The Lipstick Tag

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When I saw that Eating Lipstick had taken part in the lipstick tag, I knew I had to do it! Whilst I don’t love make up entirely, I do love my lipstick and it’s something I get most excited for when MAC announces new collections! I wasn’t tagged to take part in this tag, but she did say that she would tag anyone who feels like taking part and it doesn’t hurt to join in now, does it?

So without further ado, let’s get on with the tag.

1. How many lipsticks do you own?

Including lip gloss, tints and liners I own in total about 30-35, but I don’t use quite a lot of some things anymore.

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?

I remember on a holiday when I was little my Mom bought me my first lipstick and I still own it to this day. It’s by (name) and is a gorgeous hot pink shade and although it’s probably not safe to use anymore (it’s nearly 20 years old…) I’ll keep it until the day I die. My Mom bought me this after I was mooching at the counter they were on, wiping all the lipstick shades on the back of my hand to look at the pretty colours and as I was a girly girl at that age, I of course adored the hot pink shade the most, so she bought it for me. It’s just something I will keep close to me forever as she didn’t have to buy me the lipstick, but she did and I remember my little six-year-old self applying it (badly!) and loving how pretty I looked, just like my Mom. 🙂

3. What is your favorite lipstick brand?

Definitely MAC, most of my lipsticks are by MAC and they’re a real treat when I buy one, although I doubt I will be buying any MAC lipsticks for a while now.

4.What is your most worn lipstick?

Probably MAC’s Rebel (review here) as it’s my favourite one out of them all! It was my first MAC lipstick and I know I’ll keep buying it as it’s a staple shade for me, as I love my dark shades for autumn and winter but these shades can also be worn during the spring and summer in the evenings, or hell even in the daytime if you’re as brave as I can be. 😛

5. What is your favorite finish?

I like a nice creamy lipstick so that my lips feel nice and nourished as well as the lipsticks shade having a strong pigmentation, a bit of a gloss can be nice too. I’m not a huge fan of matte lipsticks, but this being said most of my MAC lipsticks are satin finishes, which is near enough to a matte… I dunno. 😛

6.What was the last lipstick you bought?

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Collection Privée Lipstick in Barely Peach By Julianne Moore. I said to myself for ages I wouldn’t buy it, but I caved in! You can read the review for it here. 🙂

7.How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?

I keep three lip balms in there and whatever lipstick I decide to wear on that day will also be kept in my bag too. The reason for keeping three lip balms in there is because I have Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for when my lips are really in need of some moisture, Chapstick in Apple as I just love the taste and smell of it and Carmex in Strawberry as I’m trying to use it up, it’s a good one to use over lipsticks mind.

8.What is your favorite red lip color?

Probably my Revlon Candy Apple lipstick or my newest addition of MUA’s Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless (review here). It’s a gorgeous red and I just adore it so much! But I haven’t been wearing it much at the moment as I’m suffering with really dry lips.

9.How do you store your lipsticks?

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I keep them in my little stack of drawers. I also keep some in a make up bag in my drawer but those tend to be ones I’m not using much at the moment, but use once every couple of months or so.

10. Which lipstick are you currently lusting after?

It’s not a lipstick as such, but still a lip product! I really want NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie. It’s a gorgeous red shade and all I have heard about the butter glosses is how amazing they are!

So that was the lipstick tag! I rather enjoyed doing it, even though it took over a few mornings before work to get it completed. 😛

I tag EVERYONE to take part in this tag, but especially my friend Amy over at Von Dork who loves lipstick just as much as I do.

Leave me a comment down below with your blog name if you take part in this tag!

Until next time, take care all.

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MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless – Review

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After about a months since these babies came out, I’m finally reviewing one of the two shades that I own! They’re the amazing Velvet Lip Lacquer’s by MUA and everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) has been going crazy for them! They’ve been compared to Lime Crime’s Velvetines and whilst some agree they’re just as good, some disagree. Either way I’m glad MUA have come out with these as I refuse to buy from Lime Crime, I won’t go into reasons why here.

