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6 Aug 2014

The Lip Product Tag

As I watched Zara’s Lip Product Tag video last night I thought to myself: “I am totally blogging that”.

I love lip products. I love buying them, wearing them, looking at them and just generally boring anyone around me by talking about them.

Now to warn you, I have cheated slightly in answering the following questions. In some categories it’s not as simple as choosing just ONE (gasp/horror!)  – I need options.

Favourite balm or treatment?

I have two and both are ridiculously expensive. Of course I am going to give a shout out to the one and only Baume de Rose. That little frosted glass container will always get some love.

My favourite treatment right now though might have to be La Mer lip balm. I remember trying this at the airport many times before I was sent it. I was always a little sniffy about it – a minty lip balm? Groundbreaking. And then I tried it and a day without this makes my lips sad. This is currently the last thing I put on my lips at night and in the morning they are plump and happy.

Best eye catching red bright

I don’t really do reds. Of course I buy them. I just don’t really wear them.  So excuse me Tag Police but I am changing the question to the most “eye catching bright”. And there are several.

Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange, Revlon Audacious, Bobbi Brown Razzberry, MAC Impassioned, Tom Ford Wild Ginger, MAC Morange, Sephora lip stain in Strawberry Kissed, Clinique Mandarin and Peony soft matte lipsticks and finally Revlon Cherries in the Snow.

These are all colours that change my mood, light up my face and make a statement. They just need to be worn on a day when I've got big balls.

Favourite Pink Lipstick

Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Tom Ford Spanish Pink.

Obsessed. The perfect pink to wear without feeling washed out. It’s got just enough of a coral undertone pep with the added advantage of feeling like a rich bitch when you whip out the heavy black and gold packaging.

Favourite Nude Lipstick

Oh god. This is like being asked what’s your favourite song or film? I dunno! There are so many.

I do still hold a torch for MAC Crème d’Nude, I think fondly of MAC Fleshpot, I enjoy Too Faced Nude Beach and I like a bit of YSL Rouge Volupte 1 and 2.

If you are making me choose one then I would probably still go for Crème d’Nude. When my skintone is right and when I don’t slap it on heavy this still looks pretty.

Best Luxury Lipstick

The name is terryble but By Terry Terrybly is a truly lovely formula. Zara mentioned it in her video and it’s rich, creamy texture is a joy to work with. Tom Ford can also join this party if he wants.

Best MAC lipstick

Where do I start? Well Amplified and Cremesheen are my favourite formulas so that’s something. Crème Cup, Shy Girl and Pure Zen are calling me right now but I don’t think they would be the “best”. Hue definitely qualifies as one of my most purchased – it’s a no brainer colour. Show Orchid, Ravishing and Lady Danger are more shocking but equally as necessary.

What a ridiculous question. Let’s just move on.

Favourite gloss

Right now I would say Bobbi Brown Nude Pink gloss. It’s one of those “just right” shades that seems to weasel itself into my handbag every day.

Favourite Spring/Summer shade

MAC Saigon Summer. I don’t think I have ever given this a worthy shout out but it definitely deserves it. It’s a muted orange-pink – easy to wear but with enough brightness to help channel those sunny days.

Favourite Autumn/Winter shade

It would have to be something strongly toned and the best I can think of is Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick in Empress. It’s a strong burgundy with a hint of red.

Lip liner: yes or no?

I feel like I should say yes. Lip liner can really help control those brighter shades. The reality however is that 95% of the time I go without. I kid myself that I looked more “modern” with a messy dab of colour rather than a pristine outlined mouth.

The End. 

This post is ridiculously long. If you made it this far and want to give the tag a go (or already have done so) then leave your links in the comments :) 


  1. This is a fantastic post, I love it! There's nothing else like it but it's so helpful and organised. Especially when it comes to MAC lipsticks. I wouldn't know where to start.
    Lovely post. Beautiful Blog.
    Katie. :) x

  2. I love reading about lipsticks, but sadly I am not feeling comfortable wearing them... still on the search for a easy to wear lipstick to start

  3. Loved reading your answers Laura! You have really made me want Spanish Pink now. I did the tag a few months back: http://www.absolutebeaut.com/2014/05/lip-product-addict-tag-2014.html if you fancy taking a look! xx

  4. I love everything about lipsticks and reading about them is always a pleasure. Especially when it's a brilliant post like yours! #lipstickaddictunited

  5. Love this post, its made me want to go lipstick shopping now.

    Jess x

  6. Oh my, how is it possible to choose one MAC lipstick?!! My faves include Hue, Snob, Creme de la Femme and Viva Cyndi. Patisserie is one I find myself curious to buy again as back in the day when I used to slick it on, I was rather underwhelmed but when I look back at photos of me wearing that neutral now, I find myself yearning for it again!! xx

  7. Lovely tag! I really need to get Cherries in the Snow! x


  8. I'm dying to try the Tom Ford lipsticks, especially the shades you mentioned. If only the price tag wasn't so hefty.. Oh well, do I sense a little airport duty free shopping coming up? Definitely! ;)
    Loved reading your answers!
    X Maja

