Lip Makeup

Shopping List For Luscious Lips

Lip makeup is integral to all beauty styles whether you are a minimalist, naturalist, diva, glam... or goth.  Whether you have a little bit or a lot of makeup, you all at the very least, have lip stuff.  It tends to be the first makeup we ever buy and the stuff we buy the most of through our lives.

Because we can all agree that  lips play a MAJOR role in everyones beauty appeal.

You have likely tried a lot of lip makeup and lip care products and have had some luck with a few of your purchase choices.  That approach is other wise known as 'trial and error". Wouldn't it be great to skip the trial and get straight to winning choices?

Well here you go, here is a little collection of beauty industry expert top choices and consumer favorites (and mine too).

Favorite Lip Stuff

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Function: Lip makeup that defines lips, can correct shape, prevents bleeding of lipstick.

Nars Lip liner Pencil NARS has a great line up of versatile neutral colors. They also correspond with Nars lipsticks colors.

DuWop Reverse Lip Liner- lip shaper that does not use line, instead works the outer edge of the lips and creates a barrier, delivers hydration, and stops lip makeup migration (feathering into vertical lines).  Made by innovative company that brought you award winning Lip Venom and  'bee stung lips' .

MAC makes some of the very best lip makeup products, including lip pencils.
MAC Lip Pencil Favorite "Spice" is a versatile staple shade and rumored to be in every makeup artists' arsenal ( spice won Instyle mag's. Best Beauty Buy 2010, 2009, 2007  for best shade for fair, and medium skin tones- mahogany won for medium to dark , and chestnut won for dark skin 2005, '06, '07, '09 and '10

100% Natural Option (without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, dyes etc) Bare Escentuals Lipliner with built in sharpener for precision every time.
Bare Escentuals Lipliner is an award winning product(Self magazine's Healthy Beauty Awards) and has Sephora's natural seal.

Head to my Short List Of Best Lip Makeup Products for more favorites.


Function: Lip makeup with formulas that combine comfort with beauty i.e. moisturizing, long wearing, in great colors etc..

NARS  Lipstick Fantastic long-wearing conditioning formulas (loaded with vitamin E) in the usual amazing Nars colors spectrum.  Voted most universally flattering shade is Dolce Vita (sheer dusty rose shown) amongst industry professionals.

MAC Lipstick is the makeup product that launched them into superstar cosmetic company status. Great texture and color true has made them a favorite lipstick for us all (professional artists, celebrities and consumers alike).  My favorite shade right now is twig.

Clinique Almost Lipstick Favorite merge between lipstick and gloss for sleek, moist, sheer color in the exclusive black honey shade(universally flattering and very popular).

Tarte Lip Stain LipSurgence Technology Hydrating, peppermint infused, lasting natural flush of color to the lips. It is a new product for Tarte and like their first product Tarte Cheek Stain, it has become award winning (InStyle's 2010 Best Beauty Buy), plus it has the Sephora Natural Seal (so its without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, dies etc.)


Function: Lip makeup that is sheer, long wearing, with high sheen glossy color.

DuWop Original Lip Venom Lip Plumper & Gloss. Fun concept that totes formula that increases circulation, natural lip color plus cinnamon flavor, to create their now famous  full "bee stung lips".

Lancome Juicy Tubes- Fabulous lip gloss favorite for ten years( JuicyTubes Jelly shown left). 100% Natural Origin is an InStyle Best Beauty Buy 2010 Winner too (Natural Origin formulation includes honey, royal  jelly, beeswax, preservative free and flavored with notes of vanilla, apricot and raspberry).

NARS Lip Gloss Award winning best selling lip gloss-Favorite Shade Turkish Delight n Lip lacquer with six sexy high shine, clear pigments.

MAC LipGlass Favorite amongst pro makeup artists for easy even quick application and its massive range of colors.  Also award winning product including an Allure Magazine's Readers Choice Award

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Looking good, feeling good and doing good...

CARGO Botanical Lipstick.Support St. Jude's Children's Research hospital when you buy CARGO Botanical Lipstick in any shade.  They will donate 2$ from every sale of this natural moisturizing sheer lipstick with the Sephora Natural Seal for authentic natural and organic ingredients (it even has eco friendly packaging).

Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss PK406 Pop Life - During the month of October, when you purchase this color , 5 $ from every sale will be given to CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women's) Cancer and Careers who support women in the workplace battling cancer.

eye makeupLast word on Lip Makeup... For that extra booost of lip care we sometimes need,  try Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight and treat your lips to soothing, moisturizing and vertical line combating, therapy.

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