Lip Lovin’ Tag!

I was over on The Makeup Honey recently while I’ve been trying to catch up on all the beauty blogs I read but have neglected over the last few months, and came across this great tag Sian created called the Lip Lovin’ Tag. I’m a huge fan of lip products so I thought it sounded like fun! In my interpretation of this tag, however, I slightly expanded the definition of “lipstick” to include liquid lipsticks and those types of products since I use those more often than traditional lipsticks.

So here is my answer to The Makeup Honey’s new Lip Lovin’ Tag!

1. What was the first lipstick you ever owned?

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The first lipstick I ever remember buying is Revlon Cherries in the Snow. I’m sure I owned products before that, but I remember reading something about Cherries in the Snow and going out and purchasing it the next day. It is a beautiful color and I think I actually still have it in the back of my makeup collection for sentimental purposes. That was basically my gateway lipstick!

2. Which lip product has been the biggest disappointment?

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This is an easy one: the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I had high hopes for them but ended up being very disappointed. I hated the smell, disliked the way they felt on my lips, and they were not as long wearing or transfer proof as I expected. I felt like they got all over my face! I suppose I’m not super surprised I didn’t like them as most of NYX’s lip products haven’t worked for me (besides the Matte Lipsticks. Those are wonderful!).

3. Which lipstick is your holy grail product?

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Photo Credit: Temptalia

This is a hard question to answer…I switch things up all the time but the one lipstick I always find myself going back to is the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick in Touch of Spice. It is the perfect deep nude for my skin tone. It pulls a brownish mauve on me which I think is very wearable and flattering. And it goes with any eye look I put together. It is long wearing (which I love) and I find myself reaching for it all year long.

4. Roughly how many lipsticks do you own?

I would estimate around…30-40? That includes traditional lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, and lip stains.

5. If you could only ever have 3 lip products for the rest of your life, which 3 would they be and why?

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(1) (MALIN & GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm – This is my favorite lip balm ever. I only really wear it at night or on days when I’m not going anywhere because it is quite thick but it does wonders for my lips. I always wake up with wonderfully smooth and hydrated lips when I wake up. Game changer.

(2) A great red lip stain – I am a huge fan of lip stains. They are easy to use, hard to mess up, and last all day! My favorites are theBalm Stainiac and The Face Shop Aqua Tint 01 Juicy Cherry.

(3) A matte red liquid lipstick – My two personal favorites are the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in Desire and the Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Lip Color in Play With Fire. Red is classic and always appropriate. And the liquid to matte formula just make it even better!

6. Matte or glossy?


Matte. Always. End of story.

7. Which is the most expensive lipstick you own?


I don’t have a lot of high end lipsticks or lip products, but I’d say my most expensive lipstick I ever purchased is the Lipstick Queen Medieval. It’s only $24 which by high end standards is not a lot, but it was a lot for me at the time. Once I become a real adult and have real money to spend on luxury products, a YSL or Dior lipstick is at the top of my list!

8. What is the cheapest lipstick in your collection?

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Photo Credit: Vampy Varnish

I really love the Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Lip Colors. I have three of them and purchased them for around $0.99 each!

9. What is your favorite non lipstick lip product?


I already mentioned the (MALIN & GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm which is my obvious answer, but I am also a huge fan of the Lipstick Queen Lip Liner in Nude. It works with almost every lipstick I own and does a wonderful job of extending the wear time of my lip products!

10. What non-traditional lip color would you love to see come into fashion?

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Definitely blue. I’m not sure if I could pull it off, but Amber Rose sure looks awesome in it!

What would your answers to this tag be? This is open to anyone who wants to do it! And be sure to check out The Makeup Honey’s Lip Lovin’ Tag that started it all!



Ailee’s Stunning Lip Colors in New Music Video for “Don’t Touch Me”

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Ailee has made an amazing comeback with her new music video for “Don’t Touch Me”! The song, which is the first song off of her new album “Magazine,” is everything an awesome K-Pop song should be! It’s sexy, fun, catchy, and Ailee looks absolutely fierce in the video. It’s quickly become my new obsession and a good chunk of the 522,000+ views of the video on YouTube are from me…she has me clap-clapping all day long!

Here are some screen captures from “Don’t Touch Me” to show how stunning Ailee looks!

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Is any one else drooling over her lipstick colors? I sure am. The bright pink, fuchsia, and red hues perfectly match the sassy vibe of the song. Below I’ll give you some drugstore and high end suggestions on lip products so that you can channel Ailee and rock her vibrant lips at any price point! And although it is getting into fall, don’t be afraid to still wear bright colors. With the right clothes and accessories you can wear these bright lip looks all year round!

Click on the hyperlinks below to be taken to a site where you can purchase the colors mentioned!


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This cool toned pink lip look is not for the faint of heart! Try one of the one’s listed below to get this look!

  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed ($22) – link
  • NYX Matte Lipstick in Summer Breeze ($6) – link
  • Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Dollhouse Pink ($3) – link


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This deep berry fuchsia is super flattering and would be perfect for fall! Check out these versions:

  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Venom ($22) – link
  • MAC Rebel Lipstick ($16) – link
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush ($9) – link


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This vibrant red is beautiful paired with a purple eye look like Ailee is wearing! Give these a try:

  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Quince ($24) – link
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Catfight ($22) – link
  • L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color in Sexy ($4) – link


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This is a more multi-dimensional lip look where the very insides of Ailee’s lips are darker than the rest of them. This is a very popular look in Korea right now!

  • Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color in Pink Pop ($7) – link
  • Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Miss of Madam ($12.50) – link
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu ($25) – link (*for inside of lips*)

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Here are my suggestions for bright fuschia lipsticks like the one Ailee is wearing above!

  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy ($22) – link
  • Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Love Test ($12.50) – link
  • NYX Matte Lipstick in Sweet Pink ($6) – link

You can watch the full music video here:

All hail the beautiful Ailee!!

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What is your favorite look from Ailee’s new video? Do you love the song as much as I do? Would you like me to do another post on her eye look from this video?