I’m so happy we’re finally getting some warm weather in Toronto. On the first day of spring a few weeks back, I decided to throw on a bright floral shirt and wore pink lipstick to work despite the fact the weather still showed signs of winter. It was such a grey day and I’d had enough! Since then, I’ve decided if the calendar says it’s Spring, I shall choose only to wear spring and summer appropriate clothing and makeup (within reason, of course – I’ve yet to break out a pair of shorts). As the temperature slowly but surely continues to rise, I’m welcoming all things Spring and Summer with open arms.
A few months back, I had the chance to try out some of the Mary Kay At Play products including a lip crayon that I really liked, so I was pleased to see some new shades show up for Spring that I can start incorporating into my everyday looks.
The Mary Kay At Play line is definitely a more fun, vibrant set of products geared towards those of us who want to play with colour and step outside our comfort zones, but not too far out. The lip crayons ($12.00 CAD each) are no exception, and the purple and coral shades featured below are perfect to throw in a handbag to add a pop of colour to your look.
The first shade, Purple Punch, is a violet product with a smooth, balm-like texture. It goes on lightweight and is pigmented enough to change the colour of your lips without going overboard – it’s perfect if you’re hesitant to play with colour and want to start slowly. I loved this shade, and liked how easy it was to build if I wanted a little more colour. The colour itself rivals my MAC Heroine lipstick, but is nowhere near as pigmented so if I’m looking to subtly spruce up my look, this is the crayon to use. It also builds well so if you’re wanting to really show the colour, it does become even more vibrant after a few layers.
I then tried Coral Me Crazy, which had me excited yet nervous as I love how coral and orange lip shades look on others, but never feel like it’s something I can pull off. This coral leans more towards pink than orange, so I felt like it was a good starter shade for me that suited my skintone. Again, the product is lightweight, smooth, and balm-like so there’s no need to worry about it drying out.
Overall, these crayons are a great way to change up your usual day-to-day colours and will go with lots of looks you’ll likely be rocking over the warmer months! Check them out online.
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