I’ve had a beauty revelation.
Let me start by saying I don’t think I’m cut out to be a beauty blogger. I feel weird taking selfies and think I’m goofy in them. BUT I’m excited that I have found a super easy beauty “look” that I can pull off everyday. So, I’m putting my pride aside for the sake of my readers! 🙂
I’ll admit, I’ve been guilty of wearing lip gloss for basically my whole life. I just never got into lipstick. I hate the smearing, the weird smell, the clumps, and for some reason I felt uncomfortable with bold lip color. So plain lip gloss it was, and without a second thought. In fact, my entire makeup routine is practically non-existent on a day-to-day basis.
However, as a wedding present, my brother and his girlfriend (they both technically get credit, but we all know who is responsible for the idea) gifted me a subscription to Birchbox. Last month’s box contained a chunky lip pencil: Mirenesse Glossy Kiss #14 Perfect Kiss. It was love at first swipe.
It is just the right amount of color– a bright pop of coral-ish pink a little bit outside of my comfort zone, but not so much that I wouldn’t wear it. Since it is a pencil, it has a matte finish, but still offers a hint of shimmer. It is incredibly light feeling and has absolutely zero clumps. It is the perfect lip color for everyday wear. I finally feel like a grown-up!
A Major Plus: it makes my eyes amazingly green instead of the grey they sometimes appear– the above photo is not retouched at all! (The only reason I did a selfie is to show how the lip color enhances my eyes.)
Supposedly you can even use this lip pencil as a blush, though I haven’t tried it yet. Here is what it looks like on my hand so you can get an idea of the color of the pencil itself:
If you’re like me you probably think “why bother” putting on makeup just to run your daily errands. But if you’re like me, most days you also probably feel like a Plain Jane too! Honestly, I don’t care what strangers at the grocery store think about my appearance, but it is amazing how something so simple as a fun lip color can make you feel better! And that is what matters!