Friday, 6 June 2014

Biggest Lipstick Ban Temptations

Hi, everyone! If you've been following my blog for the past few months, you'll know that I've pledged myself to a formidable task- no new lipstick purchases for the rest of 2014. A challenge indeed! Amazingly, I've held strong so far. I've acquired a few new lipsticks via swaps, but I've been completely able to resist otherwise. Hoping for continued strength! 

That said, there have been several new product release of late that have been tempting my will power in the most serious of ways. And in the ultimate act of restraint, I'm featuring them all here and then renewing my resolve not to cave!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet
I've heard so many raves about these so far. Comfortable, matte colour that wears like crazy and comes in a beautiful range of shades. I'm especially tempted by Pink Pong, a cool-toned vivid fuchsia. 

YSL Babydoll Kiss Blush
A true multi-tasker in ultra chic packaging and a wonderful variety of lovely shades. I've swatched these in-store and the formula is bold, but blendable. So pretty! 

Sephora Cream Lip Stain
These have been getting a ton of buzz in the blogosphere. Another long-wearing wonder that promises to be comfortable on the lips. I've largely ignored Sephora's house brand, but this one has me curious!

Estee Lauder Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this new range of lipsticks. Pigmented colour, hydrating smoothness, and impressive wear time. The shade selection is comprehensive and incredibly sophisticated. 

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick
There seems to be a theme here! Long-wearing lipsticks that don't parch the lips. Perfect for summertime when you need a lasting, colourful pout. I've always been a fan of Clinique lip products and this new line has me super interested!

Revlon ColourStay Moisture Stain
We all know that I'm the ultimate sucker for Revlon lip products. This brand new offering offers the ultimate combination of gloss, pigmentation, and staying power. I've seen swatches and the shades look incredible!

NYX Matte Lipsticks
I already have one of these beauties in Merlot and it's so lovely that I'd be tempted to snag the whole line! The shades are bold and unique and offer a full colour payoff without smudging or drying. Top notch, and at an affordable price! 

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks
These have been popping up everywhere recently and with good reason. The packaging is ultra chic, the shades are stunning, and they promises a brilliant shine with vivid pigmentation. Leave it to Dior to create something this beautiful!

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colour
Another multi-tasking product from a brand that always leaves me impressed. The packaging is sleek, the shades are mouth-watering, and these are supposed to wear wonderfully on both cheeks and lips. Ultra tempting!

Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick
The Body Shop has been releasing some beautiful makeup products lately and it seems that these new lipsticks are no exception. The shades are cheery and the formula offers a flattering semi-sheer finish. Seems like a perfect lightweight option for the warmer months!

So there you have it! The lip products that have been all over my radar lately. They have made it difficult to stick to my guns, but so far, so good! Hope I've tempted you with some of these lovely offerings. And, as for me, wish me continued self-control! :)

What lip products have you been lusting after lately?

Have a great weekend! xo


  1. I love the look of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks too! I have one of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets and they really do live up to the hype :) x

  2. so many hahaha so i was going through my lipstick stash trying to get rid of some and out of like..100 or something i chose 2 to ditch. the struggle is real!!
    i might have to go on a ban too but some of your picks have been calilng to me as well
    A Beautiful Zen

  3. Hold strong! Don't do it! My collection has grown by leaps and bounds this year, but it's dying down a little, thank goodness!

  4. Yeah, those Estee Lauder ones look really lovely—especially anything in a pink shade! But like you, I'm trying not to add any more lipsticks to my stash. I have enough already, and I'm having fun rediscovering them (i.e. MAC's Lustering, NARS' Schiap)

    1. I've been rediscovering some of my favourite summer brights recently too- Lustering and Schiap among them :)

  5. Wellllllllllll good for you for sticking to it - but now I want to go buy everything. No! I won't do it!

  6. Ok, now you have me lusting after all those products! I need to go on a similar ban. Pretty much any time I leave the house I come home with a new lip product. Those YSL lip and cheeks do look mighty pretty though...
    Great post...even if it did make me want to run out to Sephora!


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  8. woaaaah girl, i'm so impressed you've stayed strong! i've been having my eye on a lilac shade recently- have you ever tried that color? I feel like it's fun bu i'm not sure how it would look actually *on*

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    1. Ooh, lilac! That's one shade I've been tempted to try, but have been a bit shy with. I know that NYX and Lime Crime both make pretty ones! :)

  9. ah such good will power. I did this about a year's so difficult! haha

  10. Ack! A lipstick ban for a whole year?? These all look so tempting. The YSL, Estee Lauder, and Dior are on my wishlist.

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  12. I am pretty much set for the lippies myself, but I wouldn't mind grabbing a few more from the Dior Fluid Sticks and Revlon Moisture Stains. :)

  13. 6 more months--you can do this! I reaaaally want the Kiss and Blush, and Dior Fluid Addict sticks! SOOOO pretty but so pricey!

    1. Thanks for the continued pep talks, Vanessa! xo

  14. you are so brave to be doing this lipstick ban! ;) love your picks

  15. Omg why did you have to post this, you just reminded me of how many more lip products I NEED in my life!

  16. Such a great post Jen-I have reviewed a few of these so sorry for laying temptation at your feet!!!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    1. Haha... no need to apologize- fighting against the temptation keeps me strong ;)

  17. Gorgeous lipstick collection! Great blog!



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  18. I must say these colors are gorgeous, and is this a new backdrop? The watercolor blotches are SO fitting Jen! <3

    1. Aww, thanks so much, Nathan! xo

  19. totally beautifulll!

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  21. Oh Gosh, temptation indeed! I really shouldn't buy more lipsticks. I just got a couple from Dior, even though I know I shouldn't have! I am kinda tempted by the Asian version of the new Estee Lauder lipsticks though. Hopefully I'll be able to take a look at those soon!

  22. dang those are some really nice temptations.
    The Body Shop lipsticks seem to be right up my alley too!


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