• Lip Crayons

    by ELLE Team

    Packing hydration and colour in one, these jumbo sticks are streamlining our beauty kits.

    More pigmented than lip balms and with greater hydration than a lipstick, lip crayons are a great multitasker to have in your bag. They save you from the sticky feel of a gloss but offer the same shiny look, so you don’t need to worry about flyaways making a mess of a perfectly done up mouth. Try out different brands for different levels of pigment. Clinique’s regular Chubby Sticks are great when you need just a hint of colour – we recommend the Intense version if you’re looking for a bigger pop. Revlon’s Colorburst is more like a creamy lipstick (the formula also leaves your lips tingling with a pepperminty flavor).

    What we love about these mega lippies is that they never overpower and are perfect for just about any day look – from work to a casual brunch. If you want to play with colours, take inspiration from the look at Masaba Gupta and pair a cheery coral with lime green peepers. For a softer take on the trend, try supple, tinted lips at Balmain paired with slightly flushed cheeks. And don’t just keep your crayons for your cheeks. They’re great as a dewy fix of colour for your lips, or on your lids too, if you want to go for a monotone look, seen at Vera Wang.

    We give you a few brands of long lasting chubby sticks that make it to our hit-list.

     

    Masaba Gupta, Spring/Summer 2014

  • Glam Shine Balmy Gloss ‘Die for Guava’, Rs. 400, L'Oréal Paris

  • Absolute Lip Tints ‘Pink Sorbet’, Rs 800, Lakmé 

  • Vera Wang, Spring/Summer 2014

  • Colour Boost Lip Crayon ‘Peach On The Beach’, Rs 785, Bourjois

  • Chubby Stick ‘Chunky Cherry’, Rs 1,025, Clinique

  • Giambattista Valli, Spring/Summer 2014

  • Colorburst Matte Balm ‘Audacious’, Rs. 700, Revlon

  • After Glow Lip Colour, Rs 1,200, Stila