I love ya, matte lips. I really do, but, like in most long-term relationships, sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder, so…we gotta take a break. Just for a bit. Because when it’s hella hot out like it’s been here lately, matte lips just don’t seem right. But glosses and lip tints, like the Pixi GelTint & SlickGloss combos ($12 each), which are both, do.
Maybe it’s because hot weather puts me a minimal makeup mood, or maybe it’s because of these natural-looking colors. All I know is that on brows/mascara/gel blush/gloss days, I love these doe-foot duos.
There’s a lightly tinted liquid lip tint on one end and a sheer, non-sticky gloss with a smooth, lightweight formula on the other. You can wear the tint or the gloss by themselves, or you can layer the gloss on top of the tint, which is what I usually do. They smell and taste faintly of yummy mint tea, and all three duos are new to Pixi’s permanent line.
I hate when liquid lip tints don’t apply evenly and leave empty patches on my pucker. It’s a pain in the booty (patchiness is the devil’s work!), but Pixi’s lip tints (when I top them with gloss) apply evenly.
They also last me about two hours when I’m just chillin’ and taking the occasional sip from my BKR bottle, and I don’t mind having to reapply them because I can it without a mirror, since they’re sheer.
Did I mention how lush these are in the moisture department? Dry lips, I will not have thee!
I wear the pink and sheer pink duo (PinkTint & PrettyGloss) and the berry tint and rose gloss duo (BerryTint & Sweet Gloss) more than the brick tint and papaya gloss one (BeachTint & FreshGloss) because I think they look more effortless and natural (more effortless?), but the brick/papaya one is the most intense one, and I think it’s pretty too.
For $12 each, you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,