If you’ve been following Mox and Socks for a while, you already know that I can’t resist a snazzy red for my lips. I’m not into wearing a lot of makeup, so lip stains are a good way for me to look like I’ve made an effort without really trying.
A couple of weeks ago while I was visiting my parents, my mom was clearly excited about a little gift for me. She kept asking if I’d like to have it early, and since neither of us really have any willpower, I closed my eyes and she gave me Lush’s winter classic: Santa Baby.
Santa Baby is technically a lip tint, but I found that the color has some serious staying power. I smoothed some on that day and it stayed well into the evening–there were even traces of it on my lips after I washed my face for the night. This is something I like and seek out in a lip color, but my guess is that it isn’t for everyone!
I’ve been wearing it nearly every day since I got it–there’s so much I love about it! Apart from how long it lasts, the color is perfect. It’s a little pink-y, which is a departure from most of the reds I own, which are mostly orange-based. I also really like how well it layers. I tend to make two or three passes on my lips to get a deep color, but my mom only dabs hers on for a little hint. And did I mention the scent? It’s just like cherry cola!
The only thing I don’t like about it is the texture. It’s a little chalky, but I get past this by prepping my lips with a little balm beforehand.
Apart from that, though, I can see myself getting a lot of use from Santa Baby! I hope it lasts through the year!
Have you tried Santa Baby? If so, did you like it? If not, what’s your favorite holiday makeup?