BEAUTIQUE LIP PENCIL
“Get smear-proof application and precision color in a variety of rich, jewel-toned colors with the Beautique Lip Pencil.”-Sally Beauty
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $1.99/$1.50 with Sally Beauty Card (Long pencil with clear cap)
SHADE REVIEWED: NATURAL
QUICK REVIEW: This crazy cheap pencil rivals even the best nude lip liners available for 10x the price.
the REVIEW (3/25/2011): To date, the perfect lip liner color was the now defunct Stephane Marais Lip Liner Pencil #4. It was the quintessential nude – not too dark, not pasty, not too light, not too pink – but pink enough, warm but not orange. It also had the best formula to date: not too dry, not too soft, not cakey, not too transparent. But alas, it is no more and I just need to let it go. After an extensive search, I found two others that also became my favorites: Shu Uemura Drawing Lip Pencil in Brown 718 and Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in Clay. Discontinued. Bummer.
At least a dozen liner disappointments later, I happened upon Beautique Lip Pencils at the Sally Beauty Supply that recently opened here. Normally I would ignore a product this cheap (previous “for pennies” purchases have always been too pink/orange), but since I’m now shopping for Bargain Hunter Picks for this blog, I find myself casing the 99 cent sections of the drugstores like they’re a new display in Sephora. The color Natural was a no brainer since I’ve given up on dark and bright colored liners. Its very close to my beloved #4 – if not a smidgen darker. The formula is not as refined (it’s $1.99 after-all, lets be real) but has the right texture to be applied before or after lip color. The result is a neat, clean lip line that doesn’t look over drawn and can be worn with a cosmetic bag full of shades – and can even take the edge off the season’s brights.
A great product and an outstanding bargain. So believe me when I tell you that I’m stocking up!
One side is Beautique Natural – the other is Stephane Marais #4 (paired with Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Honeysuckle).
Can you tell the difference?
Beautique Natural with Lancome Chris & Tell (bright coral) & LipFusion Color Shine in Crave.
BEAUTIQUE LIP PENCIL DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “Apply rich, shimmering color to lips, comfortable slim wood design, achieves precision color and smearproof application. Get smearproof application and precision color in a variety of rich, jewel-toned colors with the Beautique Lip Pencil.” – Sally Beauty
COLORS AVAILABLE: Mocha, Port, Real Red, Sienna, Wine, Dusty Rose, Soft Pink and Natural
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION: Use to line lips before or after applying lip color or gloss. Can also be used all over lips for a long lasting matte lip stick.
BEAUTIQUE LIP PENCIL INGREDIENTS: HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL ,COCOGLYCERIDES ,PARAFFIN ,HYDROGENATED TALLOW ACID ,CETYL ESTERS ,LANOLIN ,COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX ,TALC ,SILICA ,METHYLPARABEN ,PROPYLPARABEN ,BHT ,IRON OXIDES ,MICA ,RED 7 LAKE ,MANGANESE VIOLET ,RED 33 LAKE ,RED 27 LAKE ,RED 27 ,BLUE 1 LAKE ,RED 6 LAKE. (From Sally Beauty Website)
Beautique Lip Pencil is available at Sally Beauty Supply & atSALLYBEAUTY.COM.
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