While in Sephora recently, I found a new product that I fell for — hard. On the shelf, it looked like nothing special, with its simple packaging and an unassuming black and white box. But then I swatched it on my hand and I was done for. When I actually applied it after I brought it home, my only thought was, “Why didn’t I buy multiples?!”
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in Sugar, Sugar ($28) is the product I’m talking about. The second I pulled the applicator wand out of the tube, I knew it was going to be good. The formula is creamy without being too thick, and it doesn’t feel heavy on lips. The amount of shine is insane; it is seriously so glossy. And really, is there anything prettier than a really glossy mouth?
In addition to looking pretty, it feels nice on and performs well. It’s longwearing yet comfortable. I slick it on in the morning and by lunchtime (after about two cups of coffee), there are still traces of it on my lips. It has this amazing staying power without being at all sticky.
One of my favorite parts about this is the flat applicator tip, which is cushiony and flexible, so it lets you create a defined line on the edge of lips. It lets you be neat and clean so you don’t get gloss outside of the lines. Because the tip has a bit of spring to it, it just feels really good to apply the gloss. Any product that makes application a nice experience wins bonus points with me.
The color I chose, Sugar Sugar, is a champagne-y nude that looks neutral in the tube but has a slight pink undertone on my lips, which I love. It’s a nude that goes with every look imaginable, and looks fabulous layered over a nude/pink lipstick.
Although this is pricey, I’m kicking myself for not buying a backup because at the rate I’m going through this, the tube will be empty in about a week. I can’t stop using it; it just looks so, so good.