Melon Mouth Don’t you love Jennifer Garner’s watermelon pink lippie? (Psst! It’s under $10 at the drugstore!)

Jennifer Garner Dallas Buyers Club premiere 2013 Dont you love Jennifer Garners watermelon pink lippie? (Psst! Its under $10 at the drugstore!)

I like Jennifer Garner and all—I think I’ve watched the magazine movie 13 Going on 30 about 10 times now—but I don’t think I’ve ever been inspired to actually dedicate an entire article to her makeup. She usually looks nice enough, but as Lainey would say, so “beige.” Safe hair and neutral makeup do not an exciting blog post make.

But maybe Jen’s starting to take some baby beauty risks—or at least her look here, at the Los Angeles premiere of Dallas Buyers Club, is a promising sign. I think the hair really suits her; the bangs are an instant anti-ager and so is the slightly lighter and warmer colour compared to her usual dark brown.

Most of all, though, I love that she did this watermelon pink lip with her otherwise neutral makeup palette:

Jennifer Garner Dallas Buyers Club premiere 2013 2 Dont you love Jennifer Garners watermelon pink lippie? (Psst! Its under $10 at the drugstore!)

Pretty, right? And I don’t think I’ve ever seen her wear a lip that wasn’t nude or some kind of berry red—so that’s kind of kind of newsy in itself. I love the contrast of the cool pink with the soft brown eye and slightly more peachy flush on the cheeks.

But I’m also interested in the lip because I feel like I’m always looking for products that deliver this exact pop of pastel colour, and I’m usually disappointed. So many things look in the tube like they’re gonna do the job, but then they disappear into nothingness when you apply—or else they’re some unflattering chalky ’60s horror. (On that note, I should warn you about the newbie pastel mattes from Joe Fresh. Abort, abort, abort.)

Naturally, I HAD to know what Jen was wearing, so I tweeted at her makeup artist, Fiona Stiles (as you do) and she told me it was this:

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Sweet Watermelon Dont you love Jennifer Garners watermelon pink lippie? (Psst! Its under $10 at the drugstore!)

Say what? An under-$10 lip crayon from Neutrogena?! Yep, and these lip pencils are getting rave reviews in the beauty blogosphere. I’ve got plans to pick one up (or a few—there are seven other awesome-looking shades) as part of my next online beauty order or stateside drugstore visit. They’re unfortunately not sold in Canadian retail stores… boo… but we can always order online.

Oh, and speaking of awesome drugstore lip pencils, bit of breaking news—Revlon have JUST relaunched theirs under the ColorBurst line. They’re now offering two finishes. The Lacquer Balms have a glossy shine:

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Dont you love Jennifer Garners watermelon pink lippie? (Psst! Its under $10 at the drugstore!)

And the Mattes are, well, matte:

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Dont you love Jennifer Garners watermelon pink lippie? (Psst! Its under $10 at the drugstore!)

I don’t know yet if there’s a shade that’s an exact match to the watermelon pink that Jen is wearing, as I only just got my hands on a handful of samples last week at a Gucci Westman beauty editor dinner. But you need to check ‘em out anyway, as the colours I’ve seen so far surpass all expectations. Think rich pigments, moisturizing textures and mattes that aren’t at all dry or cakey.

I love when you can find such great options at the drugstore, and love this quote from Fiona’s blog about Jen’s low-key, fresh-faced makeup: “Sometimes there’s room on the red carpet for a full on look, and other times it’s just about letting the person’s natural beauty shine through. I am partial to letting the woman make the statement, not the makeup. When you work with such beautiful women, why overdo it?”

Totally agree. Do you?

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Are you a fan of Jennifer’s makeup look here?
Have you checked out the Neutrogena or Revlon lip crayons yet?
Know of any other lippies that give this great watermelon pink?


Tuesday, November 19/2013 at 4:30 am

I also like Jennifer because she is so pretty and I always adore her make-up.


Tuesday, November 19/2013 at 9:58 am

I’m super impressed with the Revlon Matte’s so far. I have Elusive (a light neutralish pink) and another brightish red whose name I forget but I wore it 3 days in a row I fell so in love with it. Super pigmented, light on the lips, good staying power.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, November 19/2013 at 2:59 pm

Glad you agree! I think they really nailed the formula. So many mattes are so bad – haha! I’m waiting on more colours but planning to do a more in-depth article on them, as well as the lacquers.


huw thomas
Tuesday, November 19/2013 at 1:22 pm

Hiya! why melon? Looks pink to me! Very flattering overall look for a mature woman. Clinique chubby sticks are pretty good for a low key look


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, November 19/2013 at 3:04 pm

Oh because the shade name is “Sweet Watermelon”… but I’m with you, it looks more pink.

I’ve only tried the original Clinique lip crayons and found them okay but definitely on the sheer side (I prefer brighter pigments). I know they came out with an “Intense” version but I haven’t tried those yet. I suppose with the Neutrogena and Revlon drugstore options, there’s no need to spend more $$$ on them :)


Elaine K
Tuesday, November 19/2013 at 5:31 pm

Ah Gucci Westman.. I love her. Serious girl crush!

I like the watermelon on Jennifer but I don’t think I could wear it. It’s a bit too 80′s/fun/cutesy (not sure which) for my pale skin/thinner lips!

Jennifer is gorgeous here but does anyone else think her eyebrows look a bit ashy?


Sunday, November 24/2013 at 2:54 pm

I actually met someone who worked at Johnson & Johnson and the first thing I did after introducing myself was asked why they don’t sell Neutrogena makeup in Canada and when is it coming.

She said the makeup industry is so competitive they’re not going to bother distributing it up here. I’m still going to keep a candle in the window for Target or Walmart to carry it!

I also love that look of a light, more cool-toned pink. I usually go with a warm lip colour to match my pinky/peach blush, but I’m thinking a cooler pink stands out better.


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