My Top 10 Lip Products & Monthly Must-Reads

Question of the month from Mehreen: “What are your top 10 lip products (balms/glosses/lipsticks etc).”

Swatches: Revlon Peach Parfait Lip Butter, Revlon Fuchsia, MAC Angel, MAC Staunchly Stylish, MAC Brick, Chanel Vamp

Lipsticks & Lipliners:

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait – I FINALLY gave in to the hype and bought my first lip butter…and the raves are justified, it’s AMAZING! Super light but adds so much gloss and color to your lips…lovely to apply and the packaging is so pretty to look at – if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it.

Revlon Colorburst in Fuchsia – Another stellar lip product from Revlon. This shade is a dupe for MAC’s Girl About Town. The pigmentation and quality is equal to MAC’s, but Revlon’s quilted packaging is prettier, and the price is much cheaper!

MAC Angel – One of MAC’s most popular lipsticks. I like dabbing it over other lipsticks as a highlight – it makes your lips look plumper.

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish – A new purchase – I heard these were super long-lasting so I bought this shade (similar to Spice) for everyday outlining.

MAC Lipliner in Brick – Gorgeous orangey-red – I use it as an all-over lip color (read more about my lipliner-as-lipstick trick over here)

Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Vamp/Rouge Noir – Love using this both as a lipcolor and to define my lips. If you apply it lightly above your lip outline, it gives the illusion of plumper lips. Lasting power is equal to MAC’s Pro Longwear line – once on, it does not budge!

Dior Addict in Twin Set Pink, Burts Bees Honey Lipbalm, Revlon Pink Pop, MAC 318

Lipglosses, Balm & Brush:
Dior Addict Gloss in Twin Set Pink – Pretty pink shade with gold shimmer but…once I use it up, I’ll be switching to something from the Buxom Big & Healthy range!

Burts Bees Honey Lip Balm – Keeps my lips soft and moist without any waxy feeling or residue – plus it’s 100% natural – which makes me reach for it over my other favorite: Nivea Milk & Honey.

Revlon Colorburst Gloss in Pink Pop (old packaging) – Yet another pick from Revlon! I’ve posted about my love for this gloss before – I picked it up because of rumors that Blair Waldorf wore it for her Royal Wedding on Gossip Girl. Whether or not that’s true, this gloss is perfection – easy to apply plus the hot pink color actually shows up on my dark lips!

MAC 318 Retractable Lip Brush – More of a tool than a product, I included this because it’s a must-have for applying glosses evenly so that they don’t look gloppy! Love the retractable feature – it’s so teeny and easy to carry around in my makeup bag!

What are some of your favorite lip products?

DISCLAIMER: All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me.


  1. Kristen
    August 7, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Yay! Those are some great products! I've been wanting to get Revlon's Pink Pop and now I feel like it's a must! Maybe I'll pick up Fuschia too…

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2013 / 4:40 pm

      I was thinking of you when I wrote this post because we both love Revlon so much LOL! You should definitely give Fuchsia a try – it's amazing!

  2. Beautygirl24
    August 7, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    I love your picks! I love everyone's picks. I totally forgot to include lip liners in mine. I usually just use a clear one from Too Faced to prevent feathering or bleeding. And I love Revlon lip products! The best drugstore brand in my opinion 😉

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2013 / 4:42 pm

      I know what you mean Noelle – after reading everyone else's posts, I have SUCH a huge wishlist LOL! But lip products take forever to use up, and I feel guilty buying more unless my stockpile decreases a bit 😉

  3. alison*elle
    August 7, 2013 / 4:17 pm

    Oh interesting, you've actually got quite a bit of lipliners in your top 10. I don't use them so they totally slip my mind!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Yes – I'm all about the lipliners – my lips need all the outlining and definition they can get lol!

  4. Erica
    August 7, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    Definitely want to check out the revlon lip butter! I looooove MAC! Joe Fresh has awesome & CHEAP lip products too! I love the reading list – it's fun to see what other beauty blogs are out there! Thanks for sharing!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2013 / 10:54 pm

      Glad you liked the list Erica. I've never tried Joe Fresh lip products, but I'm a HUGE fan of their nail polishes…thanks for the tip – will definitely give those a try next time I'm grocery shopping 😉

  5. Anonymous
    August 8, 2013 / 12:18 am

    Ok, I officially have like 3-4 new lip products I want to pick up from this months collar. So fun!

  6. Mehreen
    August 12, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    i love your picks! they are ALL different than mine! (this means i have lots of new ones to try!) lol

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