My Lip FAVES so far this year!
Here is a massive compilation I've created for you, showcasing my favorite lip products so far this year, bio's about each one, prices, shades and more! From matte's to scrubs, I've listed all of my faves - making sure to only include the ones I would use on SET AND OFF. All of these are products I feel comfortable using in my professional settings and daily looks, so check them out!
Drugstore Brand: Sally Hansen Plumping Lip Primer in Clear: Collagen micro-spheres add volume and shape to lips while filling in lines. Lips are noticeably fuller and more shapely. Helps prevent feathering and bleeding. An invisible primer that helps extend the wear of lip color while it visibly plumps and smooths lines.
What I love: Moisturizing primer that helps to reduce signs of aging in the lips. Plumps as it primes.
$$$: About $4.50
Specialty Brand: Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer: A lip primer that locks down lip color and prevents fading, bleeding, and creasing. This unique, creamy formulation is like Shadow Insurance for your lips. It's applied over the lips to promote suppleness and glides on smooth for maximum staying power. Your glosses and lip color will not feather, fade, or transfer even under the most lip-challenging conditions. The vitamin-E-enriched formula pampers lips while unique pigment binders protect lip colors from any pout imperfections. The built-in applicator is always prepared with the ideal amount of product for even coverage and the quick-drying formula guarantees that deep, rich pigments perform at their maximum possible depth. This product is free of parabens, sulfates, dyes, and other damaging ingredients.
What I love: Vitamin boosted, Paraben free luxurious creme primer with precision applicator, drys quick!
$$$: About $20.00
Specialty Brand #2: ARDENCY INN BOOM BASE Lip Balm & Base: A lip balm that protects and primes with a cool, minty kick. Boom Base provides all-day moisture and protection to the lips with a cool peppermint scent to freshen breath and a slight green tint to neutralize lip color. Soft-focus effect powders blur skin texture for visibly softer, sexier looking lips. The weightless formula conditions and smooths the lips to prep for lip color application and prevent feathering. Layer as desired for added moisture and a color-neutralizing effect. Made in USA. Includes Peppermint Oil: which contains anti-bacterial properties.
Shade: Pastel Green, good for for making a base for a clean lip palette
Look: Translucent, Sheeny primer, easily buildable
What I love: Prime, Moisturize, Heal and Prep all in one! The minty feeling is awesome, and it prevents your lipcolor from feathering or running as it hydrates.
$$$: About $24.00
Lip Liner Primer:
Drugstore Brand: e.l.f. Studio Lip Lock Pencil in Clear: Keep your lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner from feathering, traveling or budging with the smooth glide Lip Lock Pencil. Your lip color stays locked in place for continuous wear. The colorless formula is perfect for any skin tone and fills in fine lines around the lip. Twist up pencil (no sharpening required) and trace the area outside your natural lip line prior to lip color application to create an invisible barrier for your lip products.
What I love: Affordable and great for those new to applying lip primer, and liner. A good product to play with when getting into lip cosmetics.
$$$: About $3.00
Specialty Brand: Makeup Forever Lip Line Perfecter, Colorless Anti Feathering Lip Pe...: Lip Line Perfecter is a colorless pencil that defines the lips for a long lasting result. Acting as an invisible barrier, it keeps the color inside the lip line and prevents lipstick from bleeding and feathering. Its smooth and creamy texture is enriched with beeswax, ceramid, Elastomer of silicone and high molecular hyaluronic salt. The transparent color suits every lipstick shade and every skin tone.
What I love: The secret to a perfect, crisp lip. Undetectable, keeps your lip liner and lipstick perfect.
$$$: About $19.00
Drugstore Brand: Revlon Colorstay LipLiner: Perfect any lip look with Revlon® Colorstay™ Lipliner. Exclusive Colorstay technology with SoftFlex™ provides long wearing definition, helps lipcolor last longer and prevents feathering and bleeding. To create a polished lip look, define lips by applying ColorStay™ Lipliner to the natural line of your lips. To further increase the wear of your lipstick, fill in lips completely with ColorStay™ Lipliner and apply your favorite lip color.
