Hello, Fed & Fab friends! I’m back from two amazing weeks in Southeast Asia, and I can easily say that it was the best trip I’ve ever taken. We totally lucked out when it came to weather, and the food was absolutely incredible. I definitely gained a few pounds of vacation weight!
I’m still getting back into the groove of things and working on some posts about the trip and about some of the fun makeup and skincare products I picked up while I was over there. Stay tuned for those to come soon! Also, if you haven’t checked out my Instagram, I posted a bunch of photos from the trip.
In the meantime, though, I wanted to share my latest lip gloss obsession with y’all: L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint. Oh. Em. Gee. These are awesome!!!
I picked a couple up on a whim when I visited the flagship store for Morphe Brushes in Burbank. I only recently learned about Morphe, thanks to vlogger and makeup artist Jaclyn Hill (love her!). It’s a super affordable line of brushes and makeup, and after reading/seeing so many good things online, I knew I had to pay them a visit. I’ll talk more about the brushes in a separate post, so watch out for that.
While I was browsing the store, I realized they were also a retailer for L.A. Girl. This is yet another brand that’s constantly raved about by makeup vloggers – but it’s really hard to find in brick and mortar stores! I’ve been lusting after a few of their products for a while (including their Pro Conceal HD Concealer, which rivals Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in quality for a fraction of the price), and when I saw the L.A. Girl display in the store, I got a little giddy.
I almost passed up these lip glosses, since I have a million already. But when I squeezed out a little sample on my hand and saw how deliciously glossy and pigmented they were, I couldn’t resist. Plus, they were $4… and you guys know how much I love a deal when it comes to makeup.
I purchased the shades Elude, a nudey pink, and Bombshell, a bright fuschia. Elude is the perfect shade for a nude lip, while Bombshell is … well … exactly as its name implies: bright-ass bombshell pink. It’s certainly not for the color shy, but it makes for an amazing statement lip. I’ve modeled them for you below. Even these pictures aren’t doing the colors justice!
The packaging describes these glosses as “super intense color” with an “extra glossy finish” and that’s exactly why they are. I highly recommend applying these with a lip brush, as it gives you much more precision. In fact, if you try to apply them straight from the tube, I can almost guarantee it will look messy – especially if you pick one of the brighter or vampy colors.
They’re quite glossy at first, but after a while I notice the shine tones down. They have decent staying power for a gloss, but of course, you can expect to have to reapply if you’re eating or drinking. In terms of stickiness factor, there’s a teeeeeeny hint of it but not enough to bother me – and I really hate sticky glosses. They also have peppermint oil, which gives them a nice minty scent and a slight tingle on the lips.
There are 18 shades, but some of them aren’t exactly your everyday kind of colors … unless you regularly wear grape purple or nearly black lip colors. My personal picks for the most wearable nude shades are Elude, Peony and Blushing, while my favorite bright shades include Bombshell, Hot Mess, Tango and Feisty.
If you’re thinking about ordering some online, I definitely recommend checking out this YouTube video from vlogger LustreLux, where you can see 12 of the 18 shades on an actual human. I’m still trying to find a good video or swatch photo of the original six shades, which includes Bombshell, so you can see the full range of colors. I’ll update this post once I find something good!
From what I’ve read, L.A. Girl products can be found in some Dollar Trees, 99 Cents stores, Dollar Generals and Kmarts. I’m going to hit a few up in SoCal to see if I can snag a few more shades … otherwise I guess I’ll just have to find another excuse to make the drive to Burbank!
Have you guys ever tried L.A. Girl or the Glazed Lip Paints? I’d love hear from you if so! Share your comments below.