We’re in love with these super sized balmy lip colours
Vera Wang, Spring/Summer 2014
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
Giambattista Valli, Spring/Summer 2014
Glam Shine Balmy Gloss ‘Die for Guava’, Rs. 400, L'Oréal Paris
Absolute Lip Tints ‘Pink Sorbet’, Rs 800, Lakmé
Colour Boost Lip Crayon ‘Peach On The Beach’, Rs 785, Bourjois
Chubby Stick ‘Chunky Cherry’, Rs 1,025, Clinique
Colorburst Matte Balm ‘Audacious’, Rs. 700, Revlon
After Glow Lip Colour, Rs 1,200, Stila