Archive for February, 2012

BB cream

Skin79 Super Plus Hot Pink BB Cream

Product Info:
  • Lighter feel and sebum control – more powerful ebum-controlling ingredients kava & pursiane extracts will exhibit an oil-free soft skin that is not sticky. 
  • Up the water absorption – helps skin retain moisture & display a moist & smooth skintone.
  • All day whitening & wrinkle skin care – the skincare that changes dark & dry skin into transparent & clear and maintains wrinkles to show a smooth and elastic skin.
  • 10 in 1 non-stop solution – whitening + wrinkles + sebum + moisture + skin barrier + UV + perfection + corrects skintone + skin adhesion + base makeup. The complete BB cream for a busy person. 
  • Protects against UV radiation – SPF 25++ PA protects UVA & UVB, and protects your skin at all times.

It contains:

Tangerine oil – grants liveliness
Arbutin – whitening
Ceramide 3 – supplies moisture
Sunflower seed, rice bran, ivy & green tea – skin protection
Adesonine – improves wrinkles and elasticity
Phyto-complex – supplies nutrition to skin

WEIGHT: 40 grams
SHADES : Available in 1 shade only.

  • has SPF 25 (that is great for summer time);
  • soo girly hot pink packaging;
  • the pump is really great, it dispenses enough amount product. I need about 2 pumps for my face and neck;
  • offers sheer to medium coverage;
  • brightens my face and evens my skin color.
  • it’s not available locally, if you want to try it, find it on E-bay or other online shops.
  • available in only 1 shade (girls with dark skin complexion are not able to try this)
  • oil control is so-so, after 3 hours my t-zone starts to look shiny (when used without primer).
  • has a greyish undertone (but it’s ok with me).

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream


Product Info from Missha:

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB Cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability, and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
> #13 Bright Beige (for NC15-20)
> #21 Light Beige (for NC20-25)
> #23 Natural Beige

* semi-matte finish
* medium coverage – evens out my skintone & covers slight imperfections.
* has spf 42 PA++ for reference Dr. Jart has Spf 36 while other BB creams has Spf 30.
* texture is thick at first but is easy to blend.
* pump dispenses the right amount of product. I only use 1 pump for my neck & face.
* in terms of oil control, I like this better compared to Dr. Jart.
* feels lightweight
* has a yellow undertone
* did not fade during the day (when set with powder)
* has a slight floral scent. Not a major con though.
* not available in stores but you can check Ebay and Multiply.TIPS:
* After washing your face, apply moisturiser. Let it absorb first.
* Apply BB cream using your fingertips or a foundation brush.
* Set with loose powder.

Shade is perfect for my skintone and great oil control. Love it!

RATING : 4/5
More pics (click to enlarge)
I included Dr. Jart for reference.When blended


Purederm 3 in 1 Magic BB Cream

Product Info from Purederm:

Purederm 3 in 1 Beauty Magic BB Cream moisturizes and protects your stressed skin with the three multi-functions such as UV protection, improvement of fine wrinkles and brightening your skintone.

With effective UV protection effects with SPF 30 PA++, this product double blocks UVB & UVA rays. In addition, its waterproof feature carries out the multi-functions remaining continously on your skin against water and sweat.

Various vitalizing natural extracts and combined herbal tea extracts such as Morus alba Linne extracts and Portulaca Oleracea Linne extracts that protect your damaged skin from UV rays increase your skin elasticity and skin conditioning effect.

Made in Korea.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 660.00 at Watson’s.WEIGHT: 50 ml

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade.

