Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Beauty Is Life Cosmopolitan Lipstick

Above: Beauty Is Life Lipstick in Cosmopolitan.
The first floor of Barneys NY in Los Angeles is magical...brimming over with beauty lines both mainstream and rare, one step into this wonderland and it is easy to stay for hours.  One of the rarer cosmetic brands housed within this makeup utopia is German cult favorite, Beauty Is Life.  Founded by Beatrix Isabel Lied in 1978, the line is known for vibrant colors, innovative formulas and professional-grade products used by makeup artists all over the world. 


Upon perusal of the BIL lipstick area, I was instantly caught in the tractor beam of Cosmopolitan (33 w-c), a lush, warm, pinky nude.  I confirmed that it did not contain lanolin (to which I am allergic) and promptly bought it!



Retailing for $28, the Beauty Is Life formula is filled with rich botanicals which lend to its moisturizing ability.  The colors are rich in pigment and, while not technically in the "long lasting category," I find that I get reasonable wear (2-3 hours) from a single application.  This particular color, although somewhat pale, wears evenly and even leaves a light nude pink stain behind once its initial coat has dissipated.  It is of medium thickness and extremely smooth; it also doesn't leave the dreaded "white ring" behind!
Above: Swatch of Beauty Is Life lipstick in Cosmopolitan taken in direct sunlight.
This is such a creamy color...it is like a harmonious blend of Edward Bess Secret Desire and Blush Allure and is perfect for a nude look that doesn't wash out the face!

Above: Swatch of Beauty Is Life lipstick in Cosmopolitan taken in the shade.

Beauty Is Life lipstick in Cosmopolitan on the lips (over a bit of La Prairie Lip Enhancer as a base).

The full effect! 

Bottom Line: I am so excited about the Beauty Is Life line and believe that Cosmopolitan was the perfect lip color to select first....it is creamy, opaque, hydrating and smells delicious (like warm vanilla). I envision myself using this color frequently and especially like wearing it with a bit of Beauty Is Life gloss in Soho (to be reviewed very soon) on top.  Cosmopolitan is a must have for pale pink nude lovers everywhere!

8 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Miss Kwong...it is really a natural color that still adds sophistication to the face!

      Have a lovely weekend,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Ooooh, I love hearing about indie make up companies. I'll definitely check out BIL. Pretty lipstick!

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    1. Thank you! If you like indie cosmetic lines, then I think you'd really enjoy this company...do take a peek!

      Take care,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. That BIL color looks splendid! Thank you, BP, for showcasing new/indie and exceptional brands!

    -WQ

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  4. Thanks, WQ! I am really excited about this brand and this particular lipstick is a joy to wear ; )

    Take care,

    --The Beauty Professor

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  5. The color looks gorgeous on you. And I LOVE vanilla scented anything, do you know if its available online I don't live near a Barneys.

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  6. Thank you, Krystle...you are so sweet! This is fast becoming one of my favorite lipsticks and I am loving the line. As far as I know< Beauty Is Life is only sold in person at Barneys but you can definitely also order it from Barneys online (there is a direct link for it in my post). Do let me know if you have other questions and have a wonderful week.

    Xoxo,

    --The Beauty Professor

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