It’s amazing what the power of suggestion can do. You can be cruising along through life and suddenly one day, badabing badaboom!, your entire universe changes based on a suggestion.
Just the other day I was perusing the cosmetics aisle at Target and came across plumping lip glaze by a company called e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face). I’ve never really thought much about the plumpness (or lack thereof) of my lips. Therefore, I wasn’t aware that they needed plumping. But, seeing that there was a product specifically created for this purpose, I started wondering if, perhaps, my lips were a bit flat. Have I been walking around all these years with chicken lips? Do strangers turn away at the hideousness of my pencil thin mouth? How can the big man stand to gaze upon my incredible shrinking lips every day?
Hiding my lips in shame, I immediately proceeded to the checkout counter with my e.l.f. Plum Pout Plumping Lip Glaze. Bring on the Angelina Jolie lips.
In the interest providing marginally scientific results, here’s a rather fuzzy picture of my lips BEFORE the plumping.
According to the directions, for best results, I should use the clear gloss first and then the tinted glaze. Hmmm. There’s a bit of a tingle. There’s a party going on right here, a celebration to last throughout the year.
I could probably achieve the same affect if I put Vick’s Vaporub on my lips, but then I’d smell like I was sick and who cares about plump lips when you’re sick?
Maybe I just need a little more gloss.
Odd. The instructions don’t mention that little trick all of us girls know about applying the lip color outside your natural lip line to make lips look fuller. Maybe they just didn’t have room on the package to fit that in.
We’re practically twins!
Move over Angelina, there’s a new Chick in town.
Chickaliciousness: 2 for the tingle