Sunday, 15 June 2014

Lip Product Addict Tag

I have seen this Tag done all over the beauty blogger community and thought, as a lip product lover myself, I would share my lip favourites with you guys.

1. Favourite Balm/Treatment:
My favourite lip treatment is the Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips. I have spoken about my love for this product before and my love still burns bright for this guy. It smells like After Eight chocolates and as an added bonus, you can eat this stuff. It contains sugar for exfoliating and removing dead skin, and jojoba oil and peppermint oil for adding moisture back into the lips, a perfect base for applying lipstick.

2. Best Eye Catching Red:
I went for the red I have been picking up most. It is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper, an amazing liquid lipstick that is, matte, highly pigmented and moisturising. I think this red would look amazing on almost everyone and the staying power is incredible. If you have not tried this yet, I seriously think you should head to your local Boots right now and pick it up. 

3. Best Luxury and Best Drugstore Lipstick:
I struggled with this one because I don't have that many high end lipsticks, but I picked the one that had the most sentimental value to me. The first Chanel lipstick I was ever given was from my best friend for my 21st birthday and it was the Rouge Allure Velvet in the shade La Ravissante, a pretty blue toned red.
For best drugstore lipstick, there were many contenders but I narrowed it down to another sentimental offering. The Topshop Lipstick in Idol is my favourite pink out of my whole collection and it happens to be the one i was wearing when I met my ex boyfriend for the first time. I used to wear this lipstick all the time and it has recently been forgotten about so I'll have to bring it out more often for a that pink pout. The formula of Topshop lipsticks are my favourite drugstore formula, pigmented, moisturising and long lasting, they are pretty amazing. 

4. Best Mac Lipstick:
I have only recently delved into the world of Mac lipsticks so my collection is not as big as other beauty bloggers. The Mac lipstick I have been loving and reaching for recently has been Mac Vegas Volt. It is a reddy/coral/orange shade that is perfect for summer and suits my pale complection. I have not heard much about this one on bloggers so perhaps it is quite underrated?

5. The Most Disapointing:
When it came to the Maybelline Baby Lips hype I tried to stay away and not spend money on something that was essentially a lip balm but I ended up purchasing two of these lip products due to the positive reviews they were receiving. Trust me: these are nothing special and there are many other amazing lip balms out there for less money that will give you better results. 

6. Liner - Yes or no?:
I do not usually use a lip liner but I have heard amazing things about the finished results lip liners can give. I tend to just slap on lipstick with little precision but I want to start using lip liners. So, yes and no. 

7. Best Gloss:
I am not usually a lip gloss girl but it is something I am starting to get into. My favourite one at the moment is the Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Strip Tease, which I got free in a magazine and have been loving. It smells amazing and it doesn't have a sticky formula like most other glosses. The neutral colour is great. Layering over virtually any lipstick. 

8. Something Extra:
For my something extra I chose the Lush Emotional Brilliance Lip Colour in Strong. I think I am going to do a post on the Emotional Brilliance range which is Lush's makeup line, so I don't want to go into too much detail but this is a lovely liquid lipstick in a orange toned red with amazing staying power. It pretty much leaves a stain on the lips and needs an excellent cleanser/scrub to remove it but I love it. I love the idea that when I'm feeling particularly strong or I'm lacking strength, that this lip colour is supposed to bring me the strength I need through colour therapy- but more on that another time.

Let me know if you have done the Lip Product Addict Tag because I would love to read your offerings on the subject.