Chubby Stick Loving
The chubby stick lip pencils are doing well for themselves at the moment, they seem to withhold the exact qualities that we as beauty enthusiasts look for in a lip product. The simplicity of a pencil format makes application easy peasy and gives a really flawless looking finish to the lip. Lots of high end and drugstore brands have brought out their own versions of the chubby stick lip pencil/ crayon styled products and I have delved into this craze to sample some of my own.
Revlon has released three separate lines of the crayon lipsticks, the first being the Just Bitten Kissable balm stains, I have the shade 040 Rendezvous which is a gorgeous sheeny corally-orange shade which looks absolutely gorgeous on the lips. The kissable balm stains are pretty much what they say on the tin, sheer, moisturising washes of colour to accentuate the lip without making too much of a statement. I will say that they come with a pretty strong minty taste/ smell so if you're not really into that kind of thing (which I'm not) you either have to just grin and bear it or opt out and find something else.
On the other end of the spectrum lies Revlon's Colourburst matte balms which were released more recently alongside the super glossy crayons which I haven't tried yet. The matte balms are more pigmented, still moisturising although not recommended for dry lips as they can cling a bit to dry patches on the lips, I have the shade 205 Elusive which is a very blue tones almost bubblegum pink which again looks wonderful on.
Ted Baker is not a beauty brand which gets spoken about a lot here on the blogosphere, however I have been really impressed with the products I own from their line, these not being an exception. I have two shades which unfortunately don't have names which is slightly annoying. They have a super glossy formula with pretty high pigmentation and are really long lasting. I love the darker berry colour as I just think it really complements my skin tone well.
Its no secret that Nars is a truly incredible brand and this velvet Matte lip pencil in Walkyrie has become a firm favourite of mine. It is one of the only dark nude Kylie Jenner'esk lip products I own. I think it looks really lovely paired with a dark eye look and makes lips look more plump and all round perfected. This is £18 so as high end lip products go its not as expensive as you would expect although it is more than double the price of most of its drugstore counterparts.
Finally I wont go into much detail on this but the GOSH lip crayon in 02 flamenco coral is a really lovely cheaper alternative to the Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain and is pretty much the same colour/ finish.
Lots of love,