3 posts tagged "Outlast Lipstain"
Maggie Gyllenhaal has always championed the lip color/cheek stain combo, so it came as no surprise that the actress sported her signature rosy look to the Nanny McPhee Returns premiere in New York last night. What was a surprise, however, was the lipstick that makeup artist Molly Stern used to give Gyllenhaal a good helping of 1920′s glamour (the perfect complement to the actress’ newly bobbed wavy locks): That would be Saucy Plum, the latest shade from CoverGirl’s Outlast Lipstaincollection. Yes, dear readers; a product that costs a mere $8 provided the deep burgundy hue that appears before you due left. The addition of Chantecaille’s Aqua Blush in Daring was a little much for our taste, as we’re purists when it comes to a statement lip, but we’re definitely feeling that reddish/berry color—perhaps even more than Gyllenhaal’s usual reliance on pout pigment of the watermelon-pink variety. You too?
In search of inspiration for Amy Adams’ red-carpet look at the Julie & Julia New York premiere last night, CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern looked no further than the actress’ full-length Carolina Herrera gown. “It always seems that inspiration ends up coming from the dress,” Stern said of the charcoal-and-white-patterned floor-length number that was speckled with gold beading. Borrowing from that color palette, Stern went for a steel and copper smoky lid using a combination of Shu Uemura’s Cream Eye Shadow in P Taupe, Vincent Longo’s Liquid Eye Shadow in Silky Orange, and NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Brumes, dabbing a “smidge” of a Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Gold 350 on the inner corners to highlight. After a few coats of CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Sapphire, Stern warmed up Adams’ ivory skin with a peachy cheek courtesy of CoverGirl Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach. A golden amber lip painted with CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Cinnamon Smile completed the look, with a dab of YSL Golden Gloss over top to provide a flashbulb-friendly glimmer.
We’ve always loved a lip stain. They’re sophisticated without being dated, lush without being ostentatious, and if you can find the right shade for your skin tone, there’s nothing sexier than a matte-finish berry-hued pucker. So what’s preventing a universal embrace of this oft-overlooked makeup tool? Two things: application fears and the ever-looming issue of price point. Women frequently find themselves shelling out close to $30, only to wind up with serious color bleeding issues and a lingering feeling of defeat. CoverGirl is addressing both issues with its new Outlast Lipstain. Designed like a felt-tip marker and priced at a mere $7.29, these pens allow for unprecedented control—this is not an overstatement; their user-friendliness is something to behold. The six vibrant colors, including a sheer red-orange that’s the perfect mix of complex-casual, won’t officially be in stores until January, but CoverGirl has partnered with Bebe this weekend only to give shoppers one free lipstain with a $100 purchase while supplies last. Tips from CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern will also be included, just in case staying inside the lines was never your strong suit. Click here for a full list of participating Bebe stores.