Ahh, the holidays. The frenzy, the traveling, the cards, the postage, the standing in lines. Usually, I don't follow through with all of the holiday traditions. For instance, I don't send cards out. I always have the intention, but I never get around to it. I am just straight up lazy. Then, I resolve to get my ass in gear the next holiday season, but I fall in the same trap.
However, this Christmas was different. One morning several weeks before December 25th, I woke up with an immense amount of motivation, and I told the Scholar that we were going to take a family picture for the Christmas card or bust!
He quickly dressed himself and Cheeks, and I followed suit by putting one my face and a nice sweater (not a Christmas sweater, mind you. Just a regular black one.) Then, we sat in Cheeks' room--because it was the cleanest, ironically--and set the self-timer on the camera and proceeded to smile.
Cheeks was excellent throughout, and we managed to get our first family picture done. Then, I loaded the pics up, picked a holiday card, put in an order, received, and sent the cards out. Getting this accomplished felt incredibly excellent. People were excited to see how much Cheeks has grown, we were able to document our first Christmas, and I remembered how beautiful it is to send and receive mail through snail mail. In fact, I feel energized to send more letters out.
Anyway, as I was putting on my face, I struggled with what lipstick/gloss to wear. See, I wanted something to show up on camera, but I didn't want something very overpowering. I would put on a lipstick, and then rub it off because it just wasn't satisfying the need. Then I would try a gloss, and it looked natural, but just didn't really add any oomph to my lips. Finally, I saw that I had some Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglazes, and I figured I would try the Perpetual Plum shade. Viola! Success! In love!
These glazes are a step below a lip lacquer. They have beautiful pigmentation, but still have enough sheen that the lips don't look overdone. The Perpetually Plum shade I wore gave my lips a really pretty deep rose hue. So the glaze brightened my face and I still looked pretty natural.
The consistency of the glaze is thick and a touch goopy. This glaze does have a stickiness to it, which is one reason is lasts a long time on the lips. It is also quite moisturizing. The color is layerable, but be careful because you could have a hot mess if you layer too much glaze on. There is a citrus scent to the glaze, but I can't detect a taste. Finally, this glaze does not make my lips tingle, which is what the Super Lustrous glosses do to my lips.
I am so enthralled by these glazes that I was really excited to find that I had four different colors. In addition, I have been wearing Perpetual Plum since the family portrait. It is my go-to shade now. A positive vote from me!