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Makeup Edit: Lip Crayon Perfection


It is slowly becoming obvious to me that I may have a wee bit of a problem when it comes to pencils, chubby lip color sticks. My constantly growing stash of them has been indeed growing by the week I reckon- eeekkkk! It was first in love at first sight with a classic tartlet of a chubby stick and has consistently grown as brands are doing some serious game stepping in the lipstick stick area. It started with a sheer shade, and has started to grow into a matte formula or deep richer, creamy color stains. Now I am not usually the biggest lipstick girl out there,  aside from those daring occasions that I start to step away from the usual nude-ish pink, neutral lip into something a bit more fall like. There is just something about applying a chubby lip gracefully onto the lips without needing a mirror to make a perfect adjustment, smack the lips together and rub –a la my lazy side and voila easy peasey lip color perfection that can take you from day to night with a flick of a pencil. So here are a handful, and I mean handful of current faves that can brighten up or darken your day with a bit of application that I like to call a bit of – Lip Crayon Perfection…..

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain  in Charmed$8.99USD.  Almost a bit of a cult classic bargain in the beauty blogging world; a beautiful flush of lasting color that will add some sheer beauty to the lips leaving them kissable and smooth.  A bit of a brownish peachy nude I tend to reach for this often. A great feature of these is that they dry almost like a hybrid- a bit glossy with a side of matte for a long lasting stay time. They also are extremely buildable depending on how sheer or how punchy you are looking for making them- A beauty buy I wouldn’t pass up.

Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence Lip Tint in Peaceful$24USD this pencil is the one that started my ultimate love affair with lip crayons. Peaceful is a peachy beige that is beautiful on all lips. A great punch of peach without looking too done up. Opaque in color, yet pigmented enough to add just a bit of color on the lippies. My only hold up on these are that at times they can be a bit on the shimmer side, but the colors are beautiful and the staying power is over the top PHENOMENAL- as in they don’t budge– like ever; leaving you with a sheer hint of color all day long.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 270 Cocoa Twist$7.99 USD is a true drugstore beauty buy. The perfect deep mauve-y nude yet sheer in color so it looks a bit like flushed lips. Very similar in texture and feel to the Clinique Chubby Lip Stick; a glossy balm on the lips infused with Shea and Mango butter. The staying power isn’t too long lasting if you plan on eating and drinking.  But they feel glorious on the lips and a pretty sheer color for those beauties looking for nothing too over powering.

Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Charmed$24USD. I love this hint of sweet cotton candy pink. A bit more punch of color than those of the regular lipsurgence lip tints as the color dries more matte. The staying power is phenom, however these at times can be a bit drying depending on the weather {i.e overly HOT}. They have held up in lip licking weather and being infused with Vitamin A & E they are proven to help add a bit of hydration to the lips. The color is a beauty, and one I shall start reaching more for as the last days of summer are upon us.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella $25USD is a great option for those ladies looking for a bit of staying power. These pigmented, creamy, satin finished pencils are AH-MAZING. They have some great super lasting power once applied on the lips. I like to apply this beautiful pinky beige to the lips and add a tad of gloss in the center to give the allure of fuller lips.  

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Honey Berry$24USD is phenomenal.  The amount perfect neutral nude mixed with a bit of toasted almond to it. Not too nude, not too pink, and not too brown. Just sheer matte perfection once applied on the lips. Super high in pigment and in resevertrol which is super high in anti-oxidants and plumping those lips with almost the same amount found in 5 glasses of red wine.  Amazingness is what I call that- perfect for those ladies that are looking for a bit of anti-aging lip action.

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No.5$30USD is hands down brilliantly beautiful. All the lip stylos in this collection are to DIE for!!! I am obsessed with the NO. 5 color as it is golden peach like nude with a bit of luminous sheen to it. It complements my medium tan skin perfectly leaving me lusting for those dramatic nights of smoky eyes and nude lips. The nude colors in this collection are beautiful ranging from a pale pink nude to a deep mauve nude. 

So there you have it a handful of lip crayons that can take you from daytime sheer to night time vixen. Most mainly neutral with a slight added bit of peach or cotton candy pink to the mix. Fall is coming and a quick trip out of my comfort zone is in order. So with that said, I think this post might have to be revisited once fall hits- great shades of red and aubergine shall be coming into the hands albeit-  a bit of lip crayon action

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