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.
OUR TOP 3 PICKS:
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!
ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL SEPHORA AND SEPHORA.COM.