This week I am going to do a special feature – a week’s worth of the items I don’t leave home without!
First and foremost on that list is Estée Lauder High Gloss in Blush. The fact that EVERY color is currently sold out through the Estée Lauder site should give you an idea of just how awesome this lip gloss is, but I’ll go on about it a bit anyhow. (Although you can’t get it through the actual site right now, a quick Google shop search indicates it can still be purchased from other stores online, such as Dillard’s. I assume Estée Lauder will eventually get it together and make more, but for now, you’ll have to hunt it down.)
Like many of Lauder’s lipsticks, and the Lauder lip gloss I previously recommended, it smells wonderful. A very vague, slightly fruity, almost iced tea-like aroma that is pleasant, sweet, and inoffensive, I never tire of it or find it to be too much. The color Blush is perfect for my complexion – I’m blonde-haired, green-eyed, with fair skin with yellow undertones. Peachy pink shades of makeup look great on me, and this one has just enough color to be there without being overly dressy or noticeable. My favorite thing about this gloss, however, is not the smell or the color – although both are a ten – but rather the fact that it is highly glossy without being runny or sticky. It has good lasting power, but doesn’t make my lips feel coated or stiff, and the applicator is absolutely perfect – a standard angled plastic top with a small hole, attached to a squeeze tube. Easy to carry, doesn’t break, doesn’t leak, don’t need a mirror to apply it.
The only time this gloss leaves my purse is when I’m moving it to an evening clutch for a night out. Great on its own or layered over a matte shade, Estée Lauder High Gloss deserves and has earned the top spot on my list of items always in my purse.