Thank you, Buxom, for changing my lip party affiliation. For the longest time I’ve been a lipstick kind of gal, but after getting my hands on Buxom Full-On Lip Cream, I’ve jumped ship. I absolutely love these lip glosses. I mean—it’s an election year after all.
Let’s get to the obvious: I am a lipstick and lip gloss hoarder. I actually have an entire drawer at home filled with every type of lip product possible (though I’m sure you’re not surprised). So you can imagine the excitement when I opened up a care package from bareMinerals. It’s like my equivalent of hitting the jackpot.
With warmer temperatures, I usually stray from heavy lipsticks and pack my makeup bag with glosses and tinted balms. But I was pleasantly surprised to find discover new shades that are light-weight and easy to wear with or without lipliner. Today, I’m sharing three of my favorite lip looks using bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipsticks, lipgloss and lipliners.
First up, my favorite daytime lipstick look:
bareMinerals Moxie lipstick in “Fly High” ($18). It’s a pretty pastel shade that just so happened to match perfectly with the top I was wearing. I have a natural tint to my lips so I used a Moxie lipliner in”Liberated” to mute any color before applying lipstick. I love the creamy satin finish it had.
When I’m in the mood for a bright lip, I wear this:
I’m obsessed with this rich, pigment-packed shade in “Never Say Never,” ($18). I actually didn’t wear lipliner before applying and it immediately transformed my pout, not to mention lasted the rest of the afternoon without having to touch-up.
I usually stick to sheer lip gloss shades, but decided to be adventurous and get in touch with my darker side:
My third and final look was a fun (and experimental) take on their lipgloss collection. “Ring Leader” (a shimmery light pink) is like, my shade… the tube I now keep in my handbag at all times. I also fell in love with “Dare Devil,” and was drawn to the deep shimmery berry shade (it’s like my lip’s alter ego) and knew I wanted to try incorporating both in to one look. I filled the inner ring of my top and bottom lip with the lighter shade and lined the outer part of my pout with the deep berry. Noticeable if you look closely, but not obvious. The glosses are a little on the sticky side but totally worth it for the pop of color and hint of shimmer.
I’d love to hear what you think of these looks! Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below or tweet me @politics_pretty. You can scoop up these shades and more from the 42-piece lip collection online here.
Photos by Divya Ooi
Disclosure: Bare Escentuals gifted me with free products from the new Marvelous Moxie collection. All opinions in this write-up are my own.
Hello lovely Politics of Pretty readers! I’m Alison from Chain Strap Purse and am so excited to be guest posting for Kara today. She is definitely one of my go-to beauty gurus, and I was so happy when she asked me to share some of my favorite lip products with you all!
I’ve always considered my beauty routine to be pretty low maintenance. But next to nail polish, lip gloss and lipstick are the beauty items I collect the most.
I tend to break lip products into two categories: day and night. First and foremost, I like to start off the day with something that’s going to protect my lips from the elements. Whether it’s hot and sunny or cold and windy, our environment can be pretty harsh. The Daily Conditioning Treatment by Blistex has been a favorite for years. Not only is it SPF 20, but it goes on clear and has some menthol in it to bring out your lips’ natural color while giving them a slight plump. I also love Fresh Sugar Lip Balm. It’s a bit more balmy but has a great flavor and is SPF 15.
I’m also a huge fan of lip gloss. I’ve tried so many over the years but have really grown to love Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Lucky. It’s not sticky and adds just a little bit of shimmer. If I need something that has a bit more color, I reach for Stila Lip Glaze in Bubble Gum. It’s the perfect shade of light pink and goes with everything.
And then, of course, there’s lipstick. I believe every girl needs a bright red, bright pink and a dewey, barely there color in their arsenal. I’ve recently been obsessed with NARS Lipstick in Schiap. People say that it’s truly the best bright pink out there and I have to agree. When it comes to red, however, I sometimes have trouble choosing a fiery color since I’m a redhead myself. My favorite as of late is Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Certainly Red. It has blue undertones so it doesn’t clash with my hair or skin and still gives me that classic and bold red lip that I love. For a more subdued, natural look, I use MAC’s Cremesheen in Creme Cup. It has a bit of moisture to it so it’s not as dry as traditional lipstick and is the perfect finish to fresh summer makeup.
If you have any favorites I’d love to hear what they are! And feel free to stop by my blog, Chain Strap Purse, anytime!