I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but until yesterday, I was under the impression that Valentine’s Day was…well, today. You see, when I got my super secret Bandit assignment that said something along the lines of ‘V-Day Bandit look…[various encoded messages]…February 4,” my mind just took the 1 off 14 and decided that Valentine’s Day had moved up by 10 days this year. Luckily, I have friends who know me well enough to teach me things about life and the calendar. And now that I’ve lowered myself in everyone’s esteem, let’s move on to my pick for the Lipstick Bandit Valentine’s post!
Although I try to tell myself my lipstick/gloss/stain/balm collection is complete, sometimes a new product will come along and convince me otherwise. After picking up this L’oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Rebellion last week, I knew right away that
I had to buy it in every shade it was perfect for a V-Day lip feature.
The color is borderline-neon pink in the tube, milky pink when first applied to the lips, and then eventually turns into a cross between medium pink and berry red on me. It’s like watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, but a million times more satisfying.
I’m also convinced it makes my mouth look better than any other lip product I’ve ever used. The finish, shade, and texture of the product combine to make the most gloriously juicy stain, even in horrid yellow bathroom lighting (see below):
I plan on doing a more comprehensive review of the formula, so for now I’ll just say that it has impressive staying power that allows me to top off with balm as I go about my day and not worry about reapplying. Case in point: it stayed on my lips after a late night quesadilla from a restaurant which will not be named (and let me tell you, that quesadilla was essentially a puddle of salty grease wrapped in a tortilla and I have major regrets about eating it, but I didn’t want to offend the nice people who bought it for me. It’s a miracle that there was still color left on my lips after I was through), which means you can feel free to kiss whomever you like come Valentine’s Day. If it stayed through the quesadilla of death, it will stay through kissing.
And on that romantic note, don’t forget to check out my fellow Bandits’ picks below!
- Beauty Reflections
- Eye Heart It
- Getting Cheeky
- Glitter Geek
- Messy Wands
- Musing on Beauty
- My Funny Valentine
- My Women Stuff
- Rocaille Writes
- theNotice: a beauty blog
And new to the Lipstick Bandits this time around: