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Monday, August 05, 2013

Stain, scrub and salve: My top lip products

Five is too small a number, but this tag has been going around for a while and Shikha of Sorelle Grapevine, who tagged me, insists that I need to stick to five. So I'm sort of cheating with an also-rans section!
Here are my Holy Grail lip products:
1. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite in Rose Garnet
2. Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
3. Smith's Rosebud Salve
4. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in N@ked
5. Lancome La Laque Fever in Chromed Pink
Here are swatches of (from left) Chanel Rose Garnet, Urban Decay lip pencil and Lancome Chromed Pink:

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite in Rose Garnet
My favourite lippy in the world. It stays on forever, even through pizza. And doesn't flake or transfer. One side is a coloured stain and the other side is a clear gloss that seals it in. I've been using it since 2010 and shall always turn to it, and I keep hoarding it. The colour is my favourite - dusty rose - and suits me to a T. For night wear, all I have to do is apply a shimmery gloss over this. The doe-foot applicator is decent; the formula is opaque and well-pigmented. What's not to love? As I keep telling my friends, there's a reason it's Chanel.
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
A more recent discovery, made this March. I love this yummy scrub! Here's the detailed review.
Smith's Rosebud Salve
Another 2010 discovery, and I keep buying these gorgeous tins (I have six of them unopened, believe it or not). The moment there is a hint of a flake or dryness, out comes the salve and all is well again. Don't be put off by the fiery orange - it is perfectly colourless on the skin. And, did I mention the fabulous smell?

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in N@ked
I got this travel-sized pencil free with a UD order. I was shocked by the creaminess and the staying power, not to mention the awesome colour. When I'm in a hurry, I apply it all over the lips, apply clear gloss over it and I'm good to go. It gives a nice, subtle yet polished look and stays on all day, no transfer or bleeding. Will repurchase the full size!
Lancome La Laque Fever in Chromed Pink
I had bought this from Macy's and couldn't find it, so I bought Woody Rose Satin in March (see swatch and review here). Then, this one turned up! I've been loving the glossy-stain look and this is good for four-five hours' wear. Isn't the packaging lovely? Again, a sponge-tipped wand, though this is teardrop-shaped. The colour is a red veering towards maroon. But the beauty of this lippy is that it fades to a very pretty pinky-red stain afterwards.

And now for the also-rans. They are mostly substitutes for the above.
1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Lip Duo in Mega Mauve
2. The Body Shop Lip Scuff
3. Yes To Carrots Lip Balm in Melon
4. MUFE Aqua Liner
5.  Bourjois So Delicate Lip Creme in 58 Brun Raffine

I tag:
Danielle of Kalamity Jane 
Rachel of BeautyqueenUK
Jac of Matilly Rose's
Brittney of The Glam Goddess
Shivani of Shivani's Beauty Blog
Tshering of Titi's Corner
Louise of Vanity Corner
Kayte of Imminent Beauty
Meesha of Strawberry Hearts Chocolate Darts
Anyone else who wants to do this post. I would love to know what your best lip products are!

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