There is something magical about an ambush makeover. We love watching everyday people not only experience a good blind date with beauty, but also truly see just how amazing they have always been. That’s why we are here for Burt’s Bees’ new “Style Your Smile” makeover.
The natural skincare and lip brand and its product designer, Abena Antwi, recently teamed up with makeup artist Bobbie Riley to give unsuspecting LA residents a beauty makeover – with a twist. Instead of focusing on over-the-top glam transformations, it was all about celebrating natural beauty, starting with the lips.
Studies show a smile increases endorphins and mood-enhancing hormones while helping to decrease stress. What better way to boost good feelings than with a beautiful smile?
“You can create a whole new look starting from the lips,” says Antwi. “When we smile it is not just an action, it’s an attitude, and a reflection of how positive and joyful we feel inside.” Antwi is also the mastermind behind two of Burt’s Bee’s marquee lip products – Tinted Lip Balm and Lip Shimmer – which served as star players in the makeovers.
Miyelle The Belle, a plus-size model who also works in HR and youth management, was one of Antwi and riley’s top picks. The Maryland native boasts an amazing skincare regimen and is already a lover of Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer and peppermint lip oil.
After being “ambushed” by the duo, Miyelle made a quick beauty detour – and everything was smooth sailing! They chatted about the importance of celebrating natural beauty and the power of a smile while riley worked her makeup magic.
When asked what “Styling Your Smile” means to her, Miyelle shares that it’s about “reflecting how you feel inside and loving yourself and remembering all those small and funny moments that you’ve experienced.
“Whenever I smile, it’s a reflection of who I am,” she continues. “People are like ‘that’s the first thing I see.’ And I’m a kind person. I am happy. And, whenever I’m out and about, I want to make sure that I smile and can put a smile on someone else’s face. You never know what a smile could do for someone going through maybe a tough moment or a bad day at work and just simply smiling could turn their day around!”
And, of course, the final touch on Miyelle’s beat was all about the lip. I wanted to “give her lip a pop and accentuate her natural lip tone,” shares riley, who used Burt’s Bees Fig Lip Shimmer.
“That shimmer is the best part,” she says. “It gives you a highlight at the high points of your lips and has a little bit of a raspberry color, which I think looks really good with the blush that I did on her, as well.”
The Lip Shimmer is also made with 100% natural ingredients, including handcrafted shea butter from Ghana and antioxidant-rich fruit oils to moisturize, nourish, and soften lips.
“With Burt’s Bees, we’re looking for color with care,” explains Antwi. “It’s not just color for your lips. We needed something that’s going to give you moisturization.”
And, Miyelle was definitely a fan as the lip shimmer brought luminescent color to her lips. “I really loved the Fig!”
And, we love it, too! Lip care is a great way to kick off a self-care regimen this holiday season and Burt’s Bees offers up amazing products, including their Tinted Lip Balm, to help uplift and make everyone smile.
Click here to check out some great lip care options to get you started and press play below to watch a recap of the makeover!