Glides on Like Velvet

Narsvelvetmattelippencil I’ve already went on enough about how I am in love with long lasting lip color but I also love easy to use and convenient lip color. That’s exactly how I see this product, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. The added bonus is that these colors do last a long time as well since they are matte. Shown here in Sex Machine and Forbidden Red, they also can be used together to create new colors. I wore Sex Machine and Damned the other day and really liked how it turned out. I’m wearing another great Nars product in that picture,  Mata Hari blush.

I get a kick out of imagining older women buying this and maybe some of their other products Orgasm and Deep Throat blush. I can’t imagine my mother doing anything but pointing at the products.

Lip Stains are Lovely

Narslipstaingloss I’m all about lip stains, all about long lasting lip color, that is me… all about not having to touch up my lips whenever possible. So of course I had to mention Nars Lip Stain Gloss. Unlike Stila’s Lip Rouge, this goes on with the ease of a gloss and does not uncomfortably dry out your lips. It actually takes a little while to dry, which I think is a good thing. It gives you a little time to correct a mistake, if needed, unlike MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcolours. If I were complain about anything, it would be the lack of color selection, which seems to be the case with most long wearing lip color. I ended up going with Rage (Daredevil is the one pictured) which looks a little better on the website’s swatch than it does in person. It’s still a great color though, it’s just the lightest of them all. Overall, this is good stuff, a tad expensive though.

Benefit's Dandelion lights up my life (and face!)

Detail_dandelioncew For three years now, I’ve been a loyal Benefit user, and no product makes me happier than their Dandelion cheek color.

What I love about this stuff is how unpretentious it is. Just sweep and go. No fussing, no color overload, no mistakes. For a fair-skinned gal like me, these features are vital, as normal blush usually creates a Joan-Crawford-eque look.

Dark-skinned girls might find Dandelion too faint for their skin, however, it works great as an all-over “brightener” so if you are darker, consider using it on your forehead, nose and chin for a nice glow. Best of all? Dandelion lasts FOREVER. I’ve had mine for two years and counting.

Benefit’s Dandelion lights up my life (and face!)

Detail_dandelioncew For three years now, I’ve been a loyal Benefit user, and no product makes me happier than their Dandelion cheek color.

What I love about this stuff is how unpretentious it is. Just sweep and go. No fussing, no color overload, no mistakes. For a fair-skinned gal like me, these features are vital, as normal blush usually creates a Joan-Crawford-eque look.

Dark-skinned girls might find Dandelion too faint for their skin, however, it works great as an all-over “brightener” so if you are darker, consider using it on your forehead, nose and chin for a nice glow. Best of all? Dandelion lasts FOREVER. I’ve had mine for two years and counting.

Sugar Lips

Sugarlipbalm I’m attracted to products based on their packaging and the word sugar just screamed out to me… that and the fact that I kept seeing this product everywhere. It’s not cheap at $22 but in the name of being a true product girl, I had to try it. This is Sugar Lip Treatment Balm. It claims that it has lip plumping fatty acids. I don’t really notice my lips particularly plumper but I still really like this lip balm, or excuse me, lip treatment. The blackcurrant oil in this product really gives you a soothing effect. Also, this company has an interesting Memoirs of a Geisha collection out based on the upcoming movie.

Genie in a Bottle

Udprimerpotion_1 If you have a problem with eye shadow creasing, this product is for you. Urban Decay’s Eye Primer Potion is awesome stuff. I use this everytime I put on eyeshadow, it’s a must. It acts as a base but also keeps your eyeshadow from creasing all day long. It goes on in a creamy nude color but dissapears once it dries. Not only does it help prevent creasing but it also helps colors appear more vibrant.

The only thing I’d change on this product is the packaging, it’s hard to tell when you’re running out and that’s a bit of a drawback… but one we’ll live with. 🙂

It Must Be Good if it Has Chocolate in It

Chocolatewhipstick This is the Chocolate Whipstick Lip Balm. Something that’s made with chocolate can’t be bad, right? At least that’s what I though. Their website jokes that you could wear this instead of eating chocolate and you could even lose weight. With me, the chocolate scent just makes me want more chocolate but seriously, it’s a great thick lip balm that moisturizes your lips really well. I have a couple of these and keep one in my purse and one on my desk so that I’m never without it.

Lovely Lips

stila lip rouge I’m not sure who I have to thank for this, maybe it was Allure or Marie Claire but either way, thank you! Stila Lip Rouge rocks my world! I don’t really like having to re-apply lipstick all the time so I’m always looking for products that will last and this is one of them. Unlike my beloved M.A.C.’s Pro Longwear Lipcolour, using any kind of lip balm on top does not eat away at your color. This product is more like a stain than a lipstick, it’s perfectly ok to wear this with some sort of lip balm. It’s got a felt pen tip so it’s a little odd but it works like a dream. Just one thing to look out for, make sure your cap is on tight.