Beauty Bloggers’ Favorite Lip Products, Part I

Awhile back I asked a few fellow beauty bloggers what their favorite lip items were. This week I am featuring their responses about their their favorite lipstick and balm. Next week, I will let you know their favorite lip glosses and their opinions on lip plumpers.

I also discovered a fortunate side effect that might be unfortunate for the pocket book. I learned about some new items to try. But of course, now I want to go buy all of them! Especially Lipstick Queen, I have wanted to try that for a long time now.

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What is your Favorite Favorite Lipstick?

Ellen from Lipstick Powder n Paint says: “I am more a gloss fan than a lipstick one, but I am a huge fan of The Lipstick Queen’s products. Only yesterday I was wearing the Coral Saint lipstick. The colour is very pretty, sheer and not at all fluorescent.”

Like me, Isabella, the Muse at Musings of a Muse, has a favorite from the MAC Fafi Collection. She wrote: “Fafi for MAC Lipstick (Color: Flash n Dash)(Read the Muse’s Review) is the most flattering shade I’ve come across to date! So flattering in fact I considered purchasing a back up!” the Muse also provided the below picture of her favorites, so you can see the shade:

Lip Favorites From Musings of a Muse
Toya from The Life of a Ladybug also loves MAC and the Fafi collection. She wrote: “I have to go with MAC. It is a toss-up between 1N from the N Collection and Not So Innocent from Fafi – both fabulous nude shades!”

Jamie at The Beauty of Life told me: “I am currently totally in love with Lancome Color Fever Shine in Pixel Pink. I am so glad I snapped up a tube before it was discontinued! It’s not too dark or too bright on my lips — it just gives the best pinkish tinge. It’s also really creamy and doesn’t start to feel matte or dry at all.”

What is Your Favorite Lip Balm?

Ellen said: “Every night and when my lips need a moisture boost, I apply Bliss Superbalm Lip Conditioner with SPF 15. It feels smooth and does not have an icky taste.”

Isabella shares another favorite with me. She wrote: “Smith’s Rosebud Salve (Read the Muse’s Review ). My cure all to everything! Chapped Lips, Dry Elbows, Cuts and Scraps, Hair Static, Under eye moisturizer, you name it and this stuff can be used as a cure all! Love it and I’m never without it!”

Add in another Smith’s fan! Toya said: “My favorite lip balm: Rosebud Salve, hands down. I also love its sisters: Minted Rose, Strawberry and Brambleberry Rose.”

Jamie says: I actually have two favorite lip balms! There are tons of Bonne Bell LipSmackers in my purse, on my desk at work, on my vanity in the bathroom, on my nightstand … basically anywhere I am, there’s at least one with me. I love all the flavors and they make my lips feel really soft for hours (Read Jamie’s Review). I also recently discovered Korres Lip Butter and I love it! I have it in both Quince and Pomegranate, and each taste amazing and really help my lips to keep from getting chapped.

Check in next Wednesday for more beauty blogger favorites!

Update: Read Part II

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Lancome Pout-a-Porter Series: Color Fever Shine in Pixel Pink

pixel pink Lancome Pixel Pink is the newest entry in the company’s limited edition Pout-a Porter line, made for the Fashion Week runway in conjunction with makeup artist Gucci Westman. This year’s shade was designed in collaboration with designer Thakoon.

Last year’s shade, Proenza Pink (Read Review), was a virtually un-wearable shade for the average woman. Yet people scooped it up. This year, the shade was a great improvement, and while it was sold out for awhile, it recently became available again on the Lancome site.

I purchased a tube with a bit of trepidation. The picture of the full tube on the site (and here), looked like a shade I would like, but the little swatch picture by the order box looked way too much like last year’s nasty pale version. But I had seen pictures of people wearing Pixel Pink and it looked nice.

Well, it arrived, and I still have mixed feelings. The color is something in between the photos, but definitely more pink than the rose shade in the full tube photo. While it looks OK on me, it isn’t wonderful, and I can wear quite a few shades rather well. Yet, I don’t hate it. It is a very sheer shade that feels good on the lips, and I think that with some lightly tinted gloss over it, I can make it work for me.

The shade is also certainly distinctive. With any given product, I can usually point to a similar shade in another brand. But this one does stand out. So those in the know will likely recognize it when you are wearing it. It also is wearable for many more people than last year’s version, just maybe not me.

Also of more interest to me was the Pixel Pink You Tube video below. It was filmed backstage at Fashion Week with Thakoon.

If you want to try Pixel Pink, I suggest ordering sooner than later. It is limited edition and will surely sell out again. Also, don’t overspend for it on Ebay without checking first for availability at the Lancome site!

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