I heard about these from my friend Amy over at Von Dork and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard about them until that point! She’d informed me that everywhere was sold out of these beauties and they were pretty hard to find and she wasn’t wrong. I popped into a couple of Superdrug stores and I just couldn’t find them. I tried both the Superdrug stores in town, nothing. One in Coventry, nothing and even a quiet store near my  home, nothing! Finally I couldn’t wait any longer and I decided to order Reckless online!

The Velvet Lip Lacquer’s come in five shade; Atomic (orange coral shade), Kooky (a dark purple), Funk (a darkish pink), Criminal (a more Barbie/neon pink) and finally Reckless (a classic red).

I own both Reckless and Kooky, Reckless being the first shade I picked up from the collection.

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The first thing I want to talk about with this is the gorgeous packaging! Each these only cost £3, which is a bargain price for what you get. It comes in this black and gold card packaging, that makes the lip lacquer look great and it also explains on the back a little bit about the product itself, which is always good. The wand is a frosted plastic with a black matte lid that has the name of the brand and product in gold. This looks really classy and makes the lip lacquer look more expensive than it actually is, which is great of course and although I’m not about what a product looks like, I can’t ignore the fact for MUA it looks rather more expensive.

The applicator on this is one of those little doe foot ones which in a way does and doesn’t help make this easy to apply. In the first week of owning this I hated it because it took me so long to apply to my lips, especially my top lip and contemplated sending it back for a refund or even popping it on eBay to sell half price. BUT after scouring the internet for some help, I found what I needed to use to help this product work, which I’ll be mentioning soon enough.

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Please excuse my horrible hands! The pigmentation of this is amazing and when I swatched this on my hand it didn’t wash off fully for a good day or two! I’d describe Reckless as being a classic red colour but with a vampyness to it, if that makes sense. It’s a dark red I find but it works as a classic red shade, which will be great for 50’s looks.

Due to this being like a gloss it glides onto the lips easily and as it’s really pigmented it leaves a lot of colour behind too! As I mentioned before, the doe foot applicator can make it tricky to apply this to certain areas of the lips, mostly the line of your lips as this doe foot applicator isn’t exactly small and unless you have huge lips you’re going to struggle.

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However thanks to doing some research I found out that although it wasn’t happening with MUA, over the pond in America some beauty bloggers were having issues applying their liquid lipsticks the same way as I was and had tried using a lip liner beforehand, commenting how it had worked. So I popped into Superdrug and picked up Barry M’s Lip Liner in number 3 which is a red and whilst sitting in the bath (YES THE BATH!) I drew in the line of my lips with the pencil and coloured my lips in with it, just to give the lip lacquer something to stick to as I thought it would help it last longer, as well as make the colour pop a bit more and it worked!

Now onto the staying power! The staying power is amazing and whilst some bloggers have been saying it’s rubbish, it really isn’t. I’ve worn this for work and only after having a couple of drinks it has lasted me my whole shift (between 5-6 hours) which is great!

Due to its staying power it’s also good for kissing as when dries completely it doesn’t smudge or come off onto anything, so I did a tester on the side of my boyfriends face and there were no marks whatsoever, which I think he was pleased about!

Although you shouldn’t put any glosses, balms, etc over the top of these lip lacquers, I sometimes pop some Vaseline Paint The Town Red (review here) over the top as the matte to me can be a bit drying at times. The only problem with doing this is that  the staying power of this won’t matter as when the gloss or balm you applied begins to come off, the lip lacquer will too, which in itself is a real shame!

Either way it is worth doing that if you want to have something moisturising over the top of the lip lacquer, as matte can be quite drying to some and as the weather is getting dramatically colder, I think it’s best to keep those lips soft and moisturised!

