If you love a bright lip, then these MUFE Acrylips are for you!

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip

I’m all about bright lipstick these days, so I’m loving the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip($29).

These new lippies from Make Up For Ever are inspired by the intense pigment that acrylic paints have. And if you’ve ever painted with acrylics, then you’ll totally get what they mean. These are probably some of the brightest and most intensely pigmented lipsticks I’ve ever tried. Make Up For Ever isn’t fooling around with these babies.

The Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip has a cushion applicator that releases product as you squeeze the tube. BE CAREFUL. Don’t go hulk squeezing the tubes! See how much I squeezed out there? That’s all you need to cover your lips. That’s it. I think they’re pretty easy to apply too. Easy enough to get my cupid’s bow defined.

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These are supposed to have the ease of applying a gloss, yet give you the look of a lipstick. Sure. Sort of. Except you don’t have to be as careful with a gloss. Well, I guess it all depends on how pigmented the gloss is haha. Like I said these are super pigmented and the more you apply, the brighter and bolder your lips will look.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip 201, 202, 500

The formula is lovely! Non-sticky and non-drying, Acrylips feel pretty weightless on my lips. These are comfy and feel good! But remember-they don’t completely dry down and do move around. So if you smoosh your lips together, the colour will move. Which is why I say less is more with these. A little bit of MUFE Acrylip just melts right into your lips and looks amazing.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip #202 is a bright Coral Pink.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip #500 is a bright vivid lilac.
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And my fave is MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip #201, a Fuchsia Pink.

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They last on the lips as long as a normal lipstick does, which for me is around 4 hours. They aren’t transfer-proof though, so it all depends on what you do with your lips while wearing these HAHA. They do fade to a stain, which I love. I like them!

Worth getting one in a bright fun colour I say! One of these will definitely brighten up your winter!

Wow, we’re in the middle of January already! Sorry I’ve been MIA, but after the New Year we went to California with Marky, and then of course I caught a nasty head cold and have been sick the past week. But I’m back! And got lots more to share I promise!

I’ve seen a few Summer Favourites posts lately like Larie’s and Monika’s,  so I thought I’d do one too even though I HATE summer lol. #HowLongUntilWinterIsBack

Summer Faves

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Summer Faves featuring Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch

1. Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch

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Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch $125

Do you still wear watches? I do! I guess I’m old school because I love a good watch. And right now I’m in love with Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch. It’s simple in design, but yet sophisticated in it’s simplicity.
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Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch just goes with everything and anything. I adore the brushed rose gold stainless steel case, and the leather strap is soft and comfortable. The black face is elegant, and wow the glass is shiny! Look at that sky reflection! I love that Our Theory Of Watches put rose gold markers for the numbers too-I don’t care for faceless watches. I need some kind of visual markers to tell the time! And this is a watch built to last with Swiss Quartz Movement too. Our Theory Of ships worldwide FREE as well, and all of the watches in this first Pioneer Collection are classically elegant and Unisex too. Check them out here!

FYSH UK Sunglasses

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FYSH UK Sunglasses

If you wear glasses, then you’ve probably seen FYSH frames at your optician. Marky has had 2 pairs of their frames. So when I found out that they made sunglasses now? Easy sell! These are the F-2006-212 Marble and I love them! Right now I just wear them as is with contacts, but I’m debating about getting prescription lenses put in because as I get older, I wear contacts less and less. Find a local retailer that sells FYSH frames HERE.

Biotherm Eau Oceane Eau de Toilette Spray
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Hands down my favourite fragrance when it’s hot outside, and by far the best one that captures that ocean freshness. It’s aquatic, breezy, and light enough to use a body mist. I’m almost out and will be repurchasing another one soon!

Givenchy Mister Radiant Bronzer

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I don’t wear a lot of makeup in the summer, but I have been reaching for this guy. Givenchy Mister Radiant Bronzer is a gel bronzer that has little beads of different bronze shades that burst when rubbed onto your skin. It’s kind of neat!

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I know this swatch looks scary, but trust me it ends up blending and kind of matching your skin tone to give you a perfect summer glow. Nothing orange at all.
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On days when it’s really hot and I can’t be bothered with foundations, I just use this to even out my skin a bit and slap on a sheer pink lipstick and that’s it.

