October 22, 2013

Starting Off: Lips

AS IF We are at week nine! It's lips week!

I don't realise how much I love lip products until every so often I take a look at my Lipstick Jar and realise just how many I have. Lip products come in lots of different types, but today I'm going to talk about what I see as the main three. The application of a lip product is pretty straight forward - you just apply it to your lips! However, I will always say that you need to be careful to not apply lipstick/gloss/balm around your lips. It does not make them look bigger, nor does it make you look sexy, it just makes you look stupid.

Probably the most common type, lipstick comes in almost every colour imaginable and every brand makes one, if not multiple types of good old lippy. From matte to gloss, lipsticks can have many effects on your lips and can brighten up any "Face Of The Day".

My favourite brand of lipstick is, and always will be, MUA Cosmetics. At only £1 per lipstick, their shade range and quality is perfect for me!

Definitely more of a favourite for the younger teens, gloss can make your lips sparkle and lip glosses often make your lips look more full. More recently, lip lacquers have come into the game and they offer more pigmentation than lip glosses in general. I used to love glosses, but they are often quite sticky and, particularly in this A/W weather, I can't deal with my hair sticking to my lips!

I do have some favourites though, and those include Apocalips Lip Lacquer from Rimmel, Moxie from bareMinerals and the L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash! Apocalips have an amazing pigmentation and look so bright and pretty! The Moxie range are so glossy that I can't fault them and the staying power of the L'Oreal gloss makes my life feel complete! (Okay, slight exaggeration there.)

I'm teaming these together as in my eyes they kinda all do the same thing, just some with more colour that others. Balms and crayons usually work by not only adding some colour/shine to your lips but also adding moisture and hydration. I am really loving tinted balms at the minute and I see my crayons as just that!

My faaaaves at the minute include Babylips by Maybelline, Color Boost by Bourjois and my Chubby Stick from Clinique. The Chubby Stick and Color Boost are very similar in their qualities but the Color Boost definitely adds more of a gloss than the Chubby Stick. As for Babylips, they're just perfect for every day wear - especially pink punch!

What's your favourite lip product?

Lots of love, Steph xxxx


  1. Love the MUA ones, I need to take a look, and for that price buy some :)
    I love the chubby sticks by clinique, they are my favorite ones at the moment!

    Mirisweet! xX

  2. Those MUA lipsticks look lovely! now I am considering buying at least one!
    great post

  3. I love Baby Lips too! Great post xx

  4. I really want to try out the chubby sticks.

    My favourite lip product is the Gosh lip markers. They are so long lasting.

    Can't believe how close we are to the end of the SO project now!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  5. All the Bare Minerals look absolutely gorgeous! :)


  6. I love the look of Chubby Sticks I really need to try them!!


  7. I don't own any that you've recommended so I will have to try them all!

    Liz xx


  8. I've just ordered some MUA lipsticks, curtsy of my mum as a treat because of my spending ban haha so I'm glad to hear they're your favourites. I can't wait to try them. Lovely post as always Mrs. Hope uni is treating you well.

    Hannah xxx

  9. For me you can't beat a MAC lippy, although I know £15 is ridiculously expensive!

    Jen xx

  10. I couldn't get round to doing this! Ahh so gutted! Wish I'd started from the beginning :( Love this post Steph, really informative! Beth xox

  11. Lovely post :-) I love Bare Minerals Buxom Gloss in Sugar, Sally Hansen Lip Plumping Gloss and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Honey ♥.

    I'm quite sad that next week will be the last of #TheSOProject posts, I've enjoyed doing it! Xx


  12. This is such a good post with so many good products! I'm a huge lip crayon fan lately and especially love the pixi brillance balms!



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