradually going through everything in the “Fall’s Sexiest Makeup” spread (page 234-237), and as of right now, I want to know what CVS’s return policy on cosmetics is.
Here’s what “Softly Sexy Seducive Classic Naturals” (hello, alliteration!) looks like in the magazine:
And here’s what the featured lipcolor, L’Oreal Infallible Stars, in Diane’s Tuberose, looks like in real life:
It’s a lot darker in real life than it is in the magazine. It is not “a super sexy version of their natural shade”, as Cosmo attests. My camera doesn’t show it, but the Infallible lipcolor makes my lips look and feel very dried and crusty looking, even when I apply the included balm. The balm does feel and smell nice, and I wish L’Oreal sold that by itself.
Plus, this stuff is not long-lasting. Mine came off easily when I ate a bagel, and the lipcolor smeared all around my mouth, didn’t wash off easily with water, and made me look like I had some sort of pale pink mouth disease.
I didn’t try any of the other products/tips for this featured look, simply because I didn’t have the time in the morning to do so. Not to mention, that there seems to be way too much effort involved in creating a natural look:
First, tint lids with a shimmering sand colored shadow. Pull lids taut at the outer corners, and apply the same shadow–only wet–directly over the roots of your lashes. Then connect the top and bottom lines with a sideways V at the inner corners. Wiggle a mascara brush at the base of your lashes–the more mascara at the root, the more pronounced the shadow line will look.
My advise is, if you’re going to spend this much time and energy applying makeup in the morning, go for something a little more dramatic, and less blah/beige-y/”Christian Reformed Soccer Mom” looking.
The moral of the story is that:
- L’Oreal’s “Infallible” lipcolor claims to be infallible, but really isn’t. It’s the Pope Benedict XVI of lipcolors
- If you want good makeup advice, DON’T GET IT FROM COSMO.
Get it from Brett Erlich instead.