March 6, 2012

Giving lip

Whipped Cherry Fruit Scrub
Let me just rant for one moment. I was in Sephora this weekend and the salesperson (innocuously dressed as a Sephora associate, but actually a salesperson for this brand, Bite), in my state of vulnerability in attempts to picking out a new lipstick color, tried to convince me that I needed this "exfoliate" my lips by using this product (shown above).

Stop. WHAT?

What does that mean? This "Whipped Cherry Fruit Scrub" has these tiny microbeads meant to "exfoliate" and packed with antioxidants, to "condition/smooth" the lips.  To  me, this is just an absolutely RIDICULOUS beauty practice. By introducing traumatic beads to your lips, aren't you actually destroying the natural protective layers of your mucosa? That's why most chapsticks are occlusive emollients, meant to lock in moisture. 

So instead, I got this yummy YSL lipstick (which does everything the name says it does) instead. 

YSL Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick
Beauty tip: Bring a friend with you when trying out colors (lipstick, eyes) you aren't sure about! 

1 comment:

  1. This may be the first time I've read a makeup review that included the words "natural protective layers of your mucosa." Brava.