The Go-To Lip Products That I Keep Upon My Vanity

My most reached for lip products.

My Favorite Formulas

I keep all of my go-to lip products in one organizer on the top of my vanity. These lip products have become my top picks because their formula’s outperform the rest of my collection.
In my opinion, all of these products are more intensely pigmented, and are superior when it comes to comfort; unlike a lot of lip products on the market.
When I first got into makeup I wasn’t the biggest fan of lip products. My lips aren’t my favorite feature of my face, and I definitely spend more time playing up my eyes.
Regardless, now I am addicted to lip products as much as (if not more than) the next girl.
This isn’t my entire lip product collection by any means, but these are the products that I reach for the most often simply because I enjoy their formulas.

Swatches Of My MAC Lipsticks

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Colors From Left to Right: Smoked Purple (Matte), Verve (Satin), Stone (Matte), Whirl (Matte), Velvet Teddy (Matte), Twig (Satin), “O” (Frost), Mehr (Matte), Amorous (Satin), Faux (Satin).

When it comes to lipsticks, MAC is on a pedestal in my book. They have so many different finishes and a multitude of shades from which you can choose.
I love MAC lipsticks so much that I fully intend to build a custom lip palette for my freelance kit rather soon.
Also, the price point of $17 isn’t too steep compared to a lot of other high-end brands.

Favorite MAC Shades

Faux and Amorous are hands down my two favorite MAC lipsticks ever. If I travel anywhere these two shades are brought along by default.

Swatches Of My Bite Beauty Lipsticks

My Bite Beauty Lipstick Collection.

Colors From Left To Right: Mimosa, Raddish, Sorbet, Honeycomb, Eggplant.

Bite Beauty creates their lipsticks out of food grade ingredients, and the quality and color pay off is impeccable. The first two shades are minis that I own.

Favorite Bite Beauty Shades

Both Honeycomb and Eggplant are lipsticks that I wear a lot. 

Swatches Of My Lip Glosses

My Lip Gloss Collection

Colors From Left To Right: NYX Creme Brulee Butter Gloss, Maybelline Glistening Amber Color Elixir, Maybelline Nude Illusion Color Elixir, Laura Mercier Bare Baby Gloss, Buxom Pink Lady Gloss, Marc Jacobs Love Buzz Enamored High Shine Gloss.

To be completely honest I don’t often wear lip gloss at all. However, these formulas are tried and true if I get the desire.

Top Formula & Most Worn Gloss

I feel kind of bad choosing it because it’s the most expensive gloss pictured, but the Marc Jacobs Enamored High Shine Lip Gloss takes the cake. Many people would cringe at paying $28 per gloss, but the quality is unbeatable. If I wore glosses more often I would certainly buy my go-to colors in this formula.

Swatches Of My Kat Von D Liquid Lips & Random Lip Liners

My Kat Von D Liquid Lips Collection

Swatches From Left To Right: Jordana Rock N Rose Lip Liner, Jordana Tawny Lip Liner, Essence Soft Berry Lip Liner, Kat Von D Exorcism, Kat Von D Lolita, Kat Von D Mother, Kat Von D Lovesick

Lip Liners

Very rarely do I use lip liners and when I do it’s only because at times I am kinda lazy with my lips. I admittedly really need to pick up more lip liners. I have my eyes on quite a few from MAC. Currently, my most used one would be the Jordana Rock N Rose.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

I’ve been a chronic lip biter for most of my life and I’ve even put my teeth through my lips more than once during a few clumsy accidents. For this reason I typically go for satin or creme formulas so I don’t accentuate scarring. However, the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are also a formula that usually cooperate quite nicely despite my lips’ particular needs.

Favorite Kat Von D Shade

A shade I have truly worn to death is Kat Von D Exorcism. This is my boyfriend’s favorite lip color on me, and for that reason it gets worn pretty often. I also love that I can get my top lip to stand out a lot more with this color without having to over line it or do anything crazy; it’s simple and effective as-is. This color can be seen on me in lots of my Instagram pictures.

What are your favorite lip product formulas? Do you have any that you think I should try? Let me know down in the comments!


  • I love seeing all your swatches, you have an amazing collection of MAC lipsticks! x

    • I’ll be adding more to my collection soon I’m sure! I’m glad you enjoyed the blog post. I’ll give your blog a look as well. 🙂
      xx Nichole