I’ve never been one to buy in to all the ‘tag’ posts but when Aimee tagged me to do the Lip Product Addict Tag, I knew that I just had to do it. Why? Well, because I’m a self confessed lipstick hoarder of course…
1. Favourite lip balm or treatment?
This has to go to my beloved NUXE Reve de Miel, a firm beauty blogger favourite. It is intensely moisturising and leaves your lips incredibly soft, supple and hydrated. I love applying this in the morning before work and in the evening before bed. You barely even need to top up during the day either it lasts that long. I have to give a quick mention to eos as I always carry one in my bag all day, every day in case my lips do start to feel dry. They are so cute in their little egg shaped packaging and they come in the most amazing colours and flavours.
2. Best eye-catching red?
Well this is an easy question for me… MAC Cosmetics Russian Red is my favourite red. It is a fabulous, bold, vibrant and totally stunning blue toned red that suits almost any complexion. It offers a matte finish and has the added bonus of making your teeth look super white.
3. Best luxury and best drugstore?
For best luxury, I’d have to choose MAC Cosmetics for the simple reason that I absolute adore the colour range and all of the different finishes that they have to offer. In particular, their matte finish is to die for. I love the simplicity of the lipstick bullet design and the gorgeous vanilla scent that you associate with all their lipsticks. There is a reason I have over 60 MAC lipsticks in my collection… I can’t get enough.
For best drugstore, it has to be the Revlon ColorBurst Matte and Lacquer balms. What a hit they were, right? Daring colours that you don’t really see in the likes of Boots and Superdrug with amazing formulas too. I have never been more impressed with a drugstore lipstick release than I was when they hit the shelves.
4. Best MAC lipstick?
Heroine. Heroine. Heroine. Without a shadow of a doubt, this has to be Heroine. It is a bright vibrant purple that quite literally is the most gorgeous colour, ever. Although it can looking a little daring and dark in the bullet, it transforms in to an incredible pink toned purple when it’s applied to the lips. I would wear it every day if I could… I absolutely adore it.
5. Most disappointing product?
I really like MUA and I think the quality of their products considering the really low price point is incredible. When they released the MUA matte lipsticks, I was really quite excited. I really enjoy using some of their normal lipsticks but with matte being my lipstick finish of choice, I wanted to give them a whirl. I bought all the shades at the time and I was left feeling really disappointed as they applied unevenly and really tugged on your lips. They settled in to all of the fine lines on your lips and were just a disaster basically. They had a variety of awesome colours as well. Sigh… Not good, not good at all.
6. Liner – yes or no?
Hell to the yes! I love me some lip liner! Lip liner has this wonderful way of making your lips appear fuller, more prominent and it stops your lipstick from bleeding. I only have a very small collection of lip liners but I have one for every lipstick colour I need.
Top to bottom: MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Lasting Sensation for my corals, MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Nightmoth for all my dark vampy shades, MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Cherry for all of my reds, MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Currant for all my vampy shades (you can never have enough vamp – okay?), MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Subculture for all of my nudes and Illamasqua Lip Liner in Titivate for all my pinks.
7. Best gloss?
I hate lipgloss. Does this make me a bad beauty blogger? I hate the sticky, greasy feeling of product on my lips. I also hate that feeling of fear when a big gust of wind blows and you know that your hair will end up stuck to your mouth. Urgh! There is only one slightly glossy product that I do enjoy and that is Soap & Glory’s Sexy Motherpucker Gloss Sticks as they are only slightly glossy and they feel really comfortable and light on the lips like a balm whilst adding a really subtle hue of colour.
8. Something extra…
NYX lipsticks are a relatively inexpensive favourite of mine… They offer an amazing variety of colours, there is quite literally something for everyone. The lipsticks are highly pigmented, creamy and some of them have great staying power. They always have great deals on the website too. I really need to get my hands on the macaron pastel lipsticks as they look incredible and they will be perfect for Summer. I remember the last time they had a B.O.G.O.F offer on the lipsticks, I went a little overboard and bought nearly all the lipsticks. You can see some of the shades that I purchased HERE.
What are your favourite lip products? I would love to know!
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