TAG : The Lipstick Product

I was nominated by Sally, from DiagonSally, to participate in this Lipstick Product tag. I thought it sounded fun, so I wholeheartedly accepted the nomination. I really love lipstick, and have developed a small collection. I don't wear them often enough, but it doesn't change the fact that they're my favourite beauty products, and I have more lipsticks than I do anything else.

What is your favourite balm or treatment?
I am currently using Hurraw!'s lip balm in Vanilla Bean, and it's one of the very few that's vegan and cruelty-free. I really like them because they make my lips feel nice, and inject some moisture into my lips when I need them. I rarely have chapped lips, so I usually only wear lip balm for those moments where my lips have all of a sudden cracked, or under lipsticks.

What is your favourite eye catching red?
My favourite red lippy so far is the Australis Velourlips in NY-CEE. It's a rich true red that dries super matte, and makes my lips look plumper than it really is, which helps so much. It stays put, it's a tiny bit drying, though not as bad as some matte lipsticks I've tried, and this lasts forever. It's not kiss-proof, but it doesn't transfer to glasses/mugs. 

Best luxury and drugstore product?
I actually don't own any luxury products, let alone lipsticks. The closest thing I have to luxury lipstick would be from Shanghai Suzy, one of the best lipstick brands I have ever encountered because it's cruelty-free, vegan, moisturising, Australian-owned and tastes like grape bubblegum. Each lipstick is priced at $12.95, and I've got four shades already, though I just found out that they released new shades. Best drugstore lipstick would have to be essence Long Lasting Lipstick range, because they really do last a while, have a great range of shades, and isn't sticky or drying. My favourite shade is Nude Love.

Best Mac Lipstick?
I don't own any MAC lipsticks. Now, now, please don't look at me like that. I prefer to stay completely clear from brands that test on animals, or are owned by animal-testing parent companies, and MAC is one of them. 

Most disappointing lip product?
I don't really have any bad experiences with lipsticks, but there is one that I'm disappointed with: Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked. For some reason this lipstick leaves a white line on the inside of my lips, which looks really bad. I loved the formula though, it wasn't drying at all, applied beautifully, so pigmented and felt really nice. None of my other matte lipsticks have ever caused this problem for me, and I've yet to try the other shades to see whether it's the entire range, or just the one colour. Fingers crossed it's just the colour or a bad batch.

Lipliner yes or no?
I think lipliners can be useful, but I shamefully only own one lipliner, which is a nude shade. I use it when I'm wearing nude colours over lip balm to help it stick to my lips and not slide around. I'm going to get some essence ones soon, as I've only ever heard great things about them. However, I don't think it's really important.

Favourite Lipgloss?
I really don't like lipgloss at all, I find them too sticky and tacky for my tastes, so I don't own a single tube. I prefer to stay away from products that make my hair stick to my lips, as I'm all about comfort and convenience.

Anything else?
My favourite lipstick out of my entire collection is e.l.f. Studio Moisturising Lipstick in Ravishing Rose. It's the perfect watermelon shade that's slightly sheer, and I was so happy to have found this one, because I've always wanted something watermelon-tinted (I really love watermelons, okay?). It lasts quite some time, and it's really moisturising. If a lip balm and a lipstick got together to make one perfect baby, this one would be it. 

I would like to nominate Ayre, Sofia Clara and Trish to do the Lipstick Product Tag. Please check out their blogs if you haven't already!



  1. hey, so sorry I just saw this now. I will try to do this tag, but I mostly use Rimmel lipsticks so it's pretty one-dimensional haha :)

    Arianne | Ayre