NEW IN: The Most Hydrating Lipstick EVER and Other Beauty Bits! 

My beauty stash is horribly lacking in the lip department. I’ve always been the chapstick-eyeliner-mascara-and-go kind a gal. Indeed, lipstick and I have never made quite the pair. My lips are dry. Typically always but especially when the weather’s a bit nippy. Like… I-am-a-desert-nothing-will-grow-here-but-cacti dry.

If I take the plunge and wear lipstick, I’ll typically give up half-way through the night and put chapstick on. But with the colder seasons approaching (which means Christmas and New Years.. yup I’m already thinking about Christmas heh heh), I decided I needed a nice red lippy and maybe an everyday, your-lips-but-better kind of shade.

I took it upon myself, for the good of dry-lipped people everywhere, to find a formula that doesn’t dry out lips and has staying power. I walked into Sephora a woman on a mission and, needless to say, walked out with a few more bits than anticipated…

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Let me introduce you to my new favorite thing (drum roll please)…

Bobby Brown: Crushed Lip Color (Telluride)

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Can I say wow? WOW. Bobbi. You’ve outdone yourself. This bad boy falls somewhere between a lipstick and chapstick. I typically prefer natural makeup looks and this lippy takes the cake. With one swipe, it gives a blotted, stained finish that makes me look and feel like a movie star. You can also build it up, I’ve found, for a fuller-coverage look. It’s a low-maintenance lipstick that stays put for a good long while. My dry-lipped community, I have found the holy grail.

Other products I picked up….

Nars: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Cruella and Dolce Vita)

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Ah, the famous Nars Lip Pencils. I was so quick to dismiss the hype, thinking there’s no way a pencil could be hydrating enough for my lips. Well folks, it’s worth the hype. It is hydrating and the color payoff is incredible. I tried on Cruella and immediately wished it was New Years Eve and I was sipping on champagne. What a gorgeous cool-toned scarlet red. Mamma mia!

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Instead of cashing out for the full size, I decided to buy a cheaper mini duo (one of which is Cruella).  The other mini is in the shade Dolce Vita, which I was completely clueless about until I tried it on at home. It’s a stunning dusty rose color that I actually think I will get a lot of use out of! It’s one of those colors you can throw on in the morning and forget about.

Bite Beauty: The Lip Pencil (034- Plum Rose)

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This was actually a little extra that I picked up with my spare points! I’d heard good things about bite beauty lip pencils and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give it a go. My prognosis: it’s soft and creamy during application and the color is gorgeous. However, I tried filling my lips in with it to see how it would stand as a solo-lip product, and it was a bit too drying. The pigmentation, though, really is gorgeous. I could definitely see this as a great base product for my Bobby Brown Crushed Lip Color.

Chloé: Love Story Eau De Parfum

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Again, another points purchase. I love the original Chloé scent (I’ve considered leaving my For Her by Narciso Rodriguez a few times for it) and this one smells quite similar. It is floral and sophisticated, with a dash of sexiness. Obviously, I jumped at the prospect of having a little rollerball sample that I could keep in my purse. Wouldn’t you?

MAC: Eyeshadow (Bronze Frost)

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This actually wasn’t from Sephora, but from the Mac shop next door! (Oops… I may have stumbled in there after my triumph at Sephora). This color is a stunning shimmery bronze shade – perfect for autumn. I’ve found myself wearing just this on my lid with some mascara and feeling 10/10. Ugh, gotta love MAC.

Do any of you suffer from dry lips? What are your go-to lip products?

All my love, Katie xx

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