As you all may know by now, I rarely devote posts to single brands unless they are extremely special and unique. Well beauty company Purple Lab more than meets my standards. The brand, created by the beyond-words amazing Karen Robinovitz, is known for their revolutionary ‘huge lips skinny hips’ lip gloss.
What does that mean exactly? Well these glosses are designed to plump your pout (without the sting!) while curbing your appetite. They are formulated with vitamin E for soft, nourished lips, vitamin B3 which stimulates blood flow to the lips creating fullness, orange peel extract which is a natural metabolism booster, Hoodia extract (from a cactus like plant) which has appetite suppressing qualities.
Each shade has its own distinct personality inspired by icons and philosophies and each comes with a little love note about the story behind it – from Love Your Thighs (Karen’s mantra for all of us girls) to Red Sole (a nod to her favorite shoe designer, Christian Louboutin).
The glosses are ultra-flattering and will leave your lips smooth and shiny without being sticky, and they’r eonly $20! But that’s not the only reason I’m so smitten with the company. You see, like ANM, Purple Lab is committed to encouraging women to celebrate who they are and to look as amazing on the outside as they feel on the inside.
Each month they have really fun tweet-ups in celebration of a new flavor- a day of sumo wrestling for the launch of ‘Love Your Thighs,’ a night of yoga and smoothies for the ‘Ghoji Berry’ gloss, and so on.
Go to purplelabnyc.com to learn more about this amazing brand (once you try your first gloss you’ll be hooked!). And be sure to follow them on twitter (@PurpleLabNYC) to learn about the newest launches, contests, tweet-ups, and more.
– SABRINA ALEXIS