* inexpensive
* has SPF 30
* no weird smell
* girly packaging – i love the hot pink + silver combo!
* easy to blend
* medium coverage – evens out skintone & covers slight imperfections
* no breakouts
* yellow toned perfect for Pinays
* finish is semi-matte similar to Missha’s Perfect cover BB cream
* average oil control – i have to blot my face once during the day.
Note: I have normal skin with slightly oily t-zone.
* only 1 shade available. Morena’s may find the shade too light.
* does not cover pimple marks etc (this is a BB cream not concealer hehe.)
* Apply moisturiser first before BB cream. 
* A pea sized amount is enough to cover the whole face. Apply sparingly to avoid a whitish cast. Check out K’s Tips & Tricks on BB cream application HERE.
* BB Creams can also be used as makeup base.
* Set with loose powder using a puff or brush.
This BB Cream suits normal to combination skintypes. I read that the Pearl BB Cream variant suits people with Dry skin. Check out Nikki’s review HERE.ADDICTION FACTOR:
I love the nice coverage and how it easily blends with my skintone (see pic below).

RATING : 4/5
Swatch on NC20 skintone
(click to enlarge)

Slightly blended

When blended

Another shot.

Dr. Jart Silver Label BB Cream

Rejuvenating Blemish Base, whitening SPF35/PA++

This unique professional formula containing innovative active ingredients, concealing blemishes and activating skin rejuvenation. It soothes red, irritated skin while providing moisture to the skin. It can also be used as a make up base.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 1,780 for 50ml.

WEIGHT : 50 grams

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade ideal for fair skintones.

* provides medium coverage.You can skip concealer if you don’t have dark circles & blemishes. I love the coverage compared to Skinfood BB Creams. Effect is like I’m using Maybelline’s gel foundation.
* high spf – you can also skip sunblock!
* scent is not bothering
* good oil control. Suits my combination skin.
* brightens my complexion and matches my skintone.
* i love the flip top cap! Much easier to use since I’m always in a hurry.
* been using this for 1 week and so far no break-outs.

* not locally available.
* kinda hard to blend since texture is thicker than Skinfood.
* shade doesn’t suit darker skintones.

EDIT 5/24/10: Dr. Jart is now in the Philippines! Check out Manila Beauty Blog’s post for the prices and available variants.
Note: Dr. Jart is also available at Mall of Asia Dept. Store. Thanks to May for the info!

I still use my moisturiser underneath to make it easier to blend. I apply the BB cream on small dots around the face, blend with Bare Natural’s Foundation brush and blend again using my fingertips.

The best BB cream I’ve tried so far! I really love the coverage…

5 out of 5.

Swatch with flash
Dr. Jart Silver Label BB Cream
when blended

left side : bare
right side : with BB Cream

See the brightening effect?

It is dramatic but still wearable, at least for me. I’ve used warm metallic shades  . Hope you will enjoy it.

Step 1 :
Prime your eyes. Apply a thin layer of an
eyeshadow base on your eye as your e/s stick
better and for less fallout, especially if you’re
using mineral e/s.  After that apply Purple Sparkle
 Femi Cosmetics over your crease with a
MAC 217 or any other doomed brush.


Step 2 :
On the tear duct apply a light golden e/s from
120 e/s palette 3rd edition. Next is a golden e/s
called Metallic Golden Russ followed by Metallic
Sunset both by Femi Cosmetics. Blend them slightly. 


 Step 3 :
On the lower lash line apply Emerald Green
by Femi Cosmetics. Line your eyes like that
with gel eyeliner or whatever is more comfortable
for you. After that add some matte black e/s
in the crease. Blend it into purple. Highlight
your brow bone.


Step 4 :
Curl your lashes and apply mascara. I recommend
using false eyealshes as well for a really dramatic
look.  I’ve added some Crystal Ice by Femi Cosmetics
between my 2 wings in the outer corner of my eye,
but you can skip that 🙂 You’re done!

