The lipstick Gods have spoken, indeed. I have finally found a simple lipstick that works for me. Close friends and regular readers know I HARDLY wear make up, let alone like it. At the very least, I curl my lashes and MAY put on some mascara and strut a red lip. Beyond that, I’m hopeless with makeup, though I do have a select few beauty products that I would categorize as my holy grail. Speaking of which, have you stocked up on Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse?! I swear by this and can’t wait to get home to drench myself in some holy goodness.
So you know the rest of the post is a big deal given makeup hardly thrills me...
I came across Blush & Whimsy lipstick products just last week. However, I’ve had my eyes on these flower balm jelly lipsticks for months but never got around to purchasing them. I knew there was a reason for that. Lo and behold, I thrillingly stumbled upon Blush & Whimsy lipsticks, discovering that it was an Albuquerque start up company created by the fabulous Micaela Brown. Reading this felt instantaneously good. What could be better than supporting a local business? Read on because it does get better :)
I have a love/hate relationship with lipstick. I enjoy the pop of color and normally gravitate towards matte lipsticks or lip stains due to longevity and naturality. However, since I use my mouth a lot (get your mind out of the gutter! I’m a serious foodie!), I naturally encounter issues with smearing all over the place - on teeth, glass, Gregory, etc. With this product, this issue is practically nonexistent because the application is CLEAR. Hallelujah!
First and foremost, aren’t these the most ethereal lipsticks you ever did see (keyword: whimsy!)? The packaging was as elegant as its contents. The crimped streamed paper & the sleek black boxes with the rose gold colored font was just a joy to marvel at and open! The lipstick itself felt like holding an opulent, large, golden bullet. To be perfectly honest (when am I not?), it’s like having a Dolce & Gabbana lipstick but for less. Who can say no to achieving the look for less?
Micaela was utterly meticulous with every inch of this masterpiece (she worked with 5 manufacturers just to get it right!) and insisted it was in a gold metallic tube completely insulated instead of a just a plastic metal tube. And let’s not overlook the absolutely elegant design of each lipstick. Gold flakes and flowers. And cruelty and paraben free! I’m sold! All natural ingredients can now be viewed on the site under product description.
I was telling Micaela that her product is luxury without breaking the bank. Does this remind you of a certain someone? ;) Just like my brand, I inspire you to live a glamorous life without the Prada price tag. Enthused that I have found a lipstick that can do just that!
These lipsticks glide onto your lips like a dream… like satin! I especially love how light and subtle it feels, like you’re not wearing anything at all. Ladies, you’ve probably heard of LipSense. I admit, I was fascinated by it for a minute but grew to dread how awful it felt on my lips. The stickiness and cumbersome feeling of the alcohol content (ethanol) on your lips was starting to get too much, no matter how long lasting and non-smearing it was. This lipstick is pretty long-lasting and even if you have to touch up after a meal, it’s such a pleasure because it’s CLEAR! Can’t you tell how obsessed I am with the clear application? No mess, no problem! By this time, you will have achieved a bitten lip look which is fine by me!
Currently, Blush & Whimsy are offering Belle Blush, Bliss Blush, and First Blush
The only difference between the three is the color of flower. You get to choose the color of your dainty chrysanthemum! I know, I'm reading your mind. Why not have them all?
I’ve been asked many times “So it’s clear? Does that mean there’s no color?”
Guys, this product is seriously a game-changer in the makeup world. Thanks to lipstick technology, this color changing lipstick interacts with the temperature and pH of your lips, producing a tint of pink, a color unique to you! A mood ring of lipsticks, should I say?!
Any cons, you might ask? None so far except that I would advise to wear a spot of chapstick beforehand, blotting out any excess, if you are prone to dry lips.
Last but not least, the cherry on top is that they are partnered with Adelante Development, a stunning non profit organization that provides employment services to disabled New Mexicans as well as seniors and people with disadvantages.
So you bet your sweet ass your package is going to be packaged with the utmost love and care.
If you’re as hooked as I am, send me a message or comment below and I will secure a discounted rate for you today. Shipping is worldwide and magic is on its way!
PS - A big thanks to Blush & Whimsy for this marvelous collaboration. I’ve never been so passionate about makeup until you magically came into my life. I wholeheartedly stamp this lipstick as From Nada to Prada approved!