If you know me, and if you follow me on my instagram – its definitely no surprise that I have an addiction to all things beauty and makeup related. Ive got a soft spot for specifically lip products which explains why I got a little overly excited when I got tagged by Naznin to do this tag! (Check out her blog and give her some love, she’s so supportive! Also, click here to check out her answers to this tag :D)
If I’m not mistaken, this was initially a youtube tag, but I find the blog version amusing as well because hey – I’m not on youtube. (yet?) Its basically 8 lip product related questions answered with pictures and swatches 🙂
Alrighty then, so lets get the ball rollin’. (idk)
PS. Being the indecisive person that I am, I couldn’t really choose one single product, so I’m kinda cheating and answering with 2 products. Two is better than one after all.
1. Favourite lip balm/treatment
Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched & C. O. Bigelow Lavender Salve
You can never have too many lip balms, and these two have been my faves for quite a long time now! I love using Baby Lips before applying lipstick and the Lavender Salve at night time.
I find that Baby Lips is good to have on the go and in my hand bag as its easy to apply, is colourless and contains SPF (triple win). Never forget your SPF kids.
The lavender salve is quite a thick consistency like vaseline but more buttery and smoother if you know what I mean? It isn’t specifically meant for the lips but I find it works great on it any way!
Click here, for a detailed review of the Maybelline Baby Lips.
2. Best Eye-catching Red
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in 704 Hot Red & Rimmel ‘Kate Moss’ Lipstick in 111 Kiss of Life
Red lipstick is one that Ive learnt to love. I love how there are different shades of red that people of all different skin tones can pull off! My favourite red lip is the Rimmel one because its matte and lasts way longer. But I do tend to use the NYX one when I want a slightly glossy finish.
I LOVE MATTE ANYTHING THO.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Rose Infinite 7 & Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Sensuelle 40.
Definitely my two most favourite Luxurious lipsticks. The YSL one is shiny but not glossy, and is of a subtle rosy shade. I love wearing it on its own or on top of a pink lipstick! The Chanel lipstick is a matte deep pink shade which looks so natural when dabbed and blended evenly.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo & Rimmel Lasting Perfection in 105
These two lip products are my must haves when I’m in a quick rush and on the go. I love the colours, lasting power and finish of these two. As i mentioned earlier, I do love my matte lip colours and the NYX one is undoubtedly one of my favourites. Its matte but doesn’t make my lips look dry, its very creamy and easy to apply!
The Rimmel one is of matte finish as well, but the shade is more of a ‘my lips but better’ kinda shade. Its one of my everyday lip colours!
4. Best MAC Lipstick
MAC Captive A53
Im not cheating with 2 products on this one. My current favourite MAC lipstick is Captive, and it has a satin finish. It isn’t the most long lasting lipstick in the world, but I love the deep pink/plum shade! It looks great on people with tanned skin tone 🙂
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lipstick in Watermelon 21
I don’t really have that many products that Im disappointed with, but this one lipstick that I bought quite recently isn’t really up on my most loved lipsticks you know?
Its very very very drying, I feel very uncomfortable wearing it. Ive only worn it twice and I would add that lip balm helps! Its bright pink and the kind of colour that would make you feel happy on a blue day!
NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Sienna 05
YES. But it depends. I don’t enjoy using lip liners very often, just when wearing a red or any other dark lip colour. I like this lip liner because I don’t need to sharpen it haha! And because I can wear it on its own as a subtle red lip?
7. Best Gloss?
Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion
Im not one to go all out with glossy lips, it just isn’t something I’m all that into. This specific lip gloss tho, I don’t mind using. I only use it on its own or on top of a neutral pink or natural shade. It isn’t too sticky, and not overly shiny which I like.
8. Something Extra?
My little something extra is my favourite lip combo of all time. Yes, all time.
Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Suede in Couture 050 & NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan 11
The Revlon lip colour is very subtle and long lasting, it gives off a lovely red tint with a slight sheen and the NYX lip cream has a bright baby pinkish shade which I quite like on its own as well.
The slight tint of red with the bright baby pink is a lovely combo and I love using it almost every time I go out. Even though the swatches make the two products look very similar, trust me they aren’t.
And thats the end!
I tag everyone who wants to do this tag to go on, do it and link me so I could check it out!
On a whole other note, Im still on holiday in Sri Lanka and my internet isn’t that great for me to be able to post more on here. However, I am active on Instagram and Twitter, so do follow me on there if you’re bored and all that jazz!