on my lips

on my lips for pre-fall

it’s been awhile since we talked about this, but every once in awhile (ok, all of the damn time) i take a look at the lip products that i’m currently rotating and i really like what i see. sometimes i like it so much that i just have to share them with you in hopes that one, you’ll discover something new, and two, maybe just maybe you’ll tell me what’s on your lips.

here’s what i’ve got goin’ on:

stila color balm lipstick in amelia, $22
if you’ve never tried these, they are are kind of incred. you get the full pigment of a lipstick with the comfort of a lip balm and a sweet minty taste. i wear it in amelia, a bright pink’y taupe, and i love the pop of color. i would buy these in a dozen shades and i adore that each tube has a mirror tucked in the cap for taxi-friendly application.

jane iredale ‘just kissed’ lip + cheek stain, $25
i know it seems like these self-adjusting lip shades are a dime a dozen, but this one really is something special. it’s a completely non-drying stain (feels like buttah) that delivers moisturizing comfort and serious shine in the perfect pink hue. it’s got all kinds of ingredients to soothe and nourish and in a pinch, you can even ┬áput some on your cheeks.

it cosmetics vitality lip blush hydrating gloss stain in je ne sais quoi, $24
i know what you’re thinking, a second self-adjusting lip color?! but hear me out. this one is a gloss and it’s an opaque pink and it’s gorgeous. i can swipe it on, it feels amazing and it looks like a custom-made pink glossy shade that was created just for me. it’s non-sticky and it wears down to a nice stain. love this brand, lovin’ this stuff.

revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in lovesick, $7
i don’t know what provoked me to pick these up since they aren’t exactly breaking news, but this color has completely breathed new life into this product for me. lovesick is kind of a creamy fuchsia and i’ve already adopted it as my go-to pre-fall lip. the shape of these pencils makes it easy to line and fill things in delivering shape and shine, oh and color.

giorgio armani rouge ecstasy lipstick in 400, $34
these babies could anchor their own post. (and i never get excited about lipstick!) the formula is a moisturizing velvet, bringing a touch of care and a whole lot of satin color to your lip game. these are lightweight and really long lasting. they’re hydrating, yet yield a matte finish for a lipstick that’s unlike anything that i’ve ever tried.

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11 Comments to on my lips

  1. longandluxe says:

    I’m on the hunt for a new lip look this fall – thanks for the great reviews! The Armani sounds delicious and I’m loving the color and adorable mirrored tube of the Stila lipstick xx

  2. Kate says:

    I have never seen that stila lip balm but it sounds like something I need ASAP! Great post. I’ve been wearing Urban decay in streak.

  3. Sara says:

    I’m obsessed with the Revlon kissable balm stains! I just wish they came in more colors. I got ‘Romantic’ in a subscription box and thought it was the greatest thing ever!! Highly recommend it, as we have similar coloring it seems. It’s a stunning bright red, more on the orange side than purple. They were on sale my local Target and I grabbed a ‘Smitten’ so I’m excited to try it!

  4. I’ve been dying to try that Revlon stain – looks like I should go pick one up!! Thanks for the breakdown!

  5. I bought the Revlon stain in Lovesick too but I found it to bright for me.

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