2015 was a crazy year for me regarding makeup specially lip products. Speak of liquid lipsticks and it is a never-ending story. But this year, I had enough of it and went back to hunt some of the oldy goldy lipsticks and lip glosses. I know it is just February but I have accumulated a good amount of these items. Just in time when I thought of sharing with you my current top 5 favorite lip products, I met Miah , an amazing blogger who beautifully posts about beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travel. She had an amazing idea of doing a collaboration with other bloggers and so we mutually decided on sharing with you all our top 5 lip products. How good is that? I’m excited to see hers and see if we have anything common in our favorite.
It was hard to narrow down a lot of phenomenal products to only 5. So I am going to do a little bit of cheating here. Can’t choose just 1 lip liner so here is how I categorized them.
- Matte Liquid Lipsticks
- Lip Gloss
- Matte Lipstick
- Moisturizing Lipstick
- Lip Liners
In no particular order, the following are my current faves.
Matte Liquid Lipsticks– L.A girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss and Arcancil Paris Mat Hysteria is on top of my list. You hear me girl, if I love something , you will hear a lot about them from me all the time. Though I love most of the shades they offer but I won’t lie, they do have some really bad formulated ones too. But LA Gloss in the shade Secret and Mat Hysteria in 510 is one of my besties. L.A Girl Matte gloss is super matte, kiss-proof and very long-lasting while Mat hysteria is the sweet version of the liquid lipsticks, they give a matt finish but not too dry, applies very smoothly, creamy , long-lasting but not kiss-proof.
Lip Gloss- I am not a fan of lip gloss at all. I think it was never my cup of tea to be able to get one of my liking. But Note Hydra Color Lipgloss in the shade 20 Impatient, surprised and impressed me. The shade is amazing. I think it is the perfect shade for all skin colors. The formula is amazing. I hate lip gloss because most of them are made very sticky but this one is not at all bothering me. Very nourishing as it has argan oil and cocoa butter which will keep lips moisturized, which it really does. It is pigmented and spreads evenly and has a very beautiful finish.
Matte Lipstick- Talk about lipsticks and everyone will start raving about M.A.C ones. Mine is different. I have many other matte lipsticks that I love but I would say none like the Wet n Wild ones. The day I got them, I tossed away my M.A.C lippies. They are easy to apply and won’t drag your lips like other matte lipstick do during application, stays forever on lips and doesn’t make my lips more dry. Moreover , it is very affordable just worth AED18. Though I love a lot of shades but for this season, I am rocking Purty Persimmon.
Moisturizing Lipstick: Though this lipstick doesn’t say anything about moisturizing, but I feel it hydrates my lips whenever I have it on. It is the Essence lipstick in the shade 05 Cool Nude. I love the shade, it is a perfect nude shade for my wheatish skin and looks very beautiful on lips. Check swatch here.
Lip Liners: I am all about lip liners this season, I want more and more of this product and that too nude shades. Crazy as I sound, but that’s me fulfilling my unrealistic desires. You certainly do not need a lot of lip liners. 3 is enough, but I don’t know I just am into it for now. I couldn’t help but pick 3 lip liners and with heavy heart abandoning rest of my collection for this post sake. But I bet you will love these too. Nyx Lip liners are one of the best I have ever used. They are super pigmented, long-lasting, creamy and has lots of different shades. Essence lip liner in the shade Plum Cake is one of my go-to lip liner. It makes a perfect base for any nude lipstick and is super affordable. My new discovery is the Maybelline Super stay Lip liner in the shade Nosette. Not just a beautiful shade, but stays forever on lips, makes a good lipstick base, creamy that glides on very smoothly, not drying and definitely not messy to work with and best part is Maybelline and Essence lip liners are retractable which is such a relief.