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06-21-11 | Posted by


Lip pencils have gone jumbo sized. Forget about those puny skinny minny lip pencils – the new breed are short, stumpy, and fat crayons, like the ones Crayola made famous.  We love the chunky crayon trend – but what about those sharpeners?

NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL – Picture this – if a lip pencil meets a lipstick and they had a little lip baby – Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil would be a bouncing baby girl!  This baby lovingly coats your lips with a smooth matte finish that lasts without, drying your lips out as matte lipsticks can do. The texture is creamy and moisturizing with silicone to stay in place, but at $24, it’s a little pricey for the size. $24, narscosmetics.com

BOBBI BROWN LIP CRAYON – Luxury formulation that goes on like a lipstick and gives your lips that just kissed, sexy look.  Pretty colors like Coral Pink, Dusty Nude, Honeysuckle, Posey, Raisin Berry and Wild Rose that flatter most skin tones. But the creamy texture wears down fast and if you tend to reapply your lipstick all through the day, this will not last you very long. Actually, we prefer Bobbi’s Creamy Lip Color for the same price- and look ma, no sharpener! $22, bobbibrowncosmetics.com

CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK MOISTURIZING LIP COLOR BALM  – Yummy moisturizing crayon lip color that adds a lovely blend of oils and antioxidants to pamper and protect lips – think shea butter and jojoba.  These chubby sticks are crayons with a twist – literally. No sharpener needed – twist up and down to apply, so the cap can’t come off in your makeup bag. And just $15 – sold! clinique.com

SONIA KASHUK LIP CRAYON – A cheap and cheerful version in muted matte tones that make it look more expensive – all for $7.99, BUT you will need the sharpener to go with with is $4.99. target.com

ULTA LIP CRAYON – We found these on sale, reduced from $8 to $5. The color selection is quite good but the texture is soft so it doesn’t last through a meal… A sharpener is needed, but if you are watching your pennies, this is a great choice for day to day wear and to stash in your bag for a natural, casual look.  ulta.com

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