My beauty favorites for 2016 continue in today’s blog post and it’s all about LIPS! This category is probably everyone’s favorite category and I know you would agree with me in saying that 2016 was a big year for lip products! I love lip products and in 2016 alone, I have purchased an embarassing number of lip products! But, there’s always room for lipstick, right? Haha.
Happy Skin Cosmetics came out with a new range of products in 2016 called The Glam Squad. This range, which was in collaboration with the country’s top makeup artists, includes liquid lipsticks, eyeshadows and brushes. My favorite product in this range is the Liquid Matte Lipstick by Jigs Mayuga. This rose brown color is perfect for everyday use and the formula is so comfortable for a liquid lipstick!
Maybelline also came out with their Color Sensational Creamy Matte Brown Nude Lipstick range this year and I went crazy and got every color! Haha. But my faves are Touch of Spice (a rosy nude) and Burgundy Blush (vampy red similar to MAC Diva). These lipsticks are very matte, long-lasting and don’t dry out the lips!
MAC Whirl is a discovery of mine in 2016 and it has then become one of my favorite nudes! The matte formula is my favorite formula from MAC because they’re very opaque, long-lasting and comfortable to wear!
This list would not be complete without some Colourpop products in it! I really love Colourpop as a brand and they continue to amaze me with the products that they produce! My favorite product by this brand is their Ultra Satin Lip. They are similar to the Ultra Matte Lips but they are not as drying. My favorite colors include Lyin’ King and November.
I’ve been a fan of NYX Cosmetics since the beginning! I had a NYX Round Lipstick phase when I bought every color I could get my hands on! The brand also got on the liquid lipstick bandwagon and came out with the Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick and the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick. These two have very similar formulas with the Lip Lingerie’s finish being more matte. They both however are very pigmented and last long on the lips.
The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned is my one big lipstick splurge of 2016. I’ve always had this one on my wishlist and finally purchased one after watching another one of Anna’s (from the Anna Edit) videos where she rambled on about how much she loves this range. The formula is great and because this comes in pencil form, it’s very easy to apply. The only thing I don’t like about this product is that you have to sharpen it.
I definitely have to show some love to another local brand that have continued to amaze me with their products! Pink Sugar Cosmetics have amazed me with their face products, but their lip products are the true standouts of this brand! The Pink Sugar Lip & Cheek Tint is my favorite formula from this brand. They are not really liquid lipsticks because the formula is creamier. However, they work as liquid lipsticks because they dry matte and they last all day long! My favorite colors are Queen Bee and Vampy Vixen.
There you have my lip product favorites for 2016. As you can probably tell, I’m all about long-wearing and comfortable lip products! What are you lip product faves?
Watch out for my next blog post which will be about my favorite skincare products of 2016! Xoxo!