If you know a little about me, then you will know that I am a sucker for red lips. Red lips offer a certain glam and sex appeal without overdoing it. The Holiday season is also my favorite time of year to rock out a red pout. Fall and Winter months truly are my go-to time of year to strut my stuff in a luscious Candy Apple Red Lip.
Now, if you take a peek into my makeup collection I have over 25 different red lipsticks and lip shades. Overkill? Maybe! But, I have a wide range of lip colors to suit all seasons and styles. When I first received BA STAR's Holiday Red lip pencil in the mail, at first glance it has a kind of gold metallic sheen to the pencil. I had wondered how that would transfer color wise on my lips and wasn't sure if my lips would look metallic or not. After swatching it on my hand, I noticed that there was no gold sheen transfer and that the red color was just a bold red tone in a matte/gloss form. There was no shimmer, no metallic or no glitter - it had a light glossy look but was completely matte in tone. I couldn't not wait to get my lips covered in this gorgeous red shade and immediately put it on and tried it out.
BA Star's Holiday Red lip pencil ($8.75USD) is definitely... The Business. It offers you full color payoff and coverage in just one swipe and application was definitely a breeze since the pencil allowed you to both line your lips as well as apply the color. Like a lot of red lipsticks and lip colors on the market, it did offer a nice stain, so it did give me at least 6-8 hours of wear with minimal reapplying. It is not kiss proof and I did lose some color with some fading, but it was nice to know that I wasn't going to have red lipstick all over the place. Some of it did transfer onto my straws and glass as well as onto my husband but I was still amazed with the color payoff that was left behind on my lips. This lip pencil is more on the matte side (though it has a soft gloss to it) so if you want glossy lips, be sure to add lip gloss or glaze over for that extra "show stopping" appeal. To sharpen, you must use a dual sided sharpener, one that can sharpen a larger pencil. This gorgeous lip shade is the perfect "Runway" Red.
The product includes the following ingredients:
- Isopolybutene, Castor Oil, Ozokenite, Carnuaba, Candellina Wax, Beeswax, Petrolium, Buty Stearate, Cetyk Ricinoleate, Vitamin E, Precpylparaben, Metabylparaben, BHT, Macadamia Nut Oil, Octyl Palmiate
- May Contain: Iron Oxides, Ti02,D&C Red 27 D&C Red 30 D&C Red 28
Now - I ranted and raved about the awesome color and pigmentation of this color, but didn't talk about how moisturizing it is. Being that it lends towards a more matte lip shade, I expected it to be a bit on the drying site, as most matte lip colors are. I was very impressed with how moisturized my lips felt, even after several hours of use and a few reapplications here and there. I have been using this red pencil on it's own, without a base and just my normal lip balm beneath it and I just love how it feels on my lips. When I first applied it, I thought I felt a slight tingling sensation on my lips initially, but after using the lip pencil on several different occasions, I guess that it was just me because I didn't feel it again. After application and removing the color, I had expected that my lips would feel a little dry - but that was not the case. This is definitely a great color for long wear since it keeps your lips reasonably hydrated and it's not drying.
Now, not all reds work well on all skin tones. I know this personally, but I have also assisted many with pairing their skin tone with the right color that works for them. This red pencil is definitely a great color for most skin tones. For lighter complexions, since it is a bright true red, it will definitely lend for "Snow White" status, bringing out the porcelain look in the skin tone and for darker tones like myself, this is a perfect red to use because it doesn't have orange undertones or overly blue undertones that will make it difficult for some people to wear. I have to say - I'm impressed with BA Stars Holiday Red lip pencil. This is a glam color at its finest and lends to be such an awesome shade to use year round.
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