Friday, February 26, 2010

My favourite lip combos...or... how losers become winners! :)

Yay! I'm back! I missed you! And a special hello to my new followers! Thank you! :) On to the topic. I got this idea several weeks ago. However, a couple of days ago I decided to do a major change in my lip products collection. I'll tell you at the end of this post. :)

My favourite lip combos...or... how losers become winners! :)

Have you ever regretted you bought a lip product that appeared to be a total fail? I experienced it 4 times! And what did I do? I decided to pair those losers! lol Guess what? These two pairs are one (well, it makes 2) of my favourite "everyday shades" (I counted, I have 5 faves at the moment)!

So, here they are!

Combo Nr. 1: "Peachy Juicy Fruit"

Loser 1: L'Oreal lip pencil in Nr. 655 Rose Beige - too freaking drying and the colour is kind of dirty (if it makes any sense). Is absolutely pointless with other shades.

Loser 2: Gosh On stage Cool lip jam in Nr. 102 (cool name, isn't it? lol)- quite sticky (one of the stickiest lip glosses I've tried), quite sheer (it's much more sheer than on this generous swatch), tingles at the beginning (because it's "cooling"). I quite like the pale shimmery peachy shade though. If only it would be MORE opaque (it's not buildable, unless you want to end up with greasy lips)! And the scent is very yummy - Wrigley's Juicy Fruit, anyone? :)

Winner: Opaque shimmery peachy shade. Less sticky and no tingling, plus it's long lasting!
Note: I apply L'Oreal pencil all over my lips.

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From L to R: L'Oreal l/p, Combo, Gosh l/g
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Combo Nr. 2: "Indian Peachy Pink"

Loser 1: NYX round lipstick in shade Indian Pink - too freaking drying, frosty and orange (it's more orange IRL than picture shows)!

Loser 2: NYX lip gloss with Mega shine in Sweet Heart - very pale "ghosty like" shade, nauseously sweet cherry scent, quite sticky.

Winner: Gorgeous peachy pink shade. Somehow the smell doesn't bother me that much when I wear these two together. Strange. :)

 
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From L to R: Indian Pink l/s, Combo, Sweet Heart l/g
Natural "light"

Hopefully, I inspired one of you to rediscover some pearls in your stashes! :)

Tell me your story of unwanted lip products that when paired became your heroes! :)

PS The big change - I decided to get rid of all my lip products that contain mineral oil. Unfortunately, all 4 of the mentioned above favourites have to be disqualified. But fear not, the replacements are coming! Stay tuned! :)

6 comments:

  1. Hello again! Nice to see that you have so many followers now! :)

    I love NYX Indian Pink myself :D But I hate the scent (or should I say smell) of the Mega Shine lipgloss, it's yucky!

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  2. Thank you! :)

    I've read so many good reviews about Indian Pink. And the colour description sounded very promising. It might be that I got a spoiled one, because mine is a total fail - frosty orange and it dries my lips like no other (oh, did I mention a plastic "scent"? :) )

    And this cherry "scent" of Mega Shine is SOOO freaking bad, I agree! :)

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  3. Oooh I love this post! The little hearts are so cute. :) I agree your mixes are much better! I have 4 NYX lipsticks and none of them really look good on me... they also make my lips look gross and show every little imperfection and get all crumbly. I don't know why these are HG lipsticks.

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  4. Heather, thank you! :) I also don't understand all that fuss about NYX lipsticks (and other products) being HG! :) Try to mix yours with other lip products. :)

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  5. I actually hated Indian Pink myself at first, but now that I have a bit of colour it works with my skintone :) and for extra coral-y goodness, I like to use it with the Megashine lipgloss in Smokey Look.

    I have a horrible NYX lipstick in Creamy Beige that I've been trying to make work, and I've found a decent combo, but nothing too awesome =/

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  6. SilhouetteScreams, it sucks when the product just doesn't work, doesn't it? And the "pairing process" is quite time-consuming.

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