For a great Neutral try: Blush
For a great funky tone try: Plum
Look: Matte, Natural Undertones, Blendable
What I love: It's affordable so you can try out new tones you've never purchased before. I particularly liked this nude tone because it was easy to blend into almost any other nude or neutral lipstick.
$$$: About $5.50
Specialty Brand: Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in 08c RED. The waterproof texture of this pencil allows to reshape and emphasize the lip contours. The extremely waterproof texture of this pencil allows to reshape and emphasize the lip contours. Ultra long-lasting and non-transferable, it stays on for hours, even in extreme conditions. It is water and saliva resistant. It can be used on the entire mouth, after applying a non-oily primer on the lips. The range of matte shades offers natural tone-on-tone palettes and other more intense colors.
Shade: 08c RED
For a great Neutral try: 02c Rosewood
For a great funky tone try: 13c Purple
Look: Matte, Intense vivid tones, Crisp and clean
What I love: It's NOT just waterproof but SALIVA proof! This is a battle ready, adaptable liner! Comes in some awesome shades! I particularly LOVE this red shade, because it's very difficult to find a red liner that doesn't look too orange or too vivid. This red is perfect.
$$$: About $19.00
Specialty Brand #2:Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Venom: This Lip Pencil glides on smoothly, stays creamy, and keeps lipstick, gloss, and stains from feathering out of bounds.
These Lip Pencils are guaranteed to last. They also contain jojoba oil, vitamin E, and cottonseed oil to nourish the skin and provide a smooth application. Go ahead and have another sip of your cocktail—the formula is waterproof, but never feels dry or cakey. It's the perfect complement to Urban Decay lipsticks, stains, and glosses. This ultimate Lip Pencil is available in multiple shades—Ozone (clear shade) can be used outside the lip line to prevent feathering, or on the lips to keep gloss in place.
For a great Neutral try: Rush
For a great funky tone try: Catfight
Look: Slightly off Matte ( a little sheen ), Vivid Color, Blendable, Smooth
What I love: Waterproof, comes in some awesome shades and is very blendable and smooth. I particularly loved Venom because it was a great liner for a more vampy look, and was easily blended into deeper shades of lipstick. Also has a clear shade ( Ozone ) for lip lining and priming.
$$$: About $19.00
Drugstore Brand: e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator: Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smooths lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel. Apply to clean, damp lips and massage in a circular motion to exfoliate. Use a moistened cotton pad with water to gently wipe away scrub. Follow with a lip balm or gloss to condition.
What I love: Gentle and fairly effective, can't beat the price, leaves lips feeling smoother.
$$$: About $3.30
Specialty Brand: Tarte maracuja lip exfoliant: A powerful resurfacing lip scrub that exfoliates lips then provides instant hydration—quenching lips with no greasy or filmy feel. Product Performance: Maracuja lip exfoliant lips renews lips by sloughing away dryness with raw sugar and replenishing moisture with pure maracuja oil. Raw sugar granules are suspended in a soothing balmy elixir of antioxidants and vitamin C to act as a natural exfoliator as dead cells that cause lips to chap and crack are softly sloughed away. maracuja oil simultaneously acts as a tall glass of water, promoting hydration, cell recovery and surface rejuvenation for lips that appear noticeably revitalized and fuller.
