As most of you have probably figured out, the team here at MDC loves lipstick. We love the sassiness it delivers to any look, the ease of application and the instant self-esteem boost that comes with simply swiping it on. However, we also understand that there are those who may not share our sentiments toward the colorful capsules. Maybe it’s the texture or the unwanted responsibility of keeping up a bright red pout for a whole day. Whatever your reasons, you are just not giving in to the lipstick movement. We get it. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t rock a sassy lip! Makeup pros Emma WillisandDiana Shin showed us how to get four amazing looks (for four different occasions) with — wait for it — lip balms.
Girls' Night Out Hitting the town with your best girls? You want a look that stands out, no lipstick required. A brightly pigmented pink lip balm paired with a swipe of black eyeliner will do just the trick.
Apply a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to the skin with a wedge sponge or beauty blender.
Apply a light brown shade to the outer corners of the eyes and gently work into the crease.
Using a small, flat shadow brush, apply dark brown shadow to the outer portions of the upper and lower lash line. Blur the color inward toward the middle of the upper and lower lid using a fluffy shadow brush.
Line the upper lash line with black gel liner and wing it out slightly. Apply a waterproof, coal-colored eyeliner pencil to the upper waterline.
Apply a lightweight foundation or BB cream and blend into the skin with a beauty blender.
Contour the face by taking a darker foundation shade or bronzer and drawing a line along the bridge of the nose, under the eyes and around the mouth. Blend it out well so there are no visible lines left.
Apply a lip balm like em Michelle Phan Pillow Plush Lip Balm in Lollipop.
Which of these balm-tastic looks will you try first? Tell us in the comments below!