Archive of ‘Lip Balm’ category

MAC Strobe Review

In early March, MAC unveiled Strobethree enlightened ways to brighten your look: Strobe Cream, our original blend of sheer soft-focus diffusers; Strobe Liquid, instant radiance in fluid, light-diffusion form; and for lips, Tinted Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15 with strobe pearl.

Now that I’ve had an opportunity to play, here are my thoughts on the collection…

Strobe Liquid is a must have. It is such a remarkable product that I’ve used it every day since I received my bottle. The light-diffusers add a radiance to skin that looks like it’s coming from within – so it looks like you’re glowing, not your makeup. Apply it selectively (cheekbones, browbone, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow) or mix it in with your foundation/tinted moisturizer and apply all over. Either way, you can’t go wrong. This universally flattering product is the best highlighter I’ve ever used. Use Strobe Liquid if your skin is normal, or on the oily side. If you have dry skin, opt for the Strobe Cream.

On the other hand, when it comes to the Tinted Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15 – I say save your money. These lip conditioners moisturize and protect your pout, but as you can see from the photo above, they leave only a hint of color. In my opinion, the barely-there color payout isn’t worth $14.50.

Stay tuned for reviews of MAC’s Beauty Powder Blush and Heatherette collections.

C.O. Bigelow’s New Mentha Lip Tints

C.O. Bigelow’s new Mentha Lip Tints are the lip balms we all know and love – now available in six gorgeous shades (bare mint, coral mint, pink mint, magenta mint, plum mint, and violet mint). Lips stay moist, look ultra-glossy, and peppermint oil gives breath long-lasting freshness. One tube will set you back $7.50…but pick up three tints today for the low, low price of $15!

Available at Bath & Body Works and C.O. Bigelow.

Jesus-themed Cosmetics Cause Outrage And Are Pulled From Shelves

A cosmetics line, called Lookin’ Good For Jesus, has been publicly crucified (sorry, I just had to) and pulled from shelves in Singapore. Catholic customers were appalled by the products and packaging, which depict J.C. as somewhat of a sex symbol.

Lookin’ Good For Jesus products include bubble bath that “makes you feel like you’re walking on water” and lip balm that promises to return your pout “to near virgin quality.”

Wing Tai Retail, which owns three Asian TopShop outlets, removed the line from their stores after receiving complaints.

U.S. company BlueQ, manufacturer of Lookin’ Good For Jesus, has several other lines that push the P.C. envelope – such as Mental Case, Wash Away Your Sins, Total Bitch, and Virgin/Slut.

What do you think? Cheeky or downright blasphemy? Leave a comment below.

All Purpose Powder

Don’t ya just love when a product does double beauty duty? Me too. That’s why I was so excited to get my hands on Glamo-Glitz by Scarlett Cosmetics.

Glamo-Glitz is a one-of-a-kind product that can be used in seven different ways! These mineral-based loose cosmetic dusts are multi-functional, and are used on eyes, cheeks, lips, body, highlighting and even for mascara. Here’s how it works…

Eye Shadow: Use wet or dry and sweep lightly or dramatically over lid.

Eye Liner: Dip an eyelining brush into water and then into Glamo-Glitz, and sweep along lash line. The ones with glitter look fabulous this way!

Lips: Put petroleum jelly on lips then mix one part water with two parts Glamo-Glitz and dab onto lips.

Mascara: Mix two parts water with one part Glamo-Glitz and put onto lashes with a disposable mascara wand. Need a shocking teal mascara but can’t find it? No problem, make one from your Glamo-Glitz. Do not wear glitter formulas if you have contact lenses, though.

Cheeks: Dip a blush brush into your Glamo-Glitz and swep onto cheeks.

Decollete: Get a big, fat brush and brush over this area – as well as shoulders. Very sexy!

Nail Polish: Adding your choice of Glamo-Glitz color to clear nail polish can make a custom color. It blends smoothly so you don’t have to worry about clumps and the nail polish not drying. Try mixing one that has glitter in it!

In the photo, you can see a few of my favorite Glamo-Glitz shades (from top to bottom – Gypsy, Mombasa, and Pop Star). I wet the powders so that they would photograph more vividly; but please note that they also can be used for a sheer wash of color. That’s why they’re so great – because they’re all-purpose!

Scarlett Cosmetics are sold by select retailers in the U.S., U.K., and Hong Kong. But no matter where you’re from, you can live the Glamo-Glitz life by visiting

New At Sephora – DuWop Prime Venom Lip Plumping Balm

Typical lip plumpers are a little one note – don’t ya think? A bee stung mouth covered in gooey gloss screams, “These aren’t my real lips!” Luckily, DuWop has the answered your plump pout prayers.

Prime Venom is a matte finish plumping lip balm infused with the Lip Venom formula that also works as a lip primer. This matte balm leaves conditions lips while acting as a primer to help lipsticks go on smoother and last longer – as well as plumping the lips for a matte finish pout. It also flushes the lips with natural color, so that you don’t have to wear lipstick at all if you choose not to.

Prime Venom contains macadamia nut oil, prized for its long lasting, moisturizing properties and the now famous blend of essential oils including cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen that put plumpers on the map.

Prime Venom is available exclusively at Sephora.

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