Perfecting your Pout

Hi there!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday! I’ve been on vacation from work the past three days and I’m starting to lose track of which day it is.  It’s such a strange feeling since my career is heavily involved in building and enforcing deadlines each day.

Ok! Enough about me, let’s jump into the post.  Have you ever wanted to enhance your pout by using lip products in your makeup bag?  I always have based on the number of YouTube tutorials I’ve watched, but have never put the application to the test.

This weekend I decided to take the extra time to apply a few of my go-to products and take before and after pictures. The entire process to apply the 3 products took less than 3 minutes.  For me, that’s worth the test.

Before application(excuse my dry, chapped lips):


I then applied:

  1. NYX Slim Lip Pencil in 810 Natural (left)
  2. Bare Minerals Matte Gloss in Swag (top right)
  3. Nars Lip Gloss in Orgasm (lower left) Since this test, I have stopped using this lip gloss along with all Nars products since I learned it is no longer on the cruelty-free list. 

After application:


To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised.  I felt like my pout plumped quite a bit (especially my upper lip) without appearing over done, severe or fake.  Mind you, in order to keep this look throughout the day I would have to take an extra 3 minutes to reapply.  Is it worth it?  Maybe.

Since the weekend, I definitely have been conscientious about applying a creamy, natural chapstick and NYX’s lip liner. For the most part, I just feel a bit more like I have my Super Woman face on by dressing up my lips paired with a few swipes of my new Marc Jacobs O!Mega Volumizing mascara, which make me feel ready to face the world.

Please share your favorite lip products.  Would love to hear your comments!



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