I’ve really been stepping up my game this year with all these new lip products…That’s usually the last item I ever think about splurging on, but I guess the further I move up into my 20s, the more elevated I want to look. And that means less eyeshadow and more lipstick. I thought now would be a good time to share my favorite lip products this fall/winter, which basically consists of everything I’ll be using for any holiday get-togethers… Whether you’re a lip balm, vampy lip, or high gloss kind of girl, there’s something in this stash you’ll enjoy for sure.If you’re a girl who loves color, this Moisture Matte Lip Creme is bomb(dot)com. It comes off so vivid and pigmented you’d better be careful when applying because it isn’t very forgiving. I don’t like any lip products that feel sticky, but that’s just the nature of these liquid lipsticks/lipstick-gloss hybrids. So yes, it will feel a little gummy at first, but that vanishes pretty quickly, leaving you with a beautiful velvety, long-lasting finish. I love this product in the shade Mannequin, which you can see in action here – feels like spice and everything fall. It won’t dry out your lips (thank God!) and doesn’t smear. There’s also a huge range of colors to pick from. You can’t go wrong here.
The lip creme is different from the Moisture Matte Lip Creme in that it’s not full coverage – it’s more for my lipgloss girls. If you prefer a hint of color with long wear-time and beautiful, but understated color, this one is for you. It makes a beautiful finish on top of lipstick or lip liner, which is how I typically wear it. Let it shine!
I could go on & on how amazing Tatcha products are, and this lip balm just adds to its already glorious collection. This lip balm is limited (only available for the 2016 holiday season), so don’t wait if you have the slightest thirst for it. If you’re afraid of the color, don’t be – the red is evocative of the bright rich color often seen on the lips of the geisha, but it comes off so faint… You get just enough color to slightly brighten up the lips – I honestly wish it showed more color; however, I can’t complain given the soft and silky after effect. I love that it looks glossy, but doesn’t feel sticky or tacky like your traditional lip gloss. If you suffer from dry lips, you’ll really love this product because it delivers all-day moisture and feels really lovely on. It’s become my everyday lip balm of choice.I’ve never tried a Bobbi Brown lipstick, but got a mini in one of the holiday kits, and was just blown away. Bobbi Brown has just been winning me over one thing at a time. This lipstick is creamy, matte, and pigmented while keeping the lips nice and healthy looking (and feeling). Best of all, it doesn’t accentuate dryness or peeling. This color
I spoke of the Ilia Lipsticks here, but needed to show you exactly how gorgeous they are. The three I have are Ilia’s latest launch this fall and I can’t tell you how lovely they are. I’m always drawn to a nude lip… Yes, reds are so glam and posh, and plums so forward, but nothing strikes me like a beautiful nude lip, but better. The three colors are Lucy’s Party (a deep oxblood – worn above), Madam Mina (a mauve tan – bottom right), and The Brides (a warm nude – bottom left). Madam Nina is the perfect everyday lip color while Lucy’s Party will amp you up for the parties. The Brides came on more pink than I anticipated, which threw me off a little, but I’m surprised at how much I liked it. The buttery soft finish and hydrating properties of these just can’t be surpassed. I highly recommend them.
Tarte is definitely leading the pack in progressive natural beauty brands. First off, there’s an infinite amount of gorgeous colors to choose from. Below, I’m wearing Bling – you can see how matte and pigmented it is, which is very representative of every color I’ve tried. It goes on opaque in one swipe and feels a little goopy at first, but dries quickly and comfortably into your lips. I didn’t find them drying at all, so if you’re wanting long-lasting vibrant lips for those parties, this one is highly impressive.
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