It’s been a while, a very long while if I may add. I guess sometimes your life outside the internet can get in the way of blogging haha. Anyway, I am not going to bore you with all the things that got in the way of me making this post, let’s just say life sometimes doesn’t want you to accomplish anything :P
These are my favorite lip products of the year 2011! I am a total lip product junkie, and this was kind of a challenge for me considering how many products I had to choose from. However I think I did a decent job of narrowing it down, you’ll notice I don’t have a category for lip liners, that’s simply because, well, I don’t wear lip liner and I didn’t just want to show you the lip liners I had, when they aren’t even a favorite product of mine. With that in mind, let’s get started!
Favorite Lip Balms:
EOS Lip Balms: These were such a hit this year, which is not surprising to me at all. They are moisturizing, smell wonderful and have incredibly cute packaging. I don’t think I can go a day without using these.
Any cons? While the packaging is cute, it’s a little bulky to carry around; this is definitely not one of those lip balms you can carry in your pants pocket.
Yes to Carrots Lip balm: Another wonderfully moisturizing lip balm. This is perfect for when I need some instant repair on my lips, it takes care of any flakiness and dryness and it leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth. Also it’s organic!
Any cons? Along with a lot of Yes to products, it can be a little pricey.
Favorite Lip plumper:
ELF Lip primer and Plumper: Let’s first get one thing straight, I only like the plumper side of this product, I find the primer to be completely useless! However the plumper in my honest opinion is really good. It makes my lips nice and full and reddens them quite a bit, which I like. It does sting a bit, but when it comes to plumper, I don’t mind a little bit of pain.
Any cons? It can be a little hard to find, and I really wish they would sell it separately from the primer.
Micabella Lip Plumper: This stuff is truly amazing; it pretty much makes me look like Angelina Jolie has kindly donated her lips to me. It’s a clear gloss, so it makes your lips look nice, plump, red and shiny with just the tiniest amount of product.
Any cons? Really hard to find for me, it’s usually in mall kiosks, but not all malls have a MIcabella stand, and it is pretty darn expensive.
Favorite day time lipsticks:
Mac Lipstick in Cremecup: This is the perfect pinky nude for me; its subtle and very appropriate for everyday wear, what I also love about it is that I don’t have to think much about my make up when I wear this. I don’t have to plan out all the colors on my face, it pretty much plays well with anything.
Any cons? It’s kind of expensive.
Revlon’s colorburst lipstick in Petal: Another great pink lippie. This one is a bit more dramatic, or I guess not as subtle is a better description. It’s a gorgeous mid tone pink with just a touch of golden shimmer. It’s truly beautiful when paired with a coral blush and thick eyeliner on the top lash line.
Any cons? I guess the only complaint I had is that I really wish they had some kind of scent. A light Vanilla scent would be awesome.
Revlon’s Colorburst Lipstick in Soft nude: This is the perfect nude in my opinion. It’s doesn’t make my lips look incredibly pale and it’s something that I can wear every day. It’s pigmented creamy and very affordable.
Any cons? Again, I wish they had a scent.
No.7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Mischievous: Can you tell I like pink?? This lipstick is sooo pretty on. I automatically feel like a princess when I put this on, it is super girly. I allow myself a couple super girly days every now and then. Along with that it is super pigmented and lasts quite a while on my lips.
Any cons? It can be a bit drying, and it’s a bit pricey for a drugstore product.
Favorite Nighttime or Special Occasion Lipsticks:
Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo: Perfect lipstick to feel instantly glamorous. The color is an amazing red that suits almost everyone, it’s a bit blue toned, but I haven’t met anyone who can’t pull this off. It’s very matte, which I actually like when it comes to dark lipsticks and quite long lasting. It’s definitely one of my all-time favorite make up products, and a great staple in my collection.
Any cons? Yeah it can be pretty drying, but nothing a little bit of lip balm can’t solve.
Limecrime Lipstick in Retrofuturist: Another great red for a glam look. This one is a bit more subtle than Ruby Woo and its warmer toned. It’s not super bright so it’s another no brainer lipstick for me.
Any cons? It stains a little, which I don’t mind that much, but it’s kind of a pain to take it off sometimes. Also it’s a bit pricey.
Maybelline’s Color sensational Lipstick in Mauve-ulous: This one is amazing for nights in the fall, and I find that it looks especially great on my light skin, it really pops. The formula is super nice and creamy and not overly matte.
Any cons? Color is a bit hard to pull off.
Favorite exceptional or unique colors:
· Mac Costa Chic
· Limecrime D’lilac
· Revlon Siren
· Revlon Lip Butter Gumdrop
· Mac Impassioned
Favorite Lip Gloss
So I guess I’m kind of snobby when it comes to Lip Gloss, because the only formula I like, let me rephrase, the only lip gloss I LOVE and I will use is:
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss
The shades I have are
· Pink Pop
· Coral Reef
· Nude Lustre
· Pink Pursuit
Best Lip product releases of 2011
Drum roll please…
Revlon Lip Butters!
I am sure that you have seen tons of reviews on these amazing lip butters, but just to refresh your memory, they are creamy, pigmented and super smooth. And at about 7 dollars a pop, these are a definite must have.
Nyx Matte Lip Creams
Not quite a lipstick, but not quite a lip-gloss. These are exactly what they are described as, a matte cream. They are really pigmented and look great on the lips. Also the lasting power is great on these!!
Favorite Lip Stain:
ELF Lip stain in First date: this is another great pink Lip product, it reminds me a lot of the no.7 Lipstick but in a much more durable formula.
Any cons? A bit drying.
So there you have it! I am sorry it took so long, but better late than never i guess ;)
hope you guys have an amazing night!!