Notes From The Powder Room

Moisture 101: A Tour of CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Color

If you know me at all — which you don’t, but that’s not really as relevant as you might think — you know that I’m obsessed with lipstick.

I’m not really a big eye make-up person in the summer because I’m convinced I have an undiagnosed perspiration disorder that causes me to sweat at an alarming rate, leaving everything north of my nose a blur after 2 p.m. It doesn’t even matter though, because if you go big with your lips, you can go home with everything else. This really works well with my general life philosophy: minimum effort, maximum return.

I decided to check out CoverGirl’s Lip Perfection Lip Color because it was there, I was there, somebody somewhere wanted us to meet and I’m not one to snub fate. I picked up three shades, which are pictured in this order in the featured image: Heavenly, Temptress, and Tempt. Somebody really stayed up all night naming this line.

What really made me take note of these, other than my affinity for shiny displays, is that they’re supposed to hydrate the absolute hell out of your lips. I really hate lipsticks that dry me out and show me what my mouth is going to look like when I’m an 85-year-old smoker, so I’m very Team Moisture.

CoverGirl describes this lipstick as “Bright, gorgeous color that can transform your day and your lips. Enriched with a silk moisturizing complex, our formula helps sustain moisture levels and helps create soft, smooth, beautiful lips in just 7 days.” Silk moisturizing complex? Sustain moisture levels? Something about 7 days? Sounds legit! These lipsticks will run you about $6-$7 each depending on where you purchase them.

Pro tip: Sweep some bronzer on your eyelids for natural color and you'll look like you may or may not have been wearing eyeshadow last night. Flawless!

Here’s Heavenly. It’s a pretty neutral pink that I think would flatter most skin tones. I think it’s a great “safe” color for day wear, going to the country club if you’re into being bored, meeting parents, or channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn. She’s seriously dying to get out and this is a great way to let her do just that.

Don't you love when your bangs separate because you're half human, half sweat factory? Also, don't ask what my shirt is up to. It doesn't even know.

So here I am wearing Temptress. I kind of have a Special Edition Random Island Barbie look going on here, so I think I like it. Warning: It’s a lot bolder in person than it is in this picture. Pinks are weird in that I think they can actually be “louder” than reds, so you might have to be careful about what you wear with this so you don’t look too bizarre. I don’t have any reservations about looking bizarre myself though, so I’d wear this day or night and with whatever was clean.

Are you tempted yet? ARE YOU?

This one is, obviously, Tempt. I operate under the mentality that you can never have too many red lipsticks. It’s a cool red and I have a warmer skin tone so I think I’m technically breaking some sort of make-up rule that I don’t care about, but I think this is probably going to be my go-to red for quite some time. Also, it lasts forever. I tried to wipe it off to go to a meeting three hours ago and it’s still there. Plan accordingly!

  • Christin Richter

    aaaah you’re making me so jealous with your beauty! i sure hope inside that you spent hours to look that perfect. sometimes it’s unfair ^_^;

    • Filleosophy

      Girl, please. Look at my hair. LOOK AT MY SHIRT. But for real, thank you for the compliment.

  • Robyn Pennington

    Oooh thanks for the tips. Something to consider when my lip gloss runs out (which will be very shortly)

  • Jordan Joy Lynn Wirrick

    Once I read this artiticle I just had to try this lipstick! I’m not regularly a lipstick wearer, I find most to be chalky & wearing it over a period of the day always proves to dry out my lips. However this lipstick is awesome! I chose Heavenly as you reccomened & I’m so pleased. It’s everything a lipstick has never been for me silky smooth & so easy to wear all day! Please keep the beauty advice coming, thank you!

    • Filleosophy

      Yay! So glad to help!

  • Elyssa Dahl

    do you use liner? !

    • Filleosophy

      Yep! I wrote a review about Sephora eyeliner here:

      I also use Benefit Magic Ink, which I actually like more. I might review some other types [like a gel/brush combo — I just am not down with pencil] in the future if you’re interested!

    • Filleosophy

      Wow, for some reason I thought you were inquiring about my eyeliner but now I’m realizing you totally meant lip liner. Whoops! I’m not wearing any in these pictures, no!

  • Jariya Phanpaktra

    Wow this lipstick looks great! I think I want to try out heavenly. Thanks Cici! :)

    • Jariya Phanpaktra

      But… temptress looks good too. I’m such an indecisive person.

    • Filleosophy

      Definitely try Heavenly! It’s really growing on me. Not that I didn’t like it before, I just like it even more after wearing it a couple more times.

  • Lyraida Maldonado Caraballo

    I have this one in Fairytale. I LOVE the color, and I think the formula very comfortable on the lips and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. It doesn’t feather, which is also important. It STAINS my lips like WOW though. I can’t wear this during the day and then wear another color at night because that lipstick will be THERE no matter how many times I try to wash it off or take it off with makeup remover.

    • Filleosophy

      Yeah, it’s intense! I didn’t find that problem with the first two, but as I mentioned with Tempt, the red really would not come off. I was rocking the cherry popsicle thing well into the evening.

  • Carolyn Toth

    Got the Heavenly and also tried out Rapture… I am wearing the Rapture right now and it is pretty incredible

  • Beth-Don Shepard

    I love your beauty tips!!! I thought I had heard them all, until I met you! I am not so much a lipstick gal, but I will try anything hot pink!

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