I’m actually not glad it’s summer (aside from the lovely I-have-more-free-time tidbit), but you know I can’t resist lame titles.
The above lip look is the result of four different products. Should you be wearing 3 lipsticks and 1 gloss at the same time? Probably not. Did I have a good reason for doing it? Nope.
I used the following (‘used’ meaning I’d find one product, get all excited and put it on, and then repeat the process with the next one):
left to right: Maybelline Pop Stick in Citrus Slice, Milani Lipstick in Mandarina, Rimmel Lipstick in Coral Shimmer, Lancôme World Tour Juicy Tubes in Peach Mochi.
A brief overview of the products:
The Maybelline Pop Stick was a very recent purchase. I think I drove to three different drugstores just to track that one down. I had originally planned on getting Fruit Punch (looks like a dupe of Clarins Crystal Red), but then I opened Citrus Slice up (also looks like a Clarins Crystal Balm dupe), and couldn’t. Stop. Staring. I wasn’t about to buy both since these are more of a fun novelty item than something I’ll wear on a daily basis, so I eventually decided on the eye-searing orange. As you can see from the swatch (below), the color is super sheer. Like I said, more of a novelty item.
Milani Lipstick in Mandarina…I love it! After I bought this one, I was hooked on Milani lipsticks, I think they make some of the best drugstore lipsticks in terms of opacity and pigmentation. It’s so neon that my camera couldn’t properly capture the neon-ness of it, plus the lighting was just plain bad. Super opaque orange, I used this in my Halloween FOTD last year. For this look, I dabbed a bit on my lips over a coat of Citrus Slice and sheered it out.
Rimmel Lipstick in Coral Shimmer is an extremely wearable pinky-coral flecked with golden shimmer, I think this is the second lipstick I got from their new line (the old line didn’t have the best formulas, but I liked the colors better). I applied some to the center of my lip to add some pink tones to the look.
Lastly, my Lancôme Peach Mochi gloss, which I talked about here. Obviously an early purchase, as I wouldn’t fork over that much cash for such a sheer gloss now. Still, I have a soft spot in my heart for this one, and I added a coat over my lips to tone down the overall look, and add some juicy-looking shine.
Which lip products have you been wearing lately?