A couple of days ago, I went rootling round in my handbag for a lipstick, thinking I would maybe have one or two hanging around in the bottom of my bag that I could quickly whack on. Well little did I know I’d come across nine – nine! – different lip products in there. Who knew that many lipsticks and lip liners and lip balms (oh my!) could even fit down in there?

Anywho, I thought I’d take the opportunity to give you a quick run down on all of the different lip items I discovered deep down in that handbag of mine, offering up a mini review of each item, if that makes sense.

So, here we go…

Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum and Berry Smoothie: I’m a big old fan of these lip butters – I think I have about six in total? – but these two are my all-time favourite shades. Both are berry-toned, both are universally flattering, and the formula of each is nourishing and easy to wear.

* Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux: I bought this shade on a bit of a whim, and I have to admit it’s a tad too dark for me for this time of year. The formula however is pretty great – incredibly pigmented, the perfect demi-matte mix, and nice and light on the lips.

Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner in Plum: I love this bad boy, it goes with all of my deeper, darker lip shades, and ensures they don’t bleed awkwardly into the skin around my mouth. Ideal!

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Keep It Classy: I cannot describe just how much I love this bad boy. It’s just so excellent. Pigmented, easy to apply, good formula, nourishing, yet matte. Just perfect! 

Lipstick Queen in Jean Queen: This is just one of those really easy peasy nude lipsticks that I know will work no matter what else I’m wearing that day. It’s a fairly sheer formula, feels nice and nourishing when I use it, and all in all is just a super simple fall-back that I know I can always rely on.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion: I find the deep plummy berry color of this product really flattering, and find that it adds a really nice sophisticated dimension to an outfit. If ever I need to jazz up my look – like if I want to head out after work, but can’t be bothered to change or re-apply a whole heap of make up, this is the product that I turn to.

* MAC Brick-o-la and Plumful: Two of my all-time favorite lipsticks, ever. Both are incredibly flattering shades, both are wonderfully pigmented formulas, and both are nice and long-lasting. Of all the lip products featured in this post, I think these two are probably my top picks.

So there you go – hopefully if you are in the market for any new lip shades, these mini reviews might help!


4 thoughts on “Quick review: Handbag lip products

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    Wow that’s quite bit of lipsticks that you carry around in your purse lol. I have MAC’s Plumful and I love that shade ❤ I also want to try Revlon's Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie sometime. 🙂 xo

  2. lkbeauty says:

    I am also a hoarder of lipsticks in my bag and coat pockets, I really want to try a lip butter so I’ll keep my eyes out for them. Great post! Xx

  3. Tasha says:

    Nice selection! You might be interested in a couple of my handbag posts – I end up with so many lip colours in my bag at the end of the week it’s crazy!

  4. tirurit says:

    I notice that you have quite a few Revlon products. I might have to check them out as I have yet to try them!

    And I know all about finding a surprise lipstick stash in your purse. How did they get in there?! 😉

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