I got a bunch of lip products from that swap with Laala, and I thought I’d give a short p/review of sorts for each in this post. Here are the lip products, swatched on my arm:
First up is the NARS SATIN LIPSTICK IN NIAGARA, which is actually a sort of hand-me-down from her. She said she couldn’t get it to work on herself, but when I saw swatches online, I knew it was the sort of color that’s right up my alley. 🙂
NARS describes Niagara as a “pink-based coral,” and it’s my first satin lipstick from NARS. It’s a beautiful light coral that’s perfect for spring. Here, I’ve paired it with a neutral eye with a mint accent.
Next up is the DIOR ADDICT LIP GLOW. I was confused by this product at first. Is it a prepping product? A lip primer? A balm? I still don’t know what it is exactly—”Color Awakening Balm” is a little strange for a product description—but I love how it makes my lips feel and it has become a fast favorite.
It’s not very slick, but it moisturizes the lip and imparts just a hint of pinky coral goodness that brings your lips to life. It’s a “customized balm” that enhances the natural color of your lips. Think of it as a true MLBB, tailored to you. It’s great to wear on its own and under another lip product.
Next up is the TARTE PURE PERFORMANCE LIPSTICK IN BOLD, which is a beautiful color. It looks pretty natural and rosy in the tube, a completely unassuming color, but when you swipe it on—BAM! Just a full-color, opaque layer on your lips.
The formula is beautiful and the finish is satin-y. It’s not weightless on the lips, but the longevity is quite nice, too. It’s a rather statement-making lipstick, which I think I’d love to wear more these days. It’s spring everywhere else, but it’s the middle of summer here, where I live. I think it’s a perfect bright lip that’s not too out there.
Next is the MUA POWER POUT IN RUNWAY, MUA’s offering to the chubby crayon gods. It’s a beautiful sheer shade, which I was first scared of because of the case! Turns out, it’s quite wearable.
The formula is glossy and sheer, with more slip than the chubby crayons I’m acquainted with. They’re not that balmy, either. I’m not used to such a warm shade for the lips, but now’s as good a time as any to give it a shot. 🙂
Last, but not the least, is a pot of VASELINE LIP THERAPY IN ALOE. I love aloe, and I love va-a-aaaaaa-seline, so this was pretty perfect. I have a few pots and tubes of lip balm that are currently open right now, but I couldn’t resist this one. Because ALOE. ❤
All in all, a great bunch of products, most of which I've never tried before. I think my favorites are definitely the Dior Lip Glow and the NARS lipstick. I love all of them, but those are pretty perfect choices for me.