Cover Girl Lipslick in "Daring"


When I was about 18, my lips suddenly started getting really chapped once in a while. And, you know, that kind of sucked and all, but what didn't suck was the color they'd go when they were chapped: it was the most perfect shade of pinky-red, like I was wearing the world's most natural-looking lipgloss. And so I almost started hoping for them to get chapped, because for two weeks I'd have some seriously awesome-looking lips, but without, you know, the hassle of reapplying lipgloss every few hours.

And so then I decided to make it my life's work to find this shade, this perfect chapped-lip color, in a product that was already on the shelves. And sweet cracker sandwich, if I didn't finally find it SEVEN YEARS LATER, when I was 25 and browsing the aisles of a Charleston CVS one lunchbreak to delay going back to my office. But believe you me, there was a lot of trial and error (heavy on the error) before that.

Ladies and gentlemen---hey, you never know---I present to you the Cover Girl LipSlick in "Daring." It costs less than four bucks at any drugstore or grocery store or Target near you, and it will give you that perfect, natural-looking, Why Yes I Have Been Frolicking On A Windy Cliffside kind of color. It's less sticky than a gloss and less waxy than a lipstick: it's kind of like a sheer, berry-ish tint. I am fairly convinced it will suit everyone.

Seriously, if I had a penny for every email or Flickr comment I've had asking about the shade of lipgloss I use, I'd be....well, I could probably buy a few years' worth of Cover Girl LipSlicks, that's for sure. So I'm telling you now, once and for all, this stuff is the best. Honestly, I've tried everything in Sephora---you know, just in case!---and I always keep coming back to this. (And yes, you're not going crazy, I have written about it before. But the question keeps coming up!)

The other Best! Thing! Ever!, by the way, is my newly-reorganized desk. Check out my new hyacinth bulb. It's Spring!


Mar 17, 2008

I'm de-lurking to tell you that I have been wanting to try this since your first post about it...seriously having lipgloss lust issues! Unfortunately, I'm in Australia and can't find it anywhere! I've scoured ebay many times but no luck! Maybe it's not meant to be...

Mar 17, 2008

I too love the Daring and it is hard to find in Toronto but in its place I have found another way to have the 'just chapped' colour and moisturizer all in one. Burt's Bees tinted lip balm. LOVE IT! Should you not be able to find Daring - you have a back up.

Mar 17, 2008

I can think of at least five people who've been converted to the Cult o' LipSlicks on your recommendation. Myself included. So don't go telling us to go jumping off any tall buildings, because WE MIGHT JUST DO IT.

Mar 17, 2008

i bought this lipgloss on your recommendation and i fear it is a tad bit pink on me, but i'm more of a nude shade kind of gal. i keep trying it because i really, really want to like it, yet every time i put it on i sigh and think, "but it looks so good on holly."

Mar 17, 2008

I'm a convert & I love it! Before I read your last rave of this color I'd purchased another, lighter LipSlick color and wasn't too impressed. I'm so glad you recommended this one - it's so perfect for a not-wearing-makeup look & based on the super red packaging I would have been too scared to try it on my own!

Mar 17, 2008

Perfect! This will be a whole heck of a lot better than biting my lips every 5 seconds for that perfect shade. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Mar 18, 2008

I was at WalGreens today and as I was going down the make-up isle, I thought of this post! Of course I couldn't remember the color but the "LipSlick" stuck with me. I knew the name right when I saw it but it looked SO dark I was afraid to buy it. But I love how it looks on you too, so I bought it. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Exactly as you said, like a berry stain. Thank you :))))

Mar 18, 2008

I used to have a lipslicks years ago but like my eleventy billion other glosses, had 'misplaced' it and when I read about it here, I went on a mission to reaquaint myself with it. BUT I CANNOT FIND IT! ANYWHERE! I live in Vancouver, and apparently it has been discontinued in Canada?! Any other Canadians out there who know where to find it?

Mar 18, 2008

Liz... and anyone else. I also have Hipster (Burgundy tube) and another in a yellow tube that is Bronze-ish (not sure of the name as it has worn off) and both are lovely and worth a try.

