Lip Service

Recently I attended a benefit concert by music legend Jackson Browne, and scored a pass to the VIP after-party. While downing a margarita (to help me get up the guts to introduce myself to the soulful songster himself!), I was discreetly pulled aside by a woman I didn’t know. Usually when something like this happens, it’s either because a) She wants me to know that I have lettuce in my teeth; b) She wants me to know I have toilet paper stuck to my shoe; c) She wants to know if my husband has a brother who is single.

articles_altHowever, this woman wanted information of a different sort: What make-up trick did I use to get such lustrous lips? She begged me not to “take it the wrong way” (I didn’t), but confessed that she had tried many lipsticks and glosses, to disappointingly mediocre effect. Would I share my beauty secret?

I did, and now I am going to share it with y’all (as my Texan co-worker Lisa would say): Lip Gloss by Thí Cosmetics. We’ve been championing these products as a source of natural glamour since creator Taylor Pham launched her innovative make-up line a couple of years ago. Originally designed with the Asian woman in mind, Thí Cosmetics are also favored by suntanned white chicks like me (and Sports Illustrated super-models!) who prefer their make-up be luminous rather than garish.

articles_altFor the VIP party, I blended in a dab of color on my lips, and then finished them off with a coating of Thí Lip Gloss in the shade of Lan. During a recent office photo shoot by wedding photographer Amy Carr, I used the same lip gloss on co-worker Julia to bring out her pretty pouting lips! The sheer, dewy glow of Thí Cosmetics is perfect for bridal make-up, so check out their website.

(And in case you are wondering, YES, I did meet Jackson…!)

Read more about Thí Cosmetics here and here.