My childhood was deeply influenced by the book 'The Fashionista Files,' an all around guide to the fashion industry, so when I heard that co-author, Karen Robinovitz, was coming out with a beauty brand all her own, I just had to have it.
She could have been selling garlic-coated dental floss and I probably would have still bought it. The woman's a genius. Seriously.
Lucky for me, it was a product that I probably was drawn to naturally anyway. (I should have known better - my childhood hero wouldn't disappoint.)
Robinovitz's company, Purple Lab, introduced their first product, Huge Lips Skinny Hips - a plumping gloss, with natural enhancers, no stinging after-effect, and saucy style-inspired names and colors. What's not to love?
But even better, it features Hoodia -- you know, that spiky and obscene looking plant that grows in the African dessert and has flowers that supposedly smell like rancid meat. Yum.
Nevertheless, being the vapid vamps we are, Hoodia's potential aid as an appetite suppressant far outweighs any gag-inducing smells. Hell, if I could, I'd probably grow one of these in my backyard.
My color of choice is "Love Your Thighs" (I don't, but with the help of this lip gloss and Karen, I'm trying.) A yummy wash of shimmering coral. Plumping power is dead on; softening and glossing, check; appetite suppressant... well between digesting a fair amount of this gloss through compulsive application and constantly being reminded of my thighs, I have to say it seems to do the trick as well.