14 January 2013

My Current Favourites: Lip Products

My current favourite lip products was a bit of a hard one, as I've got so many lip products I love! I've tried to narrow a huge list down to 10 products.

Top row: YSL Glossy Stain 7; YSL Glossy Stain 19; Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15; Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey.

Bottom row: MAC Lustre Lovelorn; MAC unknown "#5 on ACW"; MAC Cremesheen Pure Zen; MAC Cremesheen Shy Girl

 
If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you would know that YSL Glossy Stains were the reason why I got into lip products. I used to absolutely hate the feeling of things on my lips, and I didn't like having to constantly reapply makeup throughout the day. And when you wear lipsticks, you tend to have to reapply them every so often, especially after eating. However with YSL Glossy Stains, the staining power is so amazing, reapplication is not needed for me. I really love the formula as well. Although they do have quite a strong perfume-y scent. Swatches of YSL Glossy Stain 7 and 19 are down below. If you would like swatches of the rest of my YSL Glossy Stain collection, let me know in the comments, and I'll do a proper review and include more swatches!


The next lip product that I really liked after YSL Glossy Stains was the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. In particular, the shade Honey is my absolute favourite. I love nude-pinky shades, and Honey is the perfect MLBB (my lips but better) shade.

Along side the Revlon Balm Stains, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are what I use everyday. They are so moisturizing and I love using them as a base for my lipsticks. I find that my lipsticks apply so much smoother over these Fresh Lip Treatments. I also love anything tinted, so the Rose tinted version is also amazing.

I normally dislike lip glosses because I find the majority of them too sticky. I absolutely hate it when hair sticks to my lips. However, the Laura Mercier Lip Glace is THE perfect lip gloss for me. It is not at all sticky, and it has a nice vanilla scent (which I love). Baby Doll is such a perfect pink lipgloss, which complements my favourite lipsticks (more below).

I thought I'd show the staining power of my lip and balm stains. This is after about 3 minutes of swatching, and a wipe across using a makeup remover wipe (Swisspers). Amazing staying power, isn't it?!

Now for my favourite lipsticks... Unfortunately, I have not strayed from my MAC lipsticks, although I was given some other ones in swaps. I shall make it a point to try the others! Anyway, these MAC lipsticks really suit my skin tone, and apply so smoothly on my lips.

MAC Lovelorn is not true to colour in that picture, as it is more of a cool toned, medium pink lipstick and not a hot pink like in the picture.

MAC "unknown" was bought from ACW as a factory blem. The sticker at the bottom of the lipstick, which tells you the shade has been ripped off, but it is a #5 on their website (you can get it here). The swatch in the picture above is also not really true to colour. It is a peachy pink shade, and does not look very red, like it does in the picture. I'm going to try to take this lipstick into a MAC store one day, and find out the name of this lipstick!

MAC Pure Zen is a rosy beige pink colour and the swatch is pretty true to colour in that picture.

MAC Shy Girl is a nude beige coral pink colour and the swatch is also pretty true to colour.

Out of the four MAC lipsticks, I'd have to say that the unknown one is my ultimate favourite. But the other 3 fall close behind.

So that's my top 10 favourite lip products! Have you tried any of them? What is your favourite lip product?

51 comments:

  1. Wow they really do have staying power!!! Ohhh Abby you've made me want a bunch more lipsticks, and only today I was thinking I probably have too many already!
    That MAC Unknown is AMAZING!
    xx

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    1. You can never have too many lipsticks :P

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  2. the glossy stains looks so good! i dont know if i can justify buying it myself though.. im not really a lip products person to get the usage out of that stain like i should...
    but mac zen and shy girl are right down my alley!
    great post :D so jels of your lippie collection!

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    1. But the glossy stains last foreverrr! I like using them as a stain more than a lipgloss - I wipe them off (especially the more reddish ones) after a few minutes to get a bit more colour on my lips!

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  3. It would be awesome if you knew the name of Mac unknown!
    And omg "Pure Zen" is on my lust list right now <3

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  4. Those YSL Glossy Stains look gorgeous! The staying power is great.
    Lovely favourite lip products! :) x

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  5. I love Glossy Stains, they're hands down my favourite lip product.

