Drugstore Discovery of The Week: Say “I Do” With A Statement Lip
As previously mentioned, I’m going to a wedding this weekend that’s been on my calendar since last summer. Attendance is not optional, nor is showing up without a makeup arsenal (such is my life as a beauty editor). For this occasion, said arsenal is lip-specific, as I’ve been approached by the bride and her bridesmaids regarding the age-old question about wearing a bold lip at the altar. Can it be done? If yes, how? The answers, ladies, are yes, and lip stains. I’ve long been a fan of the stain, but am even more so now that brands, both mass and niche, have started marketing them in near fail-safe chubby marker incarnations. Seeing as how I’m such an enthusiast, I often find myself giving tutorials in the ways of the stain to those less familiar with its pucker power, focusing mostly on its layering capabilities and the fact that it’s a commitment; once it’s on, it’s not coming off. For functions like weddings, this is a huge plus as you can set your mind at ease that glossy red pigment will not wind up on your dress, your face, your fiancé’s face, or any number of Champagne flutes you’ll likely be holding to your mouth over the course of evening. Another thing I preach is keeping a good balm handy to freshen up the color and keep your lips from getting too dry—a component of Lip Stain 101 that Revlon also apparently thinks belongs in the curriculum. Its new Just Bitten Lipstain by ColorStay has a felt tip marker on one side and a vitamin-enriched balm on the other, for one of the more useful two-in-one products we’ve come across in a while. There are ten shades, too—including Gothic, a true red we’ve designated for the bridesmaids, and Midnight, a pretty berry that we’ve brought along for the bride, who is wearing dove gray. It’ll be a chic—and colorful—procession, to say the least.