Jan 19, 2014

Review on Nude lips lipstick / lipbalm

Nude lips are timeless, but maintaining healthy looking lips is not a simple equation. As girls, we are continuously bombarded by makeup brands claiming to have a miraculous lipstick formula but don't let yourselves get fooled! Try an error is really the only way to go when it comes to makeup; especially with lipstick because our lips have a completely different texture than our skin. I must confess that up until a few months ago, my lips were cracked and completely dry. I have never been the type of girl to carry a lipstick in her purse... for many years I neglected my poor lips...Maybe that's why I'm single, right? This winter I decided to end my shameful unhealthy looking lips and here are my top 5 lipsticks! 


EOS LIP BALM

I had heard so many girls rave about these little ball shaped lip balms, and with all of these great reviews I simply had to try it! 

PROS: 

EOS literally healed my lips and moisturized them deeply, I started to apply it every night before bed and I've had a notorious improvement. This minty lip balm is refreshing and I truly enjoy it's easy application. Simply open and apply!

CONS:

The ball shape takes room in a purse (clutch) and is not practical to fit in a pocket... It also does not add colour to your lips so if you're looking for a fuller appearance this is not the ideal route. 




KORRES LIPBUTTER GLAZE

This is actually the first Korres product that I purchase... I had tried some samples here and there from Sephora but never got around buying any... I had heard great reviews from their Greek yogurt line and they even have lipsticks that also act as exfoliators, but I recently went to Sephora and noticed these other lipsticks were on sale (my favourite word)! So I bought one! 

PROS:

I love the size! It has the perfect size for anyone that is always running  up and down all day and needs a little retouch  every now and then. I also enjoy that is non-sticky and is lightweight. As for colour, well it's not really pronounced but I like that because it gives that natural wet lip effect. 

CONS: 

I don't feel it actually hydrates my lips... I find it adds colour and glaze but doesn't act as a moisturiser. I might be wrong, it could be just me. If you're looking for a deep hydration I would not recommend this lipstick. I think it's great to use it once your lips are less damaged and are in the healing process. 



BABY LIPS DR.RESCUE 

I have a friend that absolutely loves Baby Lips and probably has their entire collection. When these Dr.Rescue Baby Lips came out, I knew it was time for me to try them! I still have mix feelings about this tinted lip balm...

PROS:

I love the price! It's really inexpensive (compared to other brands). I really like that minty effect after each application and the refreshing sensation I get. I think it's nicer for a night time use, before going to bed. I have noticed a difference on my lips.. they feel smoother in the morning when I wake up and it does help to treat dry, cracked lips!

CONS:

I find it leaves a film sensation on my lips (if that makes sense to anyone?)... I don't feel it gets absorbed properly and the colour is not that great on me... It makes my lips too pale...yet the shade does not appear that fair... I might give it another try in a darker shade or simply buy the non-colouring one. As for now, I mostly use it at night because I'm not fond of the colour...



FRESH SUGAR HONEY TINTED LIP BALM

MY FAVOURITE OF ALL!!!! I love it! I can't tell if it's a lipstick or lip balm, all I know is that is fabulous! 

PROS:

It will definitely treat damaged lips and will add colour and smoothness to them. It gives that natural effect and feeling that you won't even notice you're wearing a lipstick. I absolutely recommend this one to everyone!!! I need it with me at all times and I use it every day! My lips are not pale and have this purple undertone so this shade fits perfectly with my colour. I also love the taste... Call me weird but I do enjoy a good tasting lipstick... I'm sure everyone has already unintentionally tasted their lipstick before... right? When you eat or talk, your tongue touches your lips and I hate that plastic or too lipstick flavour.. but this one is just great! 

CONS:

It is a bit pricey... about 26$... yet it's really worth it and it does last a while! Other than the price there is nothing wrong with this tinted lip balm.



GIVENCHY LIPGLOSS 

I had always wanted a Givenchy lipgloss because they have so many shades but as mentioned before I use to have really ugly dry lips so I waited until my lips were healed to get one! Kind of like a reward to myself for not being neglectful towards my lips (I always have an excuse to buy makeup...)

PROS:

I love the packaging, as silly as it may sound... to me packaging is very important in makeup! It will last a good two hours even after eating and the colour is not heavy on the lips. I bought this shade because my lips have this plum undertone so it's actually not that crazy looking when I apply it. This lipstick makes me feel a bit more glamorous and girly!

CONS:

The price is $$... but if you're looking to pamper yourself I recommend your get one. It is a bit sticky but other than that I don't have other any bad comments. 


I hope this list has been helpful!

-Nelly 

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