Lip Product Addict Tag

Lip Product Addict

Hello everyone! I don’t know if I have divulged the fact that I have a small obsession with lip products.  Essiebutton and Amelia created a lip product addict tag (video link here) and I thought I would share my answers with you!

1. Favorite balm/treatment – My favorite lip balm is the line of EOS lip balms. They come in lots of great flavors and with the mint one, I love the cooling sensation that comes with it. For a lip scrub, it has to be the LUSH Mint Julips lip scrub. I did a full review on my post about LUSH products here.

2. Best eye-catching red – The Kate Moss lipstick from Rimmel in number 01. This red is a slightly darker red but the color is just gorgeous and a bit more sultry. The formula is wonderful and I am a big fan of this whole line!

3. Best luxury and best drugstore – My favorite line of luxury lipsticks (these are definitely on the affordable end of luxury but you can only find through Birchbox and the Model Co. website) would be the Model Co. Party Proof Matte lipsticks in the Neutral line. My favorite lipstick from that line is definitely Kitty which is a very pretty warm pink color. The formula is so rich and moisturizing and the color is subtle and lovely.
My favorite drugstore line is definitely the Revlon Colorburst line in both lacquer and matte. You have heard me rave about these many times before so I shall spare you another go around 🙂 My favorite from the matte line is #240 Striking. My favorite from the lacquer line is #150 Enticing.  Both are gorgeous bright reds!

4. Best MAC lipstick – This was pretty hard! I love the Satin MAC Red which was my first MAC lipstick. But I think it has been displaced by a recent purchase, the frost lipstick in Sandy B. I have been loving nude lipsticks more and more recently and this has been a staple in my makeup bag. It is a warm dusty pink with some very pretty shine and it has been perfect for the summertime!

5. Most disappointing lipstick – It has to be the Hourglass liquid lipstick in Opaque Rouge. The color was too dark for me and the formula just did not work on my lips at all. It was streaky, it dried weird and just did not want to cooperate. It had very little staying power and I am happy I only picked up a sample of it rather than buying a full size.

6. Liner? Yes or no – Nope. I have never delved into the lip liner and really have no desire to. Plus having to find liners that match all of the different colors that I have? I spend enough on lip products as it is!! Although Amelia does talk about the Lipstick Queen invisible lip liner going with everything…maybe. We’ll see but for right now, no to the liner.

7. Best Gloss – I am going high-end and drug store lines with this too. Best high-end is the Marcelle Lux Gloss. It is creamy (no stickiness!!) and very nice on the lips.  I love the color #70 Lolita! It is such a warm coral color that goes with pretty much everything.
Best drugstore definitely goes to the Maybelline Color Elixir line! The formula is also very creamy and there are a wide variety of colors to choose from! Breathtaking Apricot is my number one pick from there which is another bright warm coral color.

8. Something extra – Honorable mention for both drugstore lipsticks and lipglosses come from the same company! NYX butter glosses and lipsticks are AWESOME! Lots of different colors, great formulas and the glosses smell delicious. 🙂

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May Favorites

There were a lot of new products that I bought recently that I have been absolutely loving! I included a couple non-beauty favorites that I had to share with you as well 🙂

Revlon Colorburst

First up we have the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in #240 – Striking. Now I have been LOVING the Revlon Colorburst Lip Balms in both the Laquer and the Matte finishes (I may have 7 of them), but Striking is taking the cake for me right now. This rich, moisturizing coral lip balm gives such a great pop of color for summer. The lip crayon makes it super easy to reapply when you need it. You do need to reapply throughout the day to keep the color looking fresh but I love the formula and the color makes my day that much brighter 🙂

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner

Next we have the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Line in Dark Brown. I will never purchase another brand of liquid eye liner for a very long time. The felt tip gives you an amazing amount of control to get the perfect flick for your cat eye! I am definitely going to be stocking up on some of the other colors this summer. I am getting into layering a brighter eye liner on top of a darker eye liner.

Porefessional

The Benefit the Pore-Fessional Agent Zero Shine has been a great find in May. I don’t really have a problem with shininess but I love the matte finish that this gives me. It took me a little while to get used to the tiny brush that comes with it but I got it down.  The color and the finish add a certain something that brings a little extra life and color to my face and helps my makeup stay on longer.

Boscia

The most recent addition to my favorites but possibly my top pick for this month is the Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil.  Before I bought this, I would use a combination of makeup remover wipes and my regular cleanser to take my makeup off. When I would go back over with my toner, I would still pick up some foundation and never really felt like I had a good clean face. Well those days are gone because I am in love with this cleansing oil. I just need two pumps, rub my hands together, massage it into my skin, then use some water to lather it and wash it off. It is gentle enough and tough enough to tackle eye makeup (even my Stila liquid eye liner!) My face feels so clean and happy after using this! I highly recommend you give this product a try whenever you want to take off a full face of make up 🙂

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My final beauty favorite for May would have to be the 12 Benefits Pink Addiction Keratin & Argan Infusion, which is a leave in product that does everything from detangling to replacing the keratin in your hair.  I have been testing out some different shampoos and conditioners the past couple of months, trying to find a good fit for my hair. My hair is long, thick, a TON of fly aways and was feeling a lot like straw recently. I had been using the 12 Benefits spray, which I did like, but that ran out so I decided to try something new from their line and bought this. MY HAIR IS SO HAPPY! I use a pump and a half of this and rub it into my towel-dried hair after a shower. Then I brush it through and let my hair air dry over night. My hair is noticeably softer and healthier after using this.

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Onto some non-beauty favorites! The two albums that I have been listening to on repeat lately have been Hank Green’s new album Incongruent and Alex Goot’s new ep Wake Up Call. Both of these guys are from YouTube and gah these albums are just so good! My favorite tracks off of Hank’s album would have to be Hug Scream, Oh JK Rowling, and Undigested Lump. On Alex’s album, my favorite tracks are Wake Up Call, Forever and Just to Shine. These albums are very upbeat and happy and have lots of very catchy songs 🙂
I also have my new speaker on here which is the Deck from Motorola. I have been battling with crappy $40 speakers that break every few months for a while now and decided to invest in a decent wireless speaker.  OH MY GOD BEST DECISION EVER. The sound quality from this speaker is incredible. You hook up your device via BlueTooth (they do include a wired hookup as well which is handy for plugging into my laptop) and have full control from your phone. What I really love about this particular speaker is the party mode. You can have up to 5 people synced to the device at one time so if you don’t like what your friend is playing, you can cut in and start playing something off of your phone.  The battery life is really good as well and you can keep an eye on how much battery is left when you have the Deck synced your phone. Love love love love LOVE this speaker!

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My food favorites of the month have to be these wasabi and sea salt seaweed snacks. It sounds kind of weird but the combination of the heat of the wasabi, the saltiness from the sea salt and the flavor of the seaweed marries so well into one beautiful little snack.  Also I recently discovered that I enjoy seltzer on its own or mixing with flavored water. So I went shopping in Wegmans and found the glorious flavored seltzer! I tried a few different flavors but so far vanilla is reigning king for me. It is delicious both on its own and mixed with various other flavored water. Yummy!

Let me know in the comment section below what you have been loving recently! 🙂