The Tuesday Lipstick Edit

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Hello Little Blogosphere!

This Tuesday’s lipstick edit is in fact not a lipstick at all. It’s a DIY, of sorts. Last week I was reading an article on Into the Gloss titled “It’s Highlughter, For Your Lips”. At first, my inner nay-sayer commented “This is just glorified lipgloss,” but then I thought again “No, it’s just highlighter.” So, to recreate the look for an upcoming YouTube video (stay tuned), I combined two products…

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Photo taken from into the gloss post

Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in Quartz

Ever since I purchased this highlighter, I knew I’d try to use it as a lip product. The ‘moisturizing core’ looks and acts like lip  balm, sinks in like lip balm. It works because it’s made of coconut and castor oils that are very nourishing on the skin, whether on the cheekbones, cupids bow, or lips. The shimmer and glitter in haloscope comes from actual pink-undertoned rose quartz crystals, so it’s highlighter for your lips — or face — or anything.

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Lanolips 101 Oitment 

Product 2 goes on top of the highlighter. It’s the Lanolips 101 Oitment. It’s a multipurpose product, but mainly a lip balm. It’s thick and offers a glossy finish, to add to the ‘highlighted’ look. The product itself reminds me of Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment, the Australian cult favorite from back in the day, or even Smith’s Rosebud Salve with less of a mess. I would likely choose the 101 Ointment over the aforementioned balms because it has no fragrance, so you don’t have to deal with a lingering smell.

It’s a very subtle lip look features in a very un-humble selfie below. It just catches the light and looks nice, especially with no makeup makeup or natural makeup or minimal makeup… or whatever the YouTube search term is these days…

Thanks for reading!

xx Grace

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