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face off: the un-lipsticks

a new generation of products that are making us smile.

by: rebecca willa davis

photographed by rene vaile

January 02 2014

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New year, new you?

OK, um, no...but how about a new beauty product? Yeah, that's more like it. I'm a huge lipstick girl--I'm that person who never has a pen or pack of gum in her bag but keeps at least five different lipstick options in there--so for 2014 I'm looking to mix it up a little with what I like to call the un-lipsticks. They're this new(ish) breed of lip product that don't look like the traditional tubes but deliver pretty awesome results.

Whether it's a lip balm that delivers color like a lipstick or a straight-from-Asia gel-based formula (side note:could this be the BB cream of 2014?!), they're basically what happens when your lipstick makes New Year's Resolutions to be brighter, bolder, more moisturizing, and extra cool--and actually follows through on them.

Click through the gallery to see a breakdown on each of the three un-lipsticks.

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