If I had to choose my least favourite makeup product, it would be lipstick, and yet, last month while on vacation in Nashville, I found not one, but seven new lip loves. Still immersed in the 'dry lips battle', it has become more and more important that I find I find lip products that are moisturizing, yet still have a great colour payoff. Below are seven new lip products, I think anyone(dry lips or not) will fall in 'lip love' with.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in 'Love Long Distance':
The first lip love I picked up is from the recently released Beth Ditto for MAC Cosmetics collection. 'Love Long Distance', a light pink with iridescent blue and pink shimmer, is less of a lipstick, and more of a light lip glaze. What's most surprising about this lipstick is that it actually looks good on me. I usually can't pull off light pink lipsticks, but because this one has a nice sheer texture, it looks great on my lips alone or over another colour. As one of MAC's infamous 'Pro Longwear' products, this lipstick is said to last up to 12 hours. While I would have to dispute that claim, I do find that it lasts longer than the majority of my lipsticks.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in 'Dear Diary':
When I first saw pictures and swatches of 'Dear Diary', a crazy bright, neon pink lipstick from MAC's recent Beth Ditto collection, I fell in LOVE. This super creamy, statement lipstick is definitely one of the brightest lip products I own, making it perfect for summer. Like 'Love Long Distance', this Pro Longwear lipstick lasts longer than most lipsticks, with wear time falling between two to three hours for me. If you aren't afraid of a little (or rather a lot of) colour, be sure to check 'Dear Diary' out.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 'Honey' and 'Rendezvous'.
I love the current 'chubby lipstick pencil' craze, so I was beyond excited to learn that Revlon introduced their own version of this pencil into drugstores last month. With a minty scent, and tingling feel, the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are packed with both moisture and colour. 'Honey' is a deep brown-toned pink that looks amazing on its own or when used to tone down brighter lipstick (it surprisingly looks great over 'Dear Diary'). 'Rendezvous', on the other hand is super bright, and definitely not for the faint of heart. This brown-toned orange looks great when paired with a neutral brown or cream coloured eye. The new Kissable Balm Stains are flying off the shelves (seriously, I only managed to find two colours at three Target stores), so be sure to grab them while you still can. Unfortunately, these have yet to be released in Canada.
L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Lipcolour in 'Blushing Sequin', 'Sunset Angor' and 'Rose Taffeta':
L'Oreal's newest lip product, the Colour Riche Caresse Lipcolour, falls somewhere between a tinted lip balm, and a regular lipstick. With 50% less heavy wax than traditional lipsticks, the new Caresse Lipcolours are full of moisture, shine and colour. 'Blushing Sequin' is a super glossy hot pink that, while still bright, is perfect for those who are just starting to experiment with bright colours. 'Sunset Angora' is a soft pinky-peach that works perfectly for summer, but will still be wearable in both spring and fall. 'Rose Taffeta' is a neutral brown toned pink that gives the lips a 'my lips but better' look, and can be worn by any skin tone. Unfortunately the Caresse Lipcolours have yet to hit Canadian drugstores, but should be out within the next couple of weeks.
Rendezvous, Honey, Dear Diary, Love Long Distance, Rose Tafetta, Sunset Angora, Blushing Sequin.
Have you tried any of these new lip products? Do you want to? What are your current lip loves? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.