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  put 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.

show me your lip bomb, lindsay

lindsay's lip bomb

name: lindsay rogers
internet home: belle belle beauty blog
number of products: 6
the bomb:  

tom ford private blend lipstick in casablanca, $48
bare minerals pink marzipan 100% natural lip gloss
(from the 2012 simply irresistible holiday collection)
fresh sugar rose lip treatment, $22.50
nars lip gloss in greek holiday, $24
giorgio armani gloss d’armani in 502, $30
bonne bell lip smacker in dr. pepper, $1.99

lindsay and i met at lucky fabb in 2011, but we had been fairly obsessively reading each other’s beauty blogs well before then. it is so fun to know lindsay and compare blogging notes – she’s very much like a kindred beauty spirit! her #lipbomb makes me so happy, mainly because it includes both bonne bell and tom ford and i think that’s unbelievably awesome. if you don’t know lindsay, i would definitely encourage you to browse through her beauty musings. and if you want to send me your #lipbomb, please do!

show me your lip bomb, maggie

maggie lip bomb

name: maggie
internet home: right here on the glossarie!
she says: embarrassing to realize how many lip sticks/glosses/balms i’m carrying around – i’m traveling…is that an excuse for the number of products I have?? ;)
number of products: 7
the bomb: 

softlips marshmallow ghost, $3
mox botanicals lip butter in pomegranate & fig, $16
vs makeup color drama lipstick in exquisite, $14
rouge d’armani in rouge 400, $30 (remember this post?)
butter london lippy in queen vic, $18
chapstick classic lip balm in cherry, $1.59
maybelline color sensational high shine lip gloss in one shine day, $5.54

i love, love, love having maggie’s contributions here in the glossarie and i could not be more proud of her lip bomb’s breadth of brand (from chapstick to armani!) and depth of color. also, i think i need that mox botanicals lip balm…

keep sending your #lipbombs to theglossarie@gmail.com!

this or that: red lip fix

this or that: red lip fix

it’s been a bit since we talked about the red lip, and although it takes a certain dose of confidence to rock the look, there’s no better way to boost your mood. we soaked in a little red lip’spiration and searched far and wide for two bold, deep red shades to serve as the ultimate way to glam up your look this fall.

rouge d’armani comes at a higher price tag but literally lasts for hours (with impeccably saturated color), while kate moss’ creation is of surprisingly high quality for a drugstore find, with a creamy, moisturizing texture and smooth finish.

this: armani beauty rouge d’armani lipstick #400, $30

that: rimmel london lasting finish lipstick - kate moss collection 001, $4.64

which begs the question, what’s your favorite red lip of late?