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Best Of Beauty 2011: My Ten Favorite Lip Products

By Sheila Arkee

As I was going through the list of lip products I’ve tried in 2011, there were some clear favorites that have become staples in my makeup collection. They’re definitely a range of prices, proving that the low- vs. high-end debate is moot. Without futher ado, here are my are my top ten picks for lips, from lip balms, lipsticks, and glosses.

1. Epicuren Lip Balm

This is my spendy splurge and treat. I simply adore the light eucalytus feeling and the fact that it comes with a SPF is just icing on the cake.

2. Evolution Man Lip Balm

Yes, it was created for men, but I have to declare this balm and epicuren a close tie. Evolution Man’s balm has a harder texture but it just melts into your lips. Love it!

3. Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss

In 2011 Make Up For Ever managed to win my heart. As my first post about these long-wearing glosses declared, they are indeed like buttah. I adore the lightweight texture, pigmentation, and high shine.

4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

Definitely the most unique lip product on this list, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are unlike any other stain-like product. The texture is light, fluffy, and the color stays on your lips all day. Superb for those occassions you want to wear a dark lip color and not have to touch up on the regular.

5. Poppy King For Boots No. 7 in Power

The texture, the color, the wow factor. I was sceptical about this highly touted lipstick, but highly recommend it as a great feeling lipstick, not to mention absolutely beautiful. Power is a highly wearable red and it would look good on any woman. Trust!

6. Maybelline Baby Lips

These $3 tinted balms are fantastic. Pure and simple. They’re moisturizing, lend a great amount of color, and shine. I was surprised by how much I like these balms, considering my general lukewarm feelings toward Maybelline.

7. Revlon Lip Butters

If you don’t own any Revlon Lip Butters, stop what you’re doing, run to your local drugstore, and make sure to buy at least one. These are luxury lippies in low budget packaging. They’ve wowed me and every one else in the beauty blogosphere. The color in the photo, Candy Apple, is truly gorgeous.

8. CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Lip Balms

Continuing the cosmetics trend of combining color, shine, and moisture in a delicate little package are the Natureluxe Lip Balms. The color choices are so pretty and you end up with a sheer smattering of color on your lips.

9. Essence Stay With Me Long-Lasting Lip Gloss

Essence, Essence, Essence. We have a love/hate relationship. Among their products that I love are their  Long-Lasting Glosses, which are exactly as described. They have a thicker texture that doesn’t feel at all gooey, and the most intriguing lip wand.

10. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

How could I leave these luxurious, tinted, soothing lip balms out? I love, love, love Hibiscus and have to confess I’ve used these balms as a cream blush on more than a couple of occasions. They’re wonderful, and I know you’ll love them, too.

What are some of your favorite lip products from 2011?

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    I’m surprised how many reasonably priced choices you have. I think it’s great that they can make your top ten. Of your list I only one MUFE and the Revlon but I’m on the lookout for the Maybelline.

    My favorite this year is a lip crayon from Tarte that was in a kit. I wear it all the time. I think it’s called Sweet.

  • Sheila – Painted Ladies

    I am an equal opportunity lippie lover. ;)

  • breyerchic04

    I really want to try the Poppy King lipstick at target.

    my big discovery this year was Mac Hot tahiti. Oh man lovely reddish pinky color on my lips.

  • Wendy

    I own 5/10 and feel the exact same about them!