Ohhhh la laaa, I’ve been all over berries this summer. Aside from making delicious blueberry, strawberry and raspberry protein smoothies every other morning, I’ve been all over berry colored lippies. I decided to have a little fun and showcase them by categorizing the intensities: low, medium and high color concentrations.

Sound too technical? HA….well, hopefully my silly pictures make up (get it…make-up? *crickets*) for the professional word usage.

First up. let’s start with the loooooow.

L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balm in Luscious

…..what’s better than a MAC Tendertone? Nooo, I’m just kidding. I’ve actually never owned the Tendertones but I don’t feel like I’m missing out. Especially since I got them 2 for $8.99. I find these perfect for a little color tint. Like when I’m at work and don’t have time to run to a mirror.

CoverGirl’s Wetslicks AmazeMint #625

I absolutely love this lippie. This has to be one of my favorites! The color in the tube isn’t as dark on my lips so it works out beautifully. The minty taste doesn’t hurt either. It isn’t too powerful but it is absolutely pleasant applying on the lips. This is a great “gotta run into the mall” or “out to eat with the co-workers” look.

I’m a nut for giving that lipgloss
its own photoshoot, uh? HA!

NARS Afghan Red

If you are lookin’ for a serious berry-licious look, I’m thinkin’ that a highly pigmented lipstick is the way to go. NARS Afghan Red is seriously one of my favorite lipsticks. I know, I know. I say that about all of my products, but this baby here has me goin’ around pokin’ my lips out every time I wear it. It is great for ladies’ night out!

How do you feel about berry lipsticks? Yay or nay?

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  • nywele

    all the 3 lippies look great on you!
    I love your headwrap :)

  • Nikki

    all three of them look GORGEOUS on you! all of them compliment your skin tone sooo well. i’m crazy about the jelly balm and nars lipstick. gorgeous!

  • Nudiemuse

    Love them. I have been a berry lippie lover for years now.

    I might have to pick up those Hip Tendertones dupes. Those are nice.

  • Twinkle Twinkle

    I say yay to any kind of lipstick. I buy a lot, but never wear them. Shame on me, I should try and get on that. And I am really excited about the Cult of Cherry lipsticks. I can’t wait…

  • B

    Nywele–> Thanks sis!! And yesss, that handwrap is one that I just adore.

    Nikki–> Thaaaank yoouuuu!

    Nudimuse–> You will be in love with those Jelly balms!

    Twinkle(x2)–> Don’t even get me started on that collection. I am sooo excited!!

  • Sass

    girl! that HIP jelly balm looks delicious! lol i need it!

    all 3 look great on you!

  • Virtuous Blue

    Oooh B, these are great choices. I love when people find the perfect shades for them, and girl…you have succeeded, shoot I think I’m gonna giv em a try. I love berry colors, lipsticks, blush, eyeshadow, not foundation though (cricket…that was a joke)lol. Keep doing you!

    Teneasha (VB)

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    Cute pics!! I love the look of berry-colored lips. My fave would have to be the “high.”


    YAY! Im a glossie kind of girl and the low that you featured had just the right amount of color!

  • yummy411

    super fab post and jealous that those HiP glosses are in your area!!

  • Anjela


    You’ve inspired me to try those berry lipsticks now! Most of the time I just buy a neutral lippie so I don’t look like a fool, lol! But I think I may have to kick my neutral habit and go all out with the berries!

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Love this post!!!!
    Very cute. Does the Loreal lip product have a scent? I guess that is what sold me on tendertones.
    Thanks for this post.
    Product Junkie Diva

  • Kieya

    they look great but i’m more about these head scarves you been rockin lol….love this one

  • B

    Sass–> Girl, grab ’em! You will not be disappointed. Trust!

    VB–> Ohmigoodness, I love you and the corny jokes. Why are we just alike in that area? LOL! Although if berry foundation was out, you know we could rock it. Kinda.

    BGG–> Yay! You’re back and in action. That NARS is my first love. Forget trying to get married.

    Fab Vixen–> Jelly Balms are perfect for you then. Go get ’em! But not until they are buy 1, get 1 free.

    Yummy411–> You know I got you, cuz. I’ll mail you some. Heheeee.

    Anjela–>Girl, I’m glad we linked up b/c I used to be the same way with the neutral/boring lippies. With my blog sistas to inspire me, I’ve certainly nipped that in the bud. Now I’m always trying to wear some color. But in moderation.

    PJD–> They do but they don’t smell as good as the Tendertones, I will admit that. They have a bit of a coconutty smell but it’s not as much as I would have liked.

    Kieya–> Thanks sweets. You know how it is. Gotta give the hair a break so for over a month now I’ve been faithfully wearing wraps/scarves.

  • PBW

    I passed by a display of the L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balms today in Walgreens.

    Now I’m kicking my own butt because that Luscious looks so super cute on you!!!

  • Shefali

    Love love love berry lippies and have way too many. I’ve GOTTA to try that NARS Afghan Red…I love NARS. BTW…they all look great on you!

  • Askmewhats

    YAY for berry lippies! I love the NARS lippy on you!!! so sexy!

  • rmcandlelight

    All of them look great on you. I have the pink jelly balm now I have to get the berry one. Have to wait for the buy 1 get 1 free deal.

    Did you see the new loreal hip metal metallic eye shadows?

  • Fashion’s Darling

    oooooooo i absolutely adore berry lips (thats all I wear..well that and very very pink lips..think Barbie lol). So now i have to run to sephora and get me that NARS lippie. though i’ve tried their glosses and it was not working for me…too thick..


  • themakeupgirl

    Hey!! The new header looks great 😉

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  • SuzieC

    All three look nice but I really like the Wetslicks! Did someone say Cult of Cherry?!! I’m saving my coins now!

  • Lish

    B that skin is looking good girl! see i told u to stop worrying.

    we are similar in complexion shade so imma give the berry i try. My Puerto Rican co worker whipped out her old lilac lipstick and i think it looks sick!

  • nilla cookie

    I just tried those CG glosses too and I love the minty-ness of them! :)

  • Anjela

    Hey B,

    I went to Walgreens yesterday and I picked up one of those CoverGirl WetSlicks AmazeMint. I got the one in Plum Crazy (625)! It is something else!! :)

  • Nora

    Those colors are so stunning on you!! ^^

  • Apple Diva

    You need to try a Tendertone. JBs are definitely OK.

  • Stefanie

    Girl, I’m mad at the foliage surrounding the lip gloss. You so crazy! I’m going to have to check those jelly balms out though. Save me some money since I’ve been obsessed with MAC’s Lip Gelees.