For the face : 

  • Skin79 Super Plus Hot Pink BB Cream (click here for review)
For the cheeks:
  • Physicians multi colored bronzer
  • 15 concealers palette (available in my store)
For the eyes:
  • Elf eye primer in pearl (click here for review)
  • NYX Jumbo in Milk and Black Bean (click here for review)
  • 120 colors e/s palette 3rd edition (click here to order yours in my store)
  • Elope e/s from Sigma Bare Eyeshadows Palette (click here for review)
  • Purple Sparkle, Metallic Golden Russ, Metallic Sunset, Emerald Green, Crystal Ice mineral e/s by Femi Cosmetics (click here for review)
  • Gel eyeliner in black, no name
  • Telescopic Explosion Mascara in Carbon Black by Loreal
  • E-bay false eyelashes which come 10 pairs in a box.

Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer


This concealer is best for under the eyes as it has a gel-like consistency.  It doesn’t cake up, yet is pigmented enough to cover the darkest of undereye circles.  (The color I have is “tan”)  I apply this under my foundation in a thin layer (watch my Flawless Face Video to see how I apply it)

Price: $35

Where to Buy: (Makeup Geek Store)

Peter Thomas Roth Un Wrinkle Concealer

This concealer is great for brightening up the undereye area! It is super smooth, doesn’t cake up, yet covers really well.  Since it doesn’t have that orange/peach color like the Eve Pearl Concealer, it is best applied on top of the foundation just for that extra coverage.  If you want to hide blueness under the eyes, go with the Eve Pearl  (I use both this and the Salmon Concealer for under the eyes)

Price: $35

Where to Buy: Amazon or eBay

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

This concealer is best for blemishes as it has a thick consistency and covers well.  I don’t recommend using this under the eyes as it will tend to look cakey.  The trick for this one is to apply a little at a time in thin layers.

Price: $16.50

Where to Buy: MAC or  Amazon or eBay

Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream


This is another great concealer for hiding those blemishes!  The consistency is similar to the MAC one but isn’t quite as thick.  I used to use this under the eyes, but I find that it can cake up as it doesn’t have the gel like consistency.   But if you need a good concealer for blemishes or scars, this one is great!

Price: up to $36

*It seems that Sephora only carries the camouflage palette which is $36.  MUFE does sell the single pots which are cheaper- you can call the MUFE store in NYC

Where to Buy: Amazon or  Sephora or  eBay

Coastal Scents Camo Quad


This is a great inexpensive concealer that covers well and doesn’t feel cakey.  The 4 colors are great if you want to custom blend to get the perfect match for your skin.

Price: $7.95

evlon Colorstay

Coverage: Full coverage
Finish: Matte Finish
Number of Shades: 20, ranging from “Ivory” to “Mocha”
Main Selling Point: comes in a wide array of colors and is inexpensive

Price: $12.99
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay


Estee Lauder Double Wear

Coverage: Full coverage
Finish: Matte Finish
Number of Shades: 20, ranging from “shell” to “spice”
Main Selling Point: covers well and stays on all day

Price: $34
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay


Chanel Mat Lumiere

Coverage: Medium coverage
Finish: Matt Finish
Number of Shades: 5
Main Selling Point: Looks natural and photographs well

Price: $54
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay


Make Up For Ever HD

Coverage: Medium coverage
Finish: Satin Finish
Number of Shades: 26, ranging from “Pink” to “Ebony”
Main Selling Point: flawless finish and lightweight

Price: $40
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay


Laura Mercier Silk Creme

Coverage: Full coverage
Finish: Satin Finish
Number of Shades: 8,  ranging from “Cream Ivory” to “Hazelnut Beige”
Main Selling Point: is creamy and covers well

Price: $42
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay Sephora


Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet

Coverage: Full coverage
Finish: Matte Finish
Number of Shades: 16, ranging from “Alabaster” to “Chocolate”
Main Selling Point: controls shine and is long lasting

Price: $34
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay . Sephora


DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation

Coverage: Light to Full coverage (depending on how much you spray)
Finish: Satin Finish
Number of Shades: 5, ranging from light beige to honey
Main Selling Point: gives an airbrush finish and is quick to apply