  9. Love this post. I was really hoping you were gonna be like 'I watched this tag last night SO I DECIDED TO FILM IT MYSELF!' I would DIE. Maybe one day you'll return to Youtube land.. please?! :)

    Kat x

  10. Totally doing this tag and loved reading yours :)

    Lis xx


  11. good grief I do the same - buy reds, don't wear them as they are a bit high maintenance.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  12. So many wonderful lip products. Great post x


  13. LOVED this post! I'm having a current obsession with lip liners. I have a feeling I need to try spanish pink after your post hehe :)

  14. I loved this post Laura. It would be great if you did other posts like this on different makeup ie foundations, blushes, highlighters etc etc pretty please!!!
    Hugs xoxo

  15. haha i had to go look up tom ford spanish pink as soon as i read this!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  16. Love reading your post! I think the least I can do after that is try Tom Ford Spanish Pink. You convinced me! I did this TAG earlier in May, I would love you to check it out: http://www.glamoclock.com/2014/05/lip-product-addict-tag.html

    Xo, Alexandra

  17. Thank you for sharing this tag, I loved it so much that I had shared some of my favorite products on my blog as well, you can find it here http://glamistahome.blogspot.com/2014/06/lip-product-addict-tag.html some of the questions are a little different, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Upon your advice I have purchased the Revlon lipstick and loved it, I must try to find it again now that you have reminded me of that one. :) I have also recently purchased one of the Tom Ford lipsticks and was positively surprised by the quality and how long lasting it was. Thank you for the great tips!
    Dagmara @ http://glamistahome.blogspot.com

  18. Ooh I'd love to try a Tom Ford lippy - this one looks gorge!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  19. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this tag and you made my sick day a bit more bearable! Thanks for being such an inspiration Laura! xx Hope you would do a meet up one day for your Dubai followers!


  20. I knew I needed Tom Ford Spanish Pink!

  21. I swear that I only ever wear lip balm but I love the concept of lipstick a whole lot. They are such beauties! I am definitely a fan of the matte look these days, duh! As is, like everyone!
    The Accidental Mama

  22. loved this post!! if i had endless money i would by lipstick all day every day! i'm always trying to update my collection!
    alice x


  23. Lovely colours & lipsticks! Check out my latest beauty post featuring Mac xo

    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

  24. Absolutely loved this post

  25. Hi Laura,
    Brilliant post! You always make everything so fun and pleasant to read... :-)
    I got really excited when I saw this tag and HAD to do it. Like you, lip products are my favorites! The tag just went up on my blog if you fancy a read. Hope you like my picks!


    Have a nice weekend neighbour! :-)

  26. I saw this tag and then just had to do it myself!

    Lip products are so addictive!

    Here's my version: http://twentythreepointnine.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-lip-product-tag.html#more


  27. You have the best choice in lipsticks. I will be trying out every single shade you have mentioned and Spanish Pink..Going to buy that today. No trying nothing..Just buying :D

  28. Great post. I love lipsticks and yes! Finally a bblogger raving about MAC Saigon Summer! My newest edition to my most worn lip products this summer. Thanks for sharing! Off to research your favourite lipstick shades! Love your style

    Shanna | http://www.mycurvesandlashes.blogspot.co.uk

  29. Ha, that was a brilliant read - loved the tone and I had google images open on the next tab so I could see the ones I don't know already. Have always though of giving the la mer lip balm a go - love their other products, just never got round to trying the lip balm, maybe I will now... Happy weekend Francesca x http://londonlapin.me/

  30. Please check out my new blog. http://lavieest-belle-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

  31. Hi! I loved this so much that I popped it on my blog too! Please check it out too! xxx


  32. I remember Cherries in the Snow from your lollipop26 days… :)

    I did the post as well: http://affecionada.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-lip-product-tag.html
    Thanks for the inspiration! x

  33. OMG!! someone who loves buying and just looking at lipsticks as much as i do!!! loved your answers, thanks for the ideas to my never ending wishlist

  34. The Lip Product Tag from the Beauty Blogging Queen- nuf said! All of those lippies will be considered when travelling the next time and going through duty free :D haha xx

  35. Love the tag and even better that you did it. Thanks for all your recomendations.

  36. I did the tag on my blog :) It was a fun one

  37. Loved hearing your answers, I considered you the lip queen for years

    My Most Coveted| A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  38. I did this post as well, it's so fun :) You did a great job with it and made it your own :)!!

  39. Lovely post Laura, love your blog lots!
    Here's the link to my blogpost: http://ramblesofemmylou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/lip-product-addict-tag.html?m=1

  40. I am TOTALLY doing this tag. Thanks for posting!


  41. I loved this post! I'm a bit late to the party, but nevermind :)

  42. This is so much fun that I had to do it myself :) Loved all your answers!!


  43. Loved this! So many new lip products to check out : D
    I did my own if you fancy a read: http://goo.gl/aU60KX