If you’re looking for a way to impress your friends next time you pull out your lipstick, check out Sassy Lips. Their lipstick may not look like much from the black box, but when you open the lipstick, I promise you will be shocked.
Sassy Lips Keep Em Guessing is a color changing lipstick line that is a brilliant shade in the container and on your lips. Each shade changes with your PH balance, so this lipstick could be slightly different on each person and even on different days. The green ‘My Life RN’ turns into a fuchsia, ‘So Many Feelings’ is a black lipstick that turns to a wine tone, and ‘No Chill Zone’ goes from blue to mauve.
Then you have the Sassy Lips Make The Moment lipstick collection. This one is also a colour changer, but in a different way. These clear lipsticks have dried flowers and gold flecks inside. Each of the sticks turn to a glossy pink tint that is really moisturizing.
Sassy Lips lipstick may not be the most long lasting or brightest colours, but it is the most impressive lipstick you can pull out of your bag.
Maybelline’s Matte Ink is literally the longest lasting lip colour that I’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. There is a wide range of colours in the collection and none looks exactly like it does on the outside of the package, so be cautious. The light tones are lighter than I expected and the dark ones are darker. To get full coverage on your lips, you have to layer it on thick. Because of that the Maybelline Lip Ink does tend to be a bit sticky, sometimes very sticky. Some people hate the feel of it, because it takes a long, long time to dry. I’ve tried applying other products over top, but the stickiness remains. I think I might try a translucent powder next.
Despite all of that, the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink stays on forever. You think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. This lip colour won’t come off with drinks, with food, with a night on the town. Maybelline’s Lip Ink stayed on while I slept! And when I woke up, it was still almost impossible to take it off. You have to use a combination of water, makeup removers and soap.
It you want a lip colour that will never let you down… and let’s be honest, who doesn’t… this one is for you!
Tired of your smokey eye? The smokey lip is promising to be the next big trend. Lipstick Queen is making this trend easy with their new sets.
Both Smokey Lip Kits include two lipsticks, a colour and a smokey top coat. For now, the sets come with pretty neutral lipstick tones. I tried the Bright Natural Sinner as my base coat, but you can also choose the Pinky Nude Sinner. I wish there were more options. Maybe something a bit bolder, but I think this was a wise choice for the brand to start neutral. This makes the trend easier to dive in to.
Both sets also come with the Black Lace Rabbit. It’s a sheer black lipstick top coat with a slight shimmer. You can wear it alone, but I think it’s more fun when you layer it over your lipstick.
Don’t freak out when you see the black colour. It doesn’t turn your lipstick black. It just gives it a light, well, smokey finish. It turns neutral tones a bit more sultry.
Because this is just a lipstick top coat effect, the possibilities are endless on how you can use it. Try it over your favourite lipsticks to make old colours feel new again.
My one qualm is that I do wish it lasted a bit longer on my lips, but I don’t mind reapplying in this case.
I recently became pretty obsessed with Too Faced’s original Melted Lipstick and I’ve been wearing Candy (a shade no one would ever guess I’d pick) pretty much non stop. So I was really happy when we got a chance to try four shades of the newest version, Melted Metal.
Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipstick is the same idea as the regular Melted Lipstick. They come in a tube with a precision tip so you don’t need a brush, though you can definitely use one. They’re extremely creamy and easy to apply and they last for hours. Even the delicious candy scent is the same. The only difference I’ve noticed is they don’t dry to a creamy matte. Instead you get a metallic shine that doesn’t fade in five minutes.
We got to try Melted Metallic Bunny (metallic bubblegum pink), Melted Metallic Dream House (metallic electric fuchsia), Melted Metallic Tu-Tu (metallic warm flamingo) and Melted Metallic Violet (metallic violet orchid). It’s so hard for me to decide what my favourite shade is. Dream House is closest to Candy but there’s an occasion for every shade. I did noticed that Violet was a little more watery than the others and takes a little longer to dry but you still get the same effect and wear time.
I’m so in love with these Melted Metals that I’ve decided to not pick a favourite and just use all of them and maybe combine a couple and see what new shades I can come up with.
If you want to find your perfect shade, check out Too Faced’s website.
I’ve been using Burt’s Bees in one way or another for longer than I can remember, so I was really happy to hear they were coming out with Lip Crayons. I generally prefer a crayon to a traditional lipstick and these are a great addition. I got to try Niagara Overlook (medium rose) and Sedona Sands (pinkish-beige). Both shades were pretty subtle but built up for darker colour easily.
What I really like about these crayons is that they’re creamy, lightweight, matte but moisturizing at the same time. And they don’t have that minty scent that so many crayons have. With six shades to choose from, there’s something for every occasion.
I have spent the fall obsessed with matte lipstick. When the new year came I wondered if it was time to switch over to something glossy or stay with the matte hues. Then I found the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick.
This lipstick isn’t about being matte or glossy, this is all about colour. This is about making a statement and saying ‘Wow’ with your lips. Unlike so many other lipsticks, the bold colour that you see in the tube is just like the vibrant colour you will see on your lips.
So yes, the finish is a nice dry matte, but you won’t really notice or care. All that you will be looking at is that colour.
I’m starting to wear a lot more lipstick than I used to and one of the reasons is they’re making them a lot more comfortable and less drying. Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge might be one of the most comfortable and hydrating lipsticks I’ve ever worn. We received 246 Rose Comtesse and 244 Rose Amnesia to try out and they’re both really flattering and I imagine they’d look great on a lot of skin tones.
The pigmentation is amazing with L’Absolu Rouge and they last a really long time but they’re also extremely moisturizing and smell delicious. Add in a magnetic cap and these will definitely become staples in my purse. There are a few more shades I have my eye on but in the meantime I’m definitely happy with these.
I’m generally not a lipstick person but I’ve been working on that. If I wear lipstick though, I want it to be comfortable. Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour is one of the most comfortable lipsticks I’ve ever used. It goes on like butter and has really good staying power.
Of the two shades I tried, Pinky Groove is the perfect daytime shade. A mid toned pink, it’s neither too dramatic or too bright. Red Passion is fantastic for a night out. A classic red, it gives you just enough drama without going for a clownish look.
Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss is supposed to be the little black dress of lipstick and they really are. They’re classic, glamorous and are perfect for any situation.