Price: $60
Where to Buy: Amazon eBay Sephora


Neutrogena Healthy Skin

Coverage: Medium coverage
Finish: Dewy Finish
Number of Shades: 12, ranging from “Natural Ivory” to “Honey Beige.  Most of them are warm shades
Main Selling Point: gives a dewy finish to the skin and is inexpensive

Price: $11
Where to Buy: Name Your LinkAmazon . eBay


NARS Sheer Glow

Coverage: Sheer coverage
Finish: Dewy Finish
Number of Shades: 12, ranging from “Siberia” to “Trinidad”
Main Selling Point: lightweight and luminous

Price: $42
Where to Buy: Amazon eBay Sephora


Lancome Teint Idole Ultra

Coverage: Medium
Finish: Satin Finish
Number of Shades: 11 in a variety of cool, warm, and neutral shades
Main Selling Point: flawless finish and covers well   (this one is my current favorites)

Price: $42

5.     Stila Long Wear – “Lover”


Description: Deep Red
Price: $20
Where to Buy: Amazon Sephora . eBay


4.     MAC Viva Glam I

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Description: Intense brownish blue-red
Price: $14.50
Where to Buy: . MAC .. Amazon


3.   NYX Round Lipstick – “Snow White”

(Picture courtesy of:  Taryn of Tough Love/Makeup Geek)

Description: True Red
Price: $3.89
Where to Buy: Makeup Geek Store

2.    Revlon Matte – “Really Red”

Description: True Hollywood Red
Price: $5.99
Where to Buy: Amazon .. eBay

1.   NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – “Forbidden Red”

(Picture courtesy of:  Makeup and Beauty Blog)

Description: Brick Red
Price: $24
Where to Buy: . Amazon . Sephora .  eBay



This lipstick is the perfect pink color for fair to medium skin, and has been a best seller for MAC for quite awhile.  It’s not too cool or too warm- just right!

Color Description: soft pink

Finish: Frost

Looks Best On: fair or medium skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)


This is a great lipstick for fall as it’s a rich reddish berry color.  The texture is creamy and color is really pigmented!

Color Description: Mid tone berry

Finish: Amplified Creme

Looks Best On: medium to dark skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Girl About Town

A classic bright pink color that has been around for a long time.  This looks beautiful with a neutral eye for that pop of color on the lips!

Color Description: Fabulous fuchsia

Finish: Amplified Creme

Looks Best On: all skin colors depending on how bright you like your lips :)

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)


This deep plum color is perfect for fall or winter.  Pair it with a brown smoky eye or a gold wash over the lid for a great eye/lip combo!

Color Description: Deep berry

Finish:   Cremesheen

Looks Best On: medium to dark skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)


This is my go to nude lipstick!  To warm it up though, I apply a pale pink lipgloss on top for that Kim Kardashian type nude lip.

Color Description:   Pale muted peachy-beige

Finish: Satin

Looks Best On: fair to medium skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)


I like this one as an almost nude color- the pale peach color warms up the lips but doesn’t make you look ashen.  This is a pro only color (I hate how MAC does that!), but if you can find it, it’s my favorite peach lipstick!

Color Description: a neutral peach

Finish: Satin

Looks Best On: fair or medium skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Pink Nouveau

Another great pink lipstick that is intense but not overly bright.  I like wearing this with a smudged black eyeliner and thick lashes for that bombshell type look!

Color Description:   bright pink

Finish: Satin

Looks Best On: fair, medium, or dark!

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Please Me

This is a beautiful warm pink color that can be worn with neutral eyes for a daytime look, or paired with a darker/brighter eye for a more dramatic lip.  It’s so versatile and looks great on everyone!

Color Description: Muted-rosy-tinted pink

Finish:   Matte

Looks Best On: everyone

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)


This is a beautiful purple-pink color that is flattering on everyone.  Should be a staple in each makeup geek’s kit.

Color Description:   Blossoming rose-plum

Finish: Lustre

Looks Best On: everyone

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)


Best peach lipstick ever!  I love how this warms up my face and gives my lips that perfect amount of color.  Great for spring or summer!

