Monday, March 26, 2012

Lip Duos: Shade A + Shade B = Always Flattering

Happy Monday!
(Can you believe it's the last week of March?!)

I was reading my Lucky magazine, and I came across a beauty rule:

SHADE A + SHADE B = ALWAYS FLATTERING

Interesting, right?
So, I decided to test it out. ;)

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Ironclad rule: Any two lipcolors, mixed together, create a color that looks good on anyone. 
Try it with any two lipsticks and you'll be amazed; try it with these new dual-ended $9 miracles and you'll be thrilled. There are 13 versions in all.

COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick Lipcolor

Create your one-of-a-kind look with our expertly designed blendable lip duos. 
Mix and match cream and shimmer shades with the flip of a stick for a unique look with endless possibilities.

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- Double-ended stick
- One shimmer, one cream shade
- Blend to create unique looks

How to apply:
1. Before you begin, apply all other makeup and ensure lips are smooth.
2. Starting at the center of the upper lip, apply the creamy color, moving outward toward one corner. 
Repeat on the other side and on the lower lip. Use your pinky or a lip brush to fill in any gaps.
3. Apply the shimmer shade to the center of the lips only. Blend the color outward with your pinky or a lip brush.
4. Place a folded tissue between pressed lips to remove excess.

I love this flipstick!
There's really nothing bad I can say about it.

The colors are beautiful -- both alone and combined.
 The slanted shape of the lipstick makes it so easy to apply -- it glides on smoothly!
It is moisturizing (but still use a lip balm, definitely!) and long-lasting.

I've read some reviews saying that they don't like the smell -- it's not the best smell in the world, but personally, I don't mind. I guess it really depends from person to person.

At $9 ($8.99 at Ulta), I think this is a really good buy!
Think of it as getting 3 lipsticks for the price of one. ;)

Here is a swatch of the CoverGirl Blast Flipstick in Pucker (805):

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Shimmery Shade/ Creamy Shade/ Combined

I love it!
I've been wanting to get the perfect pink lipstick, and so far, I am happy with this! :)

Other shades available:


Whisper (800), Glimmer (810), Flashy (815), Vixen (820)


Perky (825), Tease (830), Cheeky (835), Stunner (840)


Snap (845), Smooch (850), Minx (855), Intense (860)

***from www.covergirl.com***

To further test Lucky magazine's beauty rule, I decided to use this lip duo I got as part of a gift set from Clinique:

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Here is a swatch:

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Candy Pink/ Watermelon/ Combined

I'd say their beauty rule worked well for both of my lip duos. ;)

What do you guys think?
Have you tried CoverGirl's Blast Flipstick? Thoughts?
Which of the 13 shades available would you pick?

Have a fantastic week, everyone!!!

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98 comments:

  1. Love it, so many pretty shades!!! How have you been??? :)

    xo Emma

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    1. i've been good, thanks! what about you, how have you been? :)

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  2. I'm newly in love with lipstick so this review was definitely helpful for me! I can't wait to give this a shot! Thanks for posting!

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    1. yay, i'm glad you find it helpful! :D

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  3. Pretty! This is definitely a fun concept that I'm going to try.

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  4. Love the idea of mixing lipsticks!

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  5. Those are preety colors. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm following you now, I hope you'll follow me back :)

    http://am-better-today.blogspot.com

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    1. you're welcome and thanks for visiting my blog too (and following!). :)

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  6. Very interesting. I must give this a try in the morning when I am getting ready for work.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. i can't wait to hear what you think of it. :)

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  7. such lovely swatches!

    hope you had a wonderful weekend my dear!

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    1. thanks, i'm glad you think so! and i hope you had a wonderful weekend too! :)

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  8. I love it just for the name flipstick :)

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  9. I am ALWAYS searching for the perfect pink shade! I love this post-definitely gonna try this! You should check out the Maybelline 14 hr lipcolors-they are awesome! (Just did a review on my blog) Hopefully you can follow me back <3
    http://organicglam.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks, i'm glad you loved it! and let me know how you like it! :)
      p.s. thanks for the recommendation, i'll check out your review! :D

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  10. i never knew about the 2 lipstick rule. AWESOME!

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    1. i didn't either until i saw this. ;)

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  11. wauw, pretty review! <3
    loves, saar.

