I am just in love with the crayon-style lip sticks, balms and stains. However, not all products are created equal. They offer the ability for smooth and easy application, and many are very long wearing. However, not all of these products are created equal. Here are a few of my favorite products…stay tuned for my least favorites…
Elf Matte Lipsticks
Long Wearing, good color pay off, tip allows you to get a precise line every time.
One or two of the colors on the lighter end of the spectrum are patchy and settle into creases.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms
Rich and Creamy, Highly Pigmented, True to Color, Beautifully Matte
After a while some of these shades are prone to bleeding a feathering, but that isn’t anything that can’t be handled without a good powder around the lip area or a good lip lock pencil. It really isn’t anything major, and they last pretty long before doing so. I can almost go a full work day without re-application.
Loreal LeMatte and LaLaque Lippies
I like the finish on both the Matte and Laque versions. They are both creamy and easy to apply. They go on like a dream.
These are not as long lasting as the Revlon brand. They start getting patchy after a few hours of use and need to be reapplied.
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint
Overs a great sweep of pigment, has a nice level of minty-ness, and the colors are all so beautiful and neutral Perfect for everyday wear. Pigmentation is great.
I don’t buy that it is a limp plumper or gives the illusion of a fuller lip, and they aren’t as moisturizing as the claim,… but still not bad.
Flower Beauty LipSuede
My current favorite of the bunch. There is no bad with these babies these are all good in terms of pigmentation, moisture and long wearing properties.
I have dry lips, how can I wear lipstick without making them look drier?
Dry lips can be a struggle (I should know!) and adding a lipstick can make them look and feel even worse. Lipstick can completely change your look, boring outfit? Add a bright red lip, colourful clothes? Try a nude lip, but dry looking lips? Never a good look.
Hydrate the lips
If you’ve got severely dry lips you may need to do a little more than just applying a lip balm and calling it a day. Keep lips in tip top condition by using the tips in my how to guide: how to fix dry lips.
First off I have to give kudos to the Sephora shipping department. This was ordered for me on the 24th, and I received it on the 25th. I didn’t do this review right away because I wanted some time to wear it. Basically its a chubby lip crayon. “Crayon” is the key word in that sentence. It is in no way a pencil. Pencils are generally very stiff and hard. This has more of a soft crayon texture. Since it does have a chubby tip I do use a lip liner. The product glides on quite smoothly and is very pigmented. It has a pleasant infusion of mint. It doesn’t really tingle the lip, but is noticeable in the sent. The color does last for quite a long time. Even when eating I notice it says on pretty well. This is a lip tint. Lip tints to me are a cross between lip sticks and lip stains. The product is called a lip tint, but Sephora’s description lists it as a lip stain. I wouldn’t categorize this as a stain. The product comes in six shades. I have mine in Firey. It is a true beautiful red. I’ve had a hard time finding a true red, and I think I hit pay dirt with this one.I would also like to note that this is a natural product. I know that that’s a big plus for some people. I have to say I really do love this. This is going to become a staple product in my make-up collection. This can be drying if your lips are already dry. I also use EOS lip balm before I put this on. I also can accentuate any dry skin on the lip. I do recommend exfoliating your lips. This can be as simple as scrubbing them with a dry tooth brush. I really hope this was helpful informative. Until next time - Ash <3