Monday, 18 March 2013

Step Into Spring with Lip Treats from Lancome, L'Oreal and e.l.f.


Spring officially arrives this week here in Toronto, and I've already started the spring cleaning process.

As I sort through my collection of all things lip-sticky and lip-glossy, I shall push aside the deep burgundies and cool wintry reds to make room for spring-like bubblegum pinks and candy corals.

Let's take a closer look at some lighter lip looks:

Light as air shades from e.l.f., Lancome, and L'Oreal.

The new Lancome Baume IN LOVE stopped me in my tracks when I spotted this neon pink shade on display. Neon can be LOUD...but this balm/stain simply provides a sheer wash of colour while enveloping your lips in a soothing and hydrating embrace. I can't tell you how good this feels - you have to try it.

Lancome Baume In Love "110 Urban Ballet"

Baume In Love "110 Urban Ballet"

Did I mention thatI was LUCKY enough to visit the L'Oreal Warehouse sale in Toronto last week? Whoo hoo! Well, in a warehouse full of literally thousands of tubes of lipgloss, the L'Oreal Glam Shine "Miss Candy" in "703 Tart Lollipop" immediately caught my eye. Just look at the FABULOUS swirl of coral and hot pink. HAD TO HAVE IT!

L'Oreal Glam Shine Miss Candy "Tart Lollipop"

Just LOOKING at this tiny tube of GLAM SHINE makes me smile! I might have purchased more than was on sale! Anyway, the heart-shaped applicator/wand offers more precision than most wands and if you apply 2 coats, you will get MEGA shine!
Wearing L'Oreal Glam Shine Miss Candy "Tart Lollipop"

Here are a couple products from e.l.f. that I picked up from Target BEFORE they came to Canada! Here is e.l.f.'s Hypershine Gloss in "Bubble Gum". It is no secret that the packaging looks alot like Stila's Lip Glaze. Well....I didn't love this product on me. I am pale and this is a really pale, creamy pink. It looked like nothing on my lips, so paired it up with a nude lip pencil from No7. I wouldn't wear this super pale shade on its own, but I would wear it over a bright pink lipstain (Revlon Just Bitten, for example) to add a touch of light gloss.
e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss "Bubble Gum" & No7 pencil "nude"
NOT loving e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss w Nude Pencil by No7
Now, for the much more exciting e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Pink Lemonade"
e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Pink Lemonade"

Wow! The e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Pink Lemonade" exceeded my expectations. It looked pretty boring in the tube, but once applied, I felt like I had found my NEW Spring Wear-With-Anything-Anywhere lip colour! Seriously - this shade goes with anything and YES, it kinda does taste like pink lemonade.

e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Pink Lemonade" tastes good too!

Well, that is ONE part of my Spring Cleaning all sorted out. When the tennis courts finally open, I will reach for Lancome's Baume In Love for a winning look on the courts, and when patio season returns to Toronto, I will layer my L'Oreal Glam Shine over my e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Pink Lemonade.

Now...what to drink on those patios? Perhaps a Strawberry Daiquiri? A Virgin Pina Colada? Killer Kool Aid? These are decisions I look forward to. I'm kissing winter GOOD BYE! Now....step away from the computer, get outside and enjoy some fresh, spring air!

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