Color Description: clean, light peachy coral

Finish:   Cremesheen

Looks Best On: fair or medium skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Russian Red

This is the classic red Marilyn Monroe lipstick.  Since it has a cool undertone, it makes the teeth look white!

Color Description: intense bluish-red

Finish:   Matte

Looks Best On: medium to dark skin, or fair skin with warm undertones

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Shy Girl

This is a great everyday lipstick!  There’s just enough color to warm up the lips, but nude enough to go dramatic with the eyes.

Color Description: Creamy neutral coral beige

Finish: Cremesheen

Looks Best On:   fair to medium skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Up the Amp

Even though this is a purple lipstick, it is still flattering for all skin colors.  It has enough pink to it to make it super wearable, yet still fun!

Color Description: Electrically-charged lavender violet

Finish: Amplified Creme

Looks Best On: everyone

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)

Viva Glam I

If you want a red lip but don’t want the bright color, this one is perfect!  Plus it’s flattering on everyone.  A must have for your makeup kit.

Color Description: Intense brownish blue-red

Finish: Matte

Looks Best On: everyone

Where to Buy: (MAC)  (eBay)

Viva Glam V

This is a beautiful muted rosy pink color that is great for everyday.  Adds nice color to the lips and looks very natural

Color Description: Neutral pink with pearl

Finish:   Lustre

Looks Best On: fair or medium skin

Where to Buy: (MAC)   (eBay)




Urban Decay 24/7

What it is:
Richly colored, creamy eye pencils that come in a wide array of colors.

Why I Like Them:

Because they are creamy enough to apply to the waterline, yet resistant enough to not end up on my cheeks by the end of the day…

Price: $17

Where to buy: Amazon . Sephora eBay


Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof

What it is:
Richly colored, creamy eye pencils that come in a wide array of colors.

Why I Like Them:

Because they are creamy enough to apply to the waterline, yet resistant enough to not end up on my cheeks by the end of the day…

Price: $20

Where to buy: . Amazon . Sephora . eBay


Stila Kajal Eye Pencil

What it is:
These richly hued pencils are formulated to mimic the ultra-soft texture of the Indian eye darkener of the same name.

Why I Like It:

My favorite color is the topaz one- I haven’t found a nude colored eyeliner (most are white).  I use this in the waterline to brighten my eyes and make them look bigger.

Price: $18

Where to buy: Stila Kajal Eye Pencil – TopazSephora . eBay


Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner

What it is:
Extremely smooth eye pencil with the application and feel of a liquid liner.

Why I Like It:

These eyeliners are not only very inexpensive, but work really well! They are super pigmented and glide easily- they compare to the UD 24/7 eyeliners.  The only downside is there’s just a few colors…

Price: $5.49

Where to buy: Amazon . eBay


Loreal Hip Color Chrome Eyeliner

What is it:
L’Oreal’s first chrome eyeliner for bold definition, with a striking metallic effect.

Why I Like It:

These are another creamy yet inexpensive eyeliners that compare to the UD 24/7 ones.  The colors are gorgeous and are very pigmented.  Downside: just 5 colors…

Price: $9.99

Where to buy: L’Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Color Chrome Eyeliner, Violet Volt, 0.03 OunceeBay


Bobbi Brown  Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

What it is:
A best-selling, award-winning formula that makes lining your eyes like a pro easy.

Why I Like It:

These gel liners do not dry out like most other gel liners, and there’s tons of colors to choose from! Very pigmented and glide easily.  I use “Black Ink” almost every day now.

Price: $21

Where to buy: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Black InkAmazon . Sephora . eBay


MAC Fluidline

What it is:
An ultra smooth gel liner that can be applied to the waterline or along the lashline for a beautiful pop of color.

