Bonus post today! Woohoo!
The last two weeks have been a little weird for me makeup wise. There was a whole week of no makeup (I experienced a weird reaction to one of the myriad makeup items I use, I’ll bring it up again in my next empties post) and then there were some days of just lipstick or just blush. It was kind of nice but definitely outside of my normal behavior. That being said, I still managed to use enough lip products to do a roundup of lipstick and glosses!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
Wear Time: Around 2-3 hours. It definitely starts looking textured and dry sometime in between the 2-3 hour mark.
Scent: Like liquid lipstick. You know the scent I’m talking about. Kind of like shellac or something? Luckily it dissipates relatively quickly.
Comfort: It doesn’t feel heavy but it retains a slight tackiness if I press my lips together. I find it to be relatively comfortable.
Availability: Kat Von D is exclusively sold at Sephora and while this shade is permanent, it is quite often sold out.
I lusted after this lipstick for a good long while before I finally purchased it. I have to say, I’m a little let down. The formula is fine, I dig the KVD liquid lipstick formula but the color just isn’t quite what I was expecting. I don’t hate it…but I don’t really like it on me. It’s much darker and cooler than I was expecting. My full face photos make it look a bit warmer than it really is.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in True Liar
(WHY with the ridonkulous names?!)
Wear Time: 3+ hours
Scent: Slightly sweet scent but fairly scent free.
Comfort: So comfy. Like a lip balm. I really dig this formula a lot.
Availability: Sephora, Estee Lauder counters and I believe from the Estee Lauder website.
I really like this product. I didn’t have any issues with bleeding and it wore comfortably and for a long time. The color is killer too. It’s great and I have zero complaints!
Bite Beauty Matte Lip Creme Lipstick in Plum
Wear Time: 1.5 hours before a noticeable ring appeared on the inner portion of my lips.
Scent: There is a very faint sweet almost lemony scent. It is only noticeable if you smell the lipstick tube. To be honest I don’t love the smell but it isn’t noticeable so I can live with it.
Comfort: Light texture, overall moderate comfort. I could feel it on my lips but it wasn’t bothersome.
Availability: Limited Edition from the Frozen Berries Collection. This IS available as of September 27, 2015. To my knowledge, BITE is sold exclusively at Sephora but please correct me if I’m wrong!
I LOVE THIS COLOR. It is so insanely gorgeous and I would happily wear this type of shade all day every day. HOWEVER…I’m not wild about the formula of this lipstick. First, it is in no way shape or form a matte texture. It isn’t exceptionally glossy but it’s a definite cream finish. Secondly, I have very few lipstick shades that cling this noticeably to dry patches. In part I’m sure that’s just the nature of the color, but it’s a problem for me. That being said, I love this shade so much that my issues with it really don’t bother me enough to reduce my enjoyment of this lipstick.
Lancome Gloss in Love in 391 (Flash n Fuchsia)
Wear Time: Around an hour but it starts to feel bare on the center of my lips at around 45 minutes.
Scent: Slightly sweet non-fruity scent.
Comfort: Cushiony plush feeling.
Availability: Anywhere that Lancome is sold (Ulta, Sephora, Lancome counters, etc.)
I love the way this gloss feels and looks when it’s first applied. It completely fills in any lip lines and gives the juiciest most full shiny effect (that sentence structure. hawt.). It’s lovely! It can sometimes make my lips feel a tad pruney after a day of wear but it isn’t drying. This is one of those weird, gloss balm hybrid situations.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Lip Liner with MAC Coral Bliss and a touch of Fyrinnae Romantique Lip Luster
I’ve been slacking on wearing Coral Bliss but I did manage it once this last week! Someday I’ll be able to say I finished an entire tube of lipstick and then we’ll all have a party. With cake. And pie. I’m kind of hungry apparently.
MAC Subculture Lip Liner with MAC Jist
Wear Time: Good wear for about an hour before it goes patchy. It still looks passable for around 2 hours.
Comfort: The tiniest bit drying and it feels slightly dry on the lips. It isn’t to the point of being a deal breaker but it isn’t the most comfortable either.
Availability: Anywhere MAC is sold!
Jist is the frostiest of frosts. It borders on metallic. It looks pretty but has all of the down sides that are traditionally associated with frost finishes (can accentuate lip lines, can be dry, can go patchy etc.). I was heavily pressured into buying this by a very overzealous MAC employee and my lingering resentment has tainted my feelings about this lipstick. The sales associate finally convinced me to wear it when he used MAC Currant lip liner on the outer half of my lips and used Jist all over. It was lovely and reminiscent of a plum. Have I ever worn it like that in real life? Nope. I should try it.
The Lip Liners:
Urban Decay Naked 2: I really like the UD liners. They are creamy and not at all drying. They don’t particularly prolong the wear of lipstick but they’re comfortable and beautiful.
MAC Subculture: This almost doesn’t show up on my lips. It works really well for me when I need to create a definite barrier or border on my lips but it doesn’t add visible definition so to speak. I find all MAC liners to be slightly dry in texture (some people love that but I’m not one of them) but Subculture isn’t drying just dry.
MAC Currant: I love this liner. I love finding new ways to wear this and it works with any vampy lip. It can also really add depth to a shade that is too bright for your current mood. I dig it. Although…if I found a similar shade in another line with a formula that I loved, it might get bumped from the first place lip liner slot.
Not pictured: Urban Decay Manic: I wore this with KVD Lolita and liked it but I’ve since misplaced it! I cleaned out my purse and my gym bag and tore apart my lip liner storage but it has either been abducted by aliens or it is at the office. I bet it was aliens.
What has been your favorite lipstick recently? Do you have any unexpected combinations you’ve been loving? Do you have a certain color family that just feels “right” to you? While I love pretty much any lip color and am wild about more than a few color families, I find dark plumy shades to be so comforting.
- I’ve spent the day making broth from scratch and I now feel domestically virtuous in the knowledge that I won’t have to buy Swansons in the foreseeable future.
- I also feel nutritionally virtuous because I’ve managed to stick to my clean eating plans for a whole week now!
- I ran 2.27 miles yesterday! That’s the best distance I’ve managed in the last couple of years so I’m super stoked!