Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Most Used | Lip Products

Following up with my Most Used series, this is the lip product edit, which was probably the easiest to put together. I'm a bit of a rut with lip products, as I like the ones I have and learnt from experience what suits me. I have light-medium yellow-toned skin and pigmented rosy lips that don't suit most pale pinks and nudes. Me trying on a cool-toned pink lipstick is like Cinderella's ugly stepsisters jamming on her incy-wincy glass slipper. It ain't pretty. So if you're like me and have pigmented lips, you may like these colour choices.





Prep is key to making any lipstick look good and it starts with a good lip balm. The Caudalie Soin des Levres antioxidant lip balm is a new favourite. It's thicker than the usual Nivea and Carmex offerings and works most effectively as bedside lip balm because the rest lets the thick balm coat and sink into the lips, hydrating it without hindering day to day actions like eating and talking which cause lip product to wear off. 
Tinted balm is a good choice for a hint of colour with the hydrating properties of a balm, and the Korres Lip Butters in Mango and Pomegranate are my favourites. Light, well-pigmented and deliciously scented pots of coloured buttery goodness. 
A product that blurs the lines between a gloss and a balm is the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer, which is a subtle, moisturising sheer petal pink gloss which gives a sheen while feeling light and balmy when on. Napoleon Perdis Luxe Lip Gloss in Perfect Peach is my other most-used gloss for its non-sticky, nourishing formula and gorgeous peachy coral colour with subtle gold and silver shimmer particles. It smells divinely fruity and is admittedly one of my best magazine freebies yet. 
Something with more staying power is the Lioele Pop Orange Tint, which I picked up under the influence of Korean celebrities. This one is a favourite for its long-wearing coral stainage. It can double as liquid blush with equally if not longer-lasting power so it's a good one to take when travelling. One of my favourites of the bunch is the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Charm, an exceptionally forgiving peachy nude crayon that leaves a bright peachy pink stain once the nude balm wears off. It's perfect for spring and summer but I wear it year-round. Sadly the packaging can't stand up to much handbag battering; the silver lettering wears off and the lids suffer hairline fractures. Nevertheless I'm about halfway through this jumbo pencil and when I finish it a repurchase will be on the cards.
More conventional lipstick picks are MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again for a my-lips-but-better rosy pink-brown. I couldn't be happier with the shade, as it's close to my natural lip colour but slightly more brown-nude. The formula is nice and moisturising and promises the pigmentation of a lipstick with sheen of a gloss. Although the glossy sheen isn't there, the moisturising properties are. All the better to nourish the lips, you dehydrated beauty junkie. Lastly is my most-used lipstick, Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, which I've worn down to a stumpy little nub, there's about one centimetre left. The tawny peachy pink flecked with chunky gold shimmer has a nice story to tell. It's the first beauty product I ever bought and loved (over a year ago!), and is one I successfully made my sister a fan of so the most-used title is well-deserved. The moisturising, lightweight formula of the Revlon lip butters is worth the hype and there are still shades I'd like to try.

And that's my most-used lip product round up! A nice and neat number of nine products to colour, gloss, stain and hydrate the lips, all predictably fitting under the 'peachy pink' and 'coral' umbrella.


9 comments:

  1. The Clarins is so pretty ... I'm such a sucker for packaging. I heard they're pretty moisturising in terms of a balm as well and sink into the lips. I wish Peach Parfait didn't have shimmer - then it would be such a perfect everyday colour. It's the glitter in it that puts me off using it ... I always forget it's there even though the times I have used it, I remember what a nice colour it is.

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    1. The poor Clarins gloss has scratches all over from being toted around- it's a great gift of a lip gloss and suits the Clarins aesthetic- sophisticated and understated. And as always, agreed on the shimmer in Peach Parfait.

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  2. Nice picks. :) I have the Caudalie lip balm as well and really should use it more than I do. I used to use the Revlon lip butter in Peach Parfait a tonne, except these days it comes second to my lip butter in Sweet Tart. :P I really want to try that Clarins lip perfecter! x

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    1. I thought Sweet Tart was too bright for me, but it would suit your taste quite well! The Clarins gloss is nice and subtle but because it's so subtle it's not all that mind-blowing.

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  3. I really want to try the Clarins lip gloss - so much hype and recently I have been getting back into gloss. I also need to jump on the Korres Lip Butter bandwagon already, as with the Revlon JBKBS! I really like Peach Parfait too but sometimes I find the glitter is way too chunky!

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    1. If you had to start with one, I'd say the Revlon JBKBS! I like Charm and I would get Sweetheart as well, except I have no call to wear it. It'd be perfect for 18th or 21st bday year, when there are parties happening all the time haha.

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  4. I really like the Korres Lip Butters! I have it in Quince and Plum and they're both beautiful shades. I also love the Caudalie Lip Balm. It's so nourishing and I like applying before bed to make sure that I wake up with soft lips in the morning.
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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  5. I love how all these shades lean towards peach and coral! I have pigmented lips too and find it hard to pull off many shades. I have the two Korres lip butters you have and I love how they are so buttery and plush, and they smell divine! I never got Peach Parfait as I thought the glitters in them would be too much for me, but I might have another swatch of it myself. I love the Clarins Lip Perfectors too- they are not sticky and moisturise the lips so well!

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    1. Oh, it's such a fwp, choosing lip colours that flatter pigmented lips! The Korres lip butters are such easy-to-wear shades, love them!

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