One of the benefits of working for a beauty company is that people are constantly leaving samples by the water cooler. Recently, a pile of NYC Color’s “Smooch Proof 16 Hour Lipstain” appeared. I snapped up five of them in a variety of pinks and reds and was instantly smitten.
First of all, it stays on all day. I particularly love the red one (Rock On Ruby.) I top it off with a layer of clear gloss, and it makes for the perfect low-key but still lovely red lip. Secondly, it’s $4.99. Yes, I got these for free, but oh do I love a bargain. Much cheaper than the Revlon and Color Girl versions, but just as good of a product. And third, the colors are great. Completely wearable. (Trust me, I tried them all!) You can’t go wrong.