Last week the lovely Aisling from 'Coveted Mess' Tagged me to do this post and of course I was delighted. Being a total Lipstick addict myself I look for any chance to discuss these products. So here it is:
1. Favourite balm/treatment?
At the moment it is the Balmi. I was lucky enough to be given some of these lip balms to put in the goodie bags for the meetup I organised last month and the coconut scent was in my bag. It is super nourishing and is great for the summer as it contains SPF15 as well as UVA/UVB protection. It can also be attached to your key chain so it's handy for carrying around, as well as smelling incredible.
2. Best eye-catching red?
It depends on my mood, If I'm feeling like going for a bright red I love the flormar lipstick in the shade 'L18'. Its a deep orange toned red that is bright and definitely makes a statement. On the other hand I also love a vampy dark red, my favourite being 'Cherry' from Sleek's True Colour collection it is just the most perfect wearable deep colour.
3. Best luxury & best drugstore?
I don't own too many luxury lipsticks. I must admit I don't think you can get more luxury than the YSL lipstick packaging or a classic Channel. Personally I love the lower end of the high end makeup, and think MAC do amazing lipsticks with so many different colours and finishes to choose from there is bound to be something for everyone. For drugstore I think L'Oreal have a great selection.
4. Best MAC Lipstick?
Again its impossible to pick just one but my most reached for nude is 'Creme Cup' (or it would still be if it hadn't gone missing a couple of months ago) it is so beautiful. My most reached for colour is 'Rebel', a purpley/pink colour which is so bold it will always make a statement.
5. The most disappointing?
I'm going to give a slightly controversial answer here as I know so many people love them but the Rimmel Apocalips. I just didn't get on with them, I have the shade 'Apocoliptic'. I found it to be really thick, it moved and even got dragged across my face from my hair in the wind. I just wasn't that impressed. After a recent recommendation I'm going to give them another shot and try applying a very thin layer and leaving it to dry for a while before leaving the house, so we shall see.
5. Liner - Yes or no?
I'm going to agree with Aisling here and say with a nude lip, no. With a bright lip, yes.
6. Best gloss?
I'm not a huge wearer of gloss, I prefer either a lipstick or a balm. However Benefit have amazing glosses that I do love. I have the shade 'Hoola' which I got in a set and it is beautiful. It gives a sheer wash of colour, is not sticky or gloopy and makes the lips look and feel great. It also comes in more shades which correspond with some of Benefit most famous blushers.
7. Something extra?
I'm going to mention Benefit again here, I think they can really do no wrong at the minute they are just producing one amazing product after the next. Something I recently raved about was their new tint, 'Lolli tint'. It is the colour of the season in an amazing orchid/lilac shade, and the reason I'm mentioning it as my something extra is because it makes an incredible lip stain as well as being a cheek stain as it was intended.
Thanks so much again to Aisling for tagging me, I really enjoyed doing this post. I TAG EVERYONE reading this to do it, along with these lovely ladies: