Some people get high from shoe shopping. Others feel a thrill when they pick up a new pair of jeans. But for wearers of Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss, feelings of uncontrollable happiness are a given.
The new gloss from Stila features the botanical extract rhodiola rosea, which increases and optimizes levels of seratonin and dopamine (which are like legal happy drugs). That means that one coat will perk you up faster than the Alexander Wang sample sale.
Of course, there are other reasons while you’ll smile when you put on the gloss; its high-watt shine, full pigment color, and opaque formula means that you get bright, bold lips in just one swipe. Though it’s not for the weak of heart—the gloss is so intense, it’s like patent leather lipstick—the six shades quickly became fan favorites backstage during a test run at the fall ‘09 fashion shows in New York. We’re just as smitten with them in the NYLON office (with the Barbie pink “Giggle” and deep purple “Ecstasy” among our favorites), but we’d wager that you’d be, ahem, happy with any of the six colors.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
$22 at stilacosmetics.com