Lipstick Diary: What I Wore That Day

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lise watier rose tendresse lipstick and sparkle of hope gloss

lise watier rose tendresse lipstick and sparkle of hope gloss

This is about that time I wore frosted pink lipstick with sparkly lip gloss. Frosted. Pink. Lipstick. With Sparkly. Lip. Gloss. Why did I risk looking like a 1980s-Barbie wanna-be? I wore frosted pink lipstick and sparkly lip gloss because it's Lise Watier Rose Tendresse Lipstick and Lise Watier Sparkle of Hope Gloss, and together they've raised $1,000,000 for "the autonomy of women." And then I rediscovered something important.

lise watier rose tendresse lipstick and sparkle of hope gloss

I think you can tell that frosted lipsticks are not on my list of must-have lippies. No thank you. The dull, silvery sheen seems to flatten out the lips, and it never seems to enhance skintone (seems to fight it instead). And a frost finish is definitely not good against oily skin. Yuck.

Lise Watier Rose Tendresse Lipstick_Sparkle of Hope Gloss

Still, this Lise Watier Rose Tendresse Lipstick ($22 at thebay.com) and sidekick sparkly iridescent lip gloss have sold enough -- more than 56,000 units -- to raise one million dollars for organizations that help disadvantaged women triumph over poverty and domestic abuse. Really awesome.

lise watier rose tendresse lipstick

lise watier rose tendresse lipstick

Lise Watier Rose Tendresse lipstick is a pretty pink, I'll say that. I'd like it much better, though, without the silver frost. (Frost = beauty F-word.) The formula, however, is a nice one, very comfortable to wear. Part of the Lise Watier Rouge Plumpissimo line of lipsticks, it contains conditioning jojoba oil, vitamins C and E, soothing Allantoin, and marine collagen microbeads that plump up as they interact with the moisture on lips to smooth the surface.

lise watier sparkle of hope gloss

lise watier sparkle of hope gloss

Partner in success to Rose Tendresse is this shimmer-happy Lise Watier Sparkle of Hope Gloss ($23 at thebay.com). Actually, this is a genius gloss for night because there's a mirror on the back of the tube and the inner cap lights up to spotlight lips. The iridescent no-colour is my favourite for tweens, a fresh, fun finish in a young face. Applied over a frosted lipstick on a 45+ year-old-face, it's... oh, hey!

lise watier rose tendresse lipstick and sparkle of hope gloss

lise watier rose tendresse lipstick and sparkle of hope gloss

Turns out this shimmery Lise Watier Sparkle of Hope Gloss is exactly what the frosted Lise Watier Rose Tendresse lipstick needs to give the finish a pretty, lip-enhancing dimension. Paired together, they remind me that a glossy sweet pink is a favourite trick for making mature faces look youthful.

an all-ages flattering natural makeup look

an all-ages flattering natural makeup look

And with a little blush, lots of mascara and upper waterlines lined in black, it's that simple, fresh-faced makeup that would look lovely on a certain 12-year-old niece, the 40+ beauty crowd, and beyond. In my obsession with brighter lip shades, I'd forgotten how much I like this kind of look (it's more about the face than it is about the makeup itself). Thanks for the reminder, Lise Watier. And big congratulations + applause on raising $1,000,000 with Rose Tendresse + Sparkle of Hope Gloss.

What's your position on frost lipsticks? And glossy pink for all ages below and beyond 40?

For more on the Lise Watier Foundation, visit www.lisewatier.com.

Makeup: On skin is Pixi H2O SkinTint, $24CAN at Target Canada and $24US at dermstore.com; cheeks is Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush, $12.95CAN at drugstores and $10.88US at drugstore.com; on lashes it's L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga, $10.99CAN at drugstores and $10.98US at drugstore.com; on upper waterlines it's an amazing Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil, $28CAN at Holt Renfrew and shuuemura.ca, and $24US at shuuemura-usa.com