    I really need to get some more MAC lipsticks. Lovelorn is so pretty.

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    1. You should definitely get more MAC lippies, they're so ridiculously creamy!

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  6. I want that MAC unknown one.. pretty please find out what shade it is :)

    I've been hearing really good stuff about the YSL Glossy Stains... I'm being tempted to do another Sephora order but I'm too broke! haha

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    1. I don't know when I'll get the chance to visit a MAC store as I hardly ever go to the city. But I'll definitely remember to bring it with me when I go to Singapore.... I have a feeling I'll be visiting a MAC store there. :P

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    2. I caved and bought 2 YSL glossy stains from Sephora.. What have I done?!

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  7. I've heard so much about the YSL Glossy Stains lately! Wish I could justify trying them out, but they're a bit too pricey for me, especially seeing as I already own too many lip products.
    All your MAC lipsticks are lovely colours! My MAC lipsticks are some of my favourite lip products too.

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    1. YSL Glossy stains are amazing! I think they're worth the price!

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  8. I have two of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in 'Crush' and 'Romantic'. I love the colour and the moisturizing, but I don't love the minty scent |:
    Can't wait to go in London, and march, to go on MAC's store and buy some lipstick! *-*
    Federica | http://lafavolarussa.blogspot.it

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    1. I LOVE the minty scents of the balm stains! Most of these balm stains products (e.g. the Tarte ones) have the same minty scent, so I'd avoid them if you're not a fan!

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  9. I think I need to put YSL Glossy Stain on my shopping list. They look great

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  10. I still need a YSL stain :(. I do love my MAC though ...my fave is nocturnal instincts from the taste temptations collection. I wanted pure zen, but missed out...oops

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    1. Isn't Pure Zen part of their permanent collection? :-s

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  11. I need to get myself some YSL Glossy stains at some point. Mac Lipsticks are my favourite!
    x

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    1. I think you need to get some Glossy stains too :P

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  12. I think your "unknown" may be crosswires?? Ahh I really think you should find out! I love the YSL glossy stains too! Awesome collection :)

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    1. Hmm I google imaged MAC Crosswires, and it looks too red/coraly for the unknown.

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  13. love it.i have one too in charm.Charm stayed on my lips for 2-3 hours

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  14. Woww... Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  15. Love all the color >,<
    It makes me want to buy a new lip product >.<
    and the fresh sugar rose lip treatment product, it's kinda interesting..

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    1. Highly recommend the fresh sugar lip treatments! :)

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  16. i love the uknown! please go to mac store and tell us the shade!

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  17. i'd ike to try some oh these products!

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  18. I really enjoyed this review girly! I would love to see the rest of your YSL collection and the shades that you recommend. Also, I would love to try out some of those lip products you mentioned, where do you usually buy yours from?

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    1. Thanks! I usually buy my products from Sephora (via mail forwarder or someone visiting the states), ebay or allcosmeticswholesale.com

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  19. love MAC Lovelorn lipstick. One of my fave

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    1. It's such a lovely shade of pink, isn't it? :)

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  20. The YSL and Revlon lip stick colors are so pretty!

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  21. I've been thinking about the YSL Glossy Stain in 7, and it's so pretty here! The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are so tempting, but totally not worth the money haha I love all things Laura Mercier and I haven't tried their Lip Glaces! It's definitely something for the wishlist. I'm eyeing Shy Girl too... So. Much. Want. Why do you have to recommend so many amazing products?! :p xx

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    1. Hahaha You should definitely try them ALL out when you get the chance. Hopefully you'll fall in love with them like I have :)

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  22. I'm also a huge MAC lipstick lover, it's just that they are so expensive in Australia. Where do you buy yours? A fav online site you can share?
    Yes please, show us your YSL glossy stains collection and swatches. YSL is another very expensive brand here, we pay so much for cosmetics, it's unfair.

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    1. I bought my MAC lippies from duty free in Singapore, as well as allcosmeticswholesale.com

      Australian prices on cosmetics is so ridiculous! :(

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