Monday, February 10, 2014

Favorite Lip Products Of The Moment

Just like any other makeup-loving girl, I adore lip products and I think they’re the easiest way of experimenting with a new look. I have dry and sensitive lips so during the winter months I tend to stay away from lipsticks as they usually make the problem even worse (cracked and peeling lips are not a good look) but please let me know of any natural and moisturizing lipsticks that I should try out! In the meantime, here are the lip glosses and balms that I’ve been loving!

Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in “Pink”

I’ve never had a lip gloss that actually moisturizes my lips, but while wearing this (and even when it wears off) my lips still feel soft, which has never happened before, so I’m seriously impressed. It must be due to the organic blueberry, raspberry, acai and goji berry extracts in the gloss, which makes it full of antioxidants and vitamins! Also, this color is so charming - I would describe it as a sheer light to medium pink with fine lavender-hued sparkles. It adds a subtle shimmer to my lips and makes them look….”juicy” for lack of a better word ( see what I did there?) It has a very light formula and tastes good, so basically the only bad thing about this gloss is that I want to lick it off my lips because it’s kind of tasty.

Bite Beauty Lip Shine in “Raspberry”

I love Bite Beauty because their products are food-grade natural, meaning it’s safe to literally eat them. The color of this lip gloss is a true raspberry pink, it’s very similar to a neutral magenta color and you can layer it to achieve a darker look, which I think is a great alternative to the dark wine colors that are so popular during the autumn and winter months. It’s vibrant but not obnoxious, so you could even wear it in a formal setting. The consistency is very smooth but it does get a bit sticky, but that’s not really a problem for me. The scent does faintly remind me of cough syrup but it’s very subtle so it isn’t distracting at all.

Bite Beauty Honey Lip Lacquer in “Dolcetto”

Another Bite Beauty lip gloss - This color is described as a peachy-pink but I think it’s more of a pinkish nude color which makes it extremely versatile! I like to wear it on its own as well as layer it on top of a darker color to tone it down a bit. I like that it’s a very natural color and doesn’t make you look like a zombie, which also means you can wear it year-round! The consistency of this gloss really is thick like honey, so it sticks to your lips and is long-lasting. Just be sure to moisturize your lips beforehand because it does settle into the cracks of your lips.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm in “Naked”

I am constantly on the search for organic lip balms that actually work and don’t leave a weird residue or stickiness on my lips. After seeing the amazing CloudyApples recommend this lip balm, I knew I had to give it a try and it was well worth it, because it’s literally the best balm I’ve tried to date! It is smooth and moisturizing, and while it doesn’t have a noticeable scent or color, it leaves a nice sheen on my lips, which almost makes it seem like I’m wearing a lip gloss. This is due to the extremely hydrating and organic jojoba, avocado and hemp oils in this balm. The moisturizing effect is long-lasting so I don’t have to constantly reapply this balm to my lips to keep them looking moisturized and supple. The only reason I would keep re-applying it is because I just love it so much! This balm is also super cheap and since a little goes a long way, it’s a very cost-effective product!

What are YOUR favorite natural lip glosses and lipsticks? Leave their names in the comments below!

FTC: all products mentioned were bought on my own :)