Lips lips lips! It’sInternational Kissing Day, the perfect chance to talk lip color. When summer turns up the heat, I’ll admit I sometimes skip the foundation, but I never want to sacrifice color, especially when it comes to lips. My lip color changes with my moods - everything from all day wear mattes to shiny glosses and glazes that have people reaching for their sunglasses.
Feel the Stain!
For no fuss all day wear, lip stains and lip tints give me all the color without the waxy loo
k of a regular lipstick. Best of all, I can have a snack (or sneak a kiss!) without needing to reapply, thanks to the way lip stains sink deep into the skin.Peri’s Tint Water by Periperaoffers juicy lip tints in so many luscious, mouthwatering colors - perfect for turning lips into eye candy without feeling like my makeup is caked on.
ThesePeripera Lip Tints Markersoffer control in applying lip stain in your favorite color:
Mattes are usually my go-to for winter looks, but even in summer if I’m going for a shimmery eye, a lightweight matte is the perfect pairing. Offering color without stealing the show from a perfect set of lashes, I foundNabi’s Matte Lipsticks and Lip Glosses- that’s right, a matte gloss! I tried one and found it more aptly described as lip paint. Once it dries, it’s a flat matte color that’s a little on the high maintenance side. It lasts long and looks fantastic, but touch-ups are required to keep the look fresh.
A matte gloss... sounds like an oxymoron? At only two dollars it's definitely worth a try!
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From Gloss to Glazed
I adore the look of high shine, especially in summer when sunlight acts as a
natural amplifier.Lip Art Gloss by Cliodelivers on every level. My personal fave for summer is apricot peach - it gives a hint of beachy color that goes perfectly with sandals and a sundress.
Want even more shine? I offer lip glaze, which is supreme shine that lasts… in the past I experienced the unfortunate side-effect of lips that felt a little like I smeared them with glue. Then I discoveredGlazed Lip Point by L.A. Girl.These high-definition glazes have a legit array of colors - from barely there blushes and bold reds to brazen bronze - and the result is a dazzling smile and lips that feel sleek, not sticky.
Kiss Plain Lips Goodbye
Don’t keep your lips sealed. Let us know your favorite looks! Have you tried a great new product - or experienced the dreaded stickiness of a low-quality gloss? Share your stories!