I am the first to admit that I am a total novice when it comes to makeup artistry. That's why I love Birchbox so much. A cool box is shipped to me monthly and I get to try out things that I didn't even know existed. Like the amazing LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil.
My May Birchbox came with a sample size in coral and from the first time I put it on my lips I was smitten. A single swipe creates smooth and even color that lasts for hours (even while eating) and the moisturizing shea butter leaves your lips feeling incredibly soft. However, coral is not my favorite lip color, so I immediately went to the Birchbox store and ordered the bright rose pink, Beelzebub.
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Then, as luck would have it, I found out that my mom had gotten the much bolder purple color, Menatour, in her May box. She was not feeling adventurous enough to try it, so I swapped it for my coral sample. I had been wanting to try a purple lipstick for awhile, but hadn't investigated the options. I'm so glad I waited until I got the Menatour sample because it has turned out to be one of my favorite lip colors.
I tried to take some photos of the lip lube actually on my lips, but despite my best efforts to adjust the lighting, I can't get a picture that is an accurate representation. The colors may look very bright and bold in the tube, but they are not quite that strong of a statement when they are on your lips. If you are looking for something different than your regular shade of red, these colors are fun without being crazy. Not sure which color is your favorite? Try them all with this gift set. The only downside to this lip lube is that it makes your lips look so great that you'll want to up your game for the rest of your makeup!