almay liquid lip balm

~ purchased by me ~

Almay Liquid Lip Balm

Almay Liquid Lip Balm

I picked these a while back and have been a staple in my purse since.

Almay Liquid Lip Balm

Almay Liquid Lip Balm

According to the Almay website…

a lifesaver for your lips! new almay color + care™ liquid lip balm combines the lip conditioning care of a balm with the shiny color of your favorite gloss. shiny color drenches lips with 2x hydration(vs. bare lips) as lip-loving conditioners provide 194% more moisture for softer, smoother lips over time. non-sticky. gluten free. hypoallergenic. dermatologist tested
Almay Liquid Lip Balm

Almay Liquid Lip Balm

What I love about them…

  • totally hydrating
  • a little tacky but not overly so and that’s just the way I like them
  • the formulation – liquid balm – very easy to apply
  • all the shades that I have gives me a MLBB effect

I highly recommend this if you like to venture into the liquid balm formulation. Available at drugstores, Target or Ulta, around $4.45.

xo, Emilie

HibisKiss Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss (Le Metier de Beaute Peek of the Week)

LMDB Hibiskiss Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss

LMDB Hibiskiss Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss

I am not a big fan of red lip color. Now when I was younger I remember that’s the only color I ever wore. Different shades of red. However now I prefer to play up my eyes and wear more muted colors on the lips.

LMDB Hibiskiss Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss

LMDB Hibiskiss Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss

On the tube it is a very bright fuchsia red. Scary, right? Well, not really. It is sheer after all so it just makes my lips very rosy. Which I dig on days where I have nothing on the eyes. Perfect for those minimal days. What I love about LMdB lip glosses whether they may be the sheer brilliance kind or the lip cremes, is that they are moisturizing (not a whole lot but does the job to maintain moisture) and not tacky at all. They don’t slip either. I don’t really take into consideration the longevity of lip glosses because I find it to be subjective (depends on how much you purse your lips together, if you ever lick your lips, drinking from a cup versus a straw, eating esp oily foods, etc). This one gives my lips consistent moisture, color and shine for at least 2 hours without doing anything (i.e., drinking and eating). I highly recommend Hibiskiss if you’re looking to start wearing red, a lover of red or just addicted to makeup.

Here’s what LMdB’s website has to say about the product.

Le Métier de Beauté’s Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss is luxuriously crafted to drench lips in a buildable veil of semi-transparent color that responds to the lip’s natural hue, giving everyone a custom shade all their own. The unique ultra-lightweight, hydrating formula is enriched with emollients and antioxidants for beautiful, supple lips. Wear it alone for sheer brilliant shine or layered over your favorite lip color for added depth and complexity. Silky, easy glide application for non-tacky, long-wearing color.

  • Elegant, semi-translucent glossy color

  • Vitamin E and lanolin for soft supple lips

  • Silky texture and easy glide formula

  • Never heavy or sticky

Available at LMdB counters and online at Le Metier de Beaute, $32.

xo, Emilie