Well the time has come for me to finally meet my little girl as I am due to be induced this weekend, yipee!!! I've been induced with my other two children, so I am hoping my past experiences will make this third go around fairly easy. Positive thinking, positive thinking!! If you see below, I am literally about to pop, so this delivery comes at a great time. In the photo below, my girlfriend Laney and I have now been pregnant together a total of 3 times!! It's been a wonderful experience to always have her to bounce things off of along the 9 months of aches and pains and joys of being prego.
So of course as I have been packing my bag for the hospital and the baby's bag, I also think about what to include in my makeup bag;-) And knowing that I am going to be sitting in a hospital bed all day and having visitors and family come in and out, I've been looking for a long lasting neutral lip color to rock. Delivery is no excuse to let yourself go, right??!! I gave L'Oreal's Infallible Lipcolor ($9) a shot because I've read so many great things about how it literally doesn't fade until you remove it with makeup remover. It's got one side with the liquid color and the other side is more like a colorless chapstick that keeps it looking fresh and not dry.
I tried the Linda Evangelista Beige color (in both pics above of me) on a day that I attended a baby shower for another girlfriend of mine because I knew I would be eating lots of yummy shower food, so what better test of a long lasting lip color?? MY VERDICT- I give it a 7 out of 10. My reasoning it lacks 3 points from keeping it a 10 is this.
- It ended up staying on for a long time, definitely NOT all day, but for a good 5 hours.
- However, like ALL of the other long lasting lipsticks, once the chapstick part faded away, the color just felt slightly dry and chalky.
- The beige color also turned a bit darker and beige throughout the day. Wish I had taken an after picture, but the before pic shows that it's really fresh and slightly on the peachy beige side. As the day wore on though it just went a bit darker than originally applied.
I will certainly keep it on me for the big delivery day but I will also be stashing my MAC viva glam V lipgloss as another neutral option!
I also wanted to share a beautiful photo of my girlfriend Katie that I had the honor of doing her makeup for her maternity photo shoot. This is her first pregnancy, and her photographer was Abbey of Dylan Blue Photography who did my maternity shoot as well and is amazing at her craft. You can also catch a shot of our dueling baby bumps while we were doing the shoot if you click on the link above. It's really cool because we were sorority sisters in college and now we are both experiencing being pregnant together- two TOTALLY different eras of our lives!
Needless to say, the blog postings are about to be few and far between for a couple weeks while I figure out the whole "mommy of three" thing and meet my daughter. I am beyond excited though and ready to dive right into my expanding family. I will keep you all posted once the little princess is here!!