Sunday, November 17, 2013

A (12 year-old) Girl's Best Friend

It was kind of day I had a little girl, and then one day I woke up with a young lady. One day Therese didn't care about makeup at all, and the next she loved going to Ulta, checking out the weekly beauty sales at Walgreens, and ooohing and aaahing at the Urban Decay pallets I drool over online. The only problem is that she is 12. She seemed way too young to me...until I realized that when I was 12, I went to a public junior high school and I was in possession of pressed powder and barely there lipstick. I'm pretty sure that the powder was parentally approved; I'm not so sure about the lipstick!

Of course I see the girls that Therese dances with, and they wear full faces of makeup at her age. They look ridiculous at 11, but by 14 I want to ask some of them about their eyeshadow application tips. I don't want either one of those options to apply to my daughter! However, I am in love with lipstick myself, and one of my recent loves seemed to offer a perfect compromise for Therese! Honestly, I was kidding when I asked Henry if Therese could wear lipstick, but he said that as long as it was unobtrusive, he didn't mind...

Enter - Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait!

The texture of a Lip Butter is very much like that of a lip gloss. It is part of that branch of the lipstick family that is heavy on the lip balm aspect, but not necessarily as heavy on the lip pigmentation (although there are a couple of pretty heavily pigmented lip butters, of the four I/we own, only one has what I would call a lipstick-type pigmentation). The above is a stock photo of Peach Parfait. Here is what it looks like outside in natural lighting. Don't be fooled by the berry look; it is definitely on the peachy side!

And here's a swatch (again in natural lighting, unadjusted on the computer):

On Therese's lips, the color is barely discernible. What you do see is a lot of shine. Her own lips are close to this color, and her skin is on the yellow-toned side (thank you, Cuban blood!), so this actually looks pretty natural on her! However, she loves that is wearing lipstick!

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't cater to the whims of my kids. The desire for lipstick is one I get, though! And since a Lip Butter is so much a balm as well, I am not at all unhappy to let Therese wear it. These retail for anywhere between $5.50-$7.50 depending on where you go and how good you are at hunting down a sale (BOGO1/2 at Walgreens with a coupon, anyone?). 

Be sure to stop by next week when I'll show you how I taught Therese to line her waterline... ;-)


  1. I like that color for ME! Zoe isn't interested at all in makeup fact she looks mortified at the thought!! ;)

  2. It's a really pretty color, Joy! It just doesn't really show up on me. They have a ton of pretty colors in that line, though!