Lips Lips Lips have been such a major LOVE of mine for 2013. I discovered so many new lip products and I favoured bold, bright lips more than I ever have done.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain - 'Dark Berry 07'
I won't bore you with the obvious, if you have frequently read my blog or watched my videos you will know how much I absolutely friggin adore these lip stains. They are probably my ALL TIME favourite lip products - The colours are bold, the consistency is creamy when first applied but dried to the perfect velvet matte finish. I love how these stay put through all the hours of the day, eat, drink, sleep - They stay on! This colour in particular was a little out of my comfort zone but once my friend Warren convinced me to get it, I never looked back! I actually purchased another one - It was definitely a favourite of mine through Autumn/Winter. It's dark, it's vampy and so super sexy - Win all around!
MAC Relentlessy Red
I have such an extensive collection of MAC products that I rarely re purchase unless it's a holy grail product (i.e. Modesty!) and I don't frequent the latest collection launches like I used to in my younger days (HA) HOWEVER, this bad boy was one of my favourite red lipsticks of the year. I genuinely believe that a girl can never have too many lipsticks, there's just too many tones and textures out there not to get involved. Relentlessly Red is a such a gorgeous matte red, with a fabulous fuchsia tone to it.
Tom Ford Pink Blush
This lipstick was such a gorgeous nude for me this year, it's a great nude lipstick perfect for pairing with a smokey eye. I haven't worn a pink based nude in a while and this was just the right amount without looking too pale against my complexion. This was also the first time I'd tried Tom Ford lipsticks - Glamorotus packaging aside the lipsticks didn't let me down, I love the creamy texture and the semi glossy finish.
MAC - 'Yash'
This has been my go to nude lipstick of the year, I've had this colour for years when it was released with the Micky Contractor collection, it has since become permanent and it's obvious why. It's a great nude for those with a warmer complexion, it's quite flat in colour but teamed with a smokey eye and a little bit of lip liner this has been my go to lipstick for a night out.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil - 'Isola Bella'
2013 was the year of the NARS Satin Lip Pencils, I have adored the Velvet mattes for so long it was nice to have a hydrating, slightly glossier alternative. The array of colours is amazing and I was surprised as to how pigmented and long lasting these pencils are on the lips. Isolla Bella is a gorgeous nude brown shade with a slight coral tone to it. This was certainly a Summer favourite.
Illamasqua - 'Shard'
This lipstick was such a stunner, Illamasqua lipsticks never fault me! The colours are so true to what you see and the texture is matte (which you know I adore). Shard is such a beautiful Purple lipstick, it's not as deep and dark as some of the berry shades I've worn this year but is so gorgeous on the lips. I also love how this colour looks blotted down.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - 'Tesoro'
Surprise Surprise! Another long lasting lip stain - Tesoro is such a vibrant, bright, orange based red and was definitely a fun lipstick to rock during the Summer. Similarly to the Sephora lip stains these are creamy on the lips and have that velvet matte finish - Perfect pout for sure!
MAC - 'Candy Yum Yum'
To be honest I went off hot pink lips this year, I felt myself reaching more for reds! However when I finally got my hands on Candy Yum Yum it was a no brainer that I'd grow to love it. Such a show stopping neon pink, it's girly, it's fun and let's face it if Barbie was a lipstick this would be her shade!
So much love for lip products and even writing this I'm excited for new discoveries of 2014 - let's hope there's lot of lippie loving.
What were your favourite lip products of 2013, any you think I should check out?
Lots of Love