2013 Favourites- Lips & Cheeks

This was one of the hardest categories to narrow down because I own many lip and cheek products that I love. I tend to use particular ones more depending on the season, look and event that I’m going to. Since this is meant to be a favourites post, I’ve picked the products I’m just as happy to wear to work as I am to a night out.

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Favourite Lip Balm- EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

I alternate between these and the Burt’s Bees lip balms but ever since I restocked while travelling in the States, these are what I’ve been applying non-stop. In the picture above I’ve got the Honeysuckle Honeydew, Lemon Drop and Summer Fruits flavours  but have tried the Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint in the past. I really like mint so the Sweet Mint is probably my favourite but I don’t find any of the scents overpowering. The texture on these is really lovely and my lips stay nice and moisturised.

Favourite lipgloss- Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige

I have a soft spot for Laura Mercier products and think they really don’t get the hype they deserve. They are such fantastic staple products and you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into them because they just work. I’ve always loved Laura Mercier brushes and concealing products and was obsessed with the tinted lip balms for a very long time and this gloss is now joining the ranks. It’s the perfect nude for my skin tone because it’s not too nude, it’s not sticky and I can wear it all day and my lips feel moisturised.

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Favourite Budget lipstick- Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Vivid Rose

I discovered Maybelline lip products last year and haven’t looked back. Budget never looked and felt so great. The Color Sensational range in general is really pigmented with sophisticated colour choices you might have previously only seen from high end brands. This shade in particular, Vivid Rose, is one that I keep wearing because it’s a really flattering shade on my skin tone and looks just as good dressed down as it does dressed up.

Favourite High End lipstick- Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in Garconne

Guerlain Rouge G’s are my favourite luxury lip product from packaging to texture and this shade is my favourite from all the Rouge G’s I own. It’s the only shade I can consider coming close to my fallen favourite, Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque. It’s feel really comfortable and light on the lips but is packed with pigment. They are pricey but if you want to treat yourself, this is the way to go.

Favourite Blush- NARS Powder Blush in Gina

This was the blush I kept reaching for day after day in 2013 because it’s easy to wear and works well with almost any colour look. It’s give a really pretty peachy glow to my cheeks and the lack of shimmer means it looks really natural when worn. As a NARS blush, it is very pigmented but much easier to work with than some other shades because it isn’t as intense. It’s a great everyday shade and I think it would lovely across many skin tones because it’s not too orange.

What are some of your lip and cheek product favourites?
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2 Comments on “2013 Favourites- Lips & Cheeks”

  1. Catluuvver
    May 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM #

    Approximately how long do you get out of the Laura Mercier Lip Glacé? I was never a gloss wearer, although I love the way it looks. I don’t like having to constantly reapply, etc. I keep searching for ones that stay, YSL Glossy Stains are amazing, but they don’t like to play with other products. If you know of any a Glosses that have some staying power, please LMK.

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on Garconne & don’t think I can wait until another sale comes along to buy it. I absolutely love the Rouge G line. They are wicked expensive, but they are worth every penny. They are incredibly comfortable to wear, have a surprisingly lengthy wear time, with a great texture~ there’s not much to dislike about this line. I absolutely love the Limited Edition packaging (especially Madame Batafoile). Have you checked out their liquid lipsticks? I really like them . Oddly enough, I don’t really like their Rouge Automatique line. I think there are better LSs in this price point. On me, they have a tendency to sink into the lip lines & just look a little weird.

    Love your hair, you have the perfect, beautiful face to go with it & anything you pair with it. I hoping my recently (unwanted) Pixie cut grows into something similar to your cut.

    Thank you 🙂

    • July 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM #

      Hello and sorry for the late response! Thank you for all the lovely compliments! I would say the Laura Mercier glace gives me about 2-3 hours wear but that’s if I’m not eating or drinking. It’s not an overly sticky gloss so it doesn’t hang around as something thicker. It feels lovely on the lips though.

      Garconne is definitely worth the splurge but it is a massive spend! There is a plummy shade of the liquid lipstick that I want to get but so far I’ve resisted!

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