Saturday, March 9, 2013

In the Spotlight: Barely Berry Lip Colors

For my day to day life, I enjoy simple, no fuss makeup that still makes a statement. For me, that usually consists of neutral shadows, winged lined, and natural cheeks. With all this "neutral-ness" going on in face and eye makeup, I like to add a little interest to my lips...without too much fuss. For this, I turn to my barely berry lip colors. I love the pop of color and "life" they add to my look but I won't be a slave to the mirror all day, constantly checking and correcting my lip color to avoid the dreaded clown mouth. Now I love me some makeup, but even I don't have the patience for that!

I save the concealer, lip liner, and lip brush for a night out...these are my favorite, no fuss, anti-clown mouth, everyday berry lip colors...

Lip Swatches...

Maybelline Baby Lips in Yummy Plummy
The most sheer of the bunch, a must have in my purse
shiny lips with a hint of purple
NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm in #359 Apple Plum Pie
glossy soft lips with a slightly deeper berry tint
very wearable and goes with almost any look
Maybelline Color Whisper in A Plum Prospect
light and comfortable on the lips
definitely a more raspberry lip
Jordana Easy Shine Glossy Lip Color in Berry Colada
the smaller, slant tip of the lipstick makes for easy application
contains a fair amount of pink sparkle but is not overly glittery on the lips
very wearable and flattering shade
Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie
these products have a cult following and for good reason
ultra moisturizing, easy, midtone berry shade
Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum
I use this shade interchangeably with Berry Smoothie
I enjoy a sheer application of these shades for smooth berry lips all day
Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin
EmilyNoel 83 described these as "the sweat pants of lip products"and I could not agree more
amazingly comfortable and pigmented on the lips
very red toned berry shade, makes a statement on the lips without going overboard
Revlon Super Lustrous Glossy in #090 Pearl Plum
newest edition to my budding lip gloss collection
smooth, non-sticky
sheer wash of plum color on the lips
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie in Dare Devil
one of my favs of the favs
long lasting without being overly sticky
wears nicely through the day without getting that "goopy" look
classic berry shade
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Gabby
also long lasting without all that sticky-ness
fresh minty sensation on the lips
very reflective/metallic on the lips

I wore this gloss in my Laura Mercier Laura's Colour Portfolio: A Review post


  1. Berry is definitely my favourite lip colour!! I wish we could get neutrogena makeup here!!

    1. This is the first time in years I've used Neutrogena cosmetics but I've really enjoyed these lip products. Berry lips are such a nice way to add color to your face! Thanks for taking a look at my post!