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Sweet & Juicy Pink Lips Tutorial

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BOURJOIS, HOW TO, RIMMEL, THEBALM | by — July 1, 2013

Sweet Plump Pout

Nothing says more feminine than a sweet pink lip.  The perfect sweet pink in my books is a rosy pink with a bit of warmth that blends seamlessly with your lip & skin tone.  Whilst it can be a challenge to find the right “rose pink” lipstick shade, it’s surprisingly much easier to find it in a lip pencil, as many rose pink lip pencils are designed with a lip tone in mind.

When I posted the picture of Step 5 on our Facebook page, so many of you asked what lipstick shade this was!  It wasn’t a lipstick, but rather Bourjois Levres Contour (a lip pencil) in “Framboise”.  I bought it many months ago to add to my lip pencil collection, and it wasn’t until I came across TheBalm Plump Your Pucker in “Pink My Lemonade” that I had a lightbulb moment to pair the two together.  Usually I plan my tutorials ahead to make sure the products work well together, but this was done entirely impromptu and I’m thrilled with the results!

Sweet & Juicy Pink Lips Tutorial

  1. Prep lips with a moisturising lip balm.  I used Molton Brown Pep-Rich Lip Booster, which moisturises, volumises and protects.  Define your lips with a lip pencil in a pink shade similar to your lone.  Extend slightly beyond your natural lip line to create volume.  I used Bourjois Levres Contour Lip Pencil “Framboise”.
  2. Don’t forget to add volume to your bottom lips too! Stretch your bottom lip to make it easier to see.  Connect the sides together, extending beyond the natural bottom lip line.
  3. Fill in your lips entirely using soft gentle strokes.  The moisturising properties of the lip balm helps to soften the dryness of the lip pencil.
  4. Add a dusting of a shimmery highlighting powder to your cupids bow to make them appear more protruding.  Blend with your fingers if needed.  I used TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer.
  5. Finish off with a coat of plumping lip gloss in a natural pink shade.  I used TheBalm Plump Your Pucker “Pink My Lemonade”.
  6. The plumping ingredients and light reflecting finish (from the highlighting powder, fine gloss shimmers & high shine) will give your lips the alluring illusion of a fuller & juicier pout.

Hope you liked the tutorial!

What’s your favourite perfect pink shade?

 

THEBALM Girls Lipsticks – Mia Moore, Foxxy Pout, Amanda Kissmylips – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, THEBALM, Yishan | by — June 25, 2013

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Brand: theBalm
Range: theBalm Girls Lipstick
Shades: Mia Moore, Foxxy Pout, Amanda Kissmylips
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • theBalm Girls Lipsticks are rich in pigment and lip conditioners with a sleek bullet-style packaging.
  • Soft creamy texture that applies beautifully with great coverage that’s buildable according to your preference.
  • Has a refreshing sweet minty scent.
  • Free of chemicals and does not contain parabens, synethetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan and preservatives.
  • Available in six shades with James Bond-inspired names:  Mia Moore (rich creamy red), Mai Billsbepaid (velvety nude), Ima Goodkisser (soft shimmering coral), Foxxy Pout (metallic bronze), Amanda Kissmylips (sheer maroon berry), Anita Boytoy (shimmering pink)
  • Verdict: Whether you’re after a classic red, or a sheer wash of brown or a hint of bronze on your lips, theBalm lipsticks are a great affordable range that applies as beautifully as many lipsticks at a higher price point.  The shade range is however a bit limited, but I recommend checking out Mia Moore – a classic neutral red that is so densely pigmented that it gives lips a “va va voom” effect.

THEBALM Girls Lipstick 1

Amanda Kissmylips was more of a sheer brown on me than a “sheer maroon berry”.
Applied over a layer of Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious SPF 25 – look what a difference a thick layer this amazing lip balm makes (first and third photo) vs. a thin layer (middle photo)

RRP: $19.95 AUD available in Australia through selected pharmacies and in David Jones & www.thebalm.com

These products were provided for consideration.

THEBALM Plump Your Pucker – Pink My Lemonade, Passion My Fruit – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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LIP PLUMPERS, Lips, NC20, THEBALM, Yishan | by — May 22, 2013

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Brand: theBalm
Range: Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss
Shades: Pink My Lemonade, Passion My Fruit
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss is formulated with Maxi-Lip which works cumulatively over time to create lasting fullness, especially if worn consecutively for 30 days.  Also contains folic acid, menthol and Vitamin C to boost circulation and reduce the look of fine lines.
  • Available in 11 shades – Pink My Lemonade is a natural pink with fine gold shimmers, Passion My Fruit is a rosewood with dense shimmers
  • Sculpts lips with a moderate volume boost and smoothes lip lines, and has a slight cooling tingle from the menthol.
  • theBalm products are free of parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan and preservatives.
  • Verdict: I especially liked Pink My Lemonade, the perfect natural “my lips but better” tint that gives perks up my lips.  Passion My Fruit on the other hand was a lovely rosewood shade but the shimmers were too large & unrefined for my liking.   If you’re looking for a serious volume boost this gloss may not be enough, however I’m happy with how it sculpts my lips.

THEBALM PLUMP YOUR PUCKER PINK MY LEMONADE PASSION MY FRUIT

THEBALM PLUMP YOUR PUCKER PINK MY LEMONADE PASSION MY FRUIT

THEBALM PLUMP YOUR PUCKER PINK MY LEMONADE PASSION MY FRUIT

RRP: $19.95 AUD – available at David Jones, selected pharmacies and online at www.thebalm.com

These products were provided for consideration.

THE BALM Read My Lips Lipstick – Scoop

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BlueBell, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC10, THEBALM | by — December 4, 2010

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Brand: The Balm
Range: Read My Lips Lipstick
Shade: Scoop
Swatched by the lovely: BlueBell (Click to see her gorgeous FOTD with this lipstick!)

What they say:

  • Scoop is an innocent coral rose infused with a delicious vanilla-mint scent
  • Creamy formula infused with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil, vitamins A and E
  • Read My Lips tubes are 100% recyclable.
  • Available in 6 colours