Now, due to these have such amazing staying power, it does mean they can be tricky to remove. I find a good make up remover helps to wipe off these and I’m using Simples Eye Make Up Remover to do this. I soak the cotton pad in the remover and push it gently down on my lips for a while and then gently wipe the product away. I try not to scrub my lips as our lips are very sensitive and I don’t want to cause any damage to them if I can help it!

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Overall I love, love, LOVE this lip lacquer, so much so I picked up another one a few weeks later in Kooky (which I’ll make sure to review in the future!). I’ve wanted a classic red lipstick for a while and although this isn’t a lipstick, it’s a liquid version which is fine with me! It’s a gorgeous red to wear throughout the rest of the winter season and I can see me wearing it loads before spring is upon us once again.

It’s a great product if you want to try out liquid lipsticks but don’t want to pay loads for them. You can get them in an array of colours (as I mentioned at the start of this post) and from swatching the shades there are some wearable shades in there and some daring ones.

Since these coming out they’re now more available to pick up, which is great, so for £3 pick one up to try.

Have you bought any of the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers? If so which one(s) have you picked up?

If you haven’t bought any yet, how come and do you intend to in the future?

Leave me any answers or even questions about this product in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all. I’m off to rest for the day as I’m rather poorly.

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Valentine’s Day With Lush

Wow look at me making a post about Valentine’s Day!

As you know in a months time Valentine’s Day will be upon us in a months time and whilst it feels like we have all the time in the world… Realistically we don’t and before we know it those days will whoosh past us in the blink of an eye and our loved ones will be wondering if/what we will have bought for them.

I remember this time last year HATING Valentine’s day, for the  obvious reasons… I was bitter and single and hating on all couple and love related matters.

However this year whilst in some aspects I’m still a little bitter, I’m not single and although we won’t go the whole hog, Valentine’s Day gives my boyfriend and I a good reason to go out and eat yummy food until we cannot eat anymore.

I will be doing a couple of Valentine’s Day related posts and ta-da! Say hello to the first post for it!

I love Lush, as regular readers will know and after spending a fair bit of money on Christmas, I intend to do the same sort of thing for Valentine’s Day and I for one am excited about what products Lush have in store for us this year.

So come with me as I talk about the products Lush have to offer and the ones I’ll be buying myself this year. Like myself you could always buy yourself something nice, or someone else for that matter.

With marshmallow root, Fair Trade vanilla and fresh pomegranate juice, Prince Charming will sweep you off your feet and carry you off into the sunset, leaving your skin silky soft and smelling lovely – the fragrance is made using a beautiful blend of grapefruit, sandalwood and geranium oils.

Prince Charming Shower Gel sounds so yummy and something I would enjoy using during spring afternoons! Personally I don’t think I will be buying a bottle of this until after trying a sampler, as I’m allergic to quite a lot of Lush soaps, so I always try before I buy if I can. On Lush’s website they had this little bit of description for it:

Originally inspired by the Adam and the Ants classic, ‘Prince Charming’, this shower gel has transformed along the way and now it reminds us of the kind of Prince Charming you’d find in a fairy tale…it’s bold and courageous, absolutely gorgeous, and it smells incredible.

It sounds really yummy and the ingredients remind me of The Comforter Bubble Bar and Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment Luxury Bath Melt which I am still yet to try both  of! This will smell delicious and I can’t wait to get a sample pot to try of it!

Like all the Lush Shower Gel’s Prince Charming comes in three sizes; 100g at £4.65, 250g at £9.25 and 500g at £15.95. This shower gel isn’t cheap, which is a shame to be honest but either way I’m sure it smells delicious!

