Lipstick Vs. Dumplings: A Greasy Thanksgiving Treat


Keep your look on lock during this holiday feast

Not everyone is about to sit around the table next week with their extended family over a roasted bird. So, we decided to put new lipsticks to the test with a treat that would be appropriate for any Thanksgiving, whether it's for a Friendsgiving potluck or just you, some sweatpants, and a Netflix binge. Mimi Cheng's has the perfect dining solution: Thanksgiving (turkey, sage stuffing, homemade gravy, and a cranberry sauce) and veggie dumplings that left everyone in the office begging for more.

But how did the latest lip colors stand up to the test? Find out in the video above.

Camera: Charlotte Prager and Dani Okon
Editor: Madeline Stedman
Thanksgiving Dumplings provided by Mimi Cheng's

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Annalise Domenighini, Social Media Director

When wearing lipstick, I usually stay away from foods that require a lot of lip, like dumplings. But then again I've never met a lipstick like this one. It held up through the saucy, greasy dumplings, making me rethink my entire strategy.

M.A.C., Raver Girl Lipstick in 'Rave Chic,' $18.50, available at M.A.C.

Taylor Bryant, Web Editor

I don't really expect much from cream lipsticks as far as staying power goes. So, my expectations were especially low once I realized the formula was going up against a food item that's just as greasy as it is delicious.

Much to my surprise, my lipstick fared pretty well. While more got on the chopsticks than the actual dumplings (which is mostly due to my poor eating skills), most of the color stayed on my lips. Guess I know what I'll be wearing next time I go for dim sum.

Nars, Audacious Lipstick in 'Siouxsie,' $34, available at Sephora.

Jenna Igneri, Associate Fashion & Beauty Editor

To be honest, I've never really had a successful dumpling encounter while wearing lipstick—that is, until I met the lipsticks from Milk Makeup's new Wu-Tang Clan collab. Even though there was definitely some lip-to-dumpling transfer, my lips looked just as good post-meal as they did walking in.

Milk Makeup, Wu-Tang x Milk Makeup Lip Color in 'Fire,' $55, available at Milk Makeup.

Sarah Lutkenhaus, Design Director

The lipstick is really smooth and glossy with a frosty shine. It slid around a little bit while eating, but you could still see it at the end. It's fun, but not for a serious dumpling all-nighter.

Fenty Beauty, Snow Daze Frosted Metal Lipstick in 'What's Your Numb'a,' $36, available at Fenty Beauty.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.