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Makeup · January 5, 2018

Berry Lips: 3 Ways to Wear the Surprisingly Flattering Shade

Barely-There Tint

On those days when you want a touch of color before heading out the door, opt for a no-mirror necessary balm. We love ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm in Berry Busy, which looks purple in the tube, but the shade actually adjusts to your lips unique pH to create a unique-to-you deep strawberry hue. Wear alone or with a tinted moisturizer and a bit of mascara for a fuss-free look.

High-Shine Gloss

If you want something with more pigment, but with the same ease as a balm, then a lip gloss hits that sweet in-between spot. We love Jouer Cosmetics High Pigment Lip Gloss in Madison, which is a cool dusty mauve that leaves lips looking shiny and feeling moisturized (sans stickiness) thanks to jojoba seed and coconut oil. Since the formula is so opaque, let your lips be the star of your look with a quick swipe of mascara and a bit of blush during the day, or a touch of liquid eyeliner at night.

A Bold, Matte Finish

A deep, matte berry hue is the lipstick equivalent of a cat eyeclassic, chic, yet a bit unexpected. We love Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca, which glides on like a gloss, but dries down to a dark raspberry shine-free finish. If you prefer a more traditional lipstick, try Love of Color Vibrant Matte Lipstick In Glam Life, which has a berry plum hue and a creamy, soft-matte formula. Regardless of the matte lipstick you choose, its best to take a few steps before applying to ensure an easy application. First, prep your lips with a lip scrub like Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar, which contains sugar particles to buff away dead skin cells. For a precise, crisper look, first line your lips with a matching lip linerwe love Lipstick Queen Lip Liner in Wineor use with the tip of the liquid lipstick wand, then fill them in. Use a Q-tip to clean up the edgesand voila, berry lip magic.


Alexis Bridenbaugh