We’re kissing winter’s berry-hued, vampy lips goodbye and greeting spring with brighter hues. This year’s spring collections are filled with eye-catching pops of color, like bold oranges to pinks, and we’re using these chubby lip pencils from Aussie brand Mirenesse to score the look. Made with a slightly waxy texture, they glide on like a gloss but have the rich color and staying power of lipstick. (Bonus: you can use them to brighten up your cheeks, too!)
If you’re not totally comfortable making a big statement, try a sheer shade like Perfect Kiss. The on-trend hue perfectly blends pink with barely-there orange undertones and has a subtle, forgiving shimmer. Swipe on a single layer of color, then use blotting papers to carefully blot the gloss into a faint, matte shade. And if you’re ready to go all out try the daring tangerine hued Quick Kiss or the bold true red Flirty Kiss. Better yet, some of our Birchbox subscribers will be among the first to test the brand-new lip pencils since some of you will be receiving it in this month’s box.
To keep your sample pencil looking tidy, use a lipstick pencil sharper (we’re fans of this versatile option from Pixi Beauty). When you’re ready to upgrade, the full-size comes with a handy twist-up mechanism so you have easy access to even more color.
What shades are on your spring beauty to-do list?
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