Lip Stick or Lip Gloss?

by J. J. Cannon


I cannot tell a lie. I have a serious appreciation for lip gloss and the boost I feel it gives me when I am wearing it. I do not leave home without it. If I were stranded on a deserted island… okay, well, if I were stranded on a deserted island, there would probably not be a need for my precious lip gloss, so I’ll skip that.

The Queen of Fabulosity herself, Kimora Lee Simmons, will agree: When do-it-all Mamas rise and grind, throw themselves together in a jiffy, and run out the door with little or no make-up, a little bit of lip gloss goes a long way! I keep tubes of gloss stashed in strategic places throughout my home and car for easy access at all times.

The choices are mind boggling! There are glosses that promise to plump, rejuvenate, sparkle, tingle and make us (or at least our lips) look younger and sexier. There are wide ranges of color from bold to barely there (nude is hot right now!), and have consistencies from smooth and runny to so sticky you may as well pluck that strand of hair out of your head rather than trying to free it from your lip. I’ve tried expensive glosses from the make-up counters at fancy department stores and the cheap drugstore glosses and, yes, there is a difference. With all of this variety and versatility, dare I say one doesn’t really need lipstick? I love the way that the colored glosses look great no matter what the occasion. There are also many glosses now that are actually lip “sticks” with the gloss built in.

Recently, while waiting to board a flight for a family vacation I discovered (to my horror) that I had accidentally left my favorite lip gloss at home. I was lucky enough to have time to run to another terminal where I found The Body Shop – score! If you’re in the market for a good quality lip gloss, I highly recommend their products. They are all-natural and, as I mentioned earlier, carry a line of lip gloss/lipstick combination. You will pay a little bit more for these products, but you will immediately notice the quality in these velvety tubes of fantasticaliciousness. Of course, I couldn’t buy just one and also opted for some clear gloss with a little sparkle in it for good measure. Now with all my fears assuaged, I was able to relax and know that I had those little tubes of security to keep me looking fresh and feeling pretty.

I am a big believer in the “look good, feel good” philosophy and can honestly say that on my worst day, a bit of gloss on my lips makes all the difference.

What do you think? Lip Stick or Lip Gloss? Tell us your favorites!

Thanks for reading ~

XO

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