Splurge: normal-wear lip gloss

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So here’s the question that you’re all dying to know the answer to (or at least, you should be curious) — why not “long-wearing” gloss? You’d think that if you’re going to spend a small fortune on something, it should be long-wearing.

The answer? Not if you’re trying to lose weight.Hold it. Before you have me institutionalized (I LOVE YOU SARAH CONNOR) let’s hear some logic.

Too heavy -> wants to lose weight -> applies expensive gloss -> refrains from snacking because she doesn’t want to eat off her gorgeous lippie.

I know. The logic is flawless, right?

So there you have it: the case for splurging on an expensive normal-wear gloss.

  • Something limited-edition. If you know you can’t re-buy, you won’t want to waste a single minute of wear! Givenchy’s gorgeous new Gloss Poetique should fit the bill quite well.
  • Something high-pigment… if biting into that doughnut will smudge your gloss and make you look like a psychopath or Pam Anderson, you may pause and rethink your decision. Stila’s soon-to-be-released Lip Enamels would be perfect for this! Until then, Dior’s Crème de Gloss has your back.
  • Something golden. No, serously. YSL’s Golden Gloss may come in quite a number of shades, but wearing 24-karat gold flecks of shimmer? Perfect.

Anyone have a splurge-worthy gloss they want to tell us about? That’s what the comments are for, ladies!

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10 Responses to “Splurge: normal-wear lip gloss”

  1. Catherine, on August 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

    LOL. I love your reasoning. =)

  2. Natalie K., on August 20th, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:

    Hmm, no offense Rae, but this post is just slightly offensive to us 'heavy' girls. The insinuation that we want to lose weight/must have a gorgeous gloss to do so is saddening. I do realize this post is meant to be written tongue-in-cheek, but I just don't think it is.

  3. Catherine: thanks hon =P

  4. Piece of Cake, on August 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

    As a heavy gal, I don't get offended at all. I always try to find some kind of reasoning, illogical to most, when I feel like splurging on expensive stuff, which happens lots. Skipping fancy lattes and cakes usually makes it into top 3 reasons to splurge. I'm sure other girls do this too. We are good at making sacrifices and excuses when we want expensive stuff.

  5. (Reply for Natalie's comment -> posted)

  6. Piece of Cake: Ha! Ita about the reasoning, however illogical… "well, I didn't go for coffee with my friends, so I think I've earned this eyeliner" =P

    Btw, the Lancome mascara looks awesome on you! I've been dying to check it out.

  7. lmao, love this post. Just splurged on Gloss Poetique. My hand reached out & grabbed the last one before I even had a chance to think about it! It's a gorgeous gloss, and an even more gorgeous packaging! Sometimes I take it out of my bag just to stare at it. lol.

  8. Tessa: Ahh, envious. It looks so gorgeous!

  9. haha i like this logic!
    I'm not overweight but I have bad eating habits haha. i.e I snack when I have no reason too :P Wearing expensive lipgloss makes sense. It's just like the stuff you put on your nails if your a nail biter.

  10. Phyl: YES, exactly!! I <3 that analogy — ty!

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