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Wearing Givenchy Mister Radiant Bronzer and my FYSH UK sunglasses! Lipstick is Urban Decay Vice Obsessed(Sheer)

I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying it! It’s just so easy and you all know I like easy a lot!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

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When it’s not so hot out, I’ve been reaching for an oldie but a goodie, the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. I think this is my third tube of this stuff?! It has SPF 30 which is great, and has light to medium coverage that still looks like skin and not makeup. My dry skin really loves it and I give up on trying and buying any other TMs or BB creams. Why bother when this one works so well for me? Right now I’m in the shade Fiji, but I also have Alaska for winter. I hope they never quit making it!

Liquid Lipsticks
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I’ve been really liking these two liquid lipsticks, Anastasia Liquid Lipstick In Soft Lilac and Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Lover.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick In Soft Lilac $26

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These are matte, matte MATTE and a true traditional liquid lipstick. I really like the formula, but it does get a bit dry feeling on your lips after a couple of hours. It’s not bullet-proof and I find that it does kind of wear off a bit on the inner centre of my lower lip. But as far as matte liquid lipsticks goes this one is one of the better out there that’s for sure. I’d love to get another, but my problem with the line is that the shades are so WEIRD. Like how many freakin’ brown and taupe shades does a person want or need in liquid lipstick form? I wish they’d stop kowtowing to instagram trends and just make some wearable freakin’ shades.

Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Lover $28
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These have kind of a mediocre rating on Sephora with some people saying they apply patchy. This shade Lover doesn’t, so I’m thinking it might be certain shades that are like that. As you can tell from the name, they have a mousse texture, and take a while to dry down if at all. Buxom Wildly Whipped Lipsticks are not like the Anastasia one at all. They are not transfer resistant. But it’s way more comfortable and I really like this pretty rose shade a lot. The texture reminds me of the Shu Uemura Gelato lip/cheek things that came out a couple of years ago actually. Now I’m wondering if I can use this on my cheeks too! #havetotestthatout

Grilled Veggies
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I love grilled anything, but grill veggies and even Marky will eat them! No vegetable is off limits for us, and carrots are really yummy grilled! And we are trying to eat more veggies and less meat, so bring on the grilled veggies!

Gap 1969 Slip On Sneakers

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I got these on sale for about $17.99 and I love them. So comfy. I have another pair-pink ones I got 2 years ago that are getting worn out because I wear them so much. These aren’t as neutral, but hey the price was right. I see The Gap has their fall ones available now and if I can get them on sale, I’ll probably get another pair because I love them that much! #bringonthefallclothes

SummerSoles Ultra Absorbent Stay Dry Liners

Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch.jpgI have sweaty feet, I really REALLY do. Most of my shoes have these liners in them and they really make a difference for me. They peel and stick and depending on how much you wear your shoes, last a good while before you need to replace them. Every summer I purchase about 5 pairs of SummerSoles to put in my summer shoes and I’m good to go. If you’re Canadian you can order them online HERE and in the USA you can order them HERE. And I’m pretty sure they’re available in the UK as well.

When is summer over? 😛  I can hardly wait until it’s over. I know, I know…I’m a freak.

What are some of your summer favourites?

 

Every time I leave the house to go to the drugstore or to the mall, I swear I see a new lipstick! It’s freakin’ crazy lately, but kind of fun if you love lipstick like I do. Today, I have two matte liquid lipsticks to show you and I guess compare, because one is drugstore being Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick and the other is…I don’t know what is Stila considered these days? I guess mid-range territory? Although, all the mid-range makeup is getting pretty high-end in the money department if you ask me lately. Anyways Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is the second one I’ll be showing you. Which one does Tracy prefer?

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick(now, I got this on sale for $8.99, but it can be as high as $12.99) in Nude Flush is the drugstore option. I haven’t bought a lot of drugstore makeup lately, but this caught my eye. Frankly, the other colours looked scary bright in the tube even for me, so I went the safe route picking an easy to wear, nude pink.

Swatchy Time!

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick Nude Flush

First off, this has a weird smell that I just can’t put my finger on? It’s not really strong, but it’s there just so you know. Enough for you to go, what the HECK is that smell?!! And then you wrack your brain for days trying to figure it out, but you STILL can’t quite pinpoint the weird scent. I think it’s like liquorice with a slight floral skincare scent? Or perfume even? Almost as if you sprayed your perfume on your neck, but your aim was off and you hit your lips a bit. THAT’S IT MAN.

