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A Truly Moisturizing Lipstick

I ran into Walgreen’s a couple of weeks ago and made a pit stop at the cosmetics. I didn’t really need anything, but thought I’d take a look around and I am so glad I did. I found a fabulous color from Maybelline called “Coral Carnation”. It’s kind of a coral, pink, and red combination. The perfect shade for summer. But what I love the most is the texture and the staying power.
The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick collection is just that-sensational. Because it’s formulated with pure pigments, the color is much crisper. And the creamier feel comes from honey nectar. But all I know is that my lips stay moisturized for hours. And that’s quite a feat for lipstick. There have been many times I’ve applied it and hours go by and I find myself thinking, “Wow! I haven’t had to put anything on my lips in ages”. And that’s amazing (I am addicted to putting product on my lips). Coral Carnation is a limited edition color (availability may vary by store), but the collection is available in 68 fabulous shades. And they are all under $10. That’s a beautiful thing.

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Coral Carnation

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On my hand

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On my lips (don’t mind me, I just got done working out). Notice the staying power. The color is still vibrant after an hour at the barre.

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Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick is available in 68 shades and all major drugstores

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A Lip Shade All Your Own

One of my all-time favorite lip product is Dior Addict Lip Glow. This balm adjusts to your unique ph and creates a pink shade that’s all your own. On me, it’s a pretty bright pink. The problem is that I become “addicted” to it and go through a tube every month. Not a good thing when the price is on the high side.

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Dior Addict Lip Glow $30

Luckily, Sephora has created their own miracle balm. Their Color Reveal Lip Balm is wonderful. It, too, adjusts to your individual chemistry and leaves you with a pink shade that looks perfect and different on everyone. It has a ton of moisture, adds volume to your lips, and has an amazing honey taste. Hurry tho-it’s a limited edition product!

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Sephora Collection Limited Edition Color Lip Reveal $12

Both available at Sephora

I know I’ll be stocking up on the Lip Reveal. Hopefully it will sell well and Sephora will add it to their collection permanently.

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Black Honey

I started wearing Clinique’s Black Honey over ten years ago. Back then it only came in their Almost Lipstick formula and it was my signature color. I loved the color (a deep, blackened raisin) and the feel. Fast forward a decade and now this color has a cult following. Why? Because it truly does look great on everyone. It does not matter what your individual coloring is, this will look amazing on you. I hate to admit it, but I had kind of forgotten about this unique lip shade until I started going through my new magazines. The ads are everywhere and it got me thinking-“Why did I abandon Black Honey?” I guess I just got caught up in all the new goodies that are constantly hitting the market. I pulled out the tube I had tucked away and tried it on. Perfection! And after looking into it, I found this color is now available in many different options.

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Black Honey Almost Lipstick $15
The original, this lipstick is really more of a balm. Transparent pigments merge with your unique, natural lip tone to create a color that is all yours. It’s sheer, glossy, and very lightweight.

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Black Honey Lip Duo $21
This is a two-sided gem. Almost lipstick is on one end, and on the other you have Long Last Glosswear. Worn separately or together, you will have beautiful and moisturized lips. SPF 15.

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Black Honey Superbalm Moisturizing Balm $15
This is a high-gloss balm that instantly relieves dryness and leaves you with radiant lips.

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Limited Edition Black Honey Shimmering Tones Powder $32.50
Inspired by the lip color, this brick can be used as a blush, eye shadow, or all around face brightener. Gorgeous!

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Black Honey Glow ($48.50 value) $28.50
This set contains four products to create the ultimate Black Honey look. Set contains Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo, High Impact Mascara, limited edition Black Honey gel blush, and Superbalm.

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Black Honey Gradient Powder Blush $29.50
This powder is great because it can be layered for a more dramatic look, or one sweep can create a natural flush.

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Black Honey Brush-on Cream Liner $15
A creamy eyeliner that is perfect for creating a smokey eye. This is a brownish raisin color.

All products available at Sephora. Most are available at Clinique or major department stores

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Loungin’ in my Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Whatever product you choose, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed with Black Honey. It’s delicious!

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