Scent: Sort of Sugary
What I love: Paraben Free, exfoliates without drying, doesn't leave a weird lip film on the lips. Lips look smoother and healthier.
$$$: About $16.00
Specialty Brand #2:Fresh Sugar Lip Polish: A sweet treatment that that leaves lips incredibly soft and smooth. This unique formula is enriched with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes. It nourishes the lips with the oils of meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed while shea butter provides long-lasting moisture. The inspiration for the Sugar Collection dates back to Fresh Co-founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg's childhood. Each of their grandmothers used sugar, a natural antiseptic, to heal their scrapes. Wanting to pass this effective ritual on to the world, they bottled their shared tradition, pioneering the use of sugar in the beauty industry. Apply Sugar Lip Polish to the lips and gently massage away dull skin. Leave on for 5 minutes, and rinse with warm water. Includes Meadowfoam Seed, Jojoba Seed and Grapeseed Oils: Nourish, hydrate, and protect. They absorb into the skin rapidly and restore suppleness to dry, rough, and damaged skin while locking in moisture
Scent: Brown Sugar
What I love: Decadent scent, powerhouse of exfoliation and moisturizing properties. My lips feel softer and healthier after usage.
$$$: About $22.50
Physicians Formula PH Matchmaker PH Powdered Lip Gloss in Light Pink: Makeup powdered by you! 1st Ever Lip Gloss with pH Power Complex transforms into your perfectly personalized hue. Fluorescein Based Dye-senses the pH level of your skin & adjusts within 60 seconds to create your perfect lip color. Photochronic Powders-light adjusting pigments adapt to your environment so color looks the same indoors & outside. Look your Best in Every Light! LED-powered compact lights up and features a full-size mirror for touch-ups anywhere & everywhere!
Shade: Light Pink
Also comes in natural and bright pink.
Look: Natural, Dinner Date, Glamorous, Clubbing, Girl Next Door, Shimmery
What I love: This lipgloss alters itself to match the PH of your body, pretty amazing! The tone changes itself chemically to become your "perfect" pink!
$$$: About $9.95
*Hypoallergenic. Fragrance free. Paraben free. Dermatologist approved.
Specialty Brand 1:
Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip gloss in "Nooner": With its addictively creamy texture and gorgeous, high-gloss finish, Naked Lipgloss feels so luxe that you’ll want to keep applying it all day—even when you don’t need to. The best part? Unlike most addictive substances, it’s actually good for you! In a clinical study of Naked Lipgloss:* •86% of participants had a significant improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. •76% had a significant improvement in volume and hydration. •86% said their lips felt nourished. Like a luxe balm and a rich gloss in one, it’s laced with ingredients that are good for your skin—like Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™, vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter to hydrate and condition your lips. Rosehip seed oil provides an extra hit of vitamins, including vitamin A and vitamin C.
For a great Neutral try: Freestyle
For a great funky tone try: Streak
Look: Natural, Dinner Date, Girl Next Door, Glamorous yet not over the top, Sun Kissed
What I love: Good for your ingredients, animal friendly, gives you a sun kissed burst of shimmery color
$$$: About $20.00
Specialty Brand 2:Makeup Forever Glossy Full Vinyl Effect Lip Gloss: This colorless gloss gives an ultra-shiny vinyl effect to the lips. The collagen stimulator Maxi Lip replumps and reshapes the lips which are rejuvenated and smoothed. Menthol. VERY shiny, beautiful effect.
Look: Glamorous, Intense Shine, Fashionista, Sexy, Luxurious
What I love: Nothing gives your lips this kind of BAM POW Shine!!
$$$: About $20.00
Specialty Brand 3:bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick: A lip gloss infused with natural ingredients that smooth and hydrate lips with sheer, pure color. This high-shine, hydrating lip gloss contains a nourishing blend of shea, avocado, and murumuru butters. Achieve fuller-looking, pillowy lips and lasting color with this gentle formula. The formula provides a refreshing sensation so you know it's working. Wear alone for an ultra-reflective, high-shine finish without stickiness, or apply over or under your favorite bareMinerals lip products.
