26 March 2015

The Muji Files | Part 5

The Muji Files Part 5
Quite possibly my favourite part of my make up routine these days aside from eye shadow is applying lipstick. I find this quite funny because I never used to wear it at all aside from a bit of tinted lip balm; oh how times have changed. My last Muji draw holds the majority of my lip products as aside from the ones that are in my hand bag I have just a few extra that sit on the very top of my Muji draws in a little acrylic holder, that has room for twelve lipsticks in which I will discuss those at a later date for the conclusion to this little series.

So before I delve into this collection I do have here a few products which I must confess are a little old however I did take these pictures back in September last year where since then I have had a sort out, some sadly didn't quite make the cut. I decided to keep this picture though because if I'm honest very little has changed barring a few things.

Lip crayons were incredibly popular last year however this year I can't really think of any that have caught my eye as of yet.  All the ones above are off the high street and consist of the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains along with the No7 High Shine Lip Crayons, out of the two I'd say that the Revlon ones are my favourite as I find that they last longer once applied however I do have a soft spot for the No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in the shade Daydreamer which is a beautiful nude. From crayons to pencils the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have so far in my opinion yet to be beaten, although please note I haven't tried that many. The shade Cruella is probably the most beautiful matte red that I have seen and worn, whereas Sex Machine, despite the name is a gorgeous mauve toned nude that I like to wear during the day.

Two old favourites that I wore constantly when I started blogging and therefore repurchased are the 17 Mirror Shine Lipsticks in the shades Beehive and Belle. Whilst they're not the most long lasting lipstick I have ever tried they are incredibly easy to wear and require very little maintenance, they're not drying either and cost less than £5 which I think overall makes them an awesome budget beauty find. The packaging of these has changed since I last purchased one which goes to show it has been a little while now, although secretly I do prefer the garish blue of these as they remind me of when I first started blogging.

I've a few products from some other well-known high street brands such as the L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Tempting Lilac which I think has now sadly been discontinued although you can see my review of that here. As well as that I've also tried the much hyped Rimmel Apocalips* in the shade Across the Universe which to date is one of the most pigmented lip products I have ever tried. I've also in the past road tested one of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets in Peach Club however in hindsight I do regret purchasing that shade because whilst I love the formula I do think I struggle to pull it off; see a full review of that here.

My favourite products on view here would have to be the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector, Rimmel 107, Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect and finally 17 Beehive although I do try and keep all of these on rotation throughout the year.

What are your favourite lip products?

More in the series: The Muji Files Part 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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26 comments

  1. Lip products are my addiction! You have so many stand out ones here.


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  2. I'm really loving the Nars velvet pencils these days. They are perfect for work when you don't have much time to applying perfectly.

    EyelinerFlicks

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  3. So many pretty colours! I can't really wear a lot of lipstick without looking 10 years older, but I do certainly admire brighter shades from afar. xx

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  4. Love the Nars velvet pencils :)


    emily xx


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  5. I definitely need to try the NARS lip pencils, I hear nothing but good things!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  6. I really like the new Maybelline velvet pencils - they have some nice colours. But I must admit that I am lusting after some of Nars' Matte Lip Pencils - especially Dragon Girl, which looks gorgeous x

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

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  7. definitely want to get myself some lip crayons and try out the bars lip pencils. Everything looks so pretty in this picture x

    han // emandhan xo

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  8. such a gorgeous collection! NARS lip crayons have been on my wishlist for ages, I hear so many good reviews on them

    EricaRosa

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  9. I just love lip products so this one was my fave yet. All these look like lovely shades and I've been getting more into lip crayons myself.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  10. Definitely my fave of your Muji files just because I love lip products so much!


    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  11. This is such a great idea for a blog post! I own one Nars lip pencil which I think is amazing and would love to own more but I would say Mac lipstick are my fave! xo


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  12. love this lippie wrap-up! i've got a soft spot for lip crayons and have quite a few of the revlon ones and other random bits. the no7 one caught my eye the other day and now i regret not picking it up!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  13. Before I started blogging I think the only time I had ever worn lipstick was the compulsory red for my dancing shows, then I started blogging and discovered the joy of lipstick! My collection is nowhere near the size of some peoples but I do have a reasonable little collection now. I have to say I'm disappointed to hear L'Oreal's Tempting lilac has been discontinued as it's one of the first ones I bought, so it's a little nostalgic for me x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  14. I have too many if I'm honest, I need to whittle it down again or them more x

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  15. They are lovely Gillian! I haven't looked at any more shades for a while now because I'm really trying to get through some of these x

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  16. I'm wary of brighter shades too, the majority of my collection is based around nudes and pinks x

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  17. They are really good although I have heard the Maybelline ones are somewhat of a dupe, I haven't tried them myself though x

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  18. Oh yes Dragon Girl is quite a popular one isn't it, it does look very nice x

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  19. Thank you very much Emily x

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  20. I really do like them although I'm curious to see just how good the Maybelline ones would be x

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  21. I really do like lip crayons, for some reason they seem to make application easier for me x

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  22. Thank you Jordan! I can't decide which has been my favourite one, perhaps this one and the blush one :) x

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  23. Thank you Catherine. Yes I really do like Mac lipsticks too, there's something about them isn't there x

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  24. Thank you Natalie! I've had the No7 ones for a little while and I still really love wearing the nude in particular x

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  25. Me too Becky, it's also such a lovely shade as well. I like the formula of those especially so it's a shame to see that they have been discontinued x

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