Wednesday, January 20, 2010
MAC Lip Gelee In Resort Life
One of the more annoying things about getting old is that you tend to get set in your ways and resistant to change. Come on. How many old people do you know that would stop watching the TV show Numb3rs in order to watch Better Off Ted (a MUCH better show)? Exactly. So when I saw the new MAC Lip Gelees in the Lillyland collection I didn't want to like them because I like my lip gloss with a wand not in a squeeze tube. I never liked squeeze tube lip gloss and I certainly wasn't going to start now. I'm old and set in my ways....except. I hate that Numb3rs show and I really love Better Off Ted, so maybe I would like squeeze tube lip gloss. Maybe.
Honestly, what convinced me was the absolutely beautiful color of Resort Life. It's a beige with pink and silver glitter. But MAC describes it as "off white with pink pearl" Toe-May-Toe; Toe Mah-Toe.
It is fairly sheer and l feel it looks best over a lip stain. However if you wanted to sparkle up a smokey eye this would be a neat neutral nude to put on your lips. It's pretty. Nuff said.
MAC Lip gelee formula is soft and moisturizing and this specific one is a glitter bomb. I'm very fond of Dazzleglasses from MAC and I like glittery lip gloss so this was right up my alley. The gloss comes in a squeeze tube with a slanted tip. It made application easy and with mild pressure just the right amount comes out during application. The tube is 0.5 oz and retails for $14, which is better than the Dazzleglass that is 0.06 oz for $18! The gloss itself is scented with the signature Vanilla scent that all MAC lip products seem to have and is smooth and non sticky. I like very much that it's non sticky...however if I apply too much lip gelee it can look a little gooey on my lips. I just spread it out a bit more and it's all fixed...thankfully.
One drawback is that the some of the glitter in Resort Life can go rogue at times and get inside your mouth and you get that icky gritty feeling between your teeth. Gah. I HATE that. It's like having sand in your mouth. once teeny tiny piece of glitter feels like Snookie for The Jersey Shore just dumped her sandy flip flops in your mouth. Weee. That's a really gross image. I apologize. ::shudders::
(Could that photo of her be ANY more Photoshopped. Hellooo? Photoshop is supposed to make you look better imagine what she looks like without the airbrushing?) OK,. the glitter isn't as bad as the nightmare inducing image implied above, but if you have that as a pet peeve it's gonna annoy you. Oh and one more thing. The lipgelee does not seem to last as long as my Chanel Glossimers, but since it's 1/2 the price I can use twice as much...right?
OK. Moving on.
Do you NEED this? Well I say yes, but glittery lip gloss is a love it or hate it thing. I love it, and now that I know that I actually LIKE squeeze tube lip gloss I'm ready to ditch my walker and prune juice and take that big leap into the lip gloss squeeze tube foray!