For a great Neutral try: Sparkplug
For a great funky tone try: Risk Taker or Hot Shot
Look: Sun Kissed, Glamorous, Shimmery, Glittery, Intense Shine, Fashionista, Luxurious
What I love: Feels so amazing on the lips and definitely plumps them a little. Really looks shiney and compliments your lipstick. One of my favorites. I particularly loved Maverick because it was a deep neutral tone that was somewhere between a more intense shade and a natural.
$$$: About $18.00
Drugstore Brand:Burt's Bees Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry: Superfruit, acaí berry, provides free radical fighting antioxidants and vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as healthy Omega oils, giving your lips a rejuvenating experience with a rich, sweet flavor. Burt's Bees calls that one super balm! Paraben Free. No SLS. Phthalate Free. Not Animal Tested. Apply balm liberally to your lips as often as needed, particularly in dry, cold or windy conditions.
Look: Sheeny Lip Balm
What I love: Good for you ingredients, bursting with antixidants to repair lips. Tastes great, subtle and not overpowering scent or flavor. One of the best drugstore lip balms available.
$$$: About $3.50
Not Animal Tested
Specialty Brand: Rosebud Perfume Co. Minted Rose Lip Balm: A cult-favorite, minty, multipurpose lip balm to soothe dry lips and skin. This must-have lip balm calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Easy-to-use and versatile, dab it on chapped lips, elbows, or knees to condition and relieve dryness. Pure White Petrolatum (Surgical Grade), Lanolin, White Beeswax, Trade Secret Strawberry Flavor.
Shade: Soft baby pink
Look: Sheeny, Luxurious Lip Balm
What I love: Long lasting, ultra hydrating, good for you ingredients, instantly relieves dryness, and that strawberry flavor is to die for. This is such a luxurious balm, I love it. I use it on my elbows too!
$$$: About $7.00
Amazing scent and flavor!
Specialty Brand #2: Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm: A smoothing, plumping lip balm with SPF 10. Crème de Rose is a refined lip balm that soothes, re-plumps, hydrates, and protects the lips with SPF 10.This nourishing lip balm comes in one universal petal pink shade and features a delicate rose scent. This is a sister product to Dior's legendary Crème Abricot, a nail care product dating back to the 1960s, this product has the same classic white packaging. Lips are visibly hydrated: +32% (6h after application). Use alone, to smooth out, and re-plump the lips, as a base or primer under any lipstick/lip gloss or at night, to intensely hydrate and nourish the lips Antiaging Complex: Rose of Damas essential oil.
Energizing Vitamins A and E. Smoothing Shea Butter. SPF 10
Shade: Soft petal pink
Look: Sheeny, Luxurious Lip Balm
What I love: The glamorous rose scent, the good for you anti aging properties, and the essential oils that definitely hydrate intensely. Very decadent.
$$$: About $27.00
Amazing scent, good for you ingredients.
Specialty Brand #3: Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment: A naturally age-defying, Argan-infused lip-treatment balm that conditions, repairs, and protects dry, fragile lips. This treatment balm instantly makes lips feel soft, supple, and smooth by restoring your lip's youthful fullness with concentrated doses of natural ingredients. With an uplifting natural green apple flavor, this potent antiaging day or night treatment smooths the appearance of lines, renews suppleness, and leaves lips lush and hydrated. Argan Oil is produced from the argan tree in the semideserts of Morocco. This oil is rich in Vitamin E & Essential Fatty Acids, which have antiaging properties. This organic ingredient is known to help and prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyper pigmentation, and sebum production. It is your answer to healthy, youthful, radiant, clear skin and hair...naturally. Finger tip application; apply to skin around and on the lips. Argan Oil: repairs and replenishes skin cells. Plant-derived Squalane: Rehydrates and seals parched lips and helps fill tiny lines.
Shade: Soft pink
Look: Sheeny, Thick Luxurious Lip Balm
What I love: The deeply moisturizing Argan oil, the anti aging properties, the play derived moisture sealant. Really repairs lips AND you can use it in your hair or your skin!
$$$: About $18.00
Drugstore Brand: Revlon Super Lusturous Lipstick in Copperglow Berry: Infused with mega-moisturizers to seal in color and softness. Find your lip color amongst a dazzling array of 82 shades. Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness. Silky-smooth, creamy texture. Stay true color wears evenly. Apply directly to lips for a high-shine look. Add Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lip Gloss for even more shine.
