Friday, April 22, 2016


At first glance these may seem like similar products, and they are in some ways, but they are two quite unique lip product ranges that I have been loving.

So I wanted to write a post outlining why I love each of these ranges and you might too.

Maybelline Color Blur
The idea behind this dual ended product is to create a blurred effect. You can apply the product in the centre of your lips then use the rubbery end to then feather out the product. This gradient finish gives a "just been eating berries" look which was really popular a few years ago and is now making a comeback. These have a rich and creamy consistency that is intensely hydrating and smooth on the lips. This means that they are a dream to apply, providing opaque colour with one stroke. They almost have a sort of liquid ink finish where the formulation is so incredibly lightweight yet pigmented that it provides intense colour without being heavy.

Some of my favourite colours from this range include;
I Like to Mauve it - a dusty nude pink perfect for everyday wear.
Fast and Fuchsia - a bright pop of pink that makes a bold statement.
Cherry Cherry Bang Bang - a classic and romantic hot red for date night. 

NudeStix Lip + Cheek Pencils
I have had these in my possession for a few months now but have only just gotten around to really using them and getting some serious wear out of them. The colours included in this set are Whisper, Mystic and Satan. What I love about this range of colours is that they really all can be used on both the cheeks and lips. I find a lot of the time that multipurpose products work well on the lips or on the cheeks but never really work for both. But these particular colours look gorgeous as blush colours or on the lips.

Whisper is the lightest of all shades, a pastel baby pin that is mostly matte in formulation.  Pictured as the first swatch in the photo above.
Mystic is a slightly darker nude with a plum undertone and has a sheen to it.  Pictures as the second swatch in the photo above.
Satan is a rich cherry red with a matte formulation that makes for a bold lip colour or can be used very lightly on the cheeks for a rosy glow.

That's a wrap on discussing these two lip product ranges that I have been loving. I would highly recommend checking out either or both of these amazing collections!

Thanks for reading!