Lip Gloss Over It
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Yesterday I posted all about my makeup. But I didn’t talk about one thing, the finishing touch: lip gloss..or lipstick or whatever you use. Truth be told, I’ve never used a whole lotta color on my lips. Some might joke that it’s because my lips are so big that they stand out on their own without any added color. My mom once told me that when I was little my lips took over my face (said in the most loving of ways of course), as in they were oddly disproportionate to the rest of my face. Got a nice mental image of that? Yeah, Bozo the Clown here. Some teasing was thrown my way about it while growing up, so naturally I was somewhat self conscious about them. But lately I’ve grown accustomed to them and almost miss how they for some reason don’t seem as big as they used to. So lately I’ve wanted to start to play with color. Here’s my current collection in rotation.

I know, it’s not much. I really need to up the ante. Smashbox’s O-Gloss is currently my favorite thing ever. It comes out of the tube clear and reacts with your own skin tone to transform into a shade of pink perfect for you. Seriously amazing stuff. They have come out with a new version called O-Gloss Gold  that transforms to your perfect shade of peach. I can’t wait to try that one out. Good old Chap Stick, I’m addicted to it. I have a tube in my desk at work, one in my purse, and one on my nightstand. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is a great balm that has a little shine to it. Sephora Fresh Gloss is a fun sheer pink gloss that even has a minty flavor to help freshen your breath. It’s my favorite sheer gloss to just add shine. I have my friend Cassie to thank for introducing it to me. Stilla’s Lip Glaze in Cranberry is currently the only intense color I have at the moment. Here is a pic of me wearing it.

I’ve found it hard to find my perfect shade of red. A lot of the ones I try are either too orange or wash me out. My olive skin is great for a tan in the summer, but proves to be not as fun in the winter. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave. A Glamour editor swears it looks good on everyone. I can’t wait to try it.



So has anyone found the perfect shade of red? Any other favorite product? Spill it ladies!

About the Author

I am a 28 year old Chi-Town city gal living in a cozy condo with my boyfriend, Jeff. Monday through Friday I go by Miss Schmitt, as my main gig is working as a speech-language pathologist at a school in the burbs. Beyond my day job, I adore decorating, finding treasures at flea markets, seeking new adventures in the city, laughing, indulging in anything sweet, and spending time with friends and family (especially my lovely sis, Kali). Read along as I share my hopes, dreams, and outcomes (the good and the bad!).

  • Cassie ()

    Love the Sephora Fresh Gloss shout out! My favorite red is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. It is like a big crayon so it’s easy to apply. I want to try Stila’s Lip Glaze in Cranberry now!