January 27, 2013

December's 5 Lip Products

Getting near the end of the original lip products that took part in this project (like they had a choice!). Here are December's Contestants:
Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing in Strength, City Lips in SIN City, Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar,  Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Coconut Crush and Lancome Le Rouge Absolu in Crushed Rose

Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing in Strength

- Great coverage
- Love the paddle brush
- Not sticky
- I love red, but I think I'm realizing that it may not be for me :(

Price: $20

Verdict: Definately buy Pretty Amazing again. I love the formula and the paddle.

City Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper in SIN City

- Barely appeared on my lips
- Thick
- Instead of tingly feeling that I like, it was an almost burning sensation. If I smiled while wearing this, it kinda felt like when you have a face mask that's almost completely dried and pulling. Uncomfortable.
- Didn't see any plumping action
Price: $35

Verdict: From the website, it's almost like a lip treatment "We recommend you use CITY Lips every day for 30 days for the greatest benefit." There is no way I would ever purchase this. This sample is going in the garbage.

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar

- Sheer, but adds a little colour and shimmer
- Tingly feeling that I love
- I don't seem to have to reapply it often (unless I'm drinking)
- It has a slightly sweet smell that I like, but can't pin
- Not sticky
Price: $23

Verdict: A must repurchase! I love this one. 

Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Coconut Crush

- Don't like the applicator - twist/click bottom with bristle on the top - usually end up with too much product
- No smell
- Not sticky
- Inconsistent - As much as I tried, I couldn't get it consistent for the entire lip. It was blotchy. 
- Do not like the colour at all. Sephora describes is as a Bronze Champagne. I say add a touch of purple in there would make the colour description more accurate. Doesn't look good on my lips at all

Price: $32

Verdict: Didn't like it on my lips, didn't like it on my cheeks. I don't think it's worth anywhere near $32. It's going in the garbage. 

Lancome Le Rouge Absolu in Crushed Rose

- It has a great slightly moisturizing texture
- Contains SPF12!! (not much, but it's something)
- This colour works great on my lips
- Lasted a decent amount of time
Price: $29-$35 (depending on colour - this one was $35)

Verdict: I would possibly repurchase. I do think that the price is worth it. 

In case you need/want to reference, these are my lips, naked, so that you can compare if you want.

A few more months left!

November's 5 Lip Products
October's 5 Lip Products
September's 5 Lip Products
August's 5 Lip Products




  1. I love Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing! I've got a wine coloured one in Pizazz :)

    1. Aren't they just... Pretty Amazing? I didn't see Pizazz. I'll have to check it out at some point

  2. i actually really really love the first color on you! :)