Lately I have been loving trying out new lip products and I don't think an explanation is needed as to why I am doing this tag (I own way too many lip products).
My favorite lip balm is a recent
find obsession, the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. Being a UK brand it is a bit hard to find, but I ordered mine from the Birchbox Shop. This a thick waxy balm that absorbs quickly into the lips without leaving any residue to replenish and nourish your pucker (flakes, cracks, and all). I also love the light citrus, lemon scent and how it doesn't linger on the lips.
The best eye catching red is the Tarte Glamazon 12 Hour Lipstick in Wild, which I sadly cannot find being sold anywhere. But, nonetheless, it is a smooth and creamy bright blue red. It also has a long wear time and does not transfer, making it the perfect formula for a bold red.
My favorite drugstore lip brand is Revlon. Their lip butters, jumbo lip crayons, lipsticks, stains, and glosses are all great. I love their variety, affordability, and ratio of duds to studs (a.k.a lots of gems).
A high end favorite brand, it is a tougher choice since I own only a few lip products from a bunch of different brands, but my favorite luxury brand is YSL. I know very expected and not too original, but their quality, packaging, and ability to make you feel like a queen surpasses most other brands.
The best Mac lipstick I have tried, and. Haven't tried too many, is Creme Cup. It is the perfect mixture of pink and nude and no matter what other similar shades I have tried, this one remains supreme.
The Maybelline Color Elixir in Hibiscus Haven is quite a disappointment. I know many people love these, but between picking an unflattering shade, user error, patchy pigmentation, and a drying formula made this a turn off.
I am not a liner fiend, but do use it once in a while. If I reach for a liner, it is the Mac Lip Liner in Dervish, a pinky nude that is very natural, works with a variety of lipsticks, has a creamy yet waxy formula, and lays nicely on the lips. I have a review here.
The best gloss is unexpected, as I don't talk about it too much. I love the Buxom Lip Gloss in Katie, a sheer, clear, glimmering, pink. Buxom has a cooling minty feel/scent, are not sticky, moisturizing, and come in an endless selection of colors.