This past week, I was invited out to glamorous Hollywood for a launch party for a new product. Being a beauty blogger for many years, this isn’t out of the ordinary, so when I got the invitation to attend this launch party for City Cosmetics, City Lips in Sangria, I knew it was business as usual.
I expected the usual: open bar (don’t mind if I do), free products, swag bags, other bloggers, a celeb or two, different magazine writers present. What I didn’t expect was how much fun I would have, and how much I really enjoy their new product.
I’m familiar with City Cosmetics, I’ve tried a few of their products, but never got the opportunity to try their City Lips line. Now, I had the City Lips in Sangria in my hands, ready to try it for the first time. During the event, I excused myself to the ladies room and slicked on the deep, shimmering, burgundy gloss. When I saw the color in the tube, I thought it would have a very dark, thick look on my lips, but on the contrary, the gloss went on subtly sheer and the shimmer looked gorgeous. Even with what I was already wearing, usually I plan out every bit of makeup according to my attire, the gloss complimented my skin tone, eye color, and outfit choice perfectly. When choosing lip sticks, balms, glosses, I typically choose a nude or coral color, so it was a welcome surprise when this merlot inspired plumper complimented me so well. So far, Sangria City Lips was off to a great start.
I returned to the party, mingling with people I knew, making new acquaintances, and then suddenly realized that my lips weren’t burning or tingling. Knowing what I do about lip plumping products, they usually cause your lips some discomfort, beauty is pain. But, this amazing lip plumper didn’t irritate my lips!
When I returned home later that evening, I applied another coat of the gloss before I went to bed, per the instructions. As a good beauty blogger, I was going to see this product review through from start to finish and really commit to the instructions.
I woke up the next morning, a hint of gloss still on my lips, and got ready for the day. This time I planned my outfit around my makeup, I knew I had to keep testing out this luscious lip elixir. So, with a cute white dress and heels, and my Sangria lips ready to go, I started my day, making sure to reapply the gloss as the day went on, and again before bed that night.
I kept this routine up over the weekend, and am happy to report that I am definitely noticing a change in the appearance on my lips. They feel healthier, more hydrated, the little fine lines and creases are less noticeable, and most of all I’m noticing a little more lusciousness in my lips that wasn’t there before.
Sangria has me intrigued, I’ll admit. I’d like to get my hands on the clear City Lips version so I can use it with my own favorite lipsticks and stains to keep the plumping going. This intoxicating Sangria may have just turned me into a City Lips girl.