OH HEY! I’m back!

I know, I’m the worst blogger ever. I can only ask for forgiveness, say I’m oh-so sorry, etc. I’m trying my best to be better. So we’ll see…

For now though, I wanted to share a little lipstick loving with you all. I always find the best way to get a good sense of what I’ve been wearing in recent weeks is just to rummage around in the bottom of my handbag; I can usually unearth between five and ten products, particularly if my search takes place on a Friday, which this one did.

I’ve had really chapped lips recently – I think I may have burnt them in the sunshine a few weekends ago, and, combined with the brutally cold office air conditioning, the effect has been quite long-lasting. Sigh. So when it comes to lip products, I’ve been trying to stick with something of a nourishing theme, avoiding super matte formulas and anything that is in any way drying in order to keep my poor sore lips feeling as comfortable as possible.

So naturally the first couple of items in my handbag are lip balms. The first was purchased on a bit of a whim (like so many of the best products are), but it’s since become one of my favourite products – the Cake Batter ChapstickIt smells super sweet, tastes delightful and keeps my lips feeling super soft and smooth. And if I don’t have that handy, I opt for the Hint Watermelon Lip Balm, which is really refreshing and incredibly moisturizing on my lips. Plus it has SPF which means my lips are protected from the sun and hopefully won’t end up with any more damage…!

Moving on to colours, there’s the YSL Gloss Volupte in Fuschia Vermeilwhich gives a good hint of colour, without any stickiness. And it doesn’t irritate my sore smackers. If I want something with a bit more colour, but with a hint of balmy nourishment, I either opt for the Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya or the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Enticing. Both options are pretty darn moisturizing, despite having a good whack of colour and have been staples in my lipstick selection recently.

Last but not least when I’ve needed a really good punch of colour for just a few hours – for an evening out or something like that, I’ve made sure to have two shade options of the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencilswhich, despite the fact that they still aren’t available to purchase in the US *shakes fist* are my all-time favorite lipstick options. Genuinely. And while they aren’t the best thing for my chapped lips, they certainly aren’t the worst either – and for a few hours, they work a darn treat in terms of spicing up an otherwise-boring ensemble.

What lip products are you guys loving at the moment?

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