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Mix It Up with Lip Pencils

Despite my well publicized lip gloss fetish, I usually like to start off the work day with a berry-tinted matte look. Here's a peek into my morning lip routine:

First and foremost, I swear by Benefit's fabulous Lip Plump product, available from Benefit for $20. A silky, creamy lip foundation, it does a wonderful job of smoothing out the surface of your lips and provides a great neutral base for whatever color you choose.

Next, I outline my lips with a MAC Lip Pencil in either Burgandy (for red days), Beet (for plum days) or Chestnut (for brown days). Available from MAC for $12.50.

Finally, I apply my one-color-fits-all Origins Berry Lip Pencil, available from Origins for $12. Matte, but moist, I think the berry color does a great job of blending whatever liner color I choose for that day and gives me all the color of lipstick without the heaviness.

If you're looking for a bright, shiny finish, see any of our previous posts to read about our lip gloss obsession: What Is It About Lip Gloss, What Is It About Lip Gloss Part II or Fresh Lip Gloss.

For a $45 investment, these three products last for months and give me three different colors to play with for different outfits. Let me know if it works for you!

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JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
damn that really works. I will not be trying it as I already have full Angelina type lips.
yayita yayita 10 years
Love it, T0xx Im a bit like you. I wear makeup on marked ocassions only but I am trying to learn a bit of tecnique cuz I trullt love makup....nyways I think you age better if you dont use to much make up.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Ya know Ive never tried liner. I dont even own any gloss or lip color! Im soo makeup less. I can get lucky and not really have to wear it I guess. But I miss those days of eye liner and blushes lol I think I need to splurge
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
I use LipFusion works great and smells great too
fashionaza fashionaza 10 years
I bought the lip plump some time ago and I had no idea how to use it....Thank you for the tips now i know :)
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
If you're tan or darker, try benefit lip gloss in WOO. it's awesome.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
I use lip plump (surprise, and I love it! I will vouch for this fabu product.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
the Lip Plump product looks great!!!! I'll definitely have to try it.
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