Beauty Review: Cover Girl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

I am ridiculously impressionable when it comes to beauty products I read about in magazines. The latest example: Cover Girl’s Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist, worn by Blake Lively on the September issue of Lucky.

Believing without a shadow of a doubt that I will look like Blake Lively with this $7 purchase, I ran right out to Target to get it.

Despite the name, it’s more of a fat, soft lip pencil than a gloss or a balm. In fact, it’s not all that moisturizing or shiny. But I like it. It allows you to softly define your lips without getting that dreaded sharp line around your mouth. And, it’s easy to put on (you can almost do it without a mirror). But the best part is the color: it’s the prettiest shade of pink. And by 11am, it just looks like your natural lip color, only better.

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Did I mention I also bought the two Flamed Out Shadow Pencils that Blake is wearing on Lucky’s cover? The colors — Ginger Flame and Caramel Flame — aren’t as golden amber as I was hoping for. They’re more Beige Flame and Lighter Beige Flame. But I like how easy they are to use. Just scribble on your eyelids and go!

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The inspiration behind my latest beauty buys.

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