Why I Like It:

Although I like the Bobbi Brown ones better, these gel liners aren’t bad. They apply easily and are very creamy.  My only complaint is that they dry out more quickly than the Bobbi Brown ones…

Price: $15

Where to buy: Amazon . MAC eBay


Palladio Eye Ink

What it is:
A portable, fine tipped liquid liner that comes in 6 different colors.

Why I Like It:

Unlike most liquid liners, the brush isn’t very pointed to get that precise line.  Also, these you don’t have to dip the brush in the liquid, making it much easier to handle. You just shake, then apply.

Price: $6

Where to buy:   Makeup Geek Store


MAC Superslick Liquid

What it is:
A pigmented, shimmery liquid liner that comes in 9 amazing shades.

Why I Like It:

These liquid liners are shimmery and very pigmented!  I love the felt tip as you get a much finer line, and the colors are truly gorgeous.

Price: $17.50

Where to buy: . Amazon . MAC . eBay


Too Faced Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner

What it is:
A long-lasting, non-smudging shimmery liquid liner.

What it does:
Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner is formulated to deliver the dramatic definition of liquid metal with one easy swipe. This unique water-based formula has intense color payoff and light-reflective properties that create a maximum shimmer and make eyes pop!

Price: $17.50

Where to buy: Too Faced – Metal Eyed Liner – Dirt BagAmazon . Sephora . eBay


NYX Glitter Liner

What it is:
A glittery liner with a brush ended applicator to apply a glittery line with just a hint of color.

Why I Like It:

These glitter liners are great for a night on the town  OR during the day.  The glitter isn’t too over the top as it has hints of color and can be applied sheer if you want. Plus you can’t beat the price!

Price: $4.29

Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara

I love this mascara as it truly DOES have a big fatty wand.  Since the wand is so huge, it gets right in those lashes to apply a fair amount of mascara- making them look thick and full.  If you have shorter lashes and/or smaller eyes though, this wand may be a bit too big.   Also, the price is a bit steep for mascara but it truly does thicken the lashes really well.

Price:  $20

Where to Buy:      Amazon . Sephora . eBay

MAC Opulash

I’ll be honest:  I’ve never really liked MAC’s mascaras at all.  This one however is a keeper!  I like the wand on this one as it’s not to big or too small- it’s just right ;)   It thickens my lashes well and doesn’t clump.  Price is in a moderate price range as well.

Price:   $14

Where to Buy:    Amazon . MAC . eBay

d.j.v. Fiberwig

Made popular in Japan, this mascara uses teeny tiny fibers to make the lashes look uber thick.  It has very small fibers mixed in with the mascara that stick to the lashes when you apply (don’t worry, they don’t come off and land in your eyes).  You do need to scrape off the excess on the end of the tube to prevent clumping though…  This one is pricey also, but worth it as it thickens and darkens the lashes extremely well.

Price:   $24

Where to Buy:     Amazon . Sephora . eBay

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black

This one has been my go to mascara for years now!  Is inexpensive, available at most stores, and thickens the lashes really well!  The carbon black formula is my favorite as it’s super dark which makes my lashes really stand out.  The brush on this one is average size- not so large to where those with shorter lashes would have a hard time.

Price:  $7

Where to Buy:    Amazon . eBay . Most Drugstores

Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes

This is my newest favorite mascara that I’m currently wearing.  I bought this one as it supposedly thickens your lashes by 424%.  Whether that’s the case or not, it’s still a pretty good mascara.  The wand on this one is smaller than I am used to, but it’s perfect for reaching my lower lashes.  I’ve been trying to use more Tarte products lately as they aim for using more natural ingredients- always a plus!

Price:   $19

NYX Mega Shine


Not only are these lipglosses inexpensive, but they come in a ton of colors, are richly pigmented, and aren’t overly sticky like so many other “cheap” lipglosses.  I love how creamy these feel and how I don’t even need to wear lipstick underneath as the colors come out so vibrant.

