I'm not a girl who loves beauty products. I hate the gluey consistency of lip gloss, eyeshadow makes me feel like I'm auditioning to be the fifth Golden Girl, and I've never really been able to successfully apply blush without looking like I have rosacea. But, last weekend I looked in a mirror and realized that my normal routine of concealer, foundation, eyeliner and mascara was making me look like I should be hospitalized for malnutrition (and not in the good Mary Kate Olsen kind of way).
So, I braved the doors of Sephora with the intention of getting some kind of lip color. I'm sure the woman who asked me if I needed help finding anything was wishing she had run the other way when I said, "I hate anything that's sparkly or gunky," but eventually I found the holy grail of lip color for low-maintenance girls.
Behold, lip stain in the form of a marker! You can literally fill in your lips like a coloring book, it goes on in a crisp line so you can avoid the I've-been-sucking-on-a-raspberry-popsicle look and it lasts ALL DAY. I put this stuff on in the morning, then took this picture after drinking a large coffee and eating lunch and it was still going strong!
The best part is that it's matte, so you don't get the dreaded Kim Kardashian shiny sausage lips. (I've never really understood the appeal of this look. I hate when my lips act like fly paper and stick to my hair and guys can't be too keen on getting that junk smeared all over their mouth...)
I think I'm a little less Sephoraphobic than I was before this purchase and I don't look quite as lifeless as that mopey girl from Twilight. Success!