My favourite part of makeup are lips mostly because my lips are one of my favourite features of my face. It seems my prominent forehead was met with prominent lips, so I like to cover them in all kinds of colours! The 5 lip products I use most frequently are all by all by different brands – you’ve definetely seen me wearing these in my outift posts, especially Chanel Glossimer in shade 46 which is the perfect barely there nude, for dark skin tones. I don’t really leave the house without one of these on!
I also recently fell in love with Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick which legitimately looks like a small bar of gold. I made a huge mess on the first attempt, but after some practice, it’s such a lovely alternative to lipstick as a balm and so much richer. Unlike Liya's Nude, the Rose Balm conditions your lips and plumps them without adding a purplish undertone. This lipstick is suitable for all skin tones. Definitely reach for this lipstick in the fall and winter seasons just before you leave through the front door.
I like to line my lips in Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Pencil in 9C and then fill out the centre with the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Deauville during special occasions. This formula is incredible as it's a lipstick and a lipgloss in one. Furthermore, it stays on the lips for a long time, plumps the lips and adds a sheen that is not tacky, but gives it a healthier, fuller appearance. This is the kind of lipstick that you put on, and your lips feel moisturized and plump all day and evening.
Moreover, I enjoy putting on a red lip for photos because it just makes you instantly put together. I received the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella for my Sephora birthday gift in 2015. What a pleasant birthday gift and I still use it everyday. As it is in a pencil form, I use this to line my lips first and then, fill in it as a regular lipstick. It's finish is mate however, it does not look dry and chalky. As a red lipstick, it is fairly blue-toned and is described on the NARS website as "passionate, scarlet red." In my experience, is it fairly opaque and lasted eight hours without retouching. The only downside is that it feels very drying so I normally apply a lip balm, wait for it to seem into my lips. Then, I would dap away the excessive lip balm and then, apply the lipstick.
A budget alternative to the NARS Lip Pencil is Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Rich Ruby. It is a rich, ruby red that is exactly the shade of red I love. I actually prefer this red lipstick to the NARS because it provides opaque coverage and a high end feel without the price tag. The biggest plus point is the it does not feel drying even when I layer the lipstick from day to night. This creamy matte lipstick formula is incredible. If you haven't tried it out yet, please purchase it and let me know!
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Peace and Love,
I AM Yasmin is a Canadian lifestyle blog written by Yasmin, a 21 year old writer, photographer, and YouTuber. Yasmin established I AM YASMIN in 2016 during her final year studying at University. The blog covers her Lifestyle, along with many other categories including Fashion, Beauty, Food and Travel and regularly posts videos on her YouTube Channel.
With a childhood growing up in Kenya, her everyday style has stemmed from her love of the casual chic way of dressing. With a love for premium fashion and beauty, she hopes to inspire her readers, along with showing them you can get the simplistic everyday chic look for less.
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