face off: the un-lipsticks
a new generation of products that are making us smile.
photographed by rene vaile
January 02 2014
OK, um, no...but how about a new beauty product? Yeah, that's more like it. I'm a huge lipstick girl--I'm that person who never has a pen or pack of gum in her bag but keeps at least five different lipstick options in there--so for 2014 I'm looking to mix it up a little with what I like to call the un-lipsticks. They're this new(ish) breed of lip product that don't look like the traditional tubes but deliver pretty awesome results.
Whether it's a lip balm that delivers color like a lipstick or a straight-from-Asia gel-based formula (side note:could this be the BB cream of 2014?!), they're basically what happens when your lipstick makes New Year's Resolutions to be brighter, bolder, more moisturizing, and extra cool--and actually follows through on them.
Click through the gallery to see a breakdown on each of the three un-lipsticks.