Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tuesday Tip :: Blue Lipgloss

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Ever walked past the makeup counters and seen blue tinged lipgloss and thought, "Why oh why would I want lips like a smurf?!". If you have, this might be the post for you. If you know the answer already, then you can give yourself a gold star and I tip my cap to you.


Blue lipglosses are sneaky little buggers. Although slightly apprehensive looking in their packaging, they rarely (not that I have found anyway) are opaque and actually can be quite wonderful.

They're clever wonder-power is this: When the tiny sheer pigment particles are on your lips and you smile, the blue of the product makes your teeth look whiter- cool eh?


As you can see from the swatchy demonstration above, both of the blue lipglosses I own are actually pretty harmless. As my lips are naturally darker than my arm, the blue barely shows up and they appear practically clear, but still maintaining their nifty teeth whitening properties. Super!

If a blue lipgloss is still a little wild there for you, consider trying something like this (above)- A purple sparkly gloss, with teeny flecks of blue glitter within it.
The shade of glitter still has the gnasher dazzling abilities and you have vibrant purple lips- woop woop!

I'm sure a lot of you will have already heard of this little tip, but I thought it might be nice to impart a few of my tricks on you and maybe help a couple of you out.

If this easy lightweight kinda post floats your boat, do let me know and I shall do more Tuesday Tips soon. :)

Toodlepip!

xx

41 comments:

  1. wow, i never knew this! i was defo one of those people thinking 'blue lipgloss, what the 'eck?!' haha, loved the post :)

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  2. I heard about the whole blue lipgloss trick but have never actually tried any xx


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  3. this is a really interesting tip, which i was not aware of! are the two blue lip glosses sold specifically for this purpose? i will have to test this out some time soon! now if only there were a lipgloss which would make my teeth look whiter AND smaller ...

    <3 rae

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  4. never actually seen blue lipglosses around, but think i may have to be on the hunt now :) xx

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  5. Great post as usual! I'd do anything to make my teeth look whiter... even if it meant painting my FACE blue (perhaps a slight exaggeration)! :)x

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  6. Hmm I was one of the ladies who actually didn't know this! I guess it could be used over nudey lipsticks too? Maybe? I've been eyeing up the Bourjois one for a while actually, I always associate blue with mint.. so I just thought it would be yummy :/ constantly have food on the brain!xxx

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  7. ahh awesome tip! blue tigloss it is from now on!

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  8. Didn't know this! Definitely going to invest in some blue lippy I could do with whiter looking teeth! x

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  9. I was completely unaware of this, how clever! and I would love some more Tuesday Tips in the future :)

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    xxx

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  10. I never new this, good tip! x

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  11. I think I might have a blue lipgloss in an old makeup kit I got for my birthday a few years ago, I'll see if I do.

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  12. I have a beautiful red gloss with a slight blue shimmer by an Australian Brand... It works very well for whitening with the blue/red combo.

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  13. well that's sneaky, I might try one out! xx

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  14. great tip, will have to try it! x

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  15. Thanks for the tip! I never knew that blue lip gloss can make your teeth look whiter, I always thought of it as a Halloween type thing. I will have to try this out! :)

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  16. The purple sparkly gloss looks beautiful! :)
    Would you like to show a lipSwatch of the blue one?

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  17. haha I've never thought about that! But as soon as I started reading, it clicked! Blue-toned red lipsticks make your teeth whiter, so it's only fitting that blue lipglosses would!

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  18. I never thought about blue lipgloss making the appearance of your teeth whiter! Lovely post xo

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  19. Thanks Louise I'd never heard of this! I'm on the hunt for blue lipgloss now lol x

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  20. Benefit make a gorgeous minty blue lipgloss. It kind of freshens your breath and makes your teeth look whiter- like toothpaste in a lipgloss tube :) xxx

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  21. Woww this is so nice. I think I'll try it :)xx

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  22. More tuesday tips please Louise! Ta x

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  23. wow I didn't know that about blue lip glosses but I'm glad I do now :D

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  24. great tip!! had never heard of it before !!

    hands up for tuesday tips :) already sounds exciting !!!

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  25. i have never heard of this, wow im out of the loop xx

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  26. Would never of thought to try this! might give it a go

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  27. Oo a sephora lipgloss.. i wish i could get my hands on Sephora more easily.. i have one of the pink shades and its been one of the best lipgloss-purchases ive made :)
    xx

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  28. Oh! I didn't know that! Very intresting! Any brands you would recommend? Thanks! Xxxxxxx

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  29. Aw thank you for writing this article I was always wandering what blue lip glosses were about ! xx

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  30. Yay finally I don't seem crazy for liking blue lipgloss!! I have the one by Benefit called "Californa Kissin" which is amazing!! Will defoo try these two out :) xxxx

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  31. I had the Benefit one too but didn't like it much so I chucked it. Wish I hadn't now!
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  32. well thats me heading to get a blue lipgloss. Any reason to make a pit stop at the benefit counter. xx

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  33. I LOVED the Tuesday Tip, please make this a regular item on your blog!!!

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  34. nope never heard that or even seen it but anything to make my teeth whiter as hate my teeth and coffee can't help lol thanks for the tip xxx

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  35. Oh! That's A great tip! I work in dentistry and I've never heard that before, but I'll definitely keep that in mind AND share it with my patients. :D

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  36. that purple ish one is ah-mazing its very gorgeous hun

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  37. Oh, that's such a great tip! I may definitely have to invest in something similar now as I bet it looks lovely too. Thank you :) xx

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  38. Blue lip gloss you say??? hmmm will have to give that one a go! don't knock it till you've tried it! xx

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  39. you have blown my mind! i need to go get a blue lipgloss now, i had NO idea about this! x

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  40. i used to use this boujours one all the time, love it :)

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