Normally, I'm a nude girl. No you dirty birds, I'm not talking about my birthday suit- I'm talking about my lip color! I always gravitate towards a slightly pigmented, shiny, neutral gloss. I love makeup. I mean really love it! I'll wear bold shadows and dramatic lashes everyday of the week, but when it comes to bright lips, I've always felt like I look like I'm playing dress up. It fades, it smudges- I end up looking like the joker before I even make it to lunch time! But, ever persistent, I keep trying. After the Kylie Jenner lip-gate controversy of 2014, I decided it was time to test out a liner. I was on the right track. It helped make color last a little longer when you filled in the full-lip, but it still wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I needed more! After flipping through some magazines this weekend (thank you, snow!) I decided to try a lip crayon. A little chubbier, and user-friendly, it's like the more fun, younger sister to liner. Having done zero research, I randomly chose Sonia Kashuk lip crayon in "candy nude". I think I'm obsessed! It provides a matte, but fully pigmented pink hue that wasn't drying at all. And it has some pretty serious staying power! After a plate full of nachos, it had only worn slightly- and I'm no dainty eater! I can't think of a better way to add a little fun to an otherwise Mundane Monday in the middle of winter.
Me wearing Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip crayon in "Candy Nude". *This was after only a very light application (but before the nachos)*