Lip Loves

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With it coming up to the end of 2014, where on earth has this year gone please do tell me?!?! I thought I would do a post on the lip items that I have been loving. They range from bold pinks and reds to subtle barely there nudes.
Though I do have to say that the bulk of them are bold colours, this is because I personally don't really wear lipstick unless its bold as I'm not a massive fan on nudes on myself. If I am going plain its usually my faithful Carmex .

First up with have the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned and Red Square. Now Damned is a classed as a rich magenta colour, though it does remind me of a subtle red wine shade. Red square on the other hand is a orange red shade, which means it is a red colour that on those of us with paler skin won't be too draining! They are both super easy to apply and stay put for quite a while, which is what you would expect from most matte shades. Though they are matte the pencils themselves glide really easily over the lips and don't feel drying at all!

Next we have another high end brand which is the MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry which is a bolder red than that of the Nars Red square but has an orange undertone which warms up the colour. Now though this is a lip liner I have on occasion worn this on its own as it creates a great long lasting matte colour on the lips, but because it is a lip pencil you can get quite a defined look. 

Though if I do want to top the mac lip pencil with something it is usually the Maybelline Superstay 10hr Tint Gloss in the shade Forever Coral (which I would say its more red than a coral shade) this is a super easy to apply lip gloss, it isn't sticky like normal lip gloss is (I can't stand sticky lip gloss, especially when your hair gets stuck to it! Anyone else??) and is actually quite moisturising. Now the gloss isn't as long lasting as a matte pencil, but that's to be expected with a gloss. Though I find that with the pencil underneath the colour does last longer, the applicator is a soft circular shape something totally different to the normal doe foot applicators you usually get, though this applicator size makes it super easy to top up whilst out and about! 

Now if your looking for a cheap and cheerful nude lipstick, look no further than MUA Lipstick Shade 7, this is a great shade for us pale people and doesn't break the bank (£1) like other nude lipsticks might. Its a great shade if your looking for a complete makeup look without the bold lip to finish it off. Its not as long lasting as I would like, but I would be more annoyed had I paid more for the lipstick, with it only being £1 I can't really complain.

Now back to the bolds and this is another lip pencil that I love and it is from Collection, Lip Definer in Damson. Now this is more of a plum/burgundy colour which is great for those winter months with a brown smokey eye! This is another one that is great to apply as an all over colour, whilst also achieving a defined lip. It also has the benefit of being a screw pencil which means no need to sharpen, all of that under £3.00!!

Now one that I really love and feel the need to invest in more colours is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Ole Flamingo. It is liquid lipstick, which comes with a doe foot applicator like a gloss, but as the colour is matte it has the staying power of a matte lipstick. It is easy to apply and doesn't dry out the lips. Though it is quite a bold pink shade, I feel that this colour could be pulled off at any time of year (or is that just me??).

Now the last item annoyingly is no longer stocked as far as I can see (having only just found this out whilst writing this post!!). It is the Maxfactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint in shade 06, they do have similar shades in some stores and online. This is great as if your not that skilled at applying a lip colour, this like a felt tip pen, which makes it super easy. the problem with this is that it can be a little drying and is also a pain to remove afterwards (and yes I have cover my lips with foundation before applying it and it still stains my lips).

Do you guys have any lip products that are an essential in your makeup bag??

Hope you enjoyed this post,

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