Mar 20, 2008

I have been in search of Lipslick in Belfast, but so far have not had any luck. (It might help if I ventured further than the pharmacy across the street which is only ever half-stocked and closed 4 days of the week.) ANYWAY, will find. And Enjoy. Meanwhile, I've been enjoying giving myself makeovers at this site:

Thought you might want to check it out.

Mar 20, 2008

I bought this on your recommendation and I've loved it! Thanks!

Nothing But Bonfires
Mar 20, 2008

Hey, people in Australia and Vancouver and Belfast -- if you trust me with your addresses (I promise I won't show up on your doorstep next time I need a place to crash), send them to me and I'll get a Cover Girl lipslick in Daring in the mail to you. You MUST try it! I refuse to let its unavailability in other countries be a hinderance! I'll be like the Lipslick Fairy, dispensing them to one and all. Seriously, shoot me an email.

Mar 20, 2008

i just looked at this photo again and noticed the reflection of sean in the small mirror. it made me think of that picture that has made its way around the internets (you know, the one of the table for sale on ebay with the naked man's reflection in the mirror) and i was glad, for sean's sake only, that he hadn't been walking around your apartment in the buff when you took this picture.

Nothing But Bonfires
Mar 21, 2008

Liz, what do you mean? What small mirror! There's no small mirror! Have you been dropping acid again?

Mar 21, 2008

Scarlett, the yellow tube is called "bronze goddess" and it makes a pasty pale redhead like me actually look sort of bronze-y, but yet appropriate. It's good. They should put a little note on the packaging of these things that says "contains very little pigment but will make you look great."

Mar 21, 2008

Katelin, I live in Melbourne and have found CG lipslicks in "Daring" in my good ol' Priceline ... so I can only assume that other Pricelines will have them too. Might save you and Holly some postage costs at least ... and the $4.95 is definitely worth it - I love my new lipslick!!

Mar 22, 2008

Liv, thankyou! I'm so excited for the Easter thing to be over so the shops will open and I can get mah lipgloss on =)

Mar 23, 2008

I tried it and loved the color (even though my coloring is very, very different from yours, it looked awesome on me, too) but I hated the smell/feel of it. I wanted to mash it up with some Burt's Bees to create what would probably be the ultimate lip balm, but I need to find it and get around to doing so to see if that's what happens.

Mar 23, 2008

Definitely going to try this, I also love Clinique's "Black Honey" for the very same reasons: its sheer and it looks like the perfect shade lip for my coloring.

Mar 23, 2008

A: thank you! I too am a pasty redhead. Bronze Goddess- that's it! Appropriately named!

Mar 25, 2008

I think the small mirror Liz was talking about is actually a photo in a turquoise frame. It looks a bit like a reflection and the man in the photo is wearing a cowboyish Sean-like shirt which could explain the confusion!

Ooh I just realised, this is my first ever comment and I managed to get the word turquoise in it. Go me!

Mar 31, 2008

Or, instead of remembering correctly when you're at the drugstore, you could end up in the L'Oreal section and buy a shade called "Daring" for $10. . .

Just realized that wasn't what I was looking for. But, good news! I still love it. . .just a little disappointed and going to take some ginko.

Apr 02, 2008

So I was in Rite Aid yesterday and after about 5 minutes of searching, I finally found the LipSlicks! Daring looked a little purple-y for me, so I bought Hipster instead (like Scarlett above) and I love, love, love it. Thanks! :)

May 02, 2008

I love the color and I know what you mean about loving the look when having chapped lips. I was the same way growing up. Unfortunately, I can't find this product anywhere in the UK. :(

Jun 03, 2008

After seeing your link on Susan's blog, I ran right out and bought this lipgloss solely on your recommendation. I too have been on the hunt for the perfect color, not to nudey brown, but not to obvious pink. Even though this looks a little dark in the tube and I had to recheck your post to be sure I had the right one, I turns out to be the perfect color! Thanks for finding this for me.