I love me some lip colors! Over the years, my makeup routine has changed. I went from all-around heavy on the eye (insert: dark eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara) to just curl my eyelashes, blush and some color to my lip!
Lip colors can really brighten your face, and I do feel, especially when you’re sitting in an office all day with the air condition on, you tend to look pale when you don’t add just a hint of colors to your lips. Just touch-up on your lipstick, and you look ten times better and fresher!
So I thought I’m gonna do a post about the different lipsticks and lipgloss that I’ve been experimenting and also share my favorites!
I used to love, love lipgloss! But I think nowadays I prefer lipstick and when you find the right lipstick that’s moisturizing and doesn’t make your lips feel so dry, that’s how you find a winner. So let’s start from left to right.
1. Motives Lip Gloss in Drama Queen
I actually got this as a Christmas present from a colleague, and the color is this nice soft pink with glitters and gloss. It actually looks more nude when I put it on my lip, so I definitely would love to see the color show off more. If you just want a hint of color and gloss without being too obvious, I think you can give this a try!
2. Stila Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
Okay, this one is really, really red, I gotta warn you. It’s so red that even when you try, you can’t completely wipe the color off so easily. Maybe that’s a good thing cos you know the color won’t rub off when you eat or something. It feels kinda milky in your lip – I’m still trying to rock on a full-front bold red lipstick but if you do, this one definitely takes the cake. I just don’t know whether this is the best product in terms of feeling nice and moist on your lip, because I do think this gets dry after wearing this a while, And you have to be really skilled with the brush while applying this because like I said, it’s really red!
3. Etude House Peach Water Gloss in Peach Milk
I got this as a gift also, and it’s the first time I’m trying out a product from Etude House. Can’t say much about it – it does the job, it gives me this nude, natural color as well and this one is not as glittery as the Motives lipgloss.
4. Curvy Lip Silicone in 805
What attracted me to this one is its packaging. I bought this from Sasa in Hong Kong upon just randomly browsing at their cosmetics section. It says that it has silicone to make your lips look fuller and plumper, so hey, I’m sold! I like this lip gloss as the color is very nude and it feels soft in my lip – although a bit too sticky for my liking. It also has this very interesting applicator that is not like other lipglosses. In terms of whether it really makes your lip fuller and thicker? Hm, I kinda feel that it does, although that could very well just be me. Oh and this stays for quite a while too! Next time I’m in Hong Kong, I would definitely wanna see if they have this in other colors.
Okay, moving on to strictly lipsticks, which I love now! And I’m starting to embrace these bolder colors as opposed to just sticking to natural, nude colors when I was younger.
5. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in True Red
So this is probably one of the earlier lipsticks in red that I got to try out something bold. And I really like it! It’s matte bright red, and I usually apply this with another lipstick brush instead of the lipstick itself for a more precise application. It tends to be a bit dry though, so I always carry my lip balm everywhere to just add on whenever my lip feels dry.
6. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Plum Velour
Oh I love, love this color! Tried this for fun as well as I’ve never tried purple lipstick before. But surprisingly I really like this and it definitely makes me more adventurous to maybe try something darker also. This purple is not as dark as it looks, it still brightens up my face but I do feel a little bit more mysterious whenever I put this on haha. And the texture is just perfect, unlike the previous Revlon, this one doesn’t make my lips feel dry at all.
7. Mac Amplified Lipstick in Craving
Another favorite of mine is this Mac lipstick in darker pink. I absolutely love this color too and it’s both moisturizing and comfortable to use. I meant to actually look for other colors of this collection too because I love the feeling of this in my lips!
But, actually I was sidetracked on the way to Mac by the sales lady from Laneige and since then, I’ve been a huge fan of this brand! I think this is the first Korean brand that I love! I started using their lipbalm and their BB cream as well and so far they’re fabulous. So let’s go on to my Most Favorite Lipsticks so far, both by Laneige!
8. Laneige K-Secret Cushion Tint in Red Orange
So this has been my favorite for a few months now and it’s so unique that one side of it is the lipstick, while the other side is the applicator. The applicator itself is a round-sponge that you can use to dab the lipstick on your lips to blend the colors. It’s super easy and convenient to use and I love the color! It doesn’t wipe off too easily and it’s not dry at all.
A couple of weeks ago, though, I got this new serum intense lipstick and we got a winner, ladies and gentlemen!
9. Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in LED Pink
This is my absolute favorite! I’m obsessed with this that I have to carry this everywhere I go, and I make sure I do a touch-up when I’m in the office. The color is actually very pink (it doesn’t show that way due to poor lightning) and I normally don’t wear bright pink so I wasn’t sure at first. But I love, love it! The pink looks amazing and it feels great too! Super hydrating and not dry at all, I can even straightaway apply the lipstick without lipbalm and still feel great. I would definitely recommend everyone try this brand if you’re in the lookout for lipsticks. After this, I would certainly get their other colors too!
So there you go! Hope you enjoy the post and find it somewhat useful, otherwise well, just look at the pretty pictures! I would love to know your favorite lipcolors too!
Stay awesome, people!
<UPDATE> So as I was getting ready today, I thought I’d show you how this Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in LED Pink looks like!
As you can probably see, it looks great with my skin tone, and it instantly adds a freshness to my face!
Thanks so much for all the likes, I will post more updates when I have a new obsession! Have a great day!