Worrying a few exactly outlined cupid’s bow is about as meticulous a priority as measuring the dimensions and size of each cat-eye wings. But some individuals nonetheless care — like me, for instance. If even the slightest inch of shade is out of the road, my complete look feels ruined (which is fairly unlucky, contemplating I apply my lipstick on whereas driving the subway).
If you are not from any main metropolis that makes use of public transportation, that is all it is advisable to find out about New York City trains: They jerk unpredictably like a mechanical bull. Still, my sluggish temper within the morning tends means I am compelled to use my lip shade as I trip between Lexington Ave and Times Square. So usually I keep away from creamy tubes of lipstick — there’s an excessive amount of potential for a large number. And lip liners? I positively haven’t got regular sufficient palms or endurance for that. But I discovered the subsequent neatest thing to really waking up early and doing my make-up at residence: Laura Mercier’s Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick.
With 24 shades — in a spread of reds, oranges, purples, and nudes of all depths — this assortment is the lipstick components for the matte lipstick hater. Non-drying and simple to deal with, these crayon-like pencils assist paint your lips with shade, with out ever having to fret about drawing exterior the strains. And boy, does it final. For hours after making use of it, the shade didn’t budge — regardless of what number of coffees I drank or croissants I ate. For me, it is the little issues like this that make swiping on a lipstick whereas having the opposite hand on a soiled subway pole simply a little much less shameful.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, $28, accessible at Sephora.
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