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Baby, we’re amazed at this richly colored lipstick-gloss combo!
Lipsticks and lip glosses are like apples and oranges. If my lip product is jelly-ish and has a wand attached to it, I will immediately call it a lip gloss. If it’s color in a more solid stick form, I will say it’s a lipstick. It just makes things a bit simpler. Rarely am I faced with a product that challenges me to believe that you can successfully combine the two. When a company does it right, it’s…well…pretty amazing!
Bare Escentuals has a semi-new line of gorgeous lipstick meets gloss hybrids for their bareMinerals line called Pretty Amazing. Quite the bold claim, I know.
It only gets better when you add in that this company is Green Monday approved and these unique Lip Colors were created without parabens, sulphates, phthalates, and other chemical additives.
However, since here at wht we are already familiar with the eco-conscious and fashion forward formulas of Bare Escentuals and bareMinerals, my high expectations were met with flying colors. For starters, this set of lip colors are so positively named, they are sure to you cheer you on throughout the day. Currently their are 12 cleverly named shades in the line, including Ambition (fuchsia), Charisma (coral pink), Courage (warm strawberry), Free Will (pink nude), Moxie (bright petal pink) and Strength (red).
I tested two Pretty Amazing Lip Colors ($16) in Bravado, a bold brick red and the rosy mauve of Fearless – fun! The color payoff on these lip colors is very impressive. Upon application, I found them to be extremely pigmented, and even when I swiped some extra product off the brush, I had more than enough product to cover my lips.
These tubes last a while because you can easily control how much color you want on your lips. Which leads me to another standout feature – the applicator. It’s another great combination from bareMinerals, a flat paddle/doe foot combo brush with a tapered point that comes in handy for precisely applying the product.
The formula is glossy but not sticky or overly slick, and lasts a few hours on the lips. And it definitely combines the shine of a gloss with the opaqueness of a lipstick. A pretty darn amazing look for just one product. The final look is similar to the way a glossy lipstick (with a balm prep) and clear gloss look on the lips.
Oh and these creamy colors aren’t the type of product that will just sit on top of your lips. They hydrate, repair and protect your lips from stress and pollutants. Could these sound any more pleasant at this point? It’s like happiness in a tube!
Overall, for the unique product formula, the pigmentation, shine and staying power, I have to give the Pretty Amazing Lip Colors an enthusiastic, totally amazed, recommendation.
we heartsters: have you been amazed by bareMinerals and their best-of-both-worlds Lip Colors?
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