You're briskly walking and suddenly realize that you have 30 minutes to kill. What do you do? There are always many options but most of them require consuming lots of calories or browsing boutiques which can easily lead gratuitous overspending. We usually find that a nearby Sephora or local makeup counter is the safest entertainment.
The last time I found myself innocently touring a beauty department, I fell upon the brand new NARS Lip Velvet Glide ($26). It was an instant hit. The product is the perfect hybrid between a lipstick and a gloss. I know you've heard that claim dozens of times but Lip Velvet is the real deal.
The formula is high-pigmented and the product simply glides across your lips. The product feels like silk on my lips and I find myself applying it on top of other lipsticks because I simply love the soft velvety feel. I went with a neutral color called Bound because it is perfect for that early morning no-makeup look.
The claims say the gloss is long lasting but it realistically lasts about the same amount of time of any other lipgloss or lipstick. Frankly, that's not a problem because it feels so nice to put on more. I just need to pick out more colors and the timing couldn't be more perfect.
Right now, NARScosmetics.com is offering a complimentary three piece gift when you spend over $50. The gift with purchase includes three mini lip glosses in Orgasm, Baby Doll, and Chelsea Girls. Just use the code GLOSSEDUP at checkout. This promotion runs through October 31.
In the meantime, please share if anyone a more productive (read: less costly) way to spend 30 minutes between school pickups, lunching or coffee or drink meetings.