Love List Part IV: Lipstick
When you’re preparing a post showcasing the lipsticks you coveted most over an extended period of time, you’ve got to have a strategy. Without a game plan, you end up with enough lipstick to gift each person in your neighborhood…twice! Okay, maybe thrice.
And so, at the risk of having my Lipstick Love List resemble one of those really long period novels that start off good giving you the idea you’re going to race through those pages – but then quickly realize you can’t stomach reading one more word – I’ve condensed this post into most used brands. Whew, that’s one long sentence!
To be clear, I wear loads of brands; MAC, Chanel. YSL, Revlon, you name it. But for this post, I’ve gathered the lipsticks I’ve used most often; both new and longtime favorites.
Here we go…
Maybelline Color Whisper: I mentioned in my eyeshadow post how much I’ve enjoyed Maybelline in general and these glossy, hydrating, lip balms are no exception. They don’t wear for hours and hours (they’re balms after all) but are easy to carry, deposit good color and come in a wide range of shades.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids: As the name suggests, these lipsticks pack a good color wallop! If you like a subtle, my lips but better lipstick, this range isn’t for you. The colors are vibrant. The wear is long. And they’ve developed a cult following amongst bright lip loving gals, like me.
Clarins Jolie Rouge: I first tried this lipstick formula when the Spring 2013 collection launched. What can I say, I adore this lipstick! The formula feels, juicy. Although it’s not an opaque shade, Watermelon leaves a just-bitten flush of color on the lips and while there is a good amount of glitter particles in the bullet, on lips it reflects as light.
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: The beauty blogging community went 50 Shades of Hot when Milani released this range of lipsticks which come in shades of Nudes, Pinks, Reds, and Oranges. From frosts to mattes, Color Statement lipsticks has something for everyone! The wear is quite good and the matching lip liners (not featured in this post) are a must check too – the nude liners are my favorites.
Dior Addict Lipsticks: When sheer lip balms/lipsticks were all the rage a few years ago, Dior Addict was my formula of choice and I’ve been loyal to the range ever since. From the shade selection, hydration and the overall incredible way each bullet glides onto the lips. Dior Addict and Addict Extreme (which offers more pigmentation) is one of the best, and most loved, lipsticks I own.
Dior Addict Lipsticks: L-R, Passionnee #771, Spring Ball #343 (Addict Extreme), Exotique #751. Online, the promo images feature Exotique as a strong peach shade. It is not. It’s a sheer pink with only a dab of peach.
Well, that wraps up this edition of the Love List. I’ve got more to share next week. What’s your fancy, Body Products or Skincare? Let me know!
Until next time…
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