The Lip Lineup

3/13/2014



I've been purchasing lip products left right and center recently - can't beat that 3 for 2. There seems to be an abundance of new launches, formulas and colours out at the moment, most coming from budget friendly brands and from matte crayons to liquid lipstick I've been trying them all. These five make up my current 'lip wardrobe' of most worn shades, including a few old favourites and a couple of new discoveries that have made the process of selecting a lipstick in the morning a rather challenging one.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Unapologetic: - Pictured above
I became slightly obsessed with getting hold of the Matte Balms after the announcement of their release and they've ended up being just as perfect as I first imagined. All the shades are incredibly pigmented, especially the almost neon pink Unapologetic which has become one of my favourites to pair with nude eyes. The matte texture is velvety soft while being hydrating at the same time and these stain the lips so well I've even managed to a go a whole day (meals included) without having to touch up.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss in Cashmere Rose: - See me wearing it here
On the other end of the spectrum I've been favouring a nude lip a lot more often these days. Never usually a fan of gloss, I think I've been converted by the balm-like, non sticky texture of the Colour Sensational formulas and have already amassed quite the collection of colours of which Cashmere Rose has turned out to be a favourite. The perfect throw on subtel colour that adds a hint of shine and a tint of soft pink.

L'Oreal L'Extrodinaire Liquid Lipstick in 201 Rose Symphony: - See me wearing it here
On days when my lips are super dehydrated and almost any product I own would pick up on dry patches, it's the L'Oreal L'Extrodinaire I turn to. The most hydrating lipstick (liquid or not) I've ever come across, this feels identical to The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care that I recently declared my love for, but with the bonus of a coloured tint. The strong fruity scent may put some off but I can't stop myself applying this repeatedly throughout the day. Although the shades may not be overly pigmented they definitely pack more punch that a lip gloss alone.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Cognito: - See me wearing it here
After years of searching, I think I may have finally found a lipstick that matches the exact shade of my lips. Slightly pointless some may think, but for days when I'n not feeling all that into colour this is the perfect way to even everything out, add some moisture and make my lips look a little more polished than their natural state. The Super Lustrous formulas are very balm like (can anyone spot a trend forming?), adding the perfect amount of hydration without skimping on the colour payoff.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square: - See me wearing it here
Although I've been neglecting red lips over the last few months, when I do decided to go for a full on bold pout it's NARS Red Square that I automatically reach for. Red lipstick can be notoriously tricky to apply but this goes on like a dream. The crayon tip lines and fills in at the same time and although it can be a touch on the drying side (I make sure I've always got a thin layer of Reve de Miel on before hand) this stuff doesn't budge. At all. It's also the most perfect shade of orange tinged red.

So there you have it, five products that have been occupying my lips non-stop. What's your favourite lip choice of the moment? I'll be taking notes!


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Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Unapologetic
Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in Cashmere Rose


L'Oreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in 201 Rose Symphony
The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Cognito
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square


Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm



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