Normally I am one to skip lip products altogether when I'm doing my makeup in the morning. It's always the last step of my makeup routine and more often than not, I simply forget to put on a lipstick and gloss. But lo' and behold, I found some lip combinations that match with everything and are pretty much foolproof!
From left to right is Sephora's Super Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rosy Glow (from the 2009 birthday gift), Revlon's Colorburst Lipstick in Petal, Wet n' Wild's Mega Last Lipcolor in Just Peachy, and Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Peony.
These are the swatches of the lipglosses and lipsticks in the same order as above. While there are subtle differences between the shades, I use the lipstick and lipgloss combinations in no particular order and I still end up with a similar shade on my lips. The Revlon lipstick is a lot creamier and moist compared to the Wet n' Wild lipstick which is matte and more pigmented. I think peachy lip and cheek colors suit my skintone much better than pinks do (but that still doesn't stop me from purchasing pink shades....) and I think most people will agree with that. I think these are all relatively inexpensive (the
Sephora lipgloss is only $3 for a larger tube!) and easily available products that everyone can get their hands on.
In the above photo I am wearing Wet n' Wild lippie in Just Peachy topped off with Revlon's Peony lipgloss. I applied the lipstick straight from the tube and spread the color evenly with a lipbrush and applied the lipgloss with the same brush. I have found that using a small, detailer brush (I use the eyeliner brush from the Physician's Formula gel eyeliner trios) really makes a difference when applying lipcolor. Apologies for not having pictures of each lipstick and lipgloss combination but I assure you that all four combinations look pretty much the same :)
I'm really getting more into lip products and have a bunch of my wishlist! I can't decide what to get first! What are your favorite lip products at the moment? I'd love if you recommended me some products that you guys have tested and loved :D