Friday, February 1, 2008

A Little Makeup Talk

Yesterday I went to Walgreens to take advantage of the FARs for February. You know about those, right? FAR=Free After Rebate. I normally pick up whatever is free, and if I have coupons, bonus, they pay me to take products out of their store! Plus, I always choose the gift card option, so I get an extra 10% too.

So yesterday I got a Fructis conditioner, Softsoap Spa Radiant Body Wash (the green one smells divine), Mennen Speed Stick 24/7 for Mr. Sasha, and Maybelline Volume XL Lip Plumper in a plum color.

Oh ya'll. Maybelline got it so wrong. Now, I've tried most of the plumpers and kind of like the tingling feeling they impart, although it doesn't usually last that long. I haven't found that they actually plump my lips all that much, but I'm not trying to be Angelina, so no big.

But this particular gloss doesn't make your lips tingle. No, it makes them numb. What the hell? It's almost like you rubbed Anbesol all over your lips, which by the way I have done, and it's a freaky feeling you don't want to repeat.

Seriously. Big company marketing execs, just check with me before you put out any new products. Cause if they suck, I'll be glad to let you know and save us all the hassle.


Traci Anne said...

That's too funny, I haven't tried that one before! When I use a plumper, I usually default to Lip Venom - stings like a bitch, but it works!

Lori said...

Victoria Secret has it all wrong too with their limp plumper lip gloss and it wasn't free, so even more disapointing than a bad FAR lip gloss.

Jill said...

Well, I don't neee any lip plumpin' but I am so going to check out the FARs at Walgreen's.