>Reader Request: Lip Service

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Question:
Would you do a review of your favorite lip stuff? I can never find anything good! 

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Asking me about my favorite lip products is kind of like opening Pandora’s box… I have a serious obsession with this particular division of beauty products. I can’t seem to go into a department store, Sephora, or even drugstore without picking up at least one balm, gloss, or lipstick. I have full lips that dry easily, and I hate sticky, glittery, heavy lip colors.
These are my tried-and-true favorites that I always restock!

1. Stila Lip Glaze: ‘Tis the season to try this gorgeous (and completely comfortable and natural) glaze. Sephora offers a value gift set every holiday for $25. The full-size glaze will run you $22 per clickable pen, but it’s a worthwhile splurge.

2. Smashbox lip gloss: pick up Sephora’s Wish For the Perfect Pout gift set ($29) and you won’t regret it. This is my favorite product for patent-shine lips with saturated color. My favorite shade is Tease.

3.  Rosebud Minted Rose Lip Balm: In a word: obsessed. This balm has a pretty, natural pink finish and smells so good. It’s always in my handbag, and it’s a steal at $7 for a pretty generous-sized tin.

4. Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain and Balm: My friend, Anne, told me I had to try this stain. I picked it up at the drugstore for $9, and it’s become a daily product for me. My favorite shade is Twilight.

5. DuWop Lip Venom: What smells like hot cinnamon and stings like a bee? This stuff. But once you get past the burn, your lips are flushed and plumped for hours. ($16)

6. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Red Alert: I love the look of red lips (no one does it better than Maria) but I’ve always had a terrible time finding a wearable, comfortable red. This one is totally affordable at around $6, and moisturizes while you wear it. There’s nothing worse than a really bold lip that’s dry and flaky.

What are your favorite lip products?

11 thoughts on “>Reader Request: Lip Service

  1. >Just discovered your blog and I love it! Love your style!This is a great post. Number 1, 3 and 4 are actually my faves as well. Always in my make up bag!I have been looking for a red lipstick so I will give #6 a try!

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  2. >Love the lipstains! Revlon makes a great red called Gothic that's the first red I've ever been able to feel comfortable wearing. But hands down, Cover Girl's lipstains win for daily use. I love the subdued rosy hues, and they last all day.If I want a little shine, I top with some Burt's Bees tinted lip balm.I'll have to try the lip venom. Thanks!

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  3. >Thanks so much for the review! I'm going to have to try that Stila set and the Rosebud balm…helloooo Christmas list!I know what you mean about not being able to walk into a store without leaving with a certain new product…for me it's nail polish!Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

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