Thursday, August 10, 2017

If I Could Only Have One | Lip Products

I  have been planning on doing this post for some time now. As the name implies, the premise of this post is based on if I could only have one of a certain product, which would I choose.

Initially, I was going to do this in one post, but as I thought about all of the products that I would select, I realized that it would make for a very lengthy post. So, I decided to break it down by category. This way I can do swatches of most products and the posts will be shorter and hopefully sweeter.

Picking just one from each category definitely isn't easy but these are my true choices at this time. If I am ever out of a product that I would choose for one of my future posts, I will just use a stock photo as these choices are very authentic and I will never choose a product just for the sake of it.

Today's post is all about lip products. Let's see what I would choose and why, if I could only have one! ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘„

Sonia Kashuk's lipstick in Sheer Pink Lust. This was a no-brainer for me. This lipstick forever lives in my purse and it's my 2nd or 3rd tube of it. I have to make a trip to Target and pick up another one as I don't want to be without it. I even gave one of these away in one of my giveaways with some of my favourite products. This is fantastic if you have aging, dry and dehydrated lips like mine. It adds the most beautiful hint of pink/nude to the lips with a bit of glossiness. It's more of a sheer formula rather than a cream formula like most lipsticks. I find that cream formulas aren't as forgiving for dry and lined lips. This has anti-aging ingredients, is hydrating, and gives the most flattering look! Sonia Kashuk is cruelty-free. Retail approx $15

Matte Lipstick
Milani's Matte Naked. My lips don't do well with matte lipsticks. This is the best one I have found so far for my lined and dehydrated lips. I do wear a light layer of balm underneath as I do with any matte lip product. The colour is a gorgeous nude brown with a hint of pink. It's very forgiving for a matte lipstick and pretty much the only matte lipstick that I reach for. Milani is cruelty-free. Retail approx $6.

Lip Gloss
Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Gloss in "Pure Peach." I did a full review with lip swatches (linked here). I find this to be very brightening for my face, it's not sticky, and although it looks neon when swatched, it doesn't show up that way on my lips. It shows up peachy-pink on me. It's so hydrating as it's full of wonderful oils.. very nourishing for the lips. And, it doesn't slide around despite being full of these beneficial oils. Too Faced is cruelty-free. Retail approx. $24

Lip Balm
Baby Lips tinted lip balm in Berry Soft. This one is from their Dr. Rescue line which is a medicated formula. I would choose any of the tinted Baby Lips, they all work so well. This one is definitely a favourite and lives in my purse at all times. I can apply it without a mirror, and it hydrates with a hint of colour and has SPF.  Retail approx. $6

Lip Liner 
Essence lip liner "In The Nude." This is the perfect nude for me. It seems to go with any lip product. Although I don't wear colours like red, it does go with pretty much everything else. It's a very creamy formula, super affordable, and cruelty-free. Retail approx. $4


Left to right: Sonia Kashuk Sheer Pink Lust , Milani Matte Naked, Too Faced Sweet Peach Gloss, Baby Lips in Berry Soft, Essence Lip Liner In The Nude.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my first post in this series. I'm looking forward to posting all my other If I Could Only Have One products. There will be many categories to come.


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  1. Great idea for a post! I'm looking forward to the rest of this series!


  2. Love this post! I would probably choose the Milani shade too, it is so pretty!

  3. Love this! I would probably choose my Too Faced Lip Oil too for my lip gloss!

    Laura || xx

  4. I'm a huge fan of the Essence liners! I haven't tried any of the others but I really want to now x

    1. I heard that they changed the formula of the lip liners. I hope not! xo

  5. Oh I LOVE this them Amy - well done hon, and I can't wait to read the next in the series! I too have extremely dry lips and the wrinkles keep on coming, so I'm thrilled you've focused on your faves xxx

    1. Thanks, Kats! The dehydration just seems to get worse as I age, so I can't pull off a lot of lipsticks very well. You definitely do it well though! xo


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