Lip gloss is one of those things I buy for fun. But after unwrapping the packaging, I end up disappointed because it’s either too sticky, it doesn’t stay put, the flavor is dicey or the color isn’t quite right.
All that changed when I discovered glosses from the Lipstik Factory by Lawrence G, primarily for the fact that my hair doesn’t stick to my lips on a breezy day. Plus, they glide on smoothly and have lip-smacking good taste.
Many women understand this gloss issue, but all you men are probably reading this and saying “big deal.” Okay, so it’s relative — BUT, isn’t there something that you like about gloss too— especially the flavoring? Uh huh. Read on.
Larry Gajsiewicz (aka Lawrence G.) certainly thought so. With a career that has spanned 25 years as a celebrity make-up artist, he is the founder of the Lipstik Factory and the creator of the most luscious glosses I have ever had the pleasure of using.
“The one thing actresses always complained about was how sticky their glosses felt, so I decided to go out and create a different type of gloss that wasn’t sticky, but with flavor,” said Larry, who describes himself as a”make-up chef ” who blends ingredients, colors and textures. A former bartender as well, he adds a bit of flavor mixology to each gloss he personally pours and hand blends. He’s a one-man shop — he even hand labels each tube as well.
There are three types of glosses all enhanced with Vitamin E and grape seed oil: Sweet Lacquer, the signature line which has a splash of color; Butter Phat — two colors in one tube with rolls on delightfully thick and smooth; and Sweet Pinks Urban Sugar — is clear with actual pieces of crystal rock candy.
I like them all, but my favorite is Butter Phat because it’s two toned, spreads like butter and has a rich flavor. Make no mistake, I do love them all — it’s like wearing a shiny, scrumptious dessert on your lips — without stickiness. Flavors include pina colada, mixed berries, chocolate/coconut, vanilla, back cherry, mocha coconut, mango, orange and lemon lime.
Just last week, Larry added a new line called the Sketch Stick — a glide on lip liner available in eight colors with refillable cartridges. Enriched with avocado oil, they smoothly apply without a drying effect. And there is no sharpening needed.
The Lipstik Factory tagline for the glosses is “A girl can’t miss with flavored kiss.”
That being said, girlfriends, give it a try…and to all you men, here’s a shout out — give these as a gift and you might just get a good return.
Lipstik Factory glosses are located in the San Fernando Valley at LTH Studio, Planet Beauty, Pro Beauty, Naimes Beauty Center and Handmade Galleries or order online www.lipstikfactory.com Note: not all glosses are available at all stores.
Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email her: email@example.com