Your lips are often a focal part of your face; you can make them really stand out with an amazing colour and they can also be a victim of the cold weather which may well be upon us in the next couple of weeks so I’ve devised a list of 5 products which I can wholeheartedly recommend as staple lip products.
Blistex Relief Cream £2.25 Superdrug
As if we haven’t already noticed, it’s getting colder and that only means one thing for me… dry, cracked lips which are an absolute nightmare to apply lipstick/lipstains to. I apply this Blistex cream every single night and it keeps my lips in good condition ready to apply whatever lip products I please. It is medicated and isn’t ideal to use during the day because it does go on quite white and looks a bit daft which is why it’s best to apply overnight; it also gives it time to work without you eating/drinking.
Max Factor Lasting Lip Tint 06 Royal Plum £6.99 Boots
This is one of my more recent purchases; I love the intensity of the colour and how easy it is to apply. I’d call this a ‘stain’ more than a ‘tint’ to be honest because it does stain your lips, especially in this shade. The felt tip style applicator makes it really easy to get into the contours of your lips and get the product exactly where you need it. As you can imagine, there’s little room for error with shades like this! The only downside to this is that I think it needs a balm aswell otherwise as it wears unevenly and looks a bit weird if you don’t keep on top of it. I kind of overlook this point though because I love the shade so much, it’s a great plum shade for autumn/winter
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Carry on Cherry £5.99 Boots
This is the first lip stain I bought and it comes with the felt tip style stain applicator on one end and a balm on the other end to finish the look, the stain itself is quite drying on the lips and does feel a bit weird without the balm but if you want it completely matte then you can do, just skip the balm. I’ve found it’s one of the best value high street stains in terms of quality and price and I’d highly recommend any shade because they’re very pigmented and they last. The only problem I have with it is that they seem to dry out a little quicker than I’d like but that could be down to how I store it? Click here for a full review and lip swatch.
Lime Crime Velvetine Red Velvet £11.50 Love Makeup
This is one of the weirdest yet most wonderful lip products I own, it applies like a gloss but dries completely matte and the pigmentation is out of this world. To me, it’s a must have product if you’re looking for a classic red shade in something a little different than just a run of the mill lipstick/gloss. I do think you need a liner to finish the look off because it is difficult to get it perfect without, you make one tiny mistake and it still stains, leaving a mark. It’s notoriously difficult to get hold of but Love Makeup have had stock for a while, I’d also like to try the other shade, Suedeberry… it’s definitely one for my wishlist!
Lanolips 101 Ointment £10.99 Boots
This is my everyday lip product when I don’t want to use any colour I’ll use this because it offers moisture and a bit of a sheen on my lips. You only need the tiniest bit to do your lips because it comes out as quite a hard consistency but when warmed between your fingertips it’s really easy to use! You can also use this on other dry areas including your nose (when you’ve got a horrid cold and too much nose blowing has made it dry!!!) and your cuticles. For a review and how it looks on your lips please click here.
What do you think of my list of must have lip products? I know I haven’t included any lipsticks but nothing has really caught my eye just recently, I’d love to know your favourites! Also thankyou so much to Gem for letting me guest post; if you’d like to see more of me and posts about beauty & lifesyle my blog is www.thebeautybutterfly.com