Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color — Lovely and Amazing
Thought your only lip color options were lipstick, lip gloss, and lip pencils? Think again. Nowadays, more makeup brands are experimenting with gloss and lipstick hybrids, products that are as easy to apply as gloss but which are more highly pigmented and boast a creamier finish — without sacrificing the lip-smackingly delicious shine that makes women flock to gloss. Enter the new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Amazing Lip Color ($16 each at Sephora.com), which delivers lipstick-like robust color with a glossy, mirror-like sheen.
Formulated with micronized freshwater pearl powder, the non-sticky lip color instantly smoothes lips, while encapsulated hyaluronic acid keeps your pout hydrated and locks the color in place for longer wear. One of the best features of this product is the double-sided, flocked paddle applicator — a flattened sponge surface with a bit of a curve at the very tip. The sponge-y applicator feels really soft against lips and it’s rather malleable, which allows you to reach every curve and crevice with greater precision. And, since the sponge-y tip absorbs so much color, you can make every single swipe count.
I had the opportunity to try two of the eight shades currently available: Fearless, a rosy mauve shade with a glacial finish, and Courage, a brownish red shade reminiscent of a thawing Edy’s Strawberry Frozen Fruit Bar. Below, you’ll find swatches of the two shades which truly are amazing! Check them out!
In the photo below, you’ll find swatches of the Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in the Fearless shade (at left) and the Courage hue (at right).
Here’s another look at the two shades:
But does the color look as full-bodied when applied to lips? Abso-friggin’-lutely! Check out how the Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Fearless looks on my lips in the photo below.