I probably do own more than the average person, and I like to get my good use out of it so I'm constantly using different products and doing different looks but lately I've noticed a trend and there have been the same products I've been reaching for over and over so I figured it was FINALLY time to do a favorites post, as I had enough "favorites" to share!
**everything in this post that is in bold is a clickable link to the product**
First off- I will admit it. Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I am a lip product addict. I am-ask anyone who knows me. So for me to stick to the same few shades for this long is literally shocking.
1. The Balm Girls - Mai Billsbepaid* $17 So I was sent this, and it has become 100% my all time favorite nude. I hardly ever do lipstick reviews because some just don't give me that wow factor, but I love this one so much I did a full review dedicated to it here. This is the most universally flattering nude I have ever seen in my life. It looks different on every girl who wears it (I'm wearing it in my twitter pic), but every girl from every skin tone that I've seen it on it looks amazing! It looks good with warm looks, cool looks, dramatic looks, no makeup day looks- if you get what I'm saying you can basically wear this lipstick at any point in your life and it will look good. It also makes your teeth look a bit brighter too which is always a plus, and it isn't a flesh toned nude, its more of a pinky/peach nude depending on how it shows up in combination with your skin tone and what liner you pair it with.
2. NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream - Bewitching $6.50 So I really wanted this beautiful lippie and my best friend Paula (@heyyitspaulaa on twitter if you want to give her a follow) sent me a cute little care package from back home in California and included this little beauty. Oh. My. God. Every time I wear this I get people asking me what it is, on twitter, classmates, on blog posts; you're seen me post pictures on twitter with it on and I always get at least four or five people asking what I'm wearing. This is the softest, creamiest lipstick that is so pigmented it's beautiful. I do recommend using a hard lipliner because it is a softer lipstick, but it stays on for forever and is so flattering on everyone since it's a deep eggplant purple with a hint of berry in it. I die for it.
3. Maybelline Mattes - Divine Wine $7.99 Paula, being the beautiful wonderful best friend that she is also sent me HER favorite lipstick, which has now become one of MY favorite lipsticks. We literally have the exact same taste in makeup and I've been trying to convince her to start a blog for ages...but that's another story. The matte formula of these lipsticks- oh my gosh they are literally from another planet. I also have Touch of Spice (but I felt it would be redundant to include both even though I love it too), and the formula of these is hard to describe. They apply like a cream finish lipstick, and slowly wear down to a matte, but it's like the moisture from the cream look sinks into your lips and hydrates them and you don't even notice you're wearing a lipstick at all hardly. AMAZING.
4. MAC - Subculture Lipliner $16 This is number two of this pencil if that tells you anything right there. This is the most versatile lip pencil in the whole entire world. You can literally put it under any look and it just makes it better. It's a little darker than a natural lip color, so when you put a lighter lipstick on top it gives a natural shading (slightly) to give that fuller pout. If you want to overdraw your lips with a liner and have it look natural, here's the liner for you! I even some days just fill my lips in with this liner and then will pat some lip balm over the top if I want some extra moisture. I absolutely adore this liner and could NOT live without it.
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all products mentioned in this post were used in this picture except the three lipsticks