Once upon a time, I spent nearly an hour perfecting my makeup. I will take my time to apply foundationfading tricolor appearances of the lid, trying to stain eyelinerand try to highlighted lips. It was tedious and never felt 100% right for me (mostly because I never really mastered the perfectly blended smoky eye), so eventually I ditched my overly involved beauty routine in favor of makeup without makeup.
Now I apply my beloved CLE CCC Creamapply concealer if needed (currently loving the NARS Soft Matte Full Concealer ($32)), brush my eyebrows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Extreme Hold Sculpting Wax ($23), fill ’em up with my must-haves Urban Decay Eyebrow Blade ($28), apply a black wing tip and apply mascara.
But of course, even no-makeup makeup isn’t complete without a pop of color, so I never go anywhere without blush and some kind of lip. And – oh man, let me tell you – I think I’ve found my perfect combo for Summer 2023 in the new Lawless Juicy Watermelon collection.
The 4-piece collection includes the Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss ($26), Lawless Forget the Filler Tinted Lip Balm Smoothing & Plumping Lips ($26), Forget The Filler Lawless Overnight Lip Plumping Mask ($22) and the Lawless Make Me Blush Talc-Free Velvet Blush ($29) – all in the all-new Juicy Watermelon shade (and fragrance – it smells SO GOOD!).
The blush — which is already at the top of my summer beauty rotation — is richly pigmented and buttery soft, which makes it so easy to apply. Although it appears to be slightly shimmery in the packaging, it doesn’t look like you’ve swiped your face in the glitter once it’s on. It offers a strong yet buildable splash of color with just the right amount of glow from within.
The lip offerings are just as deserving of praise. Although bright pink in hue, they glide on with just a sheer tint, giving lips a nice glossy sheen with a bit of plumping action. I’ve long loved the Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss (available in 11 other shades) for its unique curved applicator tip, which lets you cover your product-laden lips in one swipe. Plus, the formula is infused with plumping hyaluronic acid, hydrating and soothing shea butter, and the brand’s signature MAXI-LIP™, which is said to increase lip volume by 40%. When I apply this gloss, my lips feel deeply hydrated and look noticeably fuller, with a shine factor to blow your mind without any stickiness. And now that it comes in a hot pink shade, I’ll be wearing it even more often.
I started wearing the Juicy Watermelon Line Smoothing Lip Gloss over the Forget the Filler Smoothing Lip Tinted Lip Balm, and the two together provide double the plumping benefits while softening my lips with coconut oil. rosa canina. Plus, when you layer two hot pink tinted lip products, the color is even more pigmented, but still looks natural enough to complement my “no makeup makeup” vibes.
As for the night mask, I am not totally I don’t know why anyone would want to wear tinted lip balm while sleeping, but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep wearing it until I’m out. I’ve loved the original Lawless Overnight Lip Plumping Mask for years, thanks to the fact that it’s gentle (not sticky) and makes my lips look healthy and smooth, but I think I’ll stick with the colorless version in the future. For anyone looking to create ultra kissable lips before bed, however, this stuff is a great option.
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