Saturday, 4 January 2014


I thought that I would start off this year going through my favourite of each type of makeup and beauty products, as well as sharing the products that are on my wish list. 
Before I started university the only lip product that I would use would be a clear balm, as I was always a bit too scared to try anything colourful. University gave me the confidence to try new things and I now can't think of my face with plain lips.
These are all the lip products I currently own at my university house...

And these are my top 5...

5) Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

I have a bit of an obsession with balms, and recently discovered coloured balms like this one are a perfect way to moisturise your lips with a hint of colour. I remember when I was younger that the only options in balms were clear or an awful frosted pink so its nice to have more options these days.

4) E.L.F Lip Exfoliator

Despite my obsession with balms my lips are forever dry. When I was in high school a friend of mine introduced me to lip scrubs, however the only one I used was in a pot and I found it quite messy to apply. I love E.L.F makeup and during a little spree on their site I spotted this lip exfoliator stick so I thought I'd try it. It's perfect, I love using it before I wear lipstick as it helps get rid of all those nasty dry bits. 

3) Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

As I've mentioned my lips are quite dry, and I believe this is one of the reasons I was scared to try colour as I didn't want to draw attention to them. When I saw these lip butters advertised it appeared that my prayers had been answered - bright colours that moisturise. I thought they would be too good to be true but off I went to Boots in search of the perfect colour. This product glides on extremely well and the colour pay off is amazing. 

2) Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Not necessarily just a lip product but I've had this in my handbag for the past few years and it is perfect for when your lips are drying out. One issue I have with it is the scent - its quite distinct and I feel its rather medicinal but this doesn't affect how great this product is. Although it is quite pricey a little goes a long way so it lasts forever!

1) Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist

This is the latest addition to my lip collection, I received it for Christmas as part of the Girl-O-Whirl Makeup Set. It's not usually a product that I would have gone for but on first application I fell in love. It's glossy, moisturising and the colour is perfect for everyday wear. I'm definitely planning on purchasing this product in other colours as it is definitely my new favourite product. 

Here are swatches of the coloured products from my top 5 taken without flash and then with flash:

L-R Maybelline Baby Lips, Revlon Lip Butter and Soap and Glory Gloss Stick

How about you, what is your favourite lip product?

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