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Top Ten Lip Products for 2013

Merry Christmas!

This post should really be titled Top Ten Lipsticks but as I rarely wear them I'll just expand the category. So, in no particular order...

Revlon Lip Butters

I shouldda done a whole overview on this line for the amount of these that I bought. Anyho, you can see me singing their praises in this video.


p.s. I'm really loving 'Pink Truffle' now. L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Still on the sheer lip colour craze I gravitated to the L'Oreal version of the lip butters...and loved it.


Jolie Cosmetics - Matte Raspberry

#TeamModen is always raving about Jolie Cosmetics, that's why we've purchased so many of their products for ourselves and to share with you. It's absolutely no secret about my affection for Matte Raspberry.
Jolie Cosmetics haul at BMEX
Matte Raspberry

M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

If you are intimidated by bright lipsticks or hate the hassle of maintaining a red or dark lip, try filling in your entire lips with a lip liner and then topping it with a gloss. Same great look, much less stress. This year I've discovered the Pro Longwear lip liner formula and lemme tell you, I ain't never buying a regular lip pencil from M.A.C again - especially when the NYX and Too Faced retractable ones are so good. Now while the regular line does have more colour options, the pro longwear type is: more pigmented, easier to sharpen, creamier and as the name suggests, lasts longer. I have 'More To Love', 'Shock Value' and my favourite 'RiRi Woo'.

All RiRi Woo everything

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick I've talked these to death. Peep the overview here. I got 'Venom' for Heidi and she loves it!

(L-R) '69', 'Rush' and 'Anarchy'

YSL Rouge Volupe Shine

Like the Urban Decay lipsticks this was another late comer but boy has he made an impact. I have worn this more than any other lip product in the last two months. I'm hooked and I want more! Sigh

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posted in my Nordstrom haul

M.A.C Lip Glass


It is shocking how many Lip Glasses I have. I'm still working through a limited edition set from the Tartan Tale collection. Who remembers what year that Christmas collection came out? They're my favourite M.A.C lip gloss formula; my stand outs are: 'Heroine' (duh!), 'Girl About Town', 'RiRi Woo', 'Viva Glam I' and 'Electro Lush'. Coincidentally a lot of those are limited edition so I guess the moral of the story is pick ones that are unique.

Too Faced Lip Insurance

This is a "smoothing, anti feathering lip primer" that works. For best results, especially when wearing a bright/matte lip, always exfoliate your lips first.

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Victoria Secret's Beauty Rush Lip Gloss

Still in my favourites Heidi :p I'm not in love with all the scents but I'm currently working my way through the berry and pear ones. I think they have new packing now.

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Still available in Cave Shepherd

Make Up For Ever Agua Rouge No. 10

From the site: Formulated with a combination of high molecular weight polymers and volatile oils, Aqua Rouge locks color on the lips for a waterproof result that will not transfer or fade. Its intensely pigmented formula provides immediate, opaque color with extremeshine, and its creamy, non-sticky texture glides effortlessly on the lips for comfortable wear. The ergonomic applicator helps to paint lips precisely. The lip color's texture is loaded with opaque pigments with a matte finish, while the transparent top coat provides a lacquer finish for extreme shine and comfort. Its shades are perfectly paired with Aqua Lip for an unstoppable long lasting lip. The doe foot applicator allows you to apply these pigmented colours precisely. The colour portion, if worn alone, can be drying but the clear gloss totally eradicates that feeling. This baby only breaks down when eating greasy food. It's absolutely perfect for the low maintenance lip girl. I must have more :D

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No. 10

Special mention

When all the lip product testing gets to me or I've had a bad reaction to any lip product I always go running back to my A+D ointment.
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We hope you continue to enjoy this festive season.

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