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush becomes slightly more matte as you wear it? But not completely. This is a thick and creamy formula that doesn’t really set on your lips and never really becomes all that matte. And like I said it moves around, which is ok, because you can smoosh your lips and it kind of refreshes everything. It does stain your lips a bit, but it doesn’t have great lasting power like a true matte would. It’s not drying at all which is cool and all, but if you were expecting this to be matte like I was, well it’s not. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. I’ve also heard that some of the darker shades apply a bit patchy, so if you’re planning on getting one of these, I’d suggest looking for reviews first. I won’t be picking up another, that’s for sure. It’s just too movey-around-my-lips for me and I don’t like worrying if my lipstick has become a moustache, ya’ know what I mean?  😛

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci

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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci

Man, I love a simpler name. Just call it what it is man: liquid lipstick, not vivid matte, color sensational, dancing all over the place crap. LIQUID. LIPSTICK. That’s it. I know these Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks have been out for awhile, but none of the shades ever appealed to me-until I saw this shade.

Swatchy Time!

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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci($31) is a dusty, grey mauve. It’s a shade that everyone seems to go nuts for lately. And this is MATTE. MATTE. MATTE. No moving around, no sheen, and no weird smell that’ll keep you guessing for days.

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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci is pigmented, easy to apply, and comfortable too! And it stays put. It claims 6 hours wear, and doesn’t transfer at all. Depending on what you eat, you may have to touch up a bit, but pfft-it’s not that bad really? And you CAN do that, without ruining your previous application, or causing it to flake off. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick settles a bit into lip lines, but not all that bad. Your lips won’t look like the Crypt Keeper’s, that’s for sure. This is a real winning MATTE formula and worth getting in my opinion. I’ll be picking up another shade for sure.

What’s your favourite liquid MATTE lipstick? 

I missed when brown lipsticks were all the rage in the 90s. But hey, brown lipstick is back if you haven’t noticed and it’s back in a big way. Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks are a great option if you want to try the trend. And you can easily find a shade that looks good on you in the range. I think that’s important when wearing brown lipstick. One shade too dark and you start looking a little bit too much like that witch Nancy from the movie The Craft.  😛  Which I guess, hey-that’s a look too, just not one that I’m into is all. Dark brown lipstick at my age is really aging, but you young ‘uns-go for it if that’s what you wanna do!

 Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks

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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks

I have three Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks to show you today, and I like them all which is not surprising because these are two of my favourite things combined into one: Chocolate + Lipstick = HAPPY TRACY.

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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks

So, there are two textures in the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks-some are like the original Liquified Lipsticks which I kind of like(I find them a bit drying though) and some have a Metallic Finish. The Metallic Chocolate Lipsticks have shimmer in them, and are a thinner and sheerer formula. You can see that in the swatches.

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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks Chocolate Honey, and Metallic Chocolate Lipsticks in Candy Bar and Frozen Hot Chocolate

All of them have a pretty strong, buttery chocolate scent, but I like it that because Lipstick TREAT.

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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick in Chocolate Honey

Happy to report that Chocolate Honey isn’t as drying as I remember the original formula to be so YAY for that! It’s really nice! And the colour is pretty great too and easy to wear. I’m thinking about getting Chocolate Milkshake now because it’s a pinker brown, plus CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKES RULE.

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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Frozen Hot Chocolate is a pretty, rosy, shimmery brown. It’s comfortable to wear, and not drying either. The metallic formula doesn’t set, and like I said, they are shimmery. Also be careful not to layer on too much because it’ll get on your teeth. #notcute The Metallic formula doesn’t last as long either, but hey 3 hours as opposed to 4 hours ain’t all that bad, right?

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Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Candy Bar

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Candy Bar is brown for sure! I think it’d be better suited for darker skin tones than mine. Like I said, this is getting into witch Nancy territory for me.  😛

I like the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks! Even the Metallic ones. I think they are a great way to get into the whole brown lipstick trend, and you’re sure to find one that will good good on you. I promise!

What do you think of brown lipstick? Yes? Or no? What’s your favourite brown lipstick? Let us know!

 

I have a problem. A real problem.

