Okay, I admit it. I borrowed and read 50 Shades of Grey.
…okay, so maybe I borrowed and read the first two books in the series and I’m on the third.
Come on, though. Those things are a glorious shit-show. It’s like a car accident that you can’t turn away from. I mean, the girl refers to her damn “inner goddess” every five minutes, calls her vag “my sex”, and says “Oh my!” every other phrase. It’s just too horrible/wonderful.
But I digress.
When I saw the Make Up For Ever: Tease Me Lip Set – inspired by ’50 Shades of Grey’ at Sephora, I had to walk by it a few times. The lip products looked so pretty, and HOLY VALUE, BATMAN! You get three full-sized products for only $32. The retail value is $62. So even though I wasn’t keen on putting money towards the Gray Empire™, how could I pass this up?
Aqua Lip lip pencil in Medium Natural Beige 3C: This is a “your lips, but better” nude liner. It goes on like buttah, and is opaque in one swipe. I have already worn this on it’s own, and it’s lovely. Lasts all day.
Aqua Rouge lipstick in 3 Medium Natural Beige: This is the main reason I couldn’t resist this kit. A matte, liquid lipstick that stays on all day? Sold. And yes, I’ll admit that I was first attracted to this color because of the whole Kylie Jenner thing. The color is this perfect nude/rose/brown that I really think would suit all skintones. There’s also a clear gloss on the other end of the tube that is supposed to “seal” the color in, but as I usually go for a matte look over a glossy one, I didn’t use it.
I just took this photo. For the record, it’s currently 2:12 pm, and I put this lipstick on around 7:15 am, with NO touch-ups. That’s 7 hours, 2 cups of coffee, 2 meals, and maybe a few pieces of candy later, and it still looks as fresh as when I first put it on. This stuff does NOT mess around.
Lab Shine lip gloss in D16 Shimmering Beige: The gloss it came with looks gorgeous. Really. I just don’t like gloss. I hate that sticky-icky feeling that glosses give. I’ll most likely sell or give this one away.
So there you have it! Admit it – did you read the books? Did you laugh as hard as I did?
If you’re a fan of Make Up For Ever products, I’d REALLY suggest getting this set before it disappears. The value is insane.