Tom Ford’s new leather scent is as sophisticated as they come
Tom Ford’s new leather scent is as sophisticated as they come

Holly O'Neill

How to deal with failure: 4 tips on how to recover from a setback
How to deal with failure: 4 tips on how to recover from a setback

Colette Sexton

The ‘Friends’ cast just launched their first official limited-edition merch collection
The ‘Friends’ cast just launched their first official limited-edition merch collection

Sarah Finnan

A shared gold medal and an Olympic knitter: The most heartwarming moments from the Olympics so far
A shared gold medal and an Olympic knitter: The most heartwarming moments from the Olympics...

Sarah Finnan

Sustainable Irish sleepwear brands to help you catch some zs
Sustainable Irish sleepwear brands to help you catch some zs

Sarah Finnan

Andrew McGinley: ‘I cannot forgive the act of murder. I can’t forgive how my children died’
Andrew McGinley: ‘I cannot forgive the act of murder. I can’t forgive how my children...

Amanda Cassidy

What actually consitutes self-care when you’re a mother
What actually consitutes self-care when you’re a mother

Sophie White

The expert guide to your hair problems, from thinning hair to heat damage
The expert guide to your hair problems, from thinning hair to heat damage

Melanie Morris

Best hotel restaurants: 16 places to add to your Irish staycation bucket list
Best hotel restaurants: 16 places to add to your Irish staycation bucket list

Sarah Finnan

Here’s how you can manage symptoms of work anxiety
Here’s how you can manage symptoms of work anxiety

Jennifer McShane

Image / Beauty

Shopping fix: a faff-free, moisturising lipstick crayon


by Holly O'Neill
15th Jan 2020
blank

A perfectly pigmented lipstick-lipbalm-lipliner hybrid for under €20. Have a peek.


Who has time for lip liner? Well, I do, actually, because of a lifelong fixation with MAC Stripdown Lip Liner, but if I could stomach my own face without a ring of dusky brown around my mouth, I absolutely wouldn’t bother.

In the morning, I need all of my make-up to happen quickly. I will be doing it mirrorless and I will not be faffing with a wardrobe of make-up brushes. I want to be able to press my concealer and blush into my skin with my fingertips and I want my brow gel, mascara and lipstick to require absolutely no brainpower. Long-wearing, perfect formulas only too – no one is topping up their make-up throughout the day, I do not want to find mascara has bled down to my cheeks by lunch, there better be no streaks on my face no matter how little effort I put in, and please don’t get me started on matte lipsticks that suck all the moisture out of your mouth.

I need sticks and quick-fix make-up shortcuts that can be applied with some haste. There is no time. There is coffee to be drunk. There are emails to be ignored.

If you can relate, crayons are your best friend. Crayon eyeshadows are as easy as it gets when it comes to make-up, but crayon lipsticks are admirably simple. Which brings me to Honest Beauty’s Lip Crayons.

 

 

 

Honest Beauty Lip Crayon, €19.99

Honest Beauty has just landed in Ireland, in the Liffey Valley Boots and online. Created by Jessica Alba, the range is made with botanical-based, plant-derived formulas and packaged in recycled material. There’s a palette of everyday essential eyeshadows, a double-ended eyelash primer and mascara, a multi-tasking beauty balm and a lightweight, luminising facial oil. But these Lip Crayons are the real scene-stealer.

They come in eight velvety matte shades and eight juicy shades of truly wearable tones; peaches, berries, burnt oranges, dusky pink, rich burgundy, bright pink and more. Both formulas are lightweight and conditioning (the matte formula is truly moisturising), and deliciously creamy as they’re made with jojoba and coconut oil and murumuru and shea butter. They can be dabbed on to appear as a light sheer, or layered to high-impact colour.

But more importantly, they are just pathetically easy. You can apply it and then completely forget about it because it won’t budge for the rest of the day. Due to their chunkiness, they can be applied without a mirror, in the dark, without being messed up, once you have a vague knowledge of whereabouts your mouth is on your face. They double up as lip liner too, if you do, in fact, have the time – simply draw it around the line of your lips and roughly colour in the rest. Then get back to drinking coffee and ignoring emails.

Honest Beauty is now available in Boots. 

Digital illustration by Sophie Teyssier. 


Read more: Bobbi Brown really wants you to have good skin

Read more: The greatest cleansing balms

Read more: Shopping fix: a smoothening, glow-giving complexion enhancer

Also Read

Glossier Ultralip
BEAUTY, SHOPPING
Check out every shade of Glossier Ultralip, the new balm and lip tint hybrid

Glossier Ultralip is a lip tint, gloss and balm, all in one. Having perfected lip balm with Balm Dotcom, gloss...

By Holly O'Neill

Glossier Lidstar
BEAUTY
Glossier Lidstar now comes in two new summer-ready shades

There are two new shades of glimmering Glossier Lidstar and both are made for summer. Since it’s 2018 launch on...

By Holly O'Neill

Ouai x Byredo
BEAUTY
Ouai x Byredo is back with more scented haircare

Ouai x Byredo has returned for a second collaboration with more luxurious scented haircare.Ouai and Byredo was a beauty collaboration...

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY
The best plastic-free shampoo bars to try

If you’re looking to make some sustainable swaps in your beauty routine, these are the new shampoo bars to try.

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY, SHOPPING
The heavenly new body lotions, creams and oils for every budget

Ready to have your skin looking like skin again? Meet the latest launches in body lotions, creams and oils.So you’ve...

By Holly O'Neill

MAC Magic Extension Mascara
BEAUTY
This lengthening mascara had a record breaking waiting list

Over 132,000 signed up to be the first to try MAC Magic Extension Mascara.Ahead of the much-anticipated launch of MAC’s...

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY
How my hair changed when I came off the pill

After being on the pill for 13 years, when I decided to stop taking it, without warning, my hair completely...

By Aisling Keenan