My Favourite 'Minimal Effort' Lip Products

Monday, February 24, 2014


Despite owning a ridiculous amount of lipsticks, on a daily basis I'm quite lazy with them really. Most mornings I'll grab other types of lip products because they're easier to wear, and when I'm not going anywhere special I'll admit- convenience and ease will pretty much win it every time. As much as I like pulling out the big guns with bright reds, berries and fuschia lipsticks if I'm going out (or having a particularly enthusiastic day) recently it's all about neutral-y, easy to wear shades in an easy to apply format. These six lip products live in my 'everyday' collection, and on your regular, bog standard day they're more than likely what I'll have on my face.

Bourjois, Revlon and MUA Lip Crayons
Lip crayons are a lazy makeup day's best friend- the makeup equivalent of a messy bun. Easy to wear, quick to apply and minimal effort needed; I'm addicted to these things and would probably have a bit of a crisis if they ever stopped selling them. While I have loads of lip crayons that I absolutely love, these have to be my top three: Bourjois 'Peach on the Beach', Revlon's 'Honey' and MUA's 'Irreplaceable.' They're universally flattering shades, and complete your look nicely when you don't fancy anything too bold. They might not be as glam as a beautifully packaged lipstick, but at 7am (and I'm walking around like a zombie trying to make my face look presentable) indulging in beautiful packaging doesn't exactly rate highly on my list of priorities anyway.

Rimmel's Luna and Nude Eclipse Apocalips
Another great product for when you're in a rush or just can't be bothered, the two shades I wear most are Nude Eclipse and Luna. They're not long lasting but can be reapplied easily without drying out your lips. Because these shades are quite light, I don't have to keep running to the mirror every fifteen minutes to check if my alter ego 'Smudgy The Deranged Clown' has made an appearance. Always a risk when you wear darker lip colours, which is why I favour slightly more neutral shades unless I know I can be bothered to maintain them. Most glossy lip products could put a Pritt Stick to shame, but these aren't sticky so won't adhere your hair to your lips at the slightest gust of wind. Both of these are repurchases, and I'll continue to buy them because they're oh so convenient.

Mac's Please Me Lipstick
One lip product in a traditional lipstick format that I use a lot is Mac's 'Please Me.' I specifically scoured out an easy to wear shade I could wear day to day, and went with a matte formulation because they last for ages. When I'm out for the day and need a bit of lasting power in my makeup I'll go for this every time. It's the perfect neutral pink, it's not a 'seasonal shade' like coral or plum so is great for all year round, and looks lovely with both natural makeup as well as with a bold eye look on nights out. Overall it's a versatile little devil, and probably my overall favourite lip product. Maybe it's a safe or boring choice, but as long as I have this beauty in my collection I'm good to go for just about any occasion.

What are your favourite effortless lip products?
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27 comments

  1. Beautiