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Food for Thought: 7 Lip Combos With the New MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Collection

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup

MAC Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum and Lipglass in Bijou

Wearing a combination of MAC Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum and Lipglass in Bijou from the new MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection

The Osbournes are in the hizz-ouse!

The online hizz-ouse, because the MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection debuted online today (Sharon’s products + Kelly’s products). Are you going to (or have you already) grabbed any of the Patentpolish Lip Pencils, Lipglasses, Lipsticks or regular Lip Pencils from this mighty mother/daughter collab?

If you have (but even if you haven’t), maybe some of these seven lip combos will give you ideas.

Hmm… What else should I try?

1. Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum + Lipglass in Bijou

MAC Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum and Lipglass in Bijou

Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum-Yum and Lipglass in Bijou

OK, this is random, but that word, “Bijou”? It’s my latest nickname for Tabs.

I’ve been calling him Bijou for days. :) “Bijou! What are doing, Bijou!? Come here, Bijou! Does Bijou want to go for a walk?”

Yes, I know. You even don’t need to say it. I already know.

2. Matte Lipstick in Dodgy Girl + Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Patentpink

MAC Matte Lipstick in Dodgy Girl + Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Patentpink

Matte Lipstick in Dodgy Girl + Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Patentpink

3. Lip Pencil in In Synch + Patent Polish Lip Pencil in Innocent

MAC Lip Pencil in In Synch + Patent Polish Lip Pencil in Innocent

Lip Pencil in In Synch + Patent Polish Lip Pencil in Innocent

4. Lip Pencil in Cranberry + Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Ruby

MAC Lip Pencil in Cranberry + Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Ruby

Lip Pencil in Cranberry + Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Ruby

5. Patentpolish Lip Pencil in French Kiss + Lipglass in Pussywillow

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in French Kiss + Lipglass in Pussywillow

Patentpolish Lip Pencil in French Kiss + Lipglass in Pussywillow

6. Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Patentpink + Lipglass in Bijou

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Patentpink + Lipglass in Bijou

Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Patentpink + Lipglass in Bijou

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You Can Always Count on Cat Butts…and Something Casual and Summery From Clarins, Like Their New Lip Balm Crayons

Published in: Clarins, Collections, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Clarins Lip Balm Crayons

The new Clarins Lip Balm Crayons, $20 each

There are some things we can always count on, like…

  1. That cats will stick their kitty butts in our face, often at inopportune moments
  2. That Clarins will knock out a new line of lovely lip products for summer

Clarins is just so good about the whole glossy, effortless lip look thing — the kind of makeup where it looks like you were summoned by the gods and washed up on a tropical shore solely for the purpose of looking seductively pouty, with your luxuriously wavy hair (seaweed artfully woven into it); bronzed, glistening skin and your lips that shine bright like a diamond (Shine bright like a diamond).

Clarins Lip Balm Crayons from the left: 01 My Pink, 02 Tender Pink, 03 Tender Coral, 04 Sweet Cherry, 05 Delicious Plum and 06 Soft Coffee

From the left: 01 My Pink, 02 Tender Pink, 03 Tender Coral, 04 Sweet Cherry, 05 Delicious Plum and 06 Soft Coffee

Their new line of limited edition moisturizing Lip Balm Crayons (which taste and smell like vanilla milkshake, OMG, YUM!) totally nails that summery lip look. Each retractable pencil lavishes lips with sheer color and glossy shine, while a moisturizing, lightweight mix of mango, apricot and shea butter hydrates your parched pout.

Clarins Lip Balm Crayon in My Pink

01 My Pink

You might find yourself craving all six shades, but you may only need one (or two), because at some point, I think they all start to look the same, especially if your lips are quite pigmented like mine.

I suppose you could blank out the natural color of your lips first using something like OCC’s Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo, and then layer a Clarins Crayon on top to coax out more of its color (you makeup overachiever, you!), but, you know, it’s a lip balm… I don’t think it’s supposed to be that complicated.

Clarins Lip Balm Crayon in Creamy Pink

02 Creamy Pink

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The New Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo Gives Your Lip Products Wings

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo

Wearing multiple layers of Feathered, the white shade from the new OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo ($18)

That moment when you realize you want to wear a lip product solely because you think it might match your nails…

Your opaque white nails.

