Lip Product Addict Tag

My friend Jordy tagged me to do this Lip Product Addict tag in her latest youtube video. She also blogs and you should definitely check her site out – A Little Pinch Of Wonder. After you’ve finished reading this post of course!

This tag is for lip product addicts, and I certainly am one, as you can see by this picture. I probably have more tucked away in drawers and in handbags too, but this is the bulk of my collection.


1. Favorite balm/treatment?

Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter.  This is the lip balm that gets the honour of living in my handbag, as you might be able to tell from the fact that the label is completely rubbed off.

Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter
How it looks when new
Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter
My lip balm with totally worn off label





2. Best eye-catching red?

Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Fifth Avenue Red. I got it through a reddit exchange as mentioned in this post, and I am so delighted with it. It’s just a really classic red, which makes sense as it’s from the 1950s.

Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Fifth Avenue Red

3. Best luxury & best drugstore?

The closest I have to a luxury brand is NARS Velvet Gloss lip pencil – the shade is New Lover. They sell for $51 in New Zealand but I got it in a Sephora gift bag. It’s a pink with gold flecks in it, perfect for parties.

My best drugstore product is this Milani Gloss Stain in the shade Mango Tango that I also received from my reddit exhange. It’s glossy but stains, and is quite long wearing. I probably wouldn’t have chosen the shade for myself but I really love it. It sells for $6.50 in the US which is very affordable.

Nars Gloss Pencil New Lover and Milani Gloss Stain Mango Tango
4. Best MAC lipstick?

Syrup! So smooth and pretty, and it just works with so many different looks. It’s one of my most worn lipsticks by far, and it made it to my top 6 lipsticks.

MAC syrup lipstick

5. The most disappointing?

ChiChi Creamy Matte Liquid Lipstick – not matte, nor long wearing like they claim it is. A sandwich and a glass of wine left me with only a faint tinge. I do love the colour, which is the shade Show Stopper, but it doesn’t live up to it’s description or my expectations. I’d seen so many people rave about them, and I really just don’t understand the love for it.

ChiChi Matte Liquid Lipstick Show Stopper on lips
I wore it to a party last week and had to reapply three times
Chi Chi Creamy Matte Lipstick Show Stopper swatch
Swatched on my hand

  6. Liner – yes or no?

No. I have too many shades of lipstick, it’d be crazy to try and match them all. I have a couple and use them if I want really long wearing lip colour but generally I go without.

7. Best gloss?

This product by Natio is technically an ‘Antioxidant Lip Shine’ but really it’s a gloss. It’s fairly pigmented for a gloss, and not disgustingly sticky like many of them can be. The shade is called ‘Love’ which is quite sweet. It has Jojoba Oil and Shea butter which makes it slightly moisturising.

Natio AntiOxidant Lip Shine Love
8. Something extra!

My L’Oreal Infallible long wear lip duo really lives up to it’s name. Last year I swatched all of my lip products on my arm for a forum post, and this lip duo lasted for so long. I gave my arm a good scrub but it wouldn’t budge, eventually it came off the next day. The colour is ‘perma-pink’ and that is the perfect description!

loreal infallible L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick








The picture of them all swatched shows just how much my collection has grown in the last year since my make up addiction has grown! It also has one of my beloved Clinique Chubby Sticks that I have since lost *tear*.

all of them swatched


What do you think of my answers? Do you agree or disagree? Jordy listed the ChiChi matte liquid lipstick as a favourite, so it goes to show that different people have different tastes!

If any of you that are reading feel inspired to do this tag, link it in the comment section and I’ll check it out

Lena x



  • The Chichi lip stain is INCREDIBLE. It lasted through a salmon starter, steak with potatoes, and hazelnut meringue on me, leaving a noticeable stain, AND it literally felt like nothing on my lips. The matte one doesn’t even compare. (To be fair, I only have one of each, so can’t comment on the different shades, but the lip stain formula is definitely superior.)

    • Maybe I should look at the lip stain. This one was terrible. After dinner and one drink it was all gone, and so I reapplied, and then 2 drinks later it was all gone again. It left a slight tinge, like a tinted lip balm might, but that’s it. Such a shame, I love the colour. I bought it instead of Lime Crime Pink Velvetine because I don’t like the founder of the brand, but I should have sacrificed my ethics for a better formula.

      • Hah! I feel the same way about Lime Crime.

        The shame about the lip stain is that there are only five colours. GIve it a swatch at Farmers and wander around for a couple of hours… I tried to wipe it off with a makeup wipe and had to go at it with a cleansing oil. I may have to go back and get the red, especially cos it’s currently 30% off… already bought an eyeshadow last night, which by the way is lovely too. Chichi are definitely a new favourite of mine, I used to be a snob and think they were for teenagers because of the branding but I’m glad to be proved wrong.

  • Oh man 30% off way to suck me in! I have a really lovely eyeshadow of theirs too. I always used to ignore them as I thought it was just really rubbishy because of the branding too, but it seems like they’ve picked up their game, especially with their palettes.

  • Hahahaha! I knew you would have not liked the ChiChi one. The reason I chose that one is because it’s the best out of all my drugstore lipsticks. I don’t really judge my lipsticks on longevity, I just reapply and I don’t mind that. (: Loved this post girl! xoxox

    • If they hadn’t claimed that it lasted a long time then I wouldn’t be fussed at all, but if you say something is going to last all day then my expectations will be different!

  • Eva

    What’s #6 from the left in your color swatch?

    • It’s from Maybelline and it’s A60 Windsor Rose