I was tagged by the lovely Soph from A Little Bit Soph to do this TAG and it sounded like fun, so I thought I would give it a bash. I’m not too much of a lipstick addict, but I love my balms 🙂 I put together most of my collection and took a photo and it’s pretty crazy how big it is. There’s a few balms and glosses missing, along with all my benefit tints. Maybe I am an addict? I thought I would include a few pictures in the post of my stash for interest 🙂
FAVOURITE LIP BALM / TREATMENT
Hands down this has to go to my L’Occitaine Lip Balm. I got this one as part of a gift set and I am gutted that they don’t seem to have it on their website? They have a slightly different version, so will be trying that out for sure. The balm makes a great base for under other lip products and is very moisturising beacuse it contains shea. It doesn’t smell or taste of much, making it great for men too.
BEST EYE-CATCHING RED
Red lipstick does not suit me, so I don’t really own any true red lipsticks other than in palettes. I’m going to say my Urban Decay Scandalous Lip crayon from the anarchy face case. It’s more pink than red, but it does pack a punch and it quite bright. I’ve done some swatches here if anyone is interested.
BEST LUXURY & BEST DRUGSTORE
In the best drugstore category I am going to say The BodyShop. I adore their lip balms and lip butters and the tinted ones are not too bad either. In the drugstore category I have to also mention Maybelline. Over the years I have had so many products from Maybelline that I have loved, including the watershine gloss.
Best Luxury has to be Mac. I’m new to Mac, but I am in LOVE. So pigmented, creamy and doesn’t smell like playdough.
BEST MAC LIPSTICK
I only have 2 to choose from, but I’m going to say Angel. This was my first ever Mac lippie and the colour is just so wearable. Swatches here.
THE MOST DISAPPOINTING
Oh gosh, this has to be makeup revolution. Okay, the lipstick was only £1 but it is horrible. The formula is just so dry and snags on the lips. I really didn’t like it, but I think I maybe got a dud as other bloggers seem to be raving about the lipsticks? Maybe it’s the shade I bought? Has anyone tried Makeup Rev lipsticks, comment below and let me know if you have.
LINER – YES OR NO?
I tried lip liner twice. Once was from a now defunct brand and the other was from Inika. It was a disaster. I looked awful. Now I just don’t bother.
Oh uhm gee. Too many. I love smashbox and I’m currently working my way through their minis, but I also love Bareminerals too. They are sweet and sticky, so not to everyones taste, but I love them.
I thought I would mention Lush Lip Scrubs in here. I previously had the Bubblegum and now I’m giving the Popcorn version a whirl and although these are expensive, I love them. They really do help to smooth my lips. An honorable mention must of course go to the original nipple balm for lips. When you have mega chapped and dry lips, this stuff sorts them out!
Let me know if you do this TAG, so I can read it. Would love to hear anyone elses thoughts on Makeup Rev? Does anyone else have as big an obsession with lipgloss as me?