I love a bold colored lip. Hot pink and red are my typical picks because they go so well with my everyday, all-black outfits and my beach blonde locks.
Here’s my prob: dry, winter lips and the inevitable color fade. Despite my obsession for lip salves (stay tuned for a dedicated post), my lips are forever dry. And, the matte or semi-satin lip colors I gravitate to don’t help my cause. When your bold color fades, reapplying your shade also assists in drying out your pout, so basically it’s a never ending cycle of chapped lips. Sigh.
A colleague of mine, with a mutual fondness for a playful pucker, intro’d me to MAC’s Lip Prep + Prime: a moisturizer and lipstick prep that keeps your lips hydrated, keeps the shade and texture of your color true, and eliminates fade. The first time I used it, my color lasted for SEVEN hours. Seriously. I eventually took it off so my husband wouldn’t flip finding me napping in red lipstick on our all-white bed. Best news: it’s $16.50. Yessssss!
With party season in full force, the last thing you want to be thinking about is whether your color has faded out and the VERY last thing you want to be doing is hanging out in the bathroom reapplying your lipstick. So pick up this baby and let your perfect pucker rage on.