New makeup…I don’t know if there exists two words in the English dictionary (when combined together of course)Â thatÂ elicitsÂ more minor shivers…and goosebumps than the prospect of trying out new makeup for the first time.Â Usually whenever I purchase a new item I can barely wait to get home and rip off the tags…orÂ rip open that bag of chips or cookies in the car, but with new makeup, opening the packaging is a ritual.Â No ripping open anything here, IÂ relish the moment when I can sit quietly and slowly open each item, test it on the back of my hands and the inside of my wrists and sniff itÂ before actuallyÂ applying it where it’s really supposed to be applied (I said ritual.)
So why when I received my brand spanking new package of Rain Cosmetics did I forgo my ritual and revert to ripping it openÂ like itÂ contained boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints. Simply put, I had not encountered aÂ line of cosmetics (not since Tarte anyway) with such a fun, simpleÂ name.Â I am alsoÂ kind of Â insane about rain (as in the kind you go singing in) and the packaging is very chic…I love the metallic baby blue color of the containers. New makeup called Rain in pretty packaging….it was just too much.
The first two items to make their debut in my ritual wereÂ my two newÂ lipglosses, the Gloss Of Fame inÂ Berry Manilow and the Sexy Extreme Gloss in Magic.Â They are both very pretty, flattering, soft pinks but the Magic Gloss has a lot more shine and shimmer and they both smell heavenly.Â The Berry Manilow Gloss has a faint vanilla scent and the Magic Gloss has a very light berry scent.
Next up was the Glam Lipstick in Showgirl, a dark wine colored long-lasting lipstick that doesn’t really smell like anything besides…well lipstick, but the color is very glam indeed…definitely a “night out” shade.Â For a lipstick it feels very moisturizing …probably because itÂ contains mango butter, grape seed oil and vitamin E.Â I loved that itÂ felt like I was wearing a balm instead of lipstick.
Lastly to conclude my ritual, I tried the Glowing Blush in Burlesque, a tan/peachy shade that did in fact make my cheeks look like they were glowing.Â I did have a moment of confusion with the blush because for some odd reason I assumed it was a cream to powder blush so at first I applied it with my fingers…it worked but did not look as good as it did once applied with a brush.
I enjoyed my ritual so much, I was pretty bummed once I had triedÂ my products.Â The only two negatives were that I wish there were descriptions ofÂ colorsÂ for eachÂ product on the Rain Cosmetics site and also…there I was sitting on the couch with glam lips and glowing cheeks with absolutely no place to go…