Hey everyone! Today I have a review of BA STAR's Lip Pencil in Holiday Red. You can read my review of BA STAR's StarDust Mineral Shadow (as well as a write up on the brand itself) here! Y'all know that I love me a good red lip, so I was super excited to give this one a try!
The BA STAR Lip Pencils come in 4 colors total (Holiday Red, Cranberry, Passion Pink, and Bronze) and retail for $8.75 each on their website. The pencils are full-coverage, long-lasting, and easy to sharpen with any dual hole sharpener. They dry to a satin finish, but you can top them with glitter or gloss for added shine.
Forgive my crazy hair and super casual (but oh-so-comfy) hoodie in my full face picture, I didn't think I would end up looking like such a slob when I was taking these, but this is.. this is pretty much what I look like on my days off from work when we head out to run errands. Stunning, I know, but some days comfort just wins out! :)
Anyways, back to my review...
Precise application with red lips is a must, so I was hoping that the pencil would be easy to apply. Thankfully it is! The tip is small enough to get into the corners of your lips and your cupid's bow, and turning the pencil on its side makes it very easy to fill in your lips with color quickly.
As you can see in my extreme closeup swatch, I have almost perfectly smooth edges and I did absolutely no cleanup after applying the pencil.
Holiday Red is a pinky-red with just enough blue in it to help your teeth look a little whiter. It's a lovely color and I think it would go well with all skin tones. What I loved about the pencil is that even after eating and drinking, I was still left with a reasonable amount of stain on my lips to where I could go without reapplying the pencil. Another thing I loved is that the pencil isn't drying, even though it is a long-lasting product.
I think the BA STAR Lip Pencil is a great value for the price! The quality is excellent, and you'll definitely get hundreds of uses out of a pencil that size. I also like that you are able to sharpen the pencil to keep the tip pointed. While I love the convenience of twist up lip pencils or crayons, I hate that it's hard to get a precise application once the tip starts wearing down.
There's also a promo code (BBLIPS) for 50% off of your order from BASTAR.com! I'm thrilled to give the BA STAR Lip Pencil a perfect review of 5 out of 5 stars!
RATING: 5 out of 5 STARS
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