Perfect Pout

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Craft your signature color at this Glenwood South lipstick/lip gloss studio.

“They say my lip gloss is cool. My lip gloss be poppin’.” … And a custom gloss (or lipstick) from Lip Print Beauty Bar will have all the boys—and girls—stoppin’ (!). Pumping up the glam in Glenwood South, the new first-of-its-kind locally owned studio is the place to create your own one-of-a-kind lipstick or gloss—whether for an upcoming event or just to have your very own signature color. The spot is also the perf makeup for hosting a unique bach/birthday party or GNO.

“There’s so many things we can customize,” says Renee McGregor, who runs Lip Print Beauty Bar with fellow co-owners Nickell Parks and Latrice Reynolds. “You can customize burritos. You can do candle-making and customize a candle. So why not customize your makeup?” 

Originally started as a mobile business in 2021, the trio opened the brick-and-mortar in DTR this past October as the Triangle’s first lipstick/gloss studio. All the cosmetics are American-made, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and contain no synthetic fragrances. “We try to use makeup that is also going to be good and nourishing for the skin—not just pretty,” adds McGregor.

Whether you’re looking for an everyday lipstick or something daring to step out of your comfort zone, let the fab lip artists at Lip Print Beauty Bar guide you on your journey to the perfect pout.

  • Step 1: Choose your base: creme, matte, liquid matte or gloss.
  • Step 2: Next, your lip artist will help you mix pigments to create a custom color for you to try on. Want a bold red? A soft coral? How about an eye-striking purple? If the first combo wasn’t what you had in mind, no worries! You can experiment to find a shade you love.
  • Step 3: If you want more customization, add extras like lip plumper, glitter, antioxidants or sunscreen. And don’t forget to add your favorite scent!
  • Step 4: Once you’re happy with the combo you’ve crafted, you’ll use those mixing skills to blend everything together before your lip artist pours the finished product into a mold. Lip gloss or liquid lipstick mixtures are packaged into a lip product tube.
  • Step 5: Voila! You have your very own lipstick. The studio will even keep the “recipe” on file for when you run out of your new fave shade.
  • Step 6: Don’t forget to show off your creation at one of the selfie stations.

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