Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple: AKA My Favorite Red

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I am my most confident and radiant when I have a good red lip on.  I will wear anything from a deep burgundy to a light a bright red and feel great.  

My go to used to be MAC’s Russian Red, until I received Cailyn Cosmetics Lip Balm in Big Apple in my Ipsy bag subscription months ago.  

The title of this lippie is quite misleading, I would not categorize this product as a lip balm.  I imagine they call it a balm because it comes in a pot, but it is not as soft or “greasy” as a traditional balm.  Caily Lip Balm is matte on the lips and this shade is super pigmented.  Also, it comes with its own lip brush built into the packaging!  

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Big Apple smile at my bridal shower last year . (Those are not baby clothes, they’re cat clothes ’cause I’m a crazy cat lady.)

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Always beaming in my red lip. If I was wearing a nude, I guarantee the smile wouldn’t be as wide.

A red lip is good for eating pizza too!

A red lip is good for eating pizza too

The shade of this Cailyn balm is a true red, but can be versatile depending on the shade of lip pencil you use beneath it.  I heard that some people have found this formula to be very drying, but I haven’t had any problems.  I line my lips first, apply a layer of chapstick, then add the Cailyn Lip Balm.  I usually don’t have to apply all day unless I eat something like bread that will touch my lips, or drink from a paper coffee cup.  

This balm is a little pricey at $19 a pop, but there are 18 shades to choose from, you get a lot of product in the pot, and each one comes with a lip brush.  Give it a try!

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