Lippies have quickly become my favourite makeup staple. I refuse to leave the house without wearing one, and recently, after transferring possessions from my old bag to this fierce creature (best boyfriend award goes to..?), I realized I also carry approximately 15 with me in my handbag at all times, too. No wonder that thing gets so heavy. Needless to say, I’m always prepared in the lip department and figured I’d share my current favourite lippies with you!
*Note: I apologize in advance for the influx of selfies this post is about to throw at you, but how else are you supposed to understand why I love these beauties so much??
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in ‘Meritage‘
I received a sample collection of various lippies as a present from my friend Nicole at NicoleRae.ca and was fortunate enough to have this one included. My initial impression was that it looked a bit too berry-like for my personal preferences, but as soon as I applied it, I fell in love with the colour, so much so, in fact, that I misplaced the sample and ran out to buy the full-size product two days later because I couldn’t fathom being without it. I know. You can pick it up for $28 at Sephora, here. The only downfall to this product is that I don’t find it to be long-lasting, especially compared to some of the other products I’m about to talk about. But I’m so in love with the colour and the creamy finish that I don’t mind re-applying it throughout the day.
FLOWER Beauty High Shine Lipstick in ‘Apricot Blossom‘
I’ve recently become incredibly obsessed with FLOWER Beauty products. I don’t know if it’s because they’re ridiculously affordable (you can buy them at Walmart), they’re owned by Drew Barrymore, the quality is amazing (especially for something you can get outside of a department store), or the packaging (white and rose gold, need I say more?) – truth be told, it’s probably a combination of all of the above, and I highly recommend you go out and try their products if you haven’t already. Now, I’m not usually a huge fan of a high-shine or satin finish, but I am IN LOVE with their High Shine Lipstick in Apricot Blossom. I think I paid $8 for this tube of lipstick, and it’s definitely my favourite peachy-nude lipstick, and anyone who knows me is aware that I love my peach and nude tones – so if this one is my favourite, it’s beating out A LOT of competition. You can pick up this beauty (along with a variety of other FLOWER beauty products) at Walmart!
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in ‘Siren in Scarlet‘
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this line from Maybelline – I’ve been a Maybelline fan for many years but recently hadn’t been ‘wowed’ by them. That changed when I picked up Siren in Scarlet – an amazingly brilliant, warm red. The lasting power of this beauty is incredible, and unlike other matte lipsticks, this one leaves your lips feeling creamy and soft, without drying them out! Sounds too good to be true, huh? It isn’t! Trust me on this one – you won’t regret this purchase. This lipstick lasted me throughout the workday without once needing to re-apply! I can’t wait to pick up some other shades!
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in ‘Underage Red‘
I received this as part of a gift set for Christmas and was immediately struck by the intense, deep red colour. I obviously had to apply it immediately and I was not disappointed! I find it really difficult to find reds that don’t end up looking like berry against my skintone. When I say I want a fire-engine red, or an orange-red, that’s what I want! Not something that ends up looking pink. I was super thrilled when I applied this ‘Underage Red‘ lipstick and saw that the colour on my lips perfectly matched the promised ‘fire engine red’ description of the product. Not only is the colour amazing, this baby lasted me for 10 hours of Christmas food and drinks without once requiring a touch-up! SERIOUSLY. It’s bloody amazing. I can’t wait to pick up more shades! I also received A-Go-Go and Jeffrey in the liquid version of this baby, so I’m super excited to try those out, too!
Well, those are my current favourites! You can be sure I’ll be rocking one of these beauties on New Years Eve! What’s your favourite lippie of the moment? I’m always looking for new ones to try!