I don’t usually have time to be a makeup maven. Between being too tired in the morning and too busy (or lazy, whatever you want to call it) during the day to dream up elaborate looks, when it comes to putting on my face, I keep it pretty simple. That explains why Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons have quickly become a makeup bag staple for me.
Makeup-free isn’t always the way to be. Putting on a bit of paint can actually make you look more polished and refreshed, so I always try to make sure I have on a little something if I have to go to the office or to a daytime event. Again, easy and natural is key, so my routine is as simple as a little foundation, blush, mascara, concealer and eyeliner. For my lips, I swipe on a bit of Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Niagra Overlook. It is almost the same color as my lips, just a bit more pink, and brightens up my face. It’s a matte shade, so for days when I want some shine, I’ll throw a little clear gloss over it.
I usually don’t have time during the day, but nighttime is a different story. Because I’m not rushing to work or an appointment, I can play a little bit more with my makeup look. I can dilly dally, listen to music and sip wine while I get ready because I’m not actually scrambling to get out the door. For evening, my makeup is always a bit more dramatic, though I still like to keep it simple. My philosophy is to employ easy techniques that make it seem as if I created a look that requires more skill than I actually have. I love a highlighted waterline and a cat eye, so I combine the two for evening, lining the bottom of my eye with a gold color and creating a cat eye on my lid. I add a little highlighter to my routine to get a bit of a glow.
I was first introduced to Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard last Fashion Week and I fell in love. One of six shades in the collection, it’s a rich, berry red hue that complements my skin tone perfectly. It’s a color I love to wear out at night because it’s so easy to apply and it goes on smoothly. It’s matte, but it never dries out my lips, so I add it to my nighttime looks because it’s such a flattering shade to use.
Every girl needs a reliable lip product and Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons are a great choice. I love matte finishes and they’re the most moisturizing mattes I’ve ever used. A big plus: they even fit in my tiniest purses. And the best part? They’re only $9 dollars each so I can save that money for a cocktail when I hit the town. And that, folks, is hard to beat.
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