You should know by now that I carry no less than half a dozen lip glosses with me at all times. Many girlfriends who go out with me don’t even bother carrying a makeup bag anymore, as they know I’ll have everything they need on hand to get through the night. One of my biggest vices: Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss ($29.50) (I have many shades and actually use each to the bottom before replenishing – now that’s a dedicated addict!). I’m also a drugstore makeup addict. (Hell, from 99-cent Wet-n-Wild lip liner to $50 Tom Ford lipsticks, I buy it all!).
I recently noticed Maybelline‘s ColorSensational ($6.49) offers a similar gloss to Chanel’s Glossimer, so I decided to compare the two: Chanel Rose Sand versus Maybelline Hooked On Pink (#65). Both, indeed, gave a pretty, frosty shine. Chanel tasted better and lasted longer, but it’s also heavier and cakier, while Maybelline needed to be re-applied more often. All in all, Maybelline is a good substitute for under $7, but it’s not CHANEL!
What can I say? I drank the Chanel Kool-Aid in college and have never looked back, even though I’ve heard they make their lip gloss in New Jersey in the same plants as Maybelline. (God willing, this might be an urban legend. I refuse to believe until I see it with my own eyes…Project!).Either way my lip gloss is important to me and well it should be. The average woman ingests up to 4 pounds of gloss in her life time. Blame the last hard-to-shed 5 pounds on your nasty lip-gloss habit!