New Favorite Lipstick! CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Delish

I’m a huge lipstick lover and always looking for new favorites. I usually lean toward MAC lipsticks because they have amazing pigment, a nice vanilla scent and are affordable considering the quality. For drugstore brands I’m a fan of Revlon lipstick and hadn’t tried CoverGirl lipsticks before. I came across this advertisement of the gorgeous model Jessica Stam wearing CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Delish and just had to have it. How insanely beautiful is this picture?!

Delish is a warm peachy nude shade. It reminds me a little bit of MAC Honeylove (another favorite of mine) but it’s peachier. It really warms up the face and gives a natural, polished look. Delish is a part of the Runway Shades collection that makeup artist Pat McGrath created for CoverGirl.

The texture of the lipstick is rich and creamy. It feels luxurious like a department store lipstick. The LipPerfection line has silk proteins in it and claims to transform your lips in 7 days to be smoother and more hydrated. It does have a smell to it that I don’t like but it goes away after applying.

I also picked up the same lipstick in Temptress because one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Penny Pincher Fashion, wears it often and it looks gorgeous on her. You can see her wearing the lipstick here. Temptress is a medium/bright pink with a bit of shimmer. While it’s a pretty shade I have countless other pink lipsticks I like better. I wouldn’t repurchase this one.

20120727-124146.jpg{From left to right: Delish, Temptress}

Here’s Delish on my lips and on my hand:

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20120727-123901.jpg{Top: Temptress Bottom: Delish}

I am totally smitten with Delish and find myself reaching for it as my daily lipstick. I’ve been favoring a low-key makeup routine this summer and rely on my dewy skin routine, Eyeko black liquid liner that I got in my Birchbox and glossy black lashes with this routine. Then I just swipe on this lipstick and I’m left with a fresh, polished, natural look for the hot summer days. It’s also going to be a great fall color. LipPerfection lipsticks are $6.99-$7.99.

Have you tried the CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipsticks?

Happy Things

Happy Friday!  I’m looking forward to a weekend full of old friends.  I have my 10-year reunion tonight (gasp!) and a BBQ with some high school friends on Saturday that are in town for the reunion.  I can’t wait to see everyone and hope to squeeze in some serious lounging around as well.  Here are a few things that made me happy this week.  All photos are from Instagram (username: GourmetBeauty).

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{Spending Monday evening with my GPop.  He lives in Indiana and was on a road trip back from Utah so he stayed in Albuquerque for the night.  His health has been declining and visiting Utah was on his bucket list.  He is one of my absolute favorite people so this was the highlight of my week.}

20120627-151009.jpg{My new J. Crew Mila cap-toe flats, a lovely gift from my Dad}

20120627-151034.jpg{This guy.  Because seriously, just look at him.}

20120627-151044.jpg{My gorgeous new journal from Anthropologie for jotting down blog ideas & to-do lists}

20120627-151058.jpg{The perfect warm, summery, nude lip: MAC Honeylove lipstick with Victoria’s Secret gloss in Simmer}

20120627-151111.jpg{Interviewing The Skinny Confidential’s Lauryn Evarts on my blog & the fact that I hit 600 followers this week!}

What are you a few things that made you smile this week?