This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.
Warmer weather is right around the corner for us New Yorkers! Its a fun scene to see once the slightest of warm weather hits; people dine al fresco, the fashion changes from coats to shorts and dresses, and people generally look happier. My favorite part? The colors, the bright and bold colors of summer!
While my day-to-day make up looks lean more natural with eyeliner, mascara, and bronzer I tend to gravitate with fun lip colors in the summer. I was thrilled when Maybelline sent over their Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners and Lip Colors to try out!
These lip liners easily and precisely define your lip shape. It’s mechanical and sharpens by itself, so you don’t need to hassle with pencil sharpeners — perfect for on-the-go application. These can easily match perfectly with Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Colors but if you’re in the mood for a more demensional look, use a deeper lip liner (one or two shades darker works for me).
Because I go for a more natural look when I’m getting ready for work, I like to use pinks and the more neutral shades. I line my lips and fill in my entire lip with the Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners. I find that the lip color tends to hold longer when I layer my lipstick over my lip liners.
Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Liners go on so smoothly! However, they can be a little bit drying after it sets so to combat that I use a lip conditioner or balm prior to applying the lip liner. Once my lip liner is on, I swatch on my lip color and I’m good to go. I love creating new shades by using different combinations of liner colors and lip colors. But my favorite part about the lip liner is that it’s mechanical and the use of a sharpener is not required. Thanks Maybelline for stocking me up with lip colors for the summer!
Hi! I'm Mariel, a thirty-something working & living in Manhattan. I write about my lifestyle in the city, beauty, and wellness! - xo, MM