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An Incredible Makeup Transformation
This picture has been circulating for some time now, but I couldn’t resist sharing it (yet again). The two shockingly different photos are of the same woman, pre- and post-makeup. The transformative power is truly breathtaking, but a heavy amount of responses to this photo have been negative.Some people claim the woman’s beauty is fake and deceiving. Other’s think it’s too much of a transformation, that they’d like to see something more natural. What do you think?
Are you a fan of the more natural look or getting creative with lots of makeup? Can there be a happy medium between the two? Let us know what you think! 
(Photo: Courtesy of Jezebel.com)
—Ashley
Whether you’re going natural or applying a base for some bold lip color, find out why this ChapStick needs to be a part of your routine.

An Incredible Makeup Transformation

This picture has been circulating for some time now, but I couldn’t resist sharing it (yet again). The two shockingly different photos are of the same woman, pre- and post-makeup. The transformative power is truly breathtaking, but a heavy amount of responses to this photo have been negative.

Some people claim the woman’s beauty is fake and deceiving. Other’s think it’s too much of a transformation, that they’d like to see something more natural. What do you think?

Are you a fan of the more natural look or getting creative with lots of makeup? Can there be a happy medium between the two? Let us know what you think! 

(Photo: Courtesy of Jezebel.com)

—Ashley

Whether you’re going natural or applying a base for some bold lip color, find out why this ChapStick needs to be a part of your routine.

Hate Reapplying Your Regular Lip Balm? ChapStick’s New Hydration Lock Is The Answer 
Now that we’re solidly into fall, the weather is cooler and chapped lips are inevitable. Or are they? This month, all of our subscribers received ChapStick’s latest breakthrough, Hydration Lock, in their boxes as a Birchbox Find. (For those of you not familiar with our Find program, this is a mass-market discovery we think is fantastic, but it’s always in addition to—never in place of—your monthly beauty samples.) 
I’m excited to test out Hydration Lock because it’s made with ChapStick’s new 8-hour moisture technology. Just imagine: Rather than having to be reapplied every 15 minutes, this trusty hydrator keeps dryness at bay hours after your initial application. Better yet, the fast-acting formula comes packed with damage-defending antioxidant CoQ10 and it doubles as a fantastic lipstick primer. With the recent cooler temps, this nourishing base helps even out my lips before applying my seasonally darker lipsticks, which are more heavily pigmented and drying than my summer staples. 
If you’re a subscriber and have been loving your ChapStick Hydration Lock just as much as I have been, then be sure to use the $1.00 off coupon that came in this month’s box. With a product this effective, I know I need at least two: one at home on my nightstand and one at work in my desk drawer—just so I have it on hand for those nights when I go straight from the office to happy hour. 
—Meredith 
Share a pic of your ChapStick Hydration Lock along with the lip color you’ll wear over and tag #ChapStick and @birchbox! You’ll automatically be entered to win a collection of our editors’ favorite lip products!

Hate Reapplying Your Regular Lip Balm? ChapStick’s New Hydration Lock Is The Answer 

Now that we’re solidly into fall, the weather is cooler and chapped lips are inevitable. Or are they? This month, all of our subscribers received ChapStick’s latest breakthrough, Hydration Lock, in their boxes as a Birchbox Find. (For those of you not familiar with our Find program, this is a mass-market discovery we think is fantastic, but it’s always in addition to—never in place of—your monthly beauty samples.) 

I’m excited to test out Hydration Lock because it’s made with ChapStick’s new 8-hour moisture technology. Just imagine: Rather than having to be reapplied every 15 minutes, this trusty hydrator keeps dryness at bay hours after your initial application. Better yet, the fast-acting formula comes packed with damage-defending antioxidant CoQ10 and it doubles as a fantastic lipstick primer. With the recent cooler temps, this nourishing base helps even out my lips before applying my seasonally darker lipsticks, which are more heavily pigmented and drying than my summer staples. 

If you’re a subscriber and have been loving your ChapStick Hydration Lock just as much as I have been, then be sure to use the $1.00 off coupon that came in this month’s box. With a product this effective, I know I need at least two: one at home on my nightstand and one at work in my desk drawer—just so I have it on hand for those nights when I go straight from the office to happy hour. 

—Meredith 

Share a pic of your ChapStick Hydration Lock along with the lip color you’ll wear over and tag #ChapStick and @birchbox! You’ll automatically be entered to win a collection of our editors’ favorite lip products!

Our Birchbloggers Are Lip Product Addicts

Last week we asked our community to tweet photos of the lip products in their purses, along with the number of products, using the hashtag #InMyPurse for a chance to win a bag of lip goodies! (We’ll be contacting the winner directly today). 

We also extended the challenge to our Birchbloggers and asked them to take it one step further: blog about all the lip products in their purse and tell us their favorites. As always, we got tons of awesome submissions!  Check out three of our favorite posts below (maybe you’ll discover a new product you can’t live without). 

Purse Stories: Lip Products
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