I’m in the process of rearranging my lip products, particularly lip glosses and lipstick (any form), and I’m curious to see how my fellow bloggers/readers do this. I currently have them spread out between a few acrylic organizers, and a few accumulated in one of my dresser drawers. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Note: To clarify, I’m referring to “packaging” as the box/container that the item originally comes in when you purchase it. Hope that helps.
I’ve racked up quite a bit of lip product before the year’s end. I apologize if the shades in the swatches look identical. If you’ve not already known yet, 1) I am a sucker for neutrals, and 2) Majority of the time when I’m looking at lip product shades, I tend to gravitate towards these colors. And yes, I probably have a grip of dupes. Here’s what I’ve purchased within the past month.
As a result of constant testing during my visits to Sephora, I finally decided it was time to get their Radiant Creamy Concealer. Macadamia and Ginger were the closest matches, but the latter “disappeared” into my skin after blending. I also tried out their Velvet Lip Glide in Bound (rose pink) and loved the shade. The finish is semi-matte, which was comfortable.
Swatches under room lighting
Swatches under natural light
Swatches with concealer blended
Dose of Colors
I had an eye on this brand for a while after following them on social media. One of their best selling items is their Liquid-Matte Lipstick in the shade Stone. It’s sold out on several occasions, so I made sure to jump on it once it was back in stock. I also wanted to check out their Classic Lipstick, so I chose the shade Ditto (muted mauve taupe). The lipstick has a creamy satin finish. I wore it during Christmas and it lasted a good couple of hours, even after eating and drinking.
Top to bottom in room light: Stone, Ditto
Top to bottom in natural light: Stone, Ditto
This was part of my Black Friday haul. Jouer was a brand that I wasn’t able to check out during Gen Beauty in November. One beauty influencer I follow on social media swatched their Long-Wear Lip Creme in Tawny Rose and I knew I’d have to get it. The Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Very Victoria (rosy brown nude with matte finish) was bookmarked on another site since it was sold out. Luckily I found it elsewhere. So far I’ve only worn the lip creme. It turned out a little lighter than the swatch. The wear time was average (3-4 hours) and didn’t dry out my lips.
Top to bottom in room light: Very Victoria, Tawny Rose
Top to bottom in natural light: Very Victoria, Tawny Rose
Have you tried any of these products or have them on your wish list? I feel like I’ve made a good investment in these, and with the exception of the concealer, they’ll probably last me a while. Time to throw them into my heavily rotating collection!
Due to recent accumulation of product, I wanted to have my hauling tendencies chill out a bit before writing about this brand. Lime Crime was founded by Doe Deer, who has a thing for colorful wardrobes and unicorns. The brand is also certified vegan and cruelty-free.
The first product I tried was their Matte Velvetines liquid lipstick in Teddy Bear. It’s one of the darkest lip colors I have, and I love it! The formula of the Velvetines doesn’t dry my lips out (I apply a very thin layer of lip balm and blot before putting them on, which helps a ton). A few months later, they released their Girls Girls Girlscollection, which featured 5 nude shades. This was sold both as a set and separately. I bought 3 shades as a result.
L – R: Elle (Apricot nude), Gigi (Taupe mauve), Sasha (Toasted rose)
Top to bottom: Elle, Gigi, Sasha
Swatches with flash
One of their Velve-tins gift sets was part of my Black Friday purchases this year. I chose the blue one, which has 2 matte and 1 metallic shade.
The packaging of this is adorable!
Vibe (Mauve metallic), Cindy (Terracotta matte), Beet It (Berry matte)
Mini compared to a regular sized Velvetine for scale.
Top to bottom: Vibe, Cindy, Beet It
Swatches with flash
I was pretty content with what I’ve received so far, until they decided to release a free exclusive shade with any purchase. You probably already know where this is going, so yes, I bought 1 more thing. This time it was one of their Unicorn lipsticks in Hoodie (Tea rose).
Unicorn lipstick in Hoodie and Riley (Warm coco-brown) exclusive Velvetine mini
Check out this case design!
Top to bottom: Hoodie, Riley
Swatches with flash
All of these have been thrown into my current rotation of lip products. If you’re not familiar with this brand and are interested in giving it a try, you can get $5 off your first purchase of $30 or more by clicking here. You can also find some of Lime Crime’s products at select Urban Outfitters stores and other online retailers.
The latest release from L’oreal’s Infallible collection is a glossy lip product that provides high-impact color that’s also smudge-proof and waterproof. I read that this wouldn’t be released to stores until some time next year, but it’s currently available online and has been recently showing up at Walgreens. I ordered 2 shades online from Ulta.
The packaging is interesting since it initially looks like a squeezable tube, but it actually has a doe foot applicator. The product is glossy, has no runny texture, and wasn’t sticky after I used it. I tested its wear while having lunch with the family. The only time I saw any actual transfer was when I dabbed at my mouth with a napkin. The only gripe I have with the product is the slight scent/flavor it has. Luckily it faded a little while after application.
I don’t see myself purchasing more from this line, but I’m satisfied with what I received. You can check out the shades on Ulta’s site. Let me know what you think of this product if you’ve tried it.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to hear about this collab with Colourpop and Hello Kitty. The collection released at the beginning of the month and I made sure to pick up a few items. Since I follow the brand on social media, I was able to check out the products beforehand. Most of the shades looked a bit too bright for my liking, so I didn’t put much of a dent in my wallet as a result (which I’m very happy about).
Here’s what I purchased:
Lippie Stix in Konnichiwa (mid-tone cool blue pink with creme finish)
Ultra Satin Lip in Tiny Chum (baby nude pink)
Hello Kitty Makeup Bag
Top to bottom: Konnichiwa, Tiny Chum
The items are too cute with the packaging and bow imprint on the Lippie Stix caps and liquid lip wand handles. Unfortunately, I failed to show that the makeup bag has a cute red bow as the zipper pull, but you can see it here. Most of the collection is still available for purchase on Colourpop’s site.
It’s finally beginning to cool down here in the Bay Area. We even got our first day of rain in a while the other day. Bring on the sweater weather! I also got a few lip products from Colourpop that I felt would make a nice transition to the season.
Here’s what I purchased:
Lippie Stix in Lumiere (Dusty mauve pink with matte finish)
Ultra Glossy Lip in Master Plan (Mid-tone dusty plum with creme finish)
Ultra Satin Lip in Barracuda (Warm deepened rose)
Check out the swatches!
I’m glad Lumiere turned out as nice as I thought it would. I think the Lippie Stix would feel more comfortable on me compared to their Ultra Mattes, some of which I own. Master Plan surprisingly was more on the purplish side, but applied much sheerer on my lips. It’s moisturizing too, a definite plus for any gloss. I’ll try out Barracuda soon. I felt that this shade looked similar to another one that I own, Frick N’ Frack. But the following swatches show there’s a difference between the two.
I’ve had some hit or miss moments with this brand because sometimes the colors aren’t always the same when comparing website photos to real life view. I also check Instagram posts of their swatches against different skin tones before I confirm my decision. What are some beauty products for Fall that have caught your attention?