Priceless. :)

OCC Tarred + Feathered

That’s Nicole by OPI Yoga Then Yogurt on my nails…

Yeah, I think I crossed over into uncharted makeup territory this week — uncharted for me, at least, since I can’t recall ever wanting to wear white lipstick before.

Like, ever.

Sure, I realize that it’s not exactly a super wearable look (RIGHT?!), but I got it into my head a few days ago, and whenever that happens… You know me! :)

Say hello to the new $18 Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Weird and wonderful at the same time, it comes with two lip balms in white and black.

OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo

OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo, $18

In calling it “new,” I should put the “new” in air quotes because this duo actually first appeared 10 years ago. It was the very first product OCC ever released. They’re reissuing it meow for their 10th anniversary.

OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo

So, what’s the deal? Well, both moisturizing halves of the balm contain hemp seed, pomegranate and avocado oils, and they’re made to moisturize AND function as color correctors to either brighten or darken any lip colors you layer on top.

OCC Tarred + Feathered

Feathered, the white balm, works to cancel out your natural lip color, making any colors you wear on top of it appear truer.

LOL! No, it normally doesn’t look quite as scary as it does in the first two face pics because I built it up with a lip brush for those shots to see how close I could get to making my white lips + nail tips fantasy come true (pretty close, but not really, since the balm ends up looking patchy when I build it up in layers).

If I just apply a thin layer instead, like I would with most any other lip balm, I think Feathered actually looks fairly wearable.

OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo

That’s Feathered on mah lips!

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Benefit’s New Tinted Lip Balms in Lollibalm, Chachabalm, Posiebalm and Benebalm Go Easy on the Tint, Heavy on the Moisture

Published in: Benefit, Collections, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Benefit Lollibalm Tinted Lip Balm

Lollibalm, one of four new Benefit Tinted Lip Balms available now

Granted, there’s not a dramatic, in-your-face difference among the four shades in Benefit’s new collection of Tinted Lip Balms ($18 each) when I wear them on my lips, but ooh! — they just look so darn cute chillin’ in my makeup bag.

Benefit Tinted Lip Balms

They each have their own personal outfit…

And every. Single. Time. I’ve taken out Chachabalm, Lollibalm, Posiebalm or Benebalm for a touch-up (which I have to do about every hour or so when I wear them) within sight of a gal, I’ve been asked something along the lines of, “Where did ya get that?! It’s adorable!”

So, yeah, fellow packaging suckers, that’s the sign of an eye-catching product. :)

Benefit Lollibalm

Lollibalm

Benefit Posiebalm

Posiebalm

Benefit introduced these hydrating lip balms earlier this spring in colors to match their liquid blushes in Cha Cha Tint, Lollitint, Posie Tint and Benetint.

Benefit Chachabalm

Chachabalm

They feel a lot like the Revlon Lip Butters and Dior’s Addict Lip Balms to me — smooth, non-sticky, and firmly on the thicker formula side, as far as lip balms go. My nose and taste buds also detect a mild violet hard candy flavor and scent.

Benefit Benebalm

Benebalm

Thumbs up for mega moisture, too, as these are loaded with the stuff, and my dry, flaky lips lap it up.

Benefit Chachabalm Swatch

Chachabalm

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Maybelline’s $7.49 Color Sensational The Buffs Lipsticks in Blushing Beige and Stormy Sahara Promote Acts of Pigmented Public Nudity

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Lips, Makeup, Maybelline, Product Reviews

Maybelline Color Sensation The Buffs in Stormy Sahara

Wearing Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs in Stormy Sahara

When we met at the drugstore, they were full-on nude. None of that halfway bullsh*t.

Maybelline Color Sensation The Buffs in Blushing Bride (left) and Stormy Sahara (right)

Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Blushing Beige (left) and Stormy Sahara (right)

Stormy Nude, the bolder of the two, was the first to start talking. “$7.49. For each. One layer. Full coverage. Satin finish.”

“How about wear time?” I asked.

“Three to four hours,” replied Stormy. “With a moisturizing formula.”

I considered the terms. The faint scent of vanilla and — plastic? — floated in the air.

“Is that…?” I started to ask.

“Vanilla, yes,” answered Stormy, guessing at my question. “Taste like it, too.”

I let the plasticky part go. The other terms were agreeable.

I took a step forward and put out my hand. Stormy grabbed it and we shook. Then, right there in the middle of the store, we all got totally and completely nude.

It was glorious. :)

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