This is not entirely lip related, but it is pretty cool, so I figured I would share it. Total Beauty is running a contest to win a $10,000 Sephora shopping spree. That is a lot of lip gloss and lip balm!!! The contest is open until December 31, 2009.
Total Beauty put out this interesting article on long wearing lipsticks. I tend to dislike most of the stain/gloss combos that claim to be long wearing (MAC’s version is the big exception—I love theirs). But I do like some of the more standard lipsticks that wear well, such as Dior. In reality, my best wear often comes from a combo of Cat Cosmetics lip liner and Dior or Laura Geller lipstick with a bit of gloss on top. It won’t last for hours, but it will wear fairly well, and it won’t look awful as it starts to wear off like the stain/gloss long wear combos do!
I recently reviewed Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipstick (read review). With high pigment, it makes for a great vibrant lip color. Now you can take this quiz at Total Beauty to find out which shade is best for you.