I am branching out a little from botanical painting (excuse the pun). I love painting plants, however there are many other things that also inspire me. I am planning to illustrate a product I really like about once a month and post it for all to see. Yes you know where I am headed with this... excuses to buy things I want to try! lol. Well thats not the only reason, I also look forward to painting different subjects.
Of course it will not always be cosmetics, I also want to do an illustrated cupcake review sometime. That can be my excuse to make decadent desserts for no special occasion.
I am currently infatuated with Cover Girl Nature Luxe Gloss Balms. I have not bought a Cover Girl product probably since I graduated from high school. I have no idea why, maybe it was the temptation of waiting for the Clinique bonus kits to be available at the Hudson's Bay Company every spring?
The other day I really needed a little "pick me up" so I strolled into the People's Drug Mart with temptation in my heart. I have not bought cosmetics for a long time. Now I am addicted to CG gloss balm... they were on sale.
This is a quick watercolour illustration I did of the CG Nature Luxe Gloss Balm.
My favorite shades are, (starting top left going clockwise) Anemone, Peony, Hibiscus, and Marble. I want to clarify that this is not a paid Cover Girl ad/review. I was just so pleasantly surprised that the gloss balm is just as it states, a gloss and a balm. I live in a very cold climate, I never end up wearing lipstick because my lips are always dry and cracked. CG Gloss Balm solved both my problems, by soothing my cracked lips while adding a nice pop of colour without looking too "painted on". Lastly I was pleased to see that SPF 15 sunscreen is included in the lovely Nature Luxe gloss balm collection.