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Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Sticks Shades

 

Because last year? When these Dior Addict Fluid Sticks came out? I WAS NOT A FAN. Nope. They were sticky. And tacky. And really dried out my lips as they wore off. After I reviewed them on the blog, I never wore them again. BYE-BYE.

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Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Sticks Shades

 

But these new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks shades in the Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015? I’m so confused. They seem different. Creamier? And….there’s no other way to say this…I LIKE THEM. *hides in corner while eating a shoe…covered in chocolate of course…

There are three new shades and I love them all. I was putting them on and taking them off all day and my lips feel no worse for wear. Which again… I can’t believe?!

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Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Sticks Shades from top to bottom Ciel Rose, Tropiques, and Plaisir

Dior Tye Die Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Stick Ciel Rose is my favourite. It’s a gorgeous, wearable rosewood shade. And it’s the creamiest of the three, so the most comfortable for sure!

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Dior Tye Die Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Stick Ciel Rose

Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Stick Tropiques is a punchy pink according to Dior, but I think it’s a really perfect peachy pink coral that’s perfect for summer and really easy to wear.

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Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Stick Tropiques

Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Stick Plaisir is a bright, cherry fuchsia that’s amazing.

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Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Stick Plaisir

It’s pinker than in the photo-more fuchsia like a bright pink happy cherry shade.

They’re not cheap that’s for sure. These Dior Tie Dye Summer 2015-New Dior Addict Fluid Sticks cost $35 each so, yeah it’s a GULP amount. But one? For summer? I think is worth the gulp. All three are beautiful and wearable. Pick one. You won’t be sorry. They last a long time-like 4 hours easy- and wear off beautifully leaving a pretty, even stain behind.

Man, I kinda’ feel like a hypocrite!? Because I wasn’t keen on these at ALL when they came out. I don’t know if the formula changed? Or did I change? Did I get bum ones last year? I don’t know, but I’m still confused and trying to figure it out. I’m going to go hide in my makeup corner now…and try to figure out what the HELL.

Has something like this ever happened to you? You don’t care for a product, and then you try them another collection later and LIKE  LOVE them? I think I may be losing my mind here….  😛

I’m sure you’ve noticed Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks($27) at the drugstore and have thought-ya, no, not trying one of those, because it’s probably really drying like MOST liquid lipsticks I’ve tried before….

You’d be WRONG in that assumption my friend. Get yer butt back to Shoppers Drug Mart and buy one! Or two…or three Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks! Because honestly I don’t know how you are going to choose just one. Every shade is just so lovely! Check out the #MyKissStory hashtag on Instagram and tell me I’m wrong!

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks are pigment-rich yet light, creamy liquid lipsticks with a matte finish. The applicator is amazing too. It’s a flexible doe-foot that allows for a pretty precise application, which is what you need with this kind of formula.

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

It’s surprisingly easy to cover your lips with this applicator. And this formula isn’t like those old-fashioned liquid lipsticks of the past where you need to apply and wait a minute for the stuff to dry before going back to fix any application mistakes. Not like that at all. I’ll explain why in a second, but first! Swatchy Time of the three shades I have to show you:

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks Swatches Sweet Kiss, Love Kiss, and Eternal Kiss

See how creamy they are? And that texture is what makes these really different from past liquid lipsticks. Those old fashioned ones were FULL of alcohol and thinner in texture. These are not like that at all. You can apply and they won’t cake up or dry out your lips at all.

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Sweet Kiss

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Sweet Kiss

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Love Kiss

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Love Kiss

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Eternal Kiss

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Eternal Kiss

The formula of Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick is really amazing. It’s so light, and creamy! Almost like a lip mousse! They feel so incredibly comfortable on the lips, and stay comfy all day long too, unlike other similar products. Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks are SO MUCH BETTER than any other matte liquid lipstick out there. These are matte liquid lipstick PERFECTION. Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks last all day on my lips (if I don’t eat), but the best part? I forget I’m even wearing it!  Yup. And that? Is what makes this long-wearing, matte liquid lipstick THE BEST ONE EVER.

I actually have an event to attend tonight! My first blogger event ever! And I was going to wear one of my true love lipsticks, the NARS Audacious….but I’m thinking I’m going to wear Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Love Kiss instead because it’ll look good and stay put no matter what! Who needs to worry about lipstick when you’re schmoozing, right?

Do you like long-wearing lipsticks? What’s your favourite?