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June 01, 2014

The Lip Product Addict TAG

If you watch beauty vloggers on YouTube you may have noticed that everyone seems to be doing The Lip Product Addict TAG lately. This TAG was recently created by Essie Button (a favourite YouTuber of mine) and Amelia Liana. You can watch their video here. I'll admit it, I'm obsessed with lip products so I have been loving watching these videos and I was so excited to be tagged to do it by Kate from The Minted Beauty. Thanks, Kate!

I am featuring a lot of lip products in this post. If you're interested in seeing swatches of anything, keep reading until the end of the post. 
1. Favourite balm/treatment?
If you've been reading Born to Buy for a while now you may know that I am completely in love with my Korres Lip Butters. I have gone through four pots in the past two(ish) years and it's a product I will continue to repurchase. For a full review, click here

 2. Best eye catching red? 
I'll be honest, I don't wear reds very often. I don't like how they look on me and I'd much prefer to wear something like MAC's Rebel. If I do want to wear a red I opt for Rimmel's Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in #107, is a deep berry toned red lip colour. It has a matte finish but I don't find it too drying which is a nice change! Essence's Longlasting Lipstick in #02 All You Need is Red* is a really nice shade of red that I find to be sheer enough to not completely terrify me. 

 3. Best luxury and best drugstore? 
I have lipsticks that are more luxurious than my MAC ones but nothing beats MAC's Creme Cup in my opinion. Creme Cup is the perfect blue toned pale pink and it's my 'go to' lipstick. I tend to pull it out for everyday, as well as nights out when there's a lot going on with my eyes. For drugstore, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Shocking Coral is so lovely. It's an incredibly bright coral colour that has the perfect amount of pink and orange tones in it!

 4. Best MAC lipstick?
Firstly, I love MAC lipsticks. I really want to say Creme Cup. It's my most used lipstick by far. You all know how much I love Rebel. It's a beautiful berry colour that is perfect for the cooler months. It also gets me soo many compliments. Vegas Volt is true coral shade that is absolutely beautiful too. It's a shade I don't wear it enough but every time I do I fall more and more in love.

 5. The most disappointing?
The Yves Saint Laurent Lipsticks are super hyped about in the beauty community but, if I'm honest, I've been pretty disappointed by all three shades I own. I have two different formulas, Rouge Volupte Perle and Rouge Volupte. The Perle formula was a lot more sheer than I expected  and the slight sheen gives it a gritty texture. The other formula is extremely and comfortable to wear but it just doesn't stay on! I feel like I need to reapply every hour or so and, I mean really, who wants to do that? It's disappointing though because I really love the two colours.
The lipsticks are beautiful though, don't get me wrong. 

6. Liner - Yes or no?
Yes, but not for everyday. I always wear MAC's Currant Lip Liner if I'm wearing Rebel by MAC. For any other lip look it depends on my mood. Sometimes I'll pop a bright pink liner on if I want it to last. I'll also reach for MAC's In Synch occasionally when I want my nude lip to last a bit longer. 

 7. The best gloss?
Without a doubt it's the NYX Butter Glosses. I have five shades in total but I can never, for the life of me, track down all five at the same time. I have a full review here but basically there's just beautiful creamy lip glosses that have a lot of pigment and aren't sticky in the slightest. I love all five shades but my favourite is definitely Meringue, a cool toned pale pink. NYX has also released a bunch of winter shades that I'm itching to try! 

8. Something extra! 
I really struggled to decide what to feature as my 'something extra' so I decided with a product that I'm enjoying at the moment. A lot of American beauty vloggers have been talking about the L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche Lip Color so I decide to pick a couple up from eBay. I am really enjoying playing with them and tune back in when I've formed an opinion of them!

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in #107 | Essence's Longlasting Lipstick in #02 All You Need is Red* | MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup | Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Shocking Coral | MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel | MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt 

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Perle in #116 Milky Pink | Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in #1 Nude Beige | Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in #13 Peach Passion | NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream | NYX Butter Gloss Meringue | NYX Butter Gloss Apple Strudel | L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche Lip Color in #104 Dancing Rose | L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche Lip Color in #601 Nude Ballet | L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche Lip Color in #502 Plum Adagio 

So that's my whole Lip Product Addict TAG. I am completely and truly obsessed with lip products and I have enough to open up a small (or fairly large) shop. I absolutely love lip products, especially lipsticks, and I've loved sharing some of my favourites with you all! Thank you so much for tagging me, Kate!

 I tag -
Anissa // Beautifully Glossy
Sarah // More Than Adored
Jasmine // Sweetaholic Beauty
Amy // Bottled Beauty 
Nalini // The Made Up Maiden
Candice // You Review
Natalia // Glossy Confidential
Sheri // Berri X Beauty

 I also tag anyone else who blogs and would like to do this tag! 

What do you think of this tag? Have you tried any of these lip products? What would your answers be?  

*This product was sent to me, however all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review

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  1. Loved reading your picks! Thanks for doing the tag :)

    Kate | themintedbeauty.com

  2. I'm totally addicted to lipsticks too! Rebel could be my favourite Mac lipstick too.

  3. lovely, great post. I have been thinking of doing this post since a while now ..

  4. Ah I love lip products so thanks for tagging me! Can't wait to do this tag :)
    Shame about the YSL lippies. The packaging is so gorgeous though, but I would rather pay more money for something that's bit more pigmented. Peach passion totally looks like my kind of colour!

  5. Loved this post! I am a lipstick addict myself so reading this was awesome!



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