It Cosmetics | Sephora $28
A lip liner that is not only waterproof, but also long-lasting (about 8 hours) which I absolutely love. It is a perfect shade of red that goes with my everyday red lipsticks. Highly pigmented, and if you are almost this shade it looks completely natural.
Comes in 8 shades and I think for its price and how effective it is, I would not mind purchasing the rest. Runs on creamy and I do find it ultra hydrating throughout the day. Infused with collagen, avocado oil, shea buter, aloe, jojoba and much more, your lips will feel moist any time of the day. I also find, that it can stand alone when your lips need an extra colour boost.
Too Faced | Mecca Maxima $28
I tried being adventurous one day and bought myself a nude lipstick. But not just any lipstick, a lipstick that is liquified so when applied the colour comes out highly intense and creamy. Colour wear I would say stays on for quite a bit, maybe about 12+ hours, though do wear lipliner under. The rich liquid lipstick does not come out matte, as it has a bit of shine.
It was a successful hit when it came out, because of the variety of colours that it came out with and no other brand really had one like it. The packaging is adorable and the tip is made with an angled tip with a velvet touch. I highly recommend this line, the pigment is amazing.
Benefit Cosmetics | Sephora $29
Way overdue beauty post, especially with this value set I purchase from almost a year ago. I have been using the products within this box in my everyday makeup routine, especially the Hoola bronzer. I have been using this bronzer religiously, it blends so well and a little goes a long way. The Dandelion face powder on the other hand, is quite light so I have been using it sometimes on top of my regular blush to add a faint pink glow.
The two other lip glosses, is a charm because of it’s cute travel-size making touch-ups a breeze. My favourite would have to be the Dandelion Ultra Plush because of its pearly pink colour where as the Hoola Ultra Plush is a golden nude, though I still love it because it is close to my own lip colour. Both glide on smoothly, non-sticky and can be easily applied over your favourite lip product.
Kit Cosmetics | Mecca Maxima $24.95
A lot similar to the Dream Weaver, this lipstick is a bit more on the pink, coral side. Beautiful for that extra flush on your natural pink lips. Matte-finish which has an average wear time, so best suited with a tint under or re-application throughout the day. It is mixed with Vitamin E, so for me I do find it highly hydrating as well as easy application, though best wear lip-balm before hand if you have extra-dry lips like me.
Too Faced | Mecca Maxima $22
I would not be so quick to call it perfect, as I do find this liner to be quiet fine and faint. Perhaps it would compliment well to nude lipsticks, but even so I find it does not do much help. However, I do find this liner to be a bite helpful in outlining areas that needs to be traced, especially in the inner lip area. When filling my overall lips, it comes out to be too chalky and does not ensure longer lipstick wear.
In the design of the pencil, I truly am in love just look at the packaging! I got mine in ‘Nude’. The length and having a soft area to hold, makes it extremely easy to use. It is a twist-up tip and I find it does not need to be sharpened. Overall, I would not go looking for this lip liner again, maybe another in their brand.
Bite Beauty | Sephora $30
Sorry for the late post, so here it is…
With about 12 ranges of matte colours, this lip crayon covers you from nudes, reds and profound burgundies. I chose this lovely ‘rose pink’, giving me that highly pigmented pink when my own colour needs that youthful boost. Firstly, I want to highlight the fact that I got obsessed with the scent! It literally smells like strawberry bubblegum… and applying it onto my lips, took an extra effort to not eat the creme.
It states to have ‘super hydration’, by using orange peel wax and antioxidant properties of resveratrol. Though for me it was not hydrating, I did find myself using lip balm over it to keep the colour going. For yourself, it may last longer. The crayon had a slight resistance to water, but like stated earlier it did not last long for me.
Origins | Mecca Maxima $22
A hydrating product, that is a gorgeous everyday-wear. I got mine in 02 Cinnamon Surge, so for me it applies on near to my natural colour. The bright hint of red-like colour, instantly provides my lips with a radiant boost. Though it needs to be reapplied constantly, after a sip of morning coffee or late lunch. Not sticky for me, I feel like it sinks into the sink quite fast.
The secret is the mixture of apricot kernel, avocado oils, orange peel and so much more, making me just want to eat the whole product itself haha!
If you are looking for a balm, that hydrates and gives your lips that dazzling pop, Drink Up from Origins is a certain yes from me.
Kit Cosmetics $24.95 | Mecca Maxima
What makes this a great everyday lipstick, is the fact that it contains wonderful ingredients such as vitamins A, C and E – basically a delightful blend, keeping thy lips moisturized!
Aloe Vera and Chamomile is also blended in, which you can immediately feel its conditioning effects. It glides on great and the colour is mildly pigmented and a matte finish. For me, I wear it almost everyday especially at work because of how natural it looks on me. It can be worn alone, though I do recommend a liner as it does tend fade.
Josie Maran $20 || Mecca Maxima
The most distinct aspect of this product, is once you squeeze it, you can automatically smell how delectable it is! It reminds me a lot like orange lollies. Kissable lips! It is a creamy oil-based tint, that can be either used for your lips and/or cheeks. I’ve used it on my lips and it comes out to be light and subtle, so you may need to add another brighter lip-stick to add more colour. Though for me, I favour faint lip colours, for every day usage, for a natural look. So for me, this set is perfect.
The tints are argan oil-infused, when applied it comes out sheer. Very nourishing and hydrating throughout. The set came with two colours – ‘timeless coral’ and ‘everlasting honey’. The faint pink ‘everlasting honey’, came out runny!