Azra’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Azra’s beauty faves, from lipsticks to lotions and everything in between, specifically for gals in their 20s.
I have a love/hate relationship with lipsticks. I love them because they can give dead-looking lips some life and colour, and they can just bring some extra oomph to any look. I hate them because some colours tend to gravitate towards the cracks of my lips, they can also suck the moisture out of already dry lips, and some hues can thin out the shape of my lips – ain’t nobody got time for a nasty kisser!
So when I heard about ARTDECO’s new Glossy Lip Colours, I was slightly intrigued. These lip colours claim to provide some super long-lasting colour all while being ridiculously hydrating – AKA everything I look for in a lippie. This gloss-slash-lipstick also comes in a retractable pen, making for an ultra-easy and fool-proof application.
Let’s talk shop for a mo’. (And when I say shop, I mean the formula and application of this baby.) First off, the colour that I’ve been using almost daily is #32. It’s a plum/berry/nude shade that adds the perfect hint of pigment to my lips. On the first swipe across my mouth, I immediately noticed how smooth this product glided on. It was flawless, and rather than finding a home in my lip cracks it smoothed over them effortlessly. Oh, and its long-lasting powers definitely stayed true to its claim as I found that I didn’t need to touch-up my colour.
I also noticed (and maybe it’s just me), that it added a touch of volume to my lips, making them look just a tad juicier and slightly more plump, which I most definitely appreciated. It’s a no-hassle product, perfect for every woman. You can layer on the colour for a more pigmented look, or you can keep it sheer for just a hint of colour.
I’ve officially found my new favourite lip product and can’t wait to get my hands on a few more colours to add to my collection!
ARTDECO Glossy Lip Colours are sold in select Shopper’s Drug Marts for $17. Find your nearest Shopper’s Drug Mart here.
Do you have any favourite lip products that give you some serious colour and moisture? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.