2013 Faves: For The Lips
Anyway, without further babbling, here’s my top five lipsticks, my favorite lip gloss, lip balm & lip stain. (I had to categorize it, because I can’t just choose 5 lip products. You know me, I’m a lipstick junkie and choosing JUST 5 was hard enough)
Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Lip Balm in ‘#1 Spilled Wine’
Though this lip balm is a bit on the pricey side, I still really like it. It’s very moisturizing yet it’s flavorful. I know that sounds really weird, but this lip balm reminds me of those fruit-flavored Boom-boom pops when I was a kid. Trust me those lollipops were different from the lollipops that we have these days. Anyway, most lip balms that I have encountered are either too flavorful but not that moisturizing, or too moisturizing but they smell/taste like crap (tbqh). Not that I have any plans of eating this one, but I think it just what makes it a lot more unique and effective. If that makes sense? Eh.
PROS: Moisturizing, smells really yummy, gets rid of my dry, chapped lips;
CONS: Pricey, no applicator included/unhygienic;
Nichido Lip Blush with Vitamin E in ‘Prom Queen’
I’ve encountered a ton of lip balm/stains and none of them were as pigmented as this one. This evens out the colors of my lips, and adds a bit more color at the same time. I’ve also been using this as a cream blusher, and though it’s not meant for that, due to its rich color payoff, it gives my cheeks a touch of pink which I really like especially when I don’t want to have anything on, but still wanna look presentable (my no makeup-makeup look blush). It’s also very moisturizing and it lasts on me for more than a couple of hours (say three to four hours or so).
PROS: Pigmented; rich color payoff; Opaque; Evens out the colors of my lips; Gives a slight hint of color if used as a cream blusher; Lasts for more than three to four hours; Moisturizing; Available locally; Affordable;
CONS: This is the only shade that actually shows up on my highly pigmented lips;
NYX Butter Glosses (L-R: Creme Brulee, Peaches & Cream, Apple Strudel)
I really love the formula of these glosses. They’re not sticky, they’re opaque and they don’t feel slimy either. I know that sounds weird, but the reason why I steer clear of lip glosses is besides the fact that some of them are tacky, some of them can also be a bit goopy too. I know that that stickiness also plays a factor as to why it stays longer on my lips, but damm.. This one, however, has just the right amount of tackiness, and goopi-ness that wont bother those who are not really into lip glosses as well. I only have one lip gloss from NYX (which reminds me I have to throw…eww) and I really liked it, and the formula of the butter glosses are very similar to NYX’s original high shine lip glosses, but they’re creamy and they’re very opaque as well. It lasts on me for at least four hours, which isn’t really that bad, considering that I’m the type of person who loves to reapply her lippie.
PROS: Moisturizing; Non-sticky; Creamy; Pigmented; Has a subtle vanilla/candy-ish scent; Lasts for four hours or so; Affordable
CONS: Not all shades are very opaque; Hard to detect how much product you still have in one container; May need to exfoliate lips prior to application since it has the tendency to highlight your lips’ fine lines/chaps, etc;
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PRODUCT:
NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Peaches & Cream’, ‘Creme Brulee’, and ‘Apple Strudel’ – Review. Photos & Swatches
October Collective Haul
Monthly Faves: October 2013
Monthly Faves: November 2013
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains
(Top to Bottom: Cherish, Smitten, Lovesick, Sweetheart)
These are my classic goto lip colors whenever I don’t know what I’m going to wear. It’s easy to apply and it stays on my lips more than three to four hours (especially the darker ones – ‘Smitten’, in particular) and it stains my lips as well which is something that I personally like. They’re not that expensive, especially when bought online (try Bon Marche. I so love these. They’re one of the most convenient lippies I’ve ever had and it’s nicely pigmented too.
PROS: Nicely pigmented; Rich color payoff; Stays on your lips for more than four hours; Stains the lips; Very easy to apply; Moisturizing; Available everywhere;
CONS: Some shades may emphasize your lips’ imperfections; Stains the lips (Some aren’t in favor of lip products that does that)
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
(Clockwise starting from the upper left corner: Creme Brulee; Tutti Frutti; Red Velvet; Sugar Plum; Sweet Tarte; Lollipop & Peach Parfait)
If you have been reading my blog for quite some time now, you know that these lip butters are my lips’ best friend. They’re really moisturizing and they come in a lot of shades, and they have the cutest packaging. They stay onto my lips for more than two hours and smell just like candy as well. I love these!
PROS: Really moisturizing, opaque & nicely pigmented; comes in a lot of shades; Stays for more than 2 hours; Cute packaging;
CONS: May need to reapply after a couple of hours; Some shades may emphasize the lines of your lips;
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Riri Woo
It was a close call between this one and the Lime Crime Velvetines in ‘Red Velvet’. But this one won me over because it is the brightest red lipstick I’ve ever worn that I actually liked. It’s a matte lipstick so it’s definitely long wearing, but it can definitely dry out your lips while you’re wearing it. It’s a limited edition so availability is definitely an issue, but if you want to buy something close to this one, then try Ruby Woo or like I said, Lime Crime Velvetines in ‘Red Velvet’.
PROS: Bright, cool-toned red, gives the illusion of a whiter teeth; Really opaque shade; Doesn’t transfer, nor bleed as much; Lasts for more than six hours;
CONS: May be hard to apply; Really drying; Limited Edition; Pricey; No longer available
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PRODUCT:
MAC Riri Hearts Collection Retro Matte Lipstick in ‘Riri Woo’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
July 2013 Collective Haul
MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Candy Yum Yum’
Look at that beautiful pink! It’s so pretty! Who would’ve thought something ^that^ pink can get brighten up my look each time I wear it? I love it because I often get compliments whenever I wear it and even my nieces fight for this lipstick too (#paarbor!) But nope, this stays with me. Even though it’s no longer a limited edition, heller?! MAC lippies cost PhP 850 – 1k depending on where you buy it and I’m not going to give mine anytime soon. Anyway, this matte lipstick compared to the retro matte formula isn’t as drying. It stays for more than six hours on my lips and stains them for much longer.
PROS: Opaque with just a single layer; Matte; Lasts approximately six hours & stains the lips longer than that; Easy to apply; Part of the permanent collection
CONS: Pricey; Can be drying sometimes; Can emphasize your lips’ imperfections;
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PRODUCT:
MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Candy Yum Yum’ – Reviews, Photos & Swatches
Yettezkie’s Picks: Top 10 Favorite Lipsticks
February & March Collective Haul
Online & Dept Store – March Collective Haul
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in ‘Flat Out Fabulous’
This was a last minute entry but I have been wearing this A LOT ever since I got it. Though it has a Retro matte finish, it isn’t as drying as Riri Woo. This lipstick lasts on me for more than six hours and it doesn’t bleed nor does it transfer. Further, I also get compliments about my lipstick whenever I wear this shade, so it’s definitely a winner.
PROS: Opaque with just a single layer; not as drying & hard to apply like Riri Woo; Lasts for more than six hours on my lips;
CONS: Can be a tad bit drying; Pricey; Limited edition;
So those are my favorite lip products for the year 2013. I know that this post is waay late but trust me, I’ve been wanting to get this series done already so that we can move forward with our usual reviews & stuff. Anyway, body/skin care favorites will be up within the week! I promise! Our internet’s fixed so I hope I wont be encountering any problems any time soon. Till then, loves!
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