My Summer Essentials: 3 Lip Products I Love

During the summer I like to keep my lip products light and easy to match a carefree look. I like products that won’t start bothering me in warmer weather and don’t require reapplication or upkeep. Below are my three faves:

1. Maybelline New York’s Baby Lips Lip Balm (Quenched)

pizap.com14324053687041My best friend suggeted I try Baby Lips after complaining that other lip balms dried out my lips as they wore off, leading to a lot of peeling and cracking. Ever since taking her advice I’ve been so pleased with this product. Even on its own Baby Lips is awesome. It gives off a slight sheen that makes your lips look so healthy. The formula is super smooth, has a pleasant smell and no taste. I also love that it has 20 SPF, which is perfect for lip coverage in the summer. When my lips need a little exfoliation, I’ll put this balm on my lips and then dip my finger into some sugar and lightly rub them over the balm. Sugar is awesome to exfoliate with and wearing the balm beforehand keeps a small buffer so I’m not rubbing against raw skin. As dead skin is removed the balm seeps in and mositurizes. I’ll then wipe my lips and add the balm back on to continually mositurize 🙂

2. Younique’s Lucrative Lip Gloss (Luxe)

pizap.com14324051273751The minute I tried this product I thought it was great. I love lip glosses, but I tend not to wear them because I don’t like how they are so sticky and some can feel so heavy on the lips. The formula in this product doesn’t do that at all. It feels really nice and light and the colour is so perfect for a neutral look with added shimmer in the summer. I like that it also leaves my lips feeling good as it wears off and the large mirror on the side of the barrel means I don’t have to carry a compact in my purse.

3. Victoria’s Secret Pout Lip Stain (Eternal Flame)

pizap.com14324050610801For those nights I’m going out or when I just want to put colour on my lips in the summer I’ll reach for a lip stain because I don’t want to be using a heavy lipstick. I really think that sometimes Victoria Secret makeup is overlooked, but I think they have great lip products. Their lip stain is so fantastic, giving long lasting colour and I like that it’s in a tube applicator because I’ve had trouble with the watery stains that come with brushes (this included spilling the bottle as I was trying to use it..not fun at all!). I like the colour Eternal Flame in this line because it is a true red and looks so nice with a simple black winged liner and once I have it on I really don’t need to re-apply for a few hours. It even has a slight cherry flavour and smell!

For the summer, I feel these three products are my must haves for lips. What are you lip faves? How do you feel about the products I have listed?

First Impressions Review: Younique Moodstruck 3D Mascara

image 5Over the weekend my friend hosted a Younique party. This is my first time being introducted to this natural mineral makeup line. I know that the products are sold in Canada via a Younique Presenter who will host a product party or I believe you can buy items online via their website. I purchased the Younique Moodstruck 3D Mascara and below are my thoughts after trying it for the first time. I wore this all day to work, and by the time I got home it was 12 hours later that I took it off.

The mascara comes in a really cute carrying case and within it you find two tubes; one is the Younique Moodstruck Transplanting Gel, and the other is the Younique Moodstruck Natural Fibres, also included is directions on how to apply the products.image 4

Application is in three parts, first the gel to make your lashes sticky to the fibres, next the natural fibres, and then end it off with the gel again to seal the fibres into place. Note, the gel is a nice black and looks good on its own if you wanna go for a more minimal look. Also, for an even fuller look, you can continue you build with the fibres and gel. I only did one full application.

My thoughts:

Pros

  • Very light feel
  • My eyelashes looked longer and fuller
  • It’s not clumpy! This is big for me because I used to own a few eye primers that would clump, badly!

Cons

  • It can be a bit messy, so be sure to seal the fibres and use a power brush to remove any excess that fall on  your cheeks. I also noticed a bit of fallout during the day, maybe 5 hours in, but I easily wiped it away
  • Time consuming (or at least until I get the hang of it)
  • Price, $35 CAD is a bit on the pricier side of mascaras

So the question is will I get this again? Likely! I like the idea of using something that is more natural on my lashes and I do like that I can wear the gel on its own without the fibres. I also liked how it lasted longer than other mascaras I’ve tried without making my eyelashes feel itchy. Lastly, I got compliments on how nice it looked (you know it’s good when people actually notice that you’ve done something different on your face!)

I’m still new to this Younique brand, has anyone else tried it?