This smooshable massage bar is beautifully fragranced with Fair Trade vanilla absolute. Inspired by the humble Jammie Dodger biscuit – as you peek through the heart-shaped hole on top of bar you can see into the sumptuous white fondant centre.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the massage bars by Lush as they feel really greasy on the skin and in the past whenever I’ve been given some as samples to try out they’ve always gone straight into my bath tub to use as a bath melt instead. I have seen a couple of massage bars in the past that I have wanted to try but never got around to getting them. However as mt boyfriend and I give each other massages on occasions I thought this would be nice to buy for Valentine’s Day, as well as for when I start my snowboarding lessons. The name of this bar reminds me of The Cure’s song Close To Me, which I love! He gives loving back massages and this would be a nice think to use during them. On Lush’s website there’s a bit of a description for Close To You:

Made with a luxurious blend of butters and oils, including cupuaçu butter, shea butter and olive oil, this rich bar is also made with cornflour to leave your skin silky smooth. It shares the same delicious vanilla fragrance as Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar – guaranteed to bring your lover Close to You!

On Lush’s website it states how other Lush products like this one are infact some of my favourite ones, including Rock Star Soap and Creamy Candy Bubble Bar. They contain yummy vanilla and other ingredients to give them their yummy sweetie type scent and I know I would love using Close To You as a treat!

This only comes in one size and for that it isn’t exactly cheap at £5.50 for a small 45g bar, this being said it would be worth the money as I wouldn’t use this much, once every two weeks or so. If I don’t pick this up, I wouldn’t be at a loss as I would pick up one of Lush’s permanent massage bars.

The Love Locket was inspired by the kind of heart-shaped locket you wear as a necklace, perhaps with a secret photograph of a loved one inside. In the same way, you have to unlock (crack open) this Love Locket bath bomb to reveal the secrets hidden within…

I actually heard about Lush bringing out their Valentine’s Day range recently thanks to Lush Birmingham posting about this Love Locket Bath Bomb on their Instagram page. They showed a demonstration of how this works and it looks truly gorgeous and as well as looking gorgeous, it sounds as if it will smell wonderful! This is a massive bath bomb that you split in half to reveal a little heart inside. As well as a little heart inside this huge bath bomb there is also plenty of shimmer as well as a little hearts. The image of the inside looks absolutely gorgeous!

The outside shell of this bath bomb is full of paper confetti hearts that will float up through the water.

When you break open your Locket you will also find a smaller heart-shaped bath bomb hidden within, that’s filled with agar hearts to create a romantic spectacle in the bath. Love Locket is made with a blend of uplifting and sensual oils to create a luxurious, indulgent Valentine’s Day treat. Create the perfect romantic bath for two and immerse yourselves in a cascade of hearts!

On Lush’s website they state how Love Locket is similar to Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder and Soft Coeur Massage Bar, which I have wanted to try for years! I would be more than willing to pick up both Love Locket and Soft Coeur to use for a romantic evening in with my boyfriend as Soft Coeur smells of yummy chocolate, so I can only imagine that Love Locket smells of a yummy cake chocolate smell!

This bath bomb just shouts Valentine’s Day and is something that would be lovely to give to someone you like as it’s such a lovely gift that packs a punch in many ways. This isn’t a cheap bath bomb and will cost you a whopping £6.95! A lot of money but I think I would splurge on it as if you can 3 uses out of it anyway I’m bound to get at least 6 or 8 uses out of it! I’d make sure it would last me for quite a while, seeing as it’s so expensive!

A delightful, whipped up gloss made from luxurious and protective butters including Fair Trade shea and cupuaçu. This preservative free tinted lip gloss gives a touch of colour to the lips. It’s so easy to apply you won’t even need a mirror!

Personally I wouldn’t buy this as I have enough lip products to last me a life time! However this would be great for friends to buy one another, as well as for men to buy their loved one for Valentine’s Day, as men hate when women cover them in lipstick marks…. Well mine does anyway!

The Kiss Lip Gloss is yet another limited edition lip product and Lush do a great job with their lip products, I’m pretty sure this was out last year but I’m not 100% sure about that. Either way this lip gloss looks gorgeous and although I won’t buy it myself, I would buy this for someone if this was a permanent lip product.

This contains the same ingredients as Lush’s massage bars, which makes this lip gloss super moisturising as well as looking gorgeous in various ways. As well as containing plenty of moisturising ingredients it will also make your lips a light glossy pink sheen with slight shimmer inside, as well as containing mandarin so it’ll taste and smell yummy too!

