Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beauty Product Review: Urban Decay Glide-On Lip Pencil

I've been wanting to find a really great red lipstick for quite a while, now, but I've struggled with finding one that meets all of my requirements. I wanted something that was a deep, true red, not a berry or pink or purple- only true red would do. I also wanted full-color, with some major saturation. Finally, it needed to feel right. I love wearing lip plumpers- I love how the menthol or whatever it is tingles on my lips.

Anyway, it was basically impossible to find something that fulfilled all of my requirements. Then, one day, I was chatting with one of the gals at work and she mentioned the idea of finding a great lip pencil for the color and then just layering a clear or neutral plumper on top. Brilliant, right?

It wasn't immediately that I found the perfect color, but after much searching, I came across Urban Decay's Glide-On Lip Pencil in "Gash," a deep rich, brick red. With that as my base, I was finally happy with the color. After carefully applying it, I layered my favorite plumper by Buxom right on top. It's kind of a nude color, but for all intents and purposes, it may as well be clear. It added the shine I like, plus it gave me that tingle-y feeling that I love so much!

When I had my make-up lesson with Joanne from Joya Beauty, she taught me to put on my lipstick FIRST if I'm ever making a bold lip choice. She said that it helps to keep everything else reined in and to make sure that you aren't over-doing it with the eyes or cheeks or anything. It definitely helped me with this look. I decided to forego the eye liner and false lashes that I normally wear to allow the lips to be the focal point. I think it worked really well:

I ate breakfast and drank a coffee in the car on the way to work and then worked the entire day with only one small touch-up. The color fron the lip pencil had some serious staying-power. It goes on smooth and creamy and it wasn't hard at all to get a nice clean line with it. I highly recommend this product, but don't worry- there are far subtler colors available, too. 

You like? You hate? Leave a comment either way! And as always, thanks for reading!


obagi nu derm starter kit said...

What MAC lip pencil is best at giving a natural plumper lip affect?
I once used boots No7 lip pencil in nude, but it was just awful!

Renée T. Bouchard said...

I've actually never used any MAC products, but I have a lot of friends who swear by them. The Buxom lip pencils have great color and a really nice plumping effect. They are the only pencils I've ever encountered that also plump.

Chrissy said...

Hi Renee,

I just stumbled across your blog as I was perusing a friend's favorite on hers. Love it!

I don't think I would have the nerve to wear this bold of a color but it looks fab on you!

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Thanks, Chrissy! :)

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