APA BEAUTY $25
The transparent blue lip gloss that brightens your smile.
Written By JAYME CYK
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WHY IT CAUGHT OUR EYE
New York City–based cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa doesn’t believe that teeth stop at your pearly whites. The whole mouth serves as a platform for a radiant white smile. In fact, Apa created a product that not only brightens your smile, but also hydrates and soothes the lips.
The Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine is a peppermint oil–infused clear gloss sans stickiness with a gold cooling tip applicator that contains blue crystals (think: transparent periwinkle versus a pigmented blue lipstick) to give your smile an instant whitening boost. The blue hue helps cancel out orange or yellow tones, and you can wear it alone or layer it on top of your favorite lip shade. Consider it a quick fix before a big-caliber event.
THE ARTIST RESPONSE
“This gives the most beautiful violet tone to your lips. The ingredients soften and smooth, but also make your smile brighter. I feel like it’s the perfect color to wear all day.”—Jenna Kristina, makeup artist
“This is nice and minty! I like to layer it on top of a lipstick color.”—Nathan Hejl, makeup artist
“I love the cool tip applicator, and it felt really nice on my lips. It also did a great job of keeping my mouth hydrated and soft.”—Georgie Eisdell, makeup artist
Click the pen two or three times, until you see the blue gloss. Then layer on your lips for a brighter and whiter smile.