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The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #8

Posted 03/18/11 at 09:58AM by Audrey Fine

The Product: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick

The Price: $6.99

The Promise: "Glides on smooth and leaves lips feeling instantly moisturized with rich, bold color." It also purports to help improve lip condition thanks to its "Silk Therapy Complex."

The Real Deal: As regular readers of this column know, I'm not a big fan of lipstick. As a card-carrying product-a-holic, however, I'm compelled to try even some things I'm not sure I'll like. Such was the case when I spotted the impossibly gorgeous Sofia Vergara in a CoverGirl ad wearing, as the copy told me, Lip Perfection Lipstick in "Smolder." Sold. I had that lip color in my sweaty little hand by the end of the work day.

The Upshot: While I remain less-than-a-devotee of super dark lips, I can now say without hesitation that, thanks to Lip Perfection lipstick in general and the "Smolder" shade in particular, I now have a lipstick that I actually apply with increasing regularity. It does glide on smoothly and does leave my lips feeling moisturized in an instant. A fab product and truth in adverting! Will wonders never cease?

Of course if I (or you) ever plan to apply a darker lipstick, I'll have to be sure to adhere to my steadfast lip color laws or risk an embarrassing situation like poor Haley Reinhart (that "American Idol" contestant) did.

What're your thoughts on the topic? Oh, and which product would you like to nominate for VIP status?
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  • Posted by EricaC123 on 04/13/13 at 03:07pm


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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 01:12pm

    I usually stay away from lipsticks, particularly the Drug Store brands because they always dry my lips out so bad and won't go on smooth. I just recently purchased the MAC Creme de Nude lipstick and I love it! It is so smooth and moisturizing! I would definitely nominate MAC lipsticks. As for the CoverGirl Lipstick above, I am going to try it. It sounds like it's for real and it is sooooo much cheaper than MAC. Thank you!

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  • Posted by taryn.romero on 10/06/11 at 12:46pm

    Not bad. It seems like it's cheap enough to try and if you don't like it at least you didn't spend a whole bunch on it.

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/21/11 at 10:35pm

    Is "Smolder" the color pictured? It doesn't seem that dark in the photo. I'm not really a lipstick fan either--I usually stick with light pink shades of gloss--although I will occasionally wear MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick. It's red, but buildable, and flattering on many different skin tones. I can wear it without feeling like, "OMG I'm wearing RED LIPSTICK."

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 02:31pm


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  • Posted by jessica_teixeira on 04/18/11 at 08:26pm

    I absolutely love this...I picked up 2 shades (a coral colour & a bronze one) I was skeptical about the deliverance on the 'full coverage' promise but I'm hooked now. Can't wait to try more shades.

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