By Natasha Keating

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Lip Balms & Lipsticks <3

Hey Beauties!

I have lots of greatposts coming up on the next couple of weeks so do stay tuned!
Today I will be showing you all my favourite lip products - Lipbalms &Lipsticks. I will be doing a post of my favourite lipglosses at another time.

So how have you allbeen? I'm so glad to be back blogging and I have soooo much to share!

First I will startwith the lip balms. See the photo below. There is only three shown but believeme its the three of these brands but in every flavour and colour they have!

Clockwisefrom the top: EOS-lemon, Vaseline-original & Born Lippy-Strawberry
Firstly there is theEOS lip balm which is an egg shaped pot with a screw top that reveals a cleverdome shaped product than your pouring old stick version. It is really popularin America and with celebrities so of course I just had to get some. And I didwhen I was in NYC, in every flavour that I could possibly find considering they were only $5. They are one ofthose lippies that smell divine and taste it too. (Not that you should eat itbecause that would be bad and waste good lip balm). Anyways! I just love thislip balm and is definately my fave of the 3 brands and is sure to be found inmy handbag. Just need to finish my collection of them now though. Yummmm.
Then on to the good,old vaseline. A must-have for everyone! I will always have vaseline in mymakeup bag because its perfect for not only the lips but you eyelids to makeeyeshadow last longer, to make your eyebrows to stay and even help smooth dry skin. Its that good it can beused on baby's bottoms... Pretty safe then huhh. This comes in a variety offlavours and colours & is relatively cheap being at the most £2.50 (the newchampagne flavour set the bar this high).

Lastly its paradisein the form of lip balm. The Born Lippy lip balms are a range from The BodyShop (TBS) and come in variety of fruity flavours. My favourite beingStrawberry shown above. I'm pretty sure I have everyone of these (I know. Iknow. But they are just sooo good). Next time your passing TBS stop in and buyone, a bargain at only £2 less or online HERE. I just love how the smell of themwhen you apply them can like transport you back to your childhood or onto atropical island.

Keep a look out onmy facebook page to see how I store my "fruity" lip balms. I store myEOS and born lippy together, as they are fruity I keep them in a bowl on mydresser & call it my fruit bowl (weird I know!).

And now onto myfavourite lipsticks. Drum roll please.....

I have a lot oflipstick and therefore a lot of favourites but I managed to narrow it down tothe few seen below.

Sothere is the 7 of them and you can see they are from various brands and fromdifferent end of the pricing spectrum. Below you can see what they look likeopen.
Fromthe left: Estee Lauder-Crystal Baby, Boots 17-Hot Chilli, Boots 17 lip shine,Estee Lauder-Crystal Melon, Mac-Rebel, MUA-Shade 3 and Max Factor-Pink Brandy
Allthese lipsticks are beautiful, more on the sheen than matte side of lipsticks and great for any skin tone. Below you will seeswatches of the EL Crystal Melon & MF Pink Brandy, both very similar incolour and texture but major difference in price.

TheEstee Lauder Pure Colour Crystal lipstick comes in at £19.50 a pop (Not too badconsidering brand and quality). The MaxFactor Colour Elixir comes in at £7.99 &  currently in Boots on 3 for 2 offer so you could buy 3 of theseinstead of one estee lauder. As you can see it is very hard to tell the difference except that the MF one is a teeny, tiny bit dullerThen you have the rest of the lipsticks. See the swatches below:

From the left you have Boots Seventeen Lasting Fix lipstick in the Shade Hot Chilli which is a lovely Red but is more on the orange side. It is This colour usually suits everyone but as the beautiful Audrey Hepburn once said:
"There is a Shade of Red for every woman"
It comes in at a nice price of £4.29 and is only available to Boots.

Then its the beautiful Rebel from MAC Cosmetics. This is a gorgeous deep purpley pink - midtoned plum, it is a very popular colour and is well known for being the lipstick Nicole Scherzinger wore on the Halloween themed X factor night. It is not the cheapest of lipsticks at £14 but MAC are well for their quality and you sure do get it for the price (but its not a lipstick brand I would want to be buying everyday as I will just be broke but one day I will own them all Muahaha!)

Then its another EL Pure Colour Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Baby which is a gorgeous Nude coloured lipstick which is perfect for Day or Night and definately a must-have in a MUA's wedding makeup kit. This is definately worth the money but Im sure there is a cheaper version out there. I will find it.

Then the cheapest lipstick of them all is the Makeup Academy Lipstick in the Shade 03 at only £1!! I have mentioned this brand before but I just can not rave enough about how good of quality this cheap brand is. This lipstick has lovely moisturising feel to it and doesnt dry out your lips. It is very pigmented and lasts. Definately a brand that is ok to buy one of every colour (well I think so) as to buy every colour is equivalated of buying ONE Estee Lauder lipstick.

Then Lastly is another Boots 17 (now known as seventeen) lipshine lipstick in a pale pink colour. Don't know the exact shade as it has worn off due to sooo much use but I will let you's know. This is again affordable and worth the money (especially when 3for2 is on!). It is a great everyday lipstick and feels nice and smooth.

That is all on the lippies so far, I hope you all liked the post. Make sure and let me know what your favourites are or any you would recommend.

My next post will be 'Whats in my makeup bag' so do stay tuned for that in the coming week.

Have a lovely weekend beauties & Make sure and share the love with your mums.

Natasha xx



  1. Love the swatch of Crystal Melon. It'll be a gorgeous lippy for spring.
    My Beauty Junction

    1. Isn't it just a beautiful colour? Perfect for spring & summer. Such a sunny colour :) x

  2. "A Fantastic preparation for an extreme problematic skin, with dehydration, and a disturbed barrier function, showing sensitivity and redness. In addition, this cream can be used on a normal skin.


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