4 Feb

February is a big mouth month around Los Angeles.

Flashing smiles for cameras on Awards Show red carpets, puckering up on Valentine’s Day, or best case scenario – giving an acceptance speech… Our mouths tend to be a big focus this time of year.

With everything to stay on top of in our daily lives, most of us don’t spend time worrying about having camera-ready lips. So what do women say in the City of Angels? We say, “STICK IT!”

Instead of grabbing our favorite go-to gloss for long evenings when our puckers need to last, Angelenos are relying on chunky color sticks. Formulas range from totally matte to satiny sheens—All are long-wearing, draw seamlessly onto lips, and are evening clutch-friendly.


NARS Velvet Lip Pencils


Available in matte or gloss formulas, NARS Velvet Lip Pencils are a godsend, day or night. Some have shimmer, others give a natural wash of color. All have vitamin E, hyaluronic spheres, and a smooth buttery texture.

Suggested shade: Cythère, a soft metallic rose beige

BITE High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil


The BITE formula delivers a modern matte look. Gorgeous with a shimmering or smoky eye. Plus it’s packed with resveratrol for long-term anti-aging benefits. And the pencils are made exclusively with nurturing food-grade ingredients, said to be healthy enough to eat.

Suggested shade: Chablis, a soft coral rose

TARTE LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy


Love this limited-edition tint! A shade of pink that’s natural, sheer, and different on every woman. The formula works with skin’s natural pH, giving lips a vitamin-rich, plumped, personalized pink. Plus, it’s got a natural minty taste – so kiss with confidence!





3 Responses to “STICK IT!”

  1. Jolie February 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    She’s right, these are such a surprise. I always expect them to be dry and chalky, but they never are. Plus there’s something that taps into your inner kid getting to paint your lips with a crayon. So fun. Clinique makes a great line too.

    • Elaine February 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

      Tried them this Sunday! HMMM! Really silky and effective. Thanks foe the great tip. I’ll keep one with me always.

  2. Must Have Boxes February 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    These colors are so pretty. I love NARS!

    – KW

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