Tinted Lip Balm Just Got A Makeover
Ever got home after a long day and look in the mirror to see the horror - you’ve had lipstick on your teeth all day. Or, it’s been smudged giving you more of a “5 year old playing with makeup” look than “elegant put-together-woman” look. Yes, it’s embarrassing to say the least, but you’ll be pleased to know it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, conquering the perfect, beginner-proof Lip Look is far easier than you think. So what’s the secret weapon your wondering? It’s the humble lip crayon.
Where Lip Balm Meets Lip Color
Okay, so you want to cut down on “get ready time”, but you still need something that’s going to give you that extra *pop* without the effort. Well Ladies, we have your answer. It’s a revolutionary lip care product that the internet is losing its mind over. The lip crayon. And yes, we know what you’re thinking. Lip crayon? As in crayola? Yes! But forget what you think you know because we’re here to give you the full low down on this re emerging beauty trend.
Lip crayons first became a preventent trend in the beauty community in 2014, but took somewhat of a backseat to the rise of matte and liquid lipsticks, popularized by companies such as Kylie Cosmetics and NYX. Now, with the fad somewhat fading - lip crayons are emerging once again as a practical, dependable, and elegant lip look.
So why reach for a crayon instead of the classic lipstick, liner, tinted balm, or gloss? We could write a whole list as to why lip crayons reign (ridiculously easy-to-use, no sharpener, no mess, no “surgeons hand” precision needed, no upkeep, no stickiness) but the bottom line, they’re our forever go to lip product because they match intense hydration and subtle colour.
As women, we’re constantly bombarded with a societal standard of “beauty”, but instead of being encouraged to embrace our natural beauty, there is real pressure to look a certain way, a certain plump, pouty way. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 30,000 people in the U.S underwent lip augmentation surgery in 2017, and that doesn’t even include injectables. To clarify, we’re not against lip fillers or augmentation by any means - we believe you should do what you feel is right for you. But, without a doubt, there are ways to get bounce, suppleness and to get the appearance of big, soft lips, naturally, and if it’s something we can incorporate into our daily routine with minimal fuss, then we’re up for that.
Lip Moisturizer With A Twist
This magical Lip salve seems too good to be true - we know. But there are some things to look out for when picking your perfect lip crayon. Always go for a wax-free formula to avoid a sticky, plastic texture. Our go-to crayon for that reason alone is Per-fékt Beauty’s Lip Per-fékt.
Wax-free, and containing Hyaluronic Microspheres and Jojoba Oil, it not only sends intensified, rejuvenating hydration to your lips, but it actually helps diminish the appearance of fine lines - yep, it’s a game changer. It also enhances lips to look plump and hydrated, and the thought of naturally adding some volume to these suckers, to be honest, that’s appealing to us. One of our favorite things about it is it’s super versatile. You can wear it on its own for a subtle pop of color, layer it over or under your favourite lipstick for extra hydration and color, or use it simply to treat chapped, dry lips.
The verdict is in and it’s clear why Lip Per-fékt has a cult following, and why it’s our elegant, gorgeous, healthy lip go-to. Are you a die-hard Lip Per-féktionista? Let us know how you go about getting perfect lips in the comments below x.