Thursday, August 6, 2015

National Lipstick Day: My lip product roundup


If I heard right, July 29th was National Lipstick Day (is there a national day for everything? Can we have a National Bacon Day please?). As a person who recently started using lip products everyday, I gotta say that my relationship with lipstick/lipgloss/lip stain has been a love/hate one.

As a kid, I had the typical kid make-up kits that had a million crazy eye shadows (all pink all over the eyelid, crease and even the brow? Don't mind if I do) and lipgloss. Like a decent mother, my mom would kindly suggest that I'd only use the eye shadows at home (thanks mom) and would only let me wear lipgloss. I felt like the coolest kid and would wear lipgloss to school but I honestly got tired of it very quickly. Non-sticky lipgloss doesn't exist, don't let drugstore companies fool you. You always end up with hair in your mouth. I tried to use lipgloss again in high school and I got tired again.

Later on in college, as a mature young woman that I was (lol), I decided to be daring and bought actual lipstick. Lipstick was way better than lipgloss, but it was too much for me to go to class, and I only wore it when going out, and sometimes I even forgot about it.

Cue grad school, where you have to look presentable to be a TA. I went to Walgreens, had a discount, and lip stain it is. Life-changing. I never leave the house without it. I finally found my perfect lip essential! (clap clap clap!)

So now that my lipstick story is out of the way, let me show you which lip products I own and my recommendations for you:

Lip stain:

1) Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in "Honey" and "Sweetheart":
I'm in love with Revlon's lip stain. Seriously, it's the best. I wear the "Honey" shade (to the left) everyday, and if I don't I feel naked. As for "Sweetheart", it's perfect for a night out or for when you feel daring and want your inner Elle Woods out (we all have an inner Elle Woods, just FYI). I usually apply it a couple of times a day and it lasts a lifetime, plus it does not smear.

Do I recommend it? YES!


1) Topshop Lips in "Rio Rio":
I love this red color!! It has orange undertones, which for a person as pale as me (nuclear white pale) is surprisingly perfect! It stays during the day and application is super easy (like clumsy-Ane-easy). Plus, since it's Topshop Beauty line's 5 year anniversary, it now has this adorable rose-gold packaging. Well a new stop for my upcoming Chicago shopping trip!

Do I recommend it? Yes!

via Miss Natty's Beauty Diary

2) Viva Glam Nicki I:
Unfortunately, if you are interested in this color I believe it is gone because it was a limited edition. I bought this lipstick on a whim on Spring Break in Los Angeles in 2012, and I wore it like crazy during that semester. However, the undertones of this lipstick are not the best for my cold-skinned tone, which go better with blue undertones. In any case, it is a very hot pink that I like to wear out when I'm feeling very, VERY daring.

Do I recommend it? Yes, but make sure it matches your skin undertones. If it doesn't, look for another shade.

3) MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in Copper Pink (nº 9):
I presume that every Sephora Beauty Insider got this in her birthday kit. My birthday is in November but I didn't try this till this summer. Big mistake, this lipstick is the perfect day lipstick! The color is very neutral and I would say universal, and even though it's does not pop it still maintains the color throughout the day. It reminds me of the neutral color my mom usually wears since I can recall and I will definitely use it for more professional settings like interviews, conference presentations, etc.

Do I recommend it? YES!

4) Nee Make Up Matte Lipstick in Red Star (nº 143):
This is my other favorite red lipstick. This one is the ultimate red color. Seriously, when you are looking for that red, this one is THAT red. However, I only use it one day a year (June 30th) because it has an enormous sentimental value for me, which would take about an entire post to explain, so I'll leave it there for a future post. In any case, I love it.

Do I recommend it? Yes!


Honestly, all that I've own I've discarded. Except for the Britney Spears Curious one. I don't know if it's for sale anymore but I loved it. After all, it's Britney B*tch.

What are your favorite lip products? Is there anything that you'd like to recommend? Sound off in the comments! :)

- Ane


  1. These lipsticks are beautiful, I love the Revlon ones!!
    xo, Syd

  2. I never knew there was such thing as National Lipstick Day! Lip stains are my favorites.
    XO Alyson |

    1. I didn't either, but I saw it in some blogs and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk about lipstick! Haha