Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

DuWop Doubleglow7 ($25.00) is a balm that is made to add a “glow” to your face either under, over, or instead of foundation. It contains vitamins A, E, and F, as well as jojoba and aloe vera. DuWop says that you can use this as a primer by using it underneath makeup or to over to add additional luminousness. I prefer wearing it under makeup rather than over, because I found it was quite solid in the jar, which makes it hard to blend when you have already put your foundation and/or powder on. When used before adding foundation, you can easily blend it into the skin and decide where you want it. I also liked using it on the inner tearducts for a very natural look for everyday wear when I’m just sporting mascara, because it helped to open up and brighten my eyes. I do feel the product is a little pricey, though you certainly won’t run through your product jar quickly–just that I don’t find myself using this everywhere and anywhere. I could never imagine using this instead of foundation with my skin, so maybe if you naturally blessed with flawless or near-flawless skin… you can get away with it.

Friday, March 21st, 2008

DuWop Lip Lingo Palette in Pink ($32.00) contains a base color (pink) lipstick with four lipglosses to mix and match with the matte lipstick color. The palette is also available in a nude version, but I find this pink palette is perfect for subtle pink lips this spring. The lip brush is handy for on-the-go touch ups, and I like that at least they encourage you to not use your fingers (bad! spreads and promotes bacteria!). The packaging is cute, very high-tech and sleek, which is something that appeals to my inner geek. It is also incredibly portable, making it an excellent choice to help reduce all of those lipsticks and glosses you have hanging around your purse.

Get yours at www.duwop.com!

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Clinique Take off the Day Makeup Remover Review

DuWop Lip Venom Mini Trio #2 ($21.00)

A set of three powerful lip-plumping glosses. Already a classic, Lip Venom was the very first pout-pumping gloss on the market. It enhances the natural color and shape of the lips by increasing circulation with a blend of essential oils including cinnamon and ginger. The result: shiny, clearly diabolical lips. The trio includes original Lip Venom (clear), Pink Shimmer Lip Venom (with light-reflecting color for extra sheen and the illusion of full, plump lips), and Lip Venom 2 (contains Maxi Lip, a collagen-boosting ingredient that swells lips for hours), and comes packaged in a cute tin.

What makes it worth it: Your lips will definitely feel plushy and plump after applying one of these mini glosses. DuWop is known for their original Lip Venom formula (which you get here), as they were one of the first in the lip-plumping industry. These come in a great size, because you’re bound to get a few months of usage between the three minis included. I really liked the Pink Shimmer one, because the shimmer helps add additional reflecting power to your pucker to emphasize its fullness. I have to admit that I am not the best test subject as I was blessed with naturally full lips, though!

Why you might pass on it: If you want a lip plumping product that you cannot feel, this is not for you. DuWop Lip Venom products are not for the faint of lips, because you will most definitely feel the stinging/prickling sensation as your lips plump up.

Find this product at www.duwop.com and www.sephora.com.

Monday, November 26th, 2007

DuWop Moon Venom Review

DuWop’s Moon Venom ($17.00)

An iridescent-hued lip-plumping gloss that gives lips a stunning celestial shimmer. DuWop’s Moon Venom is just the product you need to pump up your lips to out-of-this world proportions. This tingly gloss is infused with the same essential oils as the original Lip Venom, including cinnamon, ginger and wintergreen, that enhance your lips’ natural color and shape by increasing circulation. Slick on Moon Venom for a pearlized, opalescent finish and the fullest, flashiest pout that can’t be achieved with ordinary lip gloss.

What makes it worth it: If plump is what you want, plump is what you’ll get. Moon Venom delivers on giving you a plump pout with a good dose of shimmer to add to it. I like how shiny and glossy the formula leaves your lips looking, and it did feel like the plumping power lasted several hours.

Why you might pass on it: Like DuWop’s other formulations of their original Lip Venom, Moon Venom is not meant for anyone who has sensitive lips or wouldn’t be able to handle a tingling/prickling sensation for more than a minute or two. You will definitely feel a bit of pain as the product plumps up your lips.

Find this product at www.duwop.com and www.nordstrom.com.