We’ve created a light balm using the same aerating technique we use for our massage bars. It will moisturise and protect the lips, whilst giving them a subtle pink glossy sheen. It contains delicious organic agave syrup to leave your lips deliciously sweet.

Organic mandarin and almond essential oils give a delicious taste and fragrance, making every kiss unforgettable. We also added guarana seed powder (a natural skin plumper) to make your lips irresistible.

For £5.75 your lips will be feeling soft, looking pink and shimmery and tasting yummy! What more could you want from a lip gloss eh? This will be a nice one to buy for teenage girls!

There are some more products to choose from such as Neon Love Soap and Tender is the Night Massage Bar. Alongside all these products Lush have also brought out three gift sets full of yummy products for a loved one to use over Valentine’s Day, these are Lots of Love, Neon Love and Toucan Love.

I love Lush’s limited edition collections, but as the years have gone by their Valentine’s Day products seem to have gone downhill, however I do really love the look of Love Locket, which for nearly£7.00 I think I’ll be picking up in the near future, maybe two as I think that would last me well up until the summertime!

Before I buy anything of course I shall be giving all the products a sniff in store next weekend when I go into town with my boyfriend, fun times!

So, what do you think of Lush’s Valentine’s Day collection, do you love it or hate it? If you love it which products are catching your eye? Let me know in a comment down below!

Until next time, take care all and I hope your week has started off well.

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Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint – Review

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Back in October I made a huge Lush Wish List full of Lush’s Christmas products for 2013 and I imagine like most wish lists, they contained Santa Baby Lip Tint, just like mine did.

Lip products wise I’ve only ever owned the Bubblegum Lip Scrub by Lush, which in all honesty I felt was a waste of money!

I’d had my eye on this for ages so when I finally went into the Coventry store in November (you can find the haul for that here), it was one of the last things I picked up, sneaky Lush keeping these at their till!

When I tried this out in the store I loved it, the colour pay off was amazing and although it felt dry, I knew I would be able to prevent that with some generous applications of lip balm and gloss throughout the day.

I tried this on the evening after buying it and it was gorgeous! Tasted like cola and when I was giving my boyfriend forehead kisses, it didn’t transfer onto his skin!

However when I got home with this I found it to be really quite drying and it wasn’t staying on my lips. I felt somewhat disappointed at first but then I thought to myself that I’d only just tried it, I had to give it a chance and boy am I glad I did!

This has fast turned into one of my favourite shades to wear to feel Christmassy and I’m going to tell you why!

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As you can see Santa Baby comes in a little tin, which is handy to keep in your pocket or handbag, which is what I’ve been doing with it. Although this is tiny, you don’t really need a lot of product to get good pigmentation.

The use by date on my Santa Baby is 19/11/14 which I reckon I’ll have used up by then and possibly looking forward to Lush bringing this out again for 2014.

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As you can see Santa Baby is a red lip tint, which is more orange toned but with plenty of applying of this product you can make it a somewhat classic red, but personally I like the orange tint this one gives. As well as that it smells and tastes of cola but it’s not too strong or noticeable so even if you aren’t a huge cola fan, I reckon you would like this one.

Santa Baby doesn’t just make your  lips look gorgeous and red for the Christmas season (or any season for that matter) but it also moisturises your lips too as it contains fair trade shea butter, whilst cherries and dates give it that sweet cola scent.

When applying this to the lips I’ve come up with my own method of applying it. I know you’re probably meant to put it straight onto the lips but I like to apply a lip balm before hand as I find it helps the lip tint to glide onto the lips without any dragging, due to it being dry. The one I have been using the most with this is Vaseline’s Paint The Town Red  Lip Tint (review here), which works perfectly with Santa Baby! I apply Paint The Town Red first and using the same finger (my ring finger) I apply Santa Baby over the top. I usually blot Santa Baby a couple of times after applying the first time and apply another generous amount. The lovely woman who served me in the Coventry Lush store suggested that you can apply this with a lip brush, but when I tried that I found it more awkward than using my finger, but I guess it’s each to their own!