My favorite colors:  Beige   (it’s actually a pink color- weird, I know…) and Lollipop

Price:   $5.59

Where to buy:   Makeup Geek Store


Lancome La Laque Fever


These lipglosses are also very creamy and rich in color- my favorite part though is the diamond shaped wand to apply the lipgloss.  Some of the lipglosses are more sheer than others, but I found the color “Lucent Nude” to be a gorgeous pink-nude color that is flattering on everyone!  My only drawback on these is the price and the small selection of colors…

My Favorite Color:   Lucent Nude

Price:   $26.50

Where to buy:     Sephora  .  Amazon  .  E-Bay


Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips

I have loved these plumping lipglosses for quite awhile now as they really do make my lips look bigger!  They come in  TONS of different colors and are free of parabens and other harmful ingredients.  I chose Melanie as my favorite color as it is a warm bright pink that looks great on everyone.

My Favorite Colors:   Melanie  and Margarita

Price: $18

Where to buy:   Sephora  .  Amazon  .  E-Bay


NARS Lipgloss

These lipglosses are super pigmented, creamy, and come in several different gorgeous shades!  Kim Kardashian made the color “Turkish Delight” popular- it’s a very pale light pink color that goes great with a dark smoky eye.   I would splurge the $24 and get this color as I haven’t found any cheaper dupes for it yet, but in all honesty, I would get the NYX ones instead as they aren’t that much different.  BUT, I still have these on my top 10 as they are great quality :)

My Favorite Colors:   Turkish Delight and Angelika

Price: $24

Where to buy:   Amazon   E-Bay


MAC Cremesheen Glass

Back in the day when these were limited edition, I bought as many as I could as I love these so much!  They’re uber creamy and pigmented- almost like liquid lipstick.   I like these so much better than the MAC lipglasses as they don’t seem as sticky (MAC should just replace their lipglasses with these as they’re SO much better)

My Favorite Colors:   Petite Indulgence and Loud and Lovely

Price:   $18

Where to buy:    MAC  . eBay


Make Up Designory Lip Glaze 

The MUD lip glazes are very pigmented, creamy, and aren’t overly sticky.  They remind me of MAC lipglosses but in a squeeze tube.  My favorite color is Canteloupe- a rich peach lipgloss that looks great on everyone.

My Favorite Color:  Cantelope

Price: $9.99

Where to buy: Makeup Geek Store

Dior Creme de Gloss

These lipglosses are like the Ferrari of lipglosses- super slick, luxurious, and…. expensive.   If you want to splurge on a lipgloss, I would get the one in #856- a gorgeous red color.   I like these because they aren’t sticky, have a slight shimmer to them, and are very rich in color.

My Favorite Colors:  #856 and #441 “Creamy Rose”

Price: $27

Where to buy:   Amazon   E-Bay


Lip Fusion Color Shine

Here’s another Kim Kardashian sponsored product (I’ve lost track of all her products by now…) but I have to say I like these plumping lipglosses as they really do make your lips look full and glossy.  I probably wouldn’t choose these over my Bare Escentual ones, but they still are a great lipgloss.  I like the color “24K’ as its a pale golden color that warms up any lipstick underneath.  The price is a bit steep though…

Price: $38

Where to buy:  .  Sephora  .  Amazon  .  E-Bay


Revlon Color Stay Mineral Lipglaze

These babies are by far my favorite drugstore lipglosses!  I’ve been very impressed lately with Revlon’s products, and you can’t beat the price.  These lipglosses are very creamy and rich and come in TONS of colors.  I love “Continuous Coral” as it’s a gorgeous coral color perfect for summer.

My Favorite Colors:  Continuous Coral and Eternal Blossom

Price:   $6.29

Where to buy:  .  Amazon  .  eBay  .  Most Drugstores


Sally Hansen Lip Inflation


Out of my top 10, this one is probably my least favorite.  BUT, these do feel smooth and most importantly- they’re cheap.  I like the color “Sheer Mocha” as it’s a nice nude color.