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  12. Again, i would LOVE to try this...but unfortunately we don't have CoverGirl in my country (or anywhere near) :( super sad about that, cause i think they have some great products (given the reviews) :) and i'm still angry at myself i didn't buy anything when visiting USA a couple years ago (what was i thinking???) :D

    xo,

    .sparkle*

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    1. oh no, so sorry to hear that! i hope you get to come back here and stock up on some amazing covergirl products. :)

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  13. interesting post! i will definitely try this! thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, andie
    http://fashionistaspick.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great post as usual honey! I have loads of lipsticks but haven't really mixed them much, I'll definitely be trying this! Gorgeous colours you are making me want to go and splurge! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aww, thank you! let me know how it works for you! :)

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  15. the lip duo from clinique looks lovely! would definitely look for that color!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  16. Great review on the flipsticks! We haven't tried but we might now!!
    BTW - we are having a giveaway starting tomorrow and would love if you stopped by and entered. Hope you have a great day!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. thanks, glad you think so! and thanks for letting me know about the giveaway! :)

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  17. sounds like a really great product. Will have to put this on my shopping list :)

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  18. I have to try the double ended stick. Love the colors :)

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    1. i knooow, the colors are amazing. :)

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  19. It's on my list to try....the flip tick

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  20. CoverGirl is a really good brand, I love it! I must try this Flipstick!

    Love, Belle

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    1. i love it too, it's one of my favorites! and i think you'll like this particular product. :)

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  21. I really like the pink shades, they are so pretty! And the colors of your clinique lip duo are pretty too!

    --Olivia :)

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  22. that's pretty ingenious!! no wonder i always like to layer my lipsticks and lipglosses!! hahaha :p

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  23. I've used cover girl shadows a lot but I definitely want to try this now. Thanks for sharing Mimi! Love the A+B part too :)

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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    1. you're welcome, i'm glad you loved it! :D

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  24. That is so interesting - I`ll have to try this for myself! Loving all the pretty lippy!

    >'.'<

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    1. it really is very interesting. let me know how it works for you! :)

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  25. Mixing lipsticks it's an awesoeme idea, and it looks so pretty! Great review ;)

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for follow, I'm following you back now :)

    Have a fab day!

    x♥x♥

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  26. hey, mimi! i forgot to tell you that i'm following you now on gfc as well! hope you will follow back!

    xoxo, andie
    http://fashionistaspick.blogspot.com/

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    1. hi andie! thanks for following! and i think i've already followed your blog, but i'll check again. :)

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  27. ohhh how fun! i don't play around enough with lipsticks, but i really want to!

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    1. this would be a great way to start playing around with lipstick. ;)

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  28. I haven't tried CoverGirl's FlipSticks yet, but I am definitely going to after reading this. They sound awesome! :)

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  29. Thanks for the tips! I always find it so hard to find that perfect shade of lipstick for my lips. I will try this out!

    Kristy
    www.mizdragonfly.blogspot.com

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    1. you're welcome! let me know what you think! :)

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  30. I've been mixing lipstick colors for ages (or gloss and lipstick), so I love the flipstick idea!

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    1. i love mixing gloss and lipstick, but this is the first time i mixed lipsticks. ;)

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  31. All the different shades of pink are too pretty. I have been seeing the Covergirl flip stick in quite a few blogs/ youtube videos but too bad I can't get it where I live. TT^TT

    xoxo
    Lizzo

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  32. I love the wide range of colors. It's good to have a variety.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  33. Interesting, not something I would have thought of.

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  34. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  35. I haven't tried these yet but I def. make my own shade with my lipsticks lol

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  36. I have a problem where I never wear one lip shade (unless it's gloss and sometimes I'm satisfied). I always mix lipsticks.

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    1. you're right on with this, then! ;)

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  37. Well you learn something new everyday! I am not a bonafide mixologist but maybe I'll give it a spin!

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    1. i knoow, i love learning something new everyday. ;)

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  38. It's crazy to think that any 2 lip shades combined together will make the perfect shade that works on anyone. but after looking at both of your swatches, i would have to say that i agree! i like the combined shade better in both!

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    1. i knoooow, it really is! and i was so surprised when i tried it out. ;)

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  39. I love Clinique products! I also spotted covergirl makeups at the department store and I promise to come back. :)

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    1. oh, i hope you can get some covergirl products, they are awesome! and i love clinique products too! :)

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  40. i really like the combination of those colors! they're so girly. :D
    i have to try this product. they also look good just by themselves.

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    1. yeah, i love how good they all look both separately and together! ;)

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  41. I really like how you reviewed the product by showing what you liked about it and the cons. Nice! :)

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    1. yay, thank you! i'm really happy you liked it! :)

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  42. wow.. never even thought to try that! I bet neons and neutrals would make pretty, more practical shades! thanks for sharing, mimi!

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    1. you're very welcome! :) and yeah, i bet those would look great together. ;)

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  43. That flipstick lipcolor is amazing! I personally love sporting pink lips especially now for Spring. I would also love to try the Stunner and Intense shades. :)

    Lots of love, B
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    1. oh gosh, i looove pink lipstick! :D

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