Quite possibly my favourite part of my make up routine these days aside from eye shadow is applying lipstick. I find this quite funny because I never used to wear it at all aside from a bit of tinted lip balm; oh how times have changed. My last Muji draw holds the majority of my lip products as aside from the ones that are in my hand bag I have just a few extra that sit on the very top of my Muji draws in a little acrylic holder, that has room for twelve lipsticks in which I will discuss those at a later date for the conclusion to this little series.
So before I delve into this collection I do have here a few products which I must confess are a little old however I did take these pictures back in September last year where since then I have had a sort out, some sadly didn’t quite make the cut. I decided to keep this picture though because if I’m honest very little has changed barring a few things.
Lip crayons were incredibly popular last year however this year I can’t really think of any that have caught my eye as of yet. All the ones above are off the high street and consist of the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains along with the No7 High Shine Lip Crayons, out of the two I’d say that the Revlon ones are my favourite as I find that they last longer once applied however I do have a soft spot for the No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in the shade Daydreamer which is a beautiful nude. From crayons to pencils the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have so far in my opinion yet to be beaten, although please note I haven’t tried that many. The shade Cruella is probably the most beautiful matte red that I have seen and worn, whereas Sex Machine, despite the name is a gorgeous mauve toned nude that I like to wear during the day.
Two old favourites that I wore constantly when I started blogging and therefore repurchased are the 17 Mirror Shine Lipsticks in the shades Beehive and Belle. Whilst they’re not the most long lasting lipstick I have ever tried they are incredibly easy to wear and require very little maintenance, they’re not drying either and cost less than £5 which I think overall makes them an awesome budget beauty find. The packaging of these has changed since I last purchased one which goes to show it has been a little while now, although secretly I do prefer the garish blue of these as they remind me of when I first started blogging.
I’ve a few products from some other well-known high street brands such as the L’Oreal Rouge Caresse Tempting Lilac which I think has now sadly been discontinued although you can see my review of that here. As well as that I’ve also tried the much hyped Rimmel Apocalips* in the shade Across the Universe which to date is one of the most pigmented lip products I have ever tried. I’ve also in the past road tested one of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets in Peach Club however in hindsight I do regret purchasing that shade because whilst I love the formula I do think I struggle to pull it off; see a full review of that here.
My favourite products on view here would have to be the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector, Rimmel 107, Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect and finally 17 Beehive although I do try and keep all of these on rotation throughout the year.
What are your favourite lip products?