I’m a firm believer that you’re never fully dressed without a swipe of lip color. My current lip wardrobe is rich in liquid lipsticks (likw Jouer and Kylie Cosmetics) and lip gloss (like Buxom and Bobbi Brown) but for those hot and humid summer days, I’m all about sheer lip color. As much as I love a rich pop of color, I don’t always want to dedicate the time to priming my lips and setting them with powder for a long-wear finish (because you know how messy that can get). For those days when I don’t want to wear heavy lip, Clinique Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Color + Primer is the perfect solution for a popsicle-stained pout. It’s equal parts moisturizing and non-drying and has just the right amount of sheer color. It’s a tinted balm, so don’t expect not to have to reapply throughout the day. There’s no question though—I’m keeping Fireball Pop and Sprinkle Pop in my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody all summer long.
Maxi dresses, airy fragrances and hot pink lips are just a few of my favorite things to wear in the summer. Earlier this year I rounded up my favorite hot pink lipsticks but I recently discovered a new tube that can be worn in hot and humid temperatures. Lancôme Shine Lover Vibrant Shine Lipstick in 346 Electriscente is like the application of a balm with the attitude of a lipstick (including its sleek white packaging). It’s infused with Rose de Muscat oil to smooth and condition lips. Most lipsticks leave my lips feeling super dry but that’s not the case with this tube. No lip primer needed, my pout feels like butter and look glossy and fabulous. Lately I’ve been wearing liquid black eyeliner, mascara and this lipstick for a modern day Audrey Hepburn look. If hot pink hues aren’t your thing, head to your local Neiman Marcus beauty counter and try on a few shades. I promise, your lips will thank you later.
As a beauty ambassador for Neiman Marcus, the company provided me with a complimentary sample for review purposes.