I know I haven’t done any posts on beauty products as much recently so I thought I’d do a small post of my top favourite lip products. I don’t use that many but I do have my favourites and ones that I use quite frequently. Here I go:
NYX Cosmetics Colour Lip Balm in Grazie
I find this to be both hydrating as well as pigmented to a certain extent and gives me a pop of colour without much effort. I’m actually super sad that they discontinued this line and have another new one instead because it does not include the same colour I’m totally in love with. Grazie is like the perfect colour for a casual day out or when I am in a hurry. I can pop it in my bag and carry it anywhere with me and don’t eat a compact mirror to even touch up on the go.
NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo
This one’s a more recent favourite but I have been in love with the soft matte lip creams for some time now (everyone literally is!). It’s tough not to love the creamy texture and easy glide on application of this lip product and also the packaging itself. The colours are another story. There are many colours which I favour a lot but Monte Carlo tops it all because of it’s true red-ness. It packs in so much of colour in just one swipe and I love that I don’t need to touch up all that much after one application.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Plush Plum
I’ve got four shades in this range and I have to say the Plush Plum hits the mark right one. It’s not all too plumy and has a bit of a berry undertone as well and I love that it’s got a very hydrating balmy texture to it. I’ve pretty much run through this entire product and will definitely be buying another. I find that pairing this with more dressier outfits brings out a very sophisticated and glam look instead of during the day when it can sort of make you look overbearing.
NYX Creamy Round Lipstick in Milan
This is another new favourite but one of my top five. What NYX says, it certainly is and these lipsticks are super creamy to the touch. I sort of broke mine as I was using it but that doesn’t stop me. This colour is perfect for the day – not too bright and overbearing and not too dull. It’s pinky-ness really complements my skin tone which makes me love it even more. I’ll definitely be buying more of these in other shades very soon!
Elizabeth Arden Lipstick in Brick
For an extreme glammed up look, this is certainly the one I almost always pick. It’s kind of a blood red colour but also with a hint of brown to it. The texture is something I’m kind of getting used to because it’s not too creamy and not too drying. I love the sleek and stylish packaging of it though and also the colour pigmentation. It does tend to bleed a little bit after a meal or so, so it’s best paired with a lip pencil.
I was introduced to NYX Cosmetics sometime late last year by a friend/colleague at work. She’d been surfing the website all morning and I happened to look across her screen and noticed the beautiful lippies and vibrant colours. When asked, she talked non-stop about how great the soft matte lip creams were and how great their colour payoff was. I then looked up some online beauty bloggers’ reviews of the same and thought about getting some for myself. Since, I have been hooked to these amazing products. I love that they are of good great quality and decently priced. Most of the lippies, including the matte lipstick and creamy round lipsticks have great pigmentation. The retractable liners are another favourite as well as the jumbo lip and eye pencils. Okie, so this post is going to be a mini review of some of my top favourites. Enjoy!
Retractable Eye Liner in Black – Twist and shout! Renowned for its extreme lasting power, this creamy liner delivers intense pigmentation and precise application in an easy, twist-up tube that never needs sharpening.
I love this liner because it’s user friendly and so easy to apply. Just twist the tube and the product pops out. It glides on with ease and I love using it to create a cat eye whenever I go out at night.
Jumbo Eye Pencil in Slate – A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Our most voluptuous pencil yet!
Who can say no to products that can be used for multiple purposes? Not I! I love the pigmentation of these colours and my most favourite is the colour Slate which is like a deep grey shade. I use it as both a liner and shadow. Again, it simply glides on with ease. It’s also great to use as an eyeshadow and then blend out to create a smokey effect.
Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black – Transform your look in seconds with this super-pigmented eye liner that highlights eyes with an electrifying stroke of colour. The fine brush tip allows for precision application, and can be used to create lines of varying thickness. Go subtle or go glam.
I’ve never been a fan of liquid liners, mostly because I always felt like I wouldn’t be able to take it off with ease if I made a mistake. The studio liquid liner however has a fine brush tip and my trick is to first make dot like marks on where I want to create my line and then connect the dots. For bolder looks, I just create an outline over a normal liner look and then colour between the gap. Easy peasy!
Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iced Coffee– It’s double or nothing with this lip liner and lipstick in one. Our Jumbo Lip Pencils infuse lips with alluring, nourishing colour, and help you create a perfect pout. Line, define and colour with one jumbo pencil. Plus the mineral oil formula does not dry out your lips and it goes on smoothly. In 24 seductive shades.
These are the perfect alternative to lipsticks and glosses in the sense that they are easy to carry and you do not have to twist the tub or whatever. I find them super handy to carry around in my handbag and love the shade iced coffee so far. I will surely be getting my hands on more colours soon 😀
Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo – Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip colour that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturising.
I think I’ve said all there is to be said about these gorgeous soft matte lip creams. They are the loves of my life and each time I purchase a new shade, I fall in love all over again. My first favourite was Milan, then it grew to Prague and Amsterdam. My current hot faves are Zurich and Monte Carlo, two opposite colours and yet fabulous ones.
Nail Polish Salon Formula in Elegance – One coat of this pro-favourite polish is all it takes to transform your hands from ho-hum to haute stuff. With so many brilliant, on-trend colours and 10 nail treatments, our Salon Formula system makes it easy to get sexy, salon-quality manis and pedis without ever leaving home.
This is the only colour I own from the salon formula range of polishes and I actually bought it on whim. I picked the lightest shade I preferred and am actually happy with my choice. Elegance is a very soft opaque pinky colour and I love the wear because it doesn’t chip easily and does me good for a week or so.
Here are a few more of some of my favourites from the brand – Creamy Round Lipsticks (loveeee Chaos), Butter Balms in Ladyfingers and Parfait and Butter Glosses (Meringue tops my faves).