Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Lip Product Addict Tag

The lip product addict - basically sums me up in three words! I am absolutely hopeless at tags because I always have to include more than one product for each question!!! So settle in, grab a cup of tea and a biscuit (or two) and have a read. If you would like to do this tag please consider yourself tagged and don't forget to leave a link to your blog once you have completed it. I would love to read your answers!!! 

1.  Favourite Balm/Treatment

I have two favourite lip balms but only own one of them at the moment. So that is the one I will talk about! The Nivea 'Essential Care' lip balm has been in life for a very, very long time. I remember this balm from my childhood, so let's face it. If you keep returning to a product for more than 10 must be good. It's a nice thick creamy balm that really does moisturise your lips and the best thing is that it sticks around for a really long time. I hate balms this disappear an hour after you apply them. My other favourite is the Yes to Carrots lip balm in melon. 

2. Best Eye Catching Red

I'm not a lover of red lips. Or any bold lip to be honest. They look stunning on other people but not on me. With that said my eye catching red isn't very eye-catching... My two favourite red lips are: Face of Australia's Sheer Gloss Lip  Crayon in 'Macaron' which is essentially a nicely pigmented sheer red balm. I also love Maybelline's 'Gleaming Grenadine' gloss. If you love a bold red lip I would recommend Bourjois' Color Boost crayon in 'Red Sunshine'. 

3. Best Luxury and Best Drugstore

I only own two luxury products and they probably don't even seem luxury to other people! I definitely do want to start buying more luxury branded products but the jump in price scares me. Especially when there are some amazing products in the drugstore. Plus, not everything in the drugstore is cheap! Anyway, rant favourite expensive drugstore lip product is L'oreals Colour Riche Nutrishine in 'Sandalwood Beige'. My favourite luxury is the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in 'Curviest Caramel'. I haven't even had this product in my possession for more than 24 hours I feel a bit weird including it in the post but I have already worn it more than my other luxury brand lip product. Can I include a discontinued product for my favourite cheap drugstore lip product? If I can...I'm going with Essence's Stay with me long lasting lip gloss in 'Deep Rose' and if I can't use a discontinued product (because lets face it, that's a bit cruel of me!) I will go with Face of Australia's Lasting Looks Lip Creme in 'Many Moons'. 

4. Best MAC Lipstick

I don't own any Mac lipsticks :o Can you believe it?! I have had my eye on 'Modesty' for awhile though and I expect I may cave in soon :) 

5. The Most Disappointing

There have been plenty if lip products I have read rave reviews about, only to be disappointed by when I get them on my own lips. Or, too many times, have I gone to the shops and been disappointed in the colour selection available. I'm just not into bold lips and that really limits me. This is one of those occasions. I think it was last year, everybody was praising the Rimmel London Apocalip Lip Laquers. As soon as they made their way to Australia (which took forever, naturally) I brought the shade ' Celestial'. Out of all the colours available I thought it would be the shade I would be most likely to wear. But I have never worn it out of the house. Not once! Shameful I know. 

6. Liner - Yes or No?

Nope. Too lazy! 

7. Best Gloss

I think that a good gloss is an essential item in one's beauty arsenal. Whether you are having a 'natural' look day, or going all out, there is a place for a gloss in your look. I am in the middle of writing up my thesis on it is fair to say all I have been doing is the 'natural' look. Bit of foundation and some gloss and I am running out the door in the mornings. At the moment I am loving the Maybelline Elixir glosses. They have great pigmentation and lasting power (essentially considering they are a gloss) and give a really nice shine to the lips. Even after the colour has worn off your lips still look smooth and have a subtle shine.'Nude Illusion' is a brilliant nude. There is no hint of pink in it at all but it doesn't make you look dead, like some nudes do! I have been loving it for the days when I really don't have time to care what I look like. 'Caramel Infused' is a pigmented version of MLBB which I absolutely adore. 

8. Something Extra

How about three something extras? I have to mention an old favourite, especially considering I have never fully reviewed it on the blog. I probably should get around to that...I am talking about the Covergirl lip perfection jumbo gloss balm in 'Mauve Twist'. I'm also going to give a shout out to Nyx's Butter Gloss in 'Creme Brulee'. I haven't worn this gloss for a couple of months but since doing this tag I am falling head over heels in love with it again. If you have super dry and chapped lips this is absolutely perfect. Plus it smells like cupcakes! Yummy. And another Nyx product, the Mega Shine Lip Gloss in 'Beige' is not actually beige but is a beautiful natural pink colour. It is a super long lasting lipgloss. It is a bit sticky though! 

Thanks for reading, 
cheers :)


  1. Love those NYX butter glosses, they smell so lovely!

  2. I love red lips so i think I will check on that Bourjois' Color Boost crayon in 'Red Sunshine.


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