Friday, May 25, 2007

Lip Lock

by Andrea Goodwin, associate editor (

Listen up girlfriends, BeansTalk is puckering up for some super-cool lip colors just in time for summer. They are the Signature NouriShine Lip Gloss and Signature Lip Liners from our friends over at Mary Kay. It is really easy to prevent chapping and drying of lips when you have one or two of these handy little tubes in your pocket or purse. We are big fans of the lip glosses because they glide on evenly, are especially long lasting, and come in many pretty shades. We often use them to tone down a too bright lipstick or “amp up” a dull one.

The new NouriShine formula is enhanced with more than 80% moisturizers and conditioners including aloe, protecting lips from dehydration and locking in moisture, leaving lips soft and supple. Fortified with Vitamins A and E and other antioxidants, NouriShine forms a protective defense against wrinkle-causing free radicals and exposure to the environment and helps restore a youthful smile – all with a high-gloss shine and on-trend sparkling colors. Retail: $13.00

Check em’out in10 shades to wear alone or layer over lipstick:
Beach Bronze, Berry Sparkle, Coral Rose, Cream & Sugar, Gold Rush, Melon Sorbet, Pink Diamonds, Starry, Sugarberry, Sweet Raisin

Complete your look with perfectly defined lips:
Mary Kay’s MK Signature Lip Liners glide on smoothly and provide a flawless outline every time. The updated liners have a creamy formula that delivers long-lasting, stay-put, waterproof color and even contains ingredients that care for and protect the delicate skin around your luscious lips. Each liner is a retractable pencil that never needs sharpening and the point keeps its shape after application.

Mary Kay MK Signature Lip Liners, retail for $10.00, and are available in nine shades with helpful color indicators on the cap and bottom of the pencil: Cappuccino, Chocolate, Coral, Dusty Pink, Neutral, Pink, Plum, Raspberry, Red

BeansTalk Quicktips:
1. Try applying your liner after your lipstick. This way, as your lip color wears off, you will not be left with an embarrassing line.
2. For special occasions try filling your entire lip in with your favorite lip liner shade. It will have greater staying power, and last the whole evening.
3. BeansTalk tried several combinations of lip liners and glosses and had a few favorite combinations to recommend. We loved: Coral Rose gloss with Coral liner, Beach Bronze Gloss with Chocolate liner, and Berry Sparkle gloss with Pink Rose liner. Very pretty must-haves for the purse. We often change our combos as our moods change during the day!

Easy to Order, Easy to Get
With more than 700,000 Independent Beauty Consultants in the U.S., Mary Kay products are easy to order. Shop online with your Independent Beauty Consultant, or find one at or 1-800-MARY KAY (627-9529).