Beauty BFF Viewer Q & A: Lip Color Envy

I love all the questions that come in from viewers of my MSN series, Beauty BFF. I am going to do my best to answer as many as possible on my blog- here is this week’s installment:

Q: Noticed the gorgeous, gorgeous fuchsia/hot pink lipstick you wear in the beginning and end of the Beauty BFF videos. I am a lipstick addict and carry 6 or 7 at all times. I'd  love to know the color you wear. It’s beautiful!

A: The lip color I am wearing in the opening and closing shots of Beauty BFF is Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle. While at first glance in the tube in may look like a gloss, it has intense color payoff (basically the "industry term" meaning it deposits a significant amount of pigment for a dramatic result) and wears well for hours. Which was important since getting all these shots took many hours and I didn't have time to touch up often between takes.  It has a very lacquered finish- so there is a shine there but it isn't so much glittery as it is almost mirror-like.  In order to soften it a bit (and keep my lips conditioned, it was a chilly NY early Spring Day) we dabbed Smith's Rosebud Salve (my makeup artist Emily is obsessed with this stuff) on top.  This iconic multi-purpose balm now comes in a tube (used to only be available in a pan) and is a definite must to add to your lip product arsenal.