On the lips this lasts ages! I’ve worn it to work and after six hours of talking and every now and then having something to drink I usually come home and it’s only just wearing away! This makes me happy as it means I don’t have to worry about reapplying with dirty fingers.

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This is the perfect red lip for Christmas, as well as for the duration of Winter which is officially upon us on Saturday!

This would make an awesome Christmas present for someone if they want to create the perfect red lip or for someone who loves Lush. Added bonus points if they love the taste of cola!

At £5.50 each these aren’t cheap at all, but to be honest I think they’re worth the money. I know so many people who will pay a lot of money for a MAC matte red lipstick and whilst as a MAC lipstick lover I can totally understand this, some people can’t really afford MAC and at £5.50 this is definitely a stocking filler, if I do say so myself.

Of course this is a limited edition product for Christmas, which is somewhat sad as this is really nice but of course there is It Started With A Kiss which itself was originally meant to be a Christmas product, but was kept as a permanent product!

Overall I love Santa Baby Lip Tint and whilst it is on the expensive side, I use it all the time for work as well as when I’m out with family and friends as well as when I run errands.

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So, what do you think of Santa Baby Lip Tint? Will you be picking it up, or have you already? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’re getting ready for Christmas! Less than 10 days to go now!

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Lip Wish List

Okay now I know the title of this post sounds odd but, bear with me. 😛

As regular readers or even friends of mine who read my blog will know, I don’t really wear make-up… Only lip products. Why? Because I like being this way.

When I was younger I always wore eye make-up and tinted lip balms but as I grew older I just didn’t like wearing make-up anymore and swapped pretty eye shadows and liners for gorgeous lipsticks instead. I’ve only ever worn concealer, foundation and blush once and it made me look fake and like a doll, I hated it and washed it off as soon as I could!

These days as well, even if I do see a pretty eyeshadow or liner that I would love to own, it would be a waste of money me buying it as eye make-up really hurts my eyes these days and as I wear glasses it’s pointless anyway. My eyelashes are naturally long (lucky me, eh?) so I don’t really need to wear mascara, but even if I wanted to I couldn’t. My eyelashes are so long they brush against the lenses of my glasses at times, so imagine how they would be with mascara on too?

So when I have a girly treat it’s usually on a lipstick or gloss or maybe even a new bottle of perfume and as I love wearing my lip products so much, I’m always finding new ones that I want to add to my collection… AND beauty bloggers don’t help that either! 😛

I’ve compiled a list of which ones I really want, both a mixture of expensive and affordable, so I hope you like this post, I thought it would be something different and you may even discover a lip product you never even knew existed! So enjoy!

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L-R: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo, Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Plushest Punch, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer, Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade & NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches & Cream.
BL: Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose.
BR: OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss in New Wave.

As you can see, I have a lot of products to talk about, so let’s get to it. There’s a mixture of lip creams, crayons, balms, butters, glosses, butters and even a stained gloss. It covers a bit of everything, well everything bar your standard lipstick, but I have plenty of those to keep me satisfied. I’ll be talking about these in the order they’re mentioned below the image, just to save confusion. 🙂

I came to hear about this lip cream when searching for a duplicate colour for Lime Crime’s Red Velvet Velvetine. I looked at some beauty bloggers reviews for Monte Carlo and I was hooked on the shade. It’s a beautiful dark deep red shade that some beauty bloggers have commented saying that it’s more of a berry red, which is right up my street! I’ve never been a fan of the classic bright red lip, I’ve always liked my red lip shade to be dark and vampy looking and from checking out swatches of Monte Carlo online, it’s exactly that. As it’s a lip cream it will apply like a gloss but dries like a matte lipstick, but don’t forget it’s neither a lipstick or a lip gloss, it’s a lip cream. These are said to be moistursing and remind me of the lip creams by Collection 2000. I love my Collection 2000 Cream Puff lip creams (review for Fairy Cake here) but I would love to own more as they stay on the lips for ages and with the winter season coming up and dark lipsticks being all I wear during that season, I need this lip cream in my life as soon as possible. Plus it’s an affordable price and although I do need to shop around, NYX Cosmetics seem to have it at the cheapest price, however their delivery is £4.50, but as I want a few products from them, I may pay the postage fee… We shall see!

  • Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian from boots.com – £7.99

I eyed up these lip crayons by Bourjois when they first made their appearance over the summer. I’d seen them written about on most beauty blogs and Peach on the Beach caught my eye the most, however, when I went to swatch them in Boots one afternoon the colour no longer stood out to me, infact none of them did. The formula felt lovely and creamy mind and the type of product I would like to own in future. As if Bourjois heard my prayers that they would create some darker shades for autumn and winter, they brought out two new shades, one being Plum Russian. Many beauty bloggers described this as being a dupe of MAC Rebel (my review for that can be found here) but more creamy and upon checking out their swatches, I can see why they said this. After a week of searching for Plum Russian to see if these claims were accurate on my skin tone, I finally found it to swatch and it did look like a creamier version of Rebel on the back of the hand. As much as I love Rebel, it’s too dark for me to wear to work and its by far my favourite lipstick so it makes me a little sad, however I know this would be workable due to it being glossy and creamy. It’s not cheap at £7.99, so I’m going to wait until it’s on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots or Superdrug so I can pick up a few bits and pieces alongside it. I really do want to own a few more lip crayons, they’re easy to use and are really moisturising too, something we all need during the colder months.

  • Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Plushest Punch from clinique.co.uk – £17.00

I saw this reviewed on Temptalia’s blog in March and since then I have been wanting this lip crayon for a while. As I always say when I mention her, she always does the best swatches out there and some of the best reviews I’ve ever read, I always pop over to her blog when I want a good review on a MAC lipstick. It’s described as a raspberry pink, which is always a nice shade that can be worn throughout the year from spring to winter. I’ve come to notice that Chubby Stick’s have always had mixed reviews, some saying they were a waste of money due to lack of moisturisation and no scent or taste, whilst others have liked that they don’t have any scent or taste to them and commented how pigmented they are. Clinique are known for their products being allergy tested and 100% fragrance free, so of course they aren’t going to smell or taste of anything, they’re fragrance free! It’d make a nice change to have a lip product that didn’t have a taste of scent to it, just for a change as most days lip products taste of chocolate, vanilla, etc and that just makes me hungry! Especially Rebel, which reminds of warm doughnuts from those little huts in town centers. Anyway, I’ve digressed… I still need to swatch Plushest Punch as for all I know I could go to swatch it in store and find that I already have a lip product this same colour. Either way it looks gorgeous and is something I would like to have in my collection. I’ve actually been looking at buying a little sampler version of this from eBay for less than £7.00, but whether I do or not… We shall see!

  • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer from clarins.co.uk – £17.00

In June my friend Poppy told me about this lip balm, which she also reviewed over on her blog so when I went over for a nose at swatches, as well as her thoughts and feelings on it, I got to see how gorgeous this is. I eventually popped into Clarins to swatch it and it’s a gorgeous pink with shimmer running throughout it. I nearly bought it there and then but I knew I needed to save money and put the tube back down and admired the swatch on the back of my hand for the rest of the afternoon. The applicator is made out of soft sponge and feels really soft, as well as feeling it, which will be really delicate on the lips if they’re sore. For a lip balm, it is a tad on the expensive side but I actually thought this was a lip gloss, but as Clarins describes this as a balm, I’ll go with that! This is the type of thing I would wear if I’m having an off day, or just for work! Have found this cheaper on eBay, but whether or not I buy it from there, I’m unsure but it’s in my watch list for now.

  • Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade from boots.com – Was £7.99, now £5.99

I currently own three lip butters, Candy Apple, Sweet Tart and Wild Watermelon (reviews of these anyone?) so you wouldn’t think I’d need anymore, surely? Well we all thought wrong as I’ve seen at least four I’ve wanted, but I’ll be good and just want this one… For now. When Revlon released some more shades in June for the summer, Pink Lemonade was one of them and at first I didn’t like the look of it, it looked pale and just not my type of shade, but after seeing Maybe It’s Megan Leigh review this over at her blog (she’s love BTW!) I just fell in love with the colour. It’s a pastel pink shade but due to the lip butter formula it looks more like a sheer pink gloss, which can be wearable for any occasion. Like Clarins Candy Shimmer I’d probably wear this when I’m feeling a tad under the weather, as well as for work. I swatched this a few weekends ago and it looked lovely and I discovered it’s pretty build-able too, so if you wanted it to be a lighter pale pink you would only need one covering, but if you wanted a darker pale pink then pack it on (but not TOO much of course!) I was close to buying this when swatching it, but I’m not in any rush and I’ve found people put brand new lip butters on eBay and beauty blog sales for next to nothing, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for now, but this being said, £5.99 isn’t a bad price for a Revlon Lip Butter.

Another NYX product, but this one is a little different from Monte Carlo. I’ve never heard of a butter gloss until now and according to NYX Cosmetics website it’s a lip gloss that gives you a sheer to medium coverage on your lips and doesn’t leave being the sticky feeling that most of us dislike with lip glosses. It can be used alone or over a lipstick of a similar shade, I’d use this on its own though. Once again, I discovered this product through Maybe It’s Megan Leigh and you can check her post/review out about Peaches & Cream here. It looks like a gorgeous bubble gum pink, even though it sounds like it’s meant to resemble a creamy peach shade. Nevertheless it looks gorgeous and for £5.00 I would wear this butter gloss quite a lot. I’d wear it to work, when out and about, as well as when seeing my boyfriend. It claims to be nourishing too, which would be a nice treat during the cold winter days when my lips may feel chapped and dry. This sounds really thick and creamy and right up my street for the type of lip glosses I like.

I’ve never really seen the hype amongst beauty bloggers about Korres lip butters, until I looked closer at them. All the different scents have different shades too, Wild Rose is a deep berry colour, which reminds me of Illamasqua’s Magnetism lipstick (you can read my review of that here) Deep berry is one of my favourite shades I like to wear during autumn and winter but sometimes I want that dark lip, but at the same time I want to moisturise my lips. Most lip balms and butters won’t give the pigmentation that a lipstick or gloss will, but this lip butter appears to do just that and after reading Sparkly Vodka’s post about Wild Rose, I can safely say I NEED this in my handbag at all times! I’ve found this new on eBay cheaper, but I’ll be keeping my eyes out for this in future.

Since Temptalia reviewed this in May this year, I’ve been after getting New Wave to add to my lip product collection. I have heard nothing but positivity about OCC Lip Tar’s, but I really want the gloss version of these, as whilst the normal lip tars look great, the added gloss just looks lovely! New Wave is described as a classy neon pink, which it looks to be from the swatches Temptalia shows on her post about it. It looks lovely and is the type of thing I would wear on a cold day to pick me up, due to its neon like colour. I reckon I would have such fun using this lip tar and it comes with a little brush so that you can apply it too. I wouldn’t use this for work as it sounds a little fiddly, it’d be more something I would use for evenings and nights out and probably days out shopping with friends, maybe for meals too. Either way, I know I’ll be getting myself a lip tar by 2014!

So that was my lip wish list! Technically MAC – Speak Louder lipstick should be on that list too, but that’s in my November Wish List, which you can find (here).

So do you own any of the lip products on my wish list? If so which ones and are they good or bad?

Do you have a lip wish list? Or even an eye-make up or nail polish wish list? If you do, please feel free to share some of the products you want.

Leave all this down in the comments. 🙂

Until next time take care!

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