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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: LAQA & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Lambchop

Fat lip pencils are all the rage this summer and LAQA&Co. is putting more than one twist on their new line now sold at Anthropologie.com. This 4 piece collection not only has a few fun, unique colors, but the boxes are real works of art. Seriously. LAQA & Co. features art from young designers looking to create a voice for themselves and they even get a portion of the profit. The box I got for the shade Lambchop was right up my alley with bright colors and groovy patterns, but others within the line have sweeter or more geometric designs. 

The product itself comes in a fat, twist up pencil form with plain, but elegant packaging. On the website, the details say that the pencil is "buttery-smooth and glossy, this no-sharpen pigment can be worn under lipstick or alone." While it's smooth, I wouldn't call it buttery and rather than a gloss, I would say it leaves a sheen on the lips. The wear time is great at around 4-5 hours because even though the finish will wear off, the pigment will stain the lips. The color I received, Lambchop, is another thing I loved about this product because it's so unique with its electric bubble gum pink hue However, while it could provide shocking lip color and fun eye candy, a moisturizer it is not. Make sure to wear some sort of lip balm under this, otherwise you might encounter some flaking or dryness later. 

LAQA&Co.'s Fat Lip Pencil retails for $20 and, considering what competitors like Clinique and Tarte are charging for theirs, I would say it's worth it - especially when you consider that a portion of what you pay goes to the designer who created the artwork on the box.  

FTC: Some products mentioned in this post were sent for consideration by the brand or PR companies, however all thought and opinions are my own.

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