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How to use yellow on lips

Ohkay, so I was quite surprised (not so pleasantly) when I received Sleek MakeUp's Limited Edition Pout Polish in Lemon Meringue from the company.

I mean who wouldn't be? It's yellow for heavens sake!

So after procrastinating for a couple of days, I finally gathered the courage to open it. 'Ummm it does smell really good', was my first reaction to it.

Yes, it appeared yellow on swatching too. I had no hope for it until I applied it straight to the lips, when it turned absolutely invisible leaving a layer of plain shine on to them.

See if for yourself if you don't believe it.

Now I was pleasantly surprised to be honest, happy that I had at least one sensible use for this yellow content in the box.

But I knew it had more scope. Yellow is from the warmer side of the color family and it could work to tone down bright lip colors.

So I pulled out a bright Barbie-pink lippy that I own from Rimmel and applied it straight from the bullet. Below is how it looks on its own.

I know its a pretty color and may appear wearable in pictures but it isn't because it has this neon-chalky pink streak to it which is quite retro for me to pull off.

I then applied Sleek MakeUp's Pout Polish in Lemon Meringue on top of the lipstick and voila! We had a brand new, wearable color transformed in seconds.

Basically, the yellow gloss turned the neon-pink lippy into a nude peachy-brown. Now this is something I would happily wear outside the house.

We all know how good quality these Pout Polishes are. They are non-sticky, very glossy and will last on the lips for quite a few hours.

Overall, quite a unique product to have to turn your not-so-wearable lip colors, to oh-so-wearable in no time. Plus there's nothing to lose in £3.99 is there?
liloo said...

Really nice :)
Thx for sharing ;)

Caitlin said...

Hmm, that's really interesting! Glad you found a use for it :) haha xo

raspcherry said...

I didnt like the smell or taste of these so I gave them a miss. Great post babes x

Get Gawjus! said...

@raspcherry - aww thats a shame! I really like them in all their colors :D

Ki said...

Ooh good idea layering it on top of your lipstick :)

graphology said...

The Lip balm and lipstick look gorgeous on your lips :-)

Jade said...

The Rimmel colour looks gorgeous toned down. Great tip! I was sold as soon as you said it smells nice haha


Bon Vivant Clique said...

Nice! I haven't tried yellow I've been trying out orange we did a post about it a while back. To be honest I doubt I'd feel comfortable looking like I'd been eating custard and not wiped my mouth thanks! They way you used it was great though =]!!

Love J.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Bon Vivant Clique - hehe, yup I did end up looking like that initially when I put on a tad bit too much :P Not something you may want to use on the go is it lol

Amina said...

great idea - easy way to tone down the bright lippie x

Anonymous said...

Nice to know I will keep in mind if I get some yellow one time!!


Agnes said...

Nice! I wish they sold sleek here :)

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

Very pretty!

MAC's cremesheen glass in I Want Candy from the Alice + Olivia collection does the same thing.


DANA said...

That's gorgeous color at the end!! Nice product! =) If I can find it I'd get it... hehehe

Rhamnousia said...

That's a brilliant idea, I would never have thought to do something like that with lippies that are a bit too bright for me.

Yoetke said...

It smells really good? Like what?

shoppingaholic said...

Wow!! I really love it!!


Shabna said...

DEFO gonna buy!
BTW I had to cancel the OPI! I'm so sorry for being a nuisance! ;~; xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is really cool! I never thought yellow could be used so nicely. Thanks for sharing!

Tugba said...

I bought two of them :) The purply one from the limited edition and the pink one :D Love them. Very pigmented


Anonymous said...

That's a really great idea! Thanks for sharing this, I probably would never have even opened it.

Jo said...

Now I am surprised. When I first read the title of the post I thought "Hmmm... dont see how its possible for yellow to work on Lips" but you've surprised me Shifa! Great post babe.


RocksandReBels said...

I don't know if I would dare try the yellow, in fear of applying too much when I am out and having yellow lips. I have the red one they do, but I think the colours are more suited to darker skin tones or just not my own. If they did a more baby pink I think it would be pretty much a good dupe for macs lip conditioner. xo

Get Gawjus! said...

@Jo - hehe thanks a lot babe!

@RocksandReBels - You are so correct, they need a baby pink for sure :D

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Cynthia Z said...

Cool idea...I love that Rimmel lippie shade btw


resham said...

Awesome,,,,that yellow thing is magic!!

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