Lip Product Addict

Friday, 13 June 2014

I've seen many videos on this, The Lip Product Addict Tag, so I thought that today I would incorporate it into a blog post.  When it comes to all things beauty, lip products are my thing. It's amazing how the purchase of a new lip product can ignite pure glee...

1.  Favourite balm/treatment?  By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Balm  I shudder to think of the number of times I have repurchased this.  HG for me.  I have tried them ALL but nothing is as nourishing and hydrating and sorts out dry flaky lips like this.  It leaves my lips silky soft, imparts a sheer pink hue and smells beautiful.  It's earned it's place in my heart and in my stash.  You hear that purse?

2.  Best eye-catching red?  NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square  I'm loving mattes and I'm well lazy, so can't be fussed with the constant searching for a mirror or any reflective surface for re-applications.  I like to be sure that my lipstick will stay put.  I get a good few hours before this starts to fade and it wears away evenly.  This too is a gorgeous red with orange undertones.

3.   Best luxury?  Any of the Tom Ford lipsticks but Tom Ford #01 Spanish Pink is probably my most worn.  I'm just too invested in a neutral lip.  this mid pink toned nude has a barely detectable shimmer that just adds something to it.  Definitely a my lips but better contender.  There's no question, that these are high-end luxury lipsticks with the prices to match but I find them very easy and comfortable to wear.

4.  Best MAC lipstick?  MAC Morange is one I reach for during the Summer.  An amplified finish.  I love wearing this with natural makeup and a (false) tan.  A very orange toned red.  It’s pigmented, bright and fun to wear.

5.  The most disappointing?  I hate to be negative but YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #13 Le Orange.  The only niggle I have is that re-application is so often required!  The creamy texture causes it to slip after a while and as this is so bright and pigmented, I find myself checking for lippie on teeth incidents!  But it fades nicely to a stain and is such a gorgeous colour so I still love it! 

6.  Liner, yes or no?  More often than not it's a no for me!  Living on the edge people!  I only reach for liner if I'm wearing a very bold red or plum shade at night.

7.  Best gloss?  I was never a gloss wearing kinda gal but that all changed with the recent discovery of the Chantecaille Brillant Gloss  I have two shades Mirth and Sweet and have been reaching for them religiously.  NYX have recently launched here so I'm dying to try their Butter Glosses.

8.  Something extra?  A quick glance at my makeup collection and you will see lipsticks aplenty!  A rifle through my handbag and you’ll find I usually have several with me at all times because well who doesn’t need three different shades of lipstick with them throughout the day?


  1. Those NARS and MAC colors are beautiful! I've never tried an orange lipstick as I'm terrified that I wouldn't be able to pull it off, but one day I'm sure I will!

    Have you found that you need to apply some kind of lip balm before or after while using the NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil?


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    1. I find orange-y reds less scary, I think you should give them a try!


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