Shade: Copperglow Berry
For a great Neutral try: Pink Pearl, Sand Storm, Nude Attitude
For a great funky tone try: Fire and Ice, Berry Haute, Ravish Me Red, Va Va Violet
Look: Shiney, Hint of Glimmer, Natural yet Sun Kissed, Pop of Color
What I love: The endless array of shades available in this affordable, shimmery lipstick! I really liked Copperglow Berry, because it was a nice mix of neutral taupe tones and slight berry undertones, giving my lips a little umpfh but not making them too intense.
$$$: About $8.75
Specialty Brand: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense in Pearly Rust: A highly pigmented, long-lasting lipstick that delivers rich color in one stroke. Formulated with 50% more pigment than the traditional lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense gives an immediate true-to-color result. A blend of three natural waxes, the creamy texture glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting hold. The extensive color and texture range provides unlimited creativity. No parabens. For the best result, apply with MAKE UP FOR EVER Lip Brush #3N. Place the lipstick in the center of the lips and blend outward.
Shade: Pearly Rust
For a great Neutral try: Pearly Gold, Pearly Rosewood
For a great funky tone try: Pearly Violet, Pearly Dark Violet
Look: Shimmery, Sun Kissed, Glamorous
What I love: The endless array of shades available in this long lasting, shimmery, highly pigmented, intense color lipstick. You definitely get an amazing product with this lipstick. Every shade is unique, and stays on for hours. I loved Pearly Rust because it was an off pink that wasn't the color of my lips, and gave me a burst of color without looking like a neon or ultra bright pink. Sun kissed look!
$$$: About $20.00
Specialty Brand #2: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Plum Scene: A luxurious lipstick in matte and cream shades. Legendary beauties are unforgettable for their daring, iconic style. Get famously bold lips that stand out from the crowd with this beautiful lip color packed with vitamins C and E. It's guaranteed to keep your lips feeling smooth and looking marvelous. Contains shea butter and a unique moisture complex to provide instant and long-term moisture.
Shade: Plum Scene
For a great Neutral try: Cognac
For a great funky tone try: Sunset Blvd Golden Terra Cotta,
Look: Shiney, Intense Shine, Intense Pigment
What I love: The intense pigment, and Smashbox's ability to make a unique shade look somehow "meant to be". I loved Plum Scene, because I felt like I could wear this intense violet shade yet not feel like I was wearing a bright purple to work. Long lasting, moisturizing and comes in unique shades. Vitamin packed.
$$$: About $20.00
Drugstore Brand: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm offers velvety color with balm-like moisture. Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter. This retractable chubby crayon requires no sharpener. Step 1: Apply ColorBurst Matte Balm evenly to clean, bare lips. Build color and coverage as desired.
Step 2: Reapply as desired for moisturizing shine throughout the day.
For a great Neutral try: Complex, Sultry
For a great funky tone try: Shameless, Shewy, Audacious
Look: Matte, Intense Pigment
What I love: I'm very impressed with this matte from Revlon. Buildable coverage with moisturizing properties and an intense color pop. I liked this "Elusive" shade because it was a neutral pink with some aggressive undertones, which made it a little brighter than a neutral pink but not a neon.
$$$: About $8.99
Specialty Brand: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense in Matte Bright Red: A highly pigmented matte, long-lasting lipstick that delivers rich color in one stroke. Formulated with 50% more pigment than the traditional lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense gives an immediate true-to-color result. A blend of three natural waxes, the creamy texture glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting hold. The extensive color and texture range provides unlimited creativity. A staple for HD film MUA's
Shade: Matte Bright Red
For a great Neutral try: Matte Antique Pink,
For a great funky tone try: Matte Bordeaux, Satin Black
Look: Matte, Intense Pigment, Vivid Crisp color
What I love: I've always been a huge fan of the Makeup Forever mattes. In my opinion they are some of the best available, especially for film. I adore the Matte Bright Red, it's a classic, Marilyn Monroe red that looks so crisp and glamorous. One of my favorites, thick texture.
$$$: About $20.00
Specialty Brand #2: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar - Matte in Cha Cha - pale sherbet orange: A high-opacity lipstick concentrate with unprecedented longevity.
Flash a fabulous smile and a stunning splash of color with this lip formula that combines the longevity of a lipstick with the breezy application of a gloss. The rich pigment will drench your pout and the blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint, will soothe and soften the skin for a supremely comfortable finish. For easy travel and application, each Lip Tar comes with a vinyl carrying case and mini lip brush. This straight-forward formula does not contain petroleum or silicone and is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. Apply to moisturized lips with a lip brush, starting at the center of the lips and blending toward the lip line. Includes Hemp Oil: Rich in omega and gamma-lineolic essential fatty acids; extraordinarily moisturizing.
Shade: Matte Cha Cha pale Sherbet Orange
For a great Neutral try: Hush, Kava Kava
For a great funky tone try: RX True Cyan Blue, Traffic, Black Dahlia, Beta, Tarred, Sebastian
Look: Matte, Intense Pigment, Vivid Crisp color, Unique Pigments, Rocker Chic, Fashionista, Sexy and Bold
What I love: Sometimes with a matte it's hard to get a moisturizing product as well, Lip Tars are naturally moisturizing and infused with tones of good for you oils and vitamins like Hemp Oil, and Peppermint Oil. Their pigments are truly unique, mixable, blendable and last. I really liked the Cha Cha pale sherbet orange. I've never really been able to pull off a coral tone and this one was pale enough to suit me, but bold enough to give me a different, orange undertoned look. Animal friendly. The awesome brush is a great plus!
$$$: About $18.00
Unique Toned Lipstick:
Drugstore Brand: Revlon Colorburst Matte Lipstick in Shamless: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm offers velvety color with balm-like moisture. Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter. This retractable chubby crayon requires no sharpener.
Look: Vamp meets Hippy, almost neon vibrant purple
What I love: Shamless is a vivid purple pop of color sure to turn heads, one of my favorite drugstore "shocker" tones, really beautiful, especially parred with the right lip liner.
Pare it with...: A deep violet lip liner and fade inwards for a goth look, or ombre it with a softer pink lip liner. Go neutral on the eyes when wearing an intense lip color.
$$$: About $8.99
Specialty Brand: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A Go Go: A rich, full-color lipstick
Shade: A-Go-Go - reddish coral
Look: Vivid reddish coral that screams rocker chic, unique and flamboyant.
What I love: A-go-go is for the fashonista who's not afraid of a little flare...well, maybe more than a little. This vivid orange tone looks amazing with a neutral palette of makeup. I ALSO love the shades Backstage Bambi, Hellbent and Homegirl for a more stunning lip.
Pare it with...: A golden shimmery eyeshadow, a light pale golden bronzer and wallah, sun kissed beach babe meets punk rock bar.
$$$: About $19.00
Speciality Brand #2: SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Shine Lipstick, No. 47 Heartbreaker - Glossy - sheer royal purple: A moisturizing, vivid purple lipstick with a rich, glossy shine. Show-off your gorgeous smile with this easy-to-wear formula that offers heightened transparency and shine. Lips will look brilliant while drenched in this metallic hue. The Hydra-Comfort complex blend of moisturizing oils and antioxidiant vitamin E ensures optimal comfort, while nourishing and protecting your lips. Contains 3D shimmering particles and shea butter for extreme radiance. The precise product design enables a flawless lip definition.
Shade: #47 Heartbreaker
Look: Vibrant Violet, Gothy and Sexy, Sultry and Mysterious
What I love: This deep violet shade is not only unique and intense, but dramatically sexy. Bring out your inner badass with this shade. Deeply moisturizing as well.
Pare it with...: A neutral makeup palette, liquid black eyeliner, deep berry or violet lip liner and fade in for a dark and sensual look.
$$$: About $12.50
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