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The Blue Lily

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My Favourite Lippies

Hi Pretty people

I was clearing out my "weekend" bag when I realised how many lip balms/ lipsticks and lip crayons I carry around with me. I've decided to cut down and keep just my favourites with me. Without a doubt, I'd choose a lip crayon over a lipstick anyday! I find them easier to apply, hydrating (winter is coming) and they provide longer lasting colour.

My top 3 lippies are Revlon's Colour burst Matte balm in 225 Sultry & 250 Standout.Sultry is a beautiful shade of pink that works on all complexions. It's perfect for everyday wear! Standout is quite a deep red that I think would work better on medium to darker skin tones, it could end up being a bit vampish on lighter tones. It's a great addition to a glam look and compliments a winged eyeliner beautifully. The only problem with Matte balms is that they tend to feel dry on the lips after a while, I just apply a little labello and I'm good to go.

I've saved the best for last… my ultimate favourite lippie is NYX's Chunky Dunk in Rum Punch. I'm absolutely in love with the colour, it compliments my soft honey skin tone brilliantly! Rum Punch is a very light plum, that I've seen look amazing on ALL skin tones. It's great to use if you're not in the mood for makeup but need to make a grocery run (me, this morning). It glides on easily (perfect for car application) has a glossy finish. I find it much more hydrating than the matte balms.

NYX is a relatively new brand in SA. There hasn't been much advertising around the launch other than social media and WOM. I suggest following their Instagram & Twitter accounts (@nyxcosmeticssa) to discover more of the range – which is phenomenal btw! Move over MAC… ;-)


1st Swatch is NYX Rum Punch 2nd is Revlon Sulty Matte Balm 3rd is Revlon Standout Matte Balm
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