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Favorite Lip Products of 2012

Hi all! Today's post will be about my favorite lip products of 2012. I found many of favorites over the past year. As some of you may know, I really only wear nude lip shades as I find them most wearable and look the best on my skin. I wish I could pull off red or bright lips but alas...I just can't! 

In this post I have included lipgloss, lipstick and lip treatment. Here are my favorites...

(L to R Creme Brulee, Bare To Be Bold, Gaga 2, Circe)

Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee - My favorite of the lip butter craze and most used. It's really a no fuss lipstick/lip balm hybrid. It's my go to when I don't have a mirror or just need a little color on my lips. It's a nude beige hint of caramel shade.

Maybelline Color Whispers in Bare To Be Bold - I technically cheated because this product was just released (2013), but I love it so much I had to include it. It beat out a few other runner ups! I just did a full detailed review on these. If you would like to read it click here. I knew the first time I used this that it would probably become a favorite. The color is perfect and I like the feel of these on my lips. It's easy to wear too!

MAC Viva La Glam Lipstick in Gaga 2 - Probably my favorite MAC lipstick (besides my loved discontinued limited edition "Growing Trend"). It's a great nude that doesn't go orange on my lips. It also doesn't wash me out but still tones down my natural lip color. In MAC terms, this is an amplified finish which is my favorite. It's creamy, opague and has pretty good staying powder. This is not available anymore, so you would have to buy at a cosmetic outlet store or resort to ebay. However, here's a insider tip - NYX Circe is really similar!

NYX Round Label Lipstick in Circe - My favorite drugstore nude lipstick. I've recommended this many times to friends if they are wanting to try nude lips but don't want that "concealer" lip look. It's a creamy formula and doesn't dry out my lips. The lasting power isn't great, but for the price (around $4ish) I don't mind reapplying. 

(L to R Underage, Sugar Pie, Peach Petal)

Mac Lipglass in Underage - This lipgloss has been in my collection for awhile now but never got much love. The formula is thick and can be a little sticky. The color is great though as a wear alone or over a lipstick. It's a nude but has little more bubblegum pink in it. If you want a lipgloss that lasts a long time, then this is the formula for you!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Pie - I've used these lipglosses on and off for years and I've always really liked the pigmentation and how they sit on my lips. The smell is a bit too strong (cherry medicine almost), but it's not a dealbreaker for me. This is the perfect nude pinky shade. It goes with everything or wears well on its own. Check out these lipglosses if you haven't yet...they have a great range of colors!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Peach Petal - I bought this after seeing it in a YouTube video. The formula is similar to the MAC lipglass but just not as sticky. This is yet another great pinky nude shade. The staying power is really good with this one too.

Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment - My lips are always dry and usually chapped in the winter. This has really helped moisturize my lips and it's one of the few treatments I've tried that I feel like its actually working. It has a methol taste/smell and feels like a lotion almost on your lips. I found it to work well before applying a lipstick too. It's not a primer but I have noticed my lipstick does goes on smoother.

 What are your favorite lip products? Please share if you have any recommendations for me! I'd love any.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Love this post! You're giving me inspiration for nudes! I'm a red lipstick hoarder and need some more basic lip colors. I love the revlon butters and MAC lip glass!


  2. that blistex is my saving grace in the Canadian winter, bare to be bold is such a pretty color

  3. great post! nudes are such a staple and you cant go wrong with them!
    how similar is the texture of the color whisper and revlon lip butter?


  4. Perfect idea! I have been taking pictures all day long to do my 2012 faves and it has been overwhelming! this is a perfect idea. i am going for one facial feature at a time. creme brulee has been one of my favorites too. i love that. its the only lip butter i liked, actually.

  5. I have tried the Revlon Lip Butter. I really like it. I discovered lipstain and now I am obsessed!

  6. We have some similar favourites! I love my viva glam gaga 2 and creme brulée is awesome! I have to agree with you about the NYX lip glosses. I had to give my Sugar Pie lipgloss away because I couldn't stand the smell, but the colour is nice.

  7. Such a great post :) I love Revlon lip butters too! xx


  8. I love Revlon lip gloss. I want to try that colour it looks pretty!


  9. Own and love all the ones your mentioned with the exception of NYX Sugar Pie! Sadly scent in products is def a deal breaker for me! womp-womp! Great post! Love your blog girlie! -Leslie

  10. I'm a goo hoarder myself. Can we ever have enough lip gloss?!
    Definitely wanna try some of these now!

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  13. I agree, mac lipgloss can get sticky and thick and even as time goes along I feel like it gets worse, don't you?
    but I do love most of your glosses there!
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  14. Hi :)
    found you blog through BBU blog hop and I love it!
    Love the selection of lip products here. Great choice I think! Really want to try the colour whispers :)

    Great blog, excited to see more

    Ella x



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