Hello everyone! I'm so excited for a week of vacation! Before our little getaway, I have a couple of days to enjoy all things beauty-related, including hitting the drugstore to see what's new. One thing I found were these interesting lip products from Maybelline... they're a limited edition line called Shine Sensational Pop Sticks. I found them at my local Walgreens. The idea is that they'll give your lips "popsicle shine"... they didn't make my lips overly shiny, but they did give it a tint that reminded me of popsicle-stained lips.
As you can see, these are packaged just like the Color Sensational lipsticks, only the caps are neon pink. Hopefully you can tell by the pictures that these pop sticks are transparent- they make me feel like I'm looking at a Jolly Rancher or some sort of hard candy. You can see right through them! Of course I was intrigued, and had to pick up 2 of the four shades!
On the left is Raspberry Ice, and on the right is Fruit Punch. The other shades were what appeared to be a lighter pink and a coral/orange color. The scent is just what you'd expect- lightly fruity, sort of like candy. The taste they leave on the lips isn't nearly as appetizing- in fact it's slightly bitter. Although it does help you resist the urge to lick them right off your lips! haha :) I can get past the taste though, because I love the way they look. It's a light tint of color that reminds you of a lip stain, but you get a nice amount of moisture as well. You know the red tint you get when you use a Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker? It's that kind of concept here.
Raspberry Ice - light pink
Fruit Punch - medium pink
You can't necessarily judge these shades by the way they look in the packaging, or even the way they might appear in a swatch on your hand. I think they really play off of how much natural pigment you have to your lips. I don't feel like my lips are super naturally pigmented... they have sort of a mauvey-neutral look with nothing on them. That said, I was impressed with the color I had after using these, and ladies with even more pinky pigmentation to their lips will see even more color from the Pop Sticks.
- Just heard some claps of thunder here... Cupcake is on high alert!
- Still eating ice pops like they're going out of style!
- Speaking of ice pops, I had a legit Margarita ice pop and it was awesome.
- I plan to take my camera & laptop with me on vacation!