Monday, 10 August 2015


I don't know what it is, but recently I have been struggling to come up with original ideas for blogposts which I think you will enjoy reading, hence the reason my blogposts haven't been very frequent. That aside, what better way to get back into the swing of things, than with a post about lip products.

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I play it safe with lip products and stick to neutral, my lips but better shades, but if I do feel slightly daring I will use a bright lipgloss or lipstick and blot off the excess colour to be left with a muted stain.

That brings us to the debate, which do you prefer, lipsticks or lip glosses? I was in two minds about it but when going through my makeup collection finding the products to take photos for this post, there my decision was made. I own more lip glosses than I do lipsticks. 

I find it very exciting going into Boots or Superdrug and gazing at their array of lip products from the lit up stands. There is so much choice which is probably why I always end up coming home with one or two products and a hand full of swatches.

As I prefer minimal lip colours, that's what attracts me to buying a lipgloss than a lipstick as with lip glosses you can sheer out the colour more easily than you can with a lipstick. I also love the fact that most lip gloss formulas don't fade awkwardly like some lipsticks do, although you do have to top up your lipgloss more frequently throughout the day to keep the colour.

Some of my favourite lipgloss formulas:

The Accessorize Light Up Glosses* have been my go to lip product recently, my favourite shade from the range is 'Fuchsia' a pretty bright pink which I like to apply and then dab off the excess with a tissue so I am left with a stain, which I find easier to wear. The packaging is very innovative as it contains little LED lights in the lid which turn on when you unscrew the lid. 

I have been using the Rimmel Oh My Gloss Lipgloss 'Snog' for years, even before I started getting into blogging and makeup. This is my mums favourite lipgloss and she wears it daily. When I was younger she passed down the remains of them for me to use. Back then they were called the Rimmel Vinyl Gloss. The formula is quite thick and very pigmented, 'Snog' is another my lips but better shade (the love for neutral lip shades runs in my family...).

Finally, I adore the formula of the Tanya Burr lip gloss line, my favourite shade is 'Picnic In The Park' a gorgeous peach/pink which pairs well with any nude lipstick and adds a pop of colour. 

This post is in collaboration with Ciara from the blog An English Rose-link who came up with the idea for this post whilst we were brainstorming, personally I think it's a great idea. You can find Ciara's post here. I tag Emma from the blog Have a Cup Of Tea, Chloe from My Beauty Haven and Beth from Miss Beauty Obsession to share their version of this post. 

Which do you prefer, lipgloss or lipstick?


*This post contains products which were sent to me for review purposes, to view my full disclaimer, click here.

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  1. Fantastic post! So glad we collaborated on this one! x

  2. I much prefer lipsticks, but I do wear lip glosses (if rarely) only if they're not sticky xx

  3. I am definitely more of a lip gloss gurl! I really struggle to put lipstick on and I find a lot of them are quite drying as well x

  4. I prefer lipstick for work and then lip gloss (or lacquer) for going out. The Soap & Glory ones are so long-lasting and bold!
    Lucy @ Lucy—Loves xx

  5. I have never found a lipgloss I liked, I always just head straight for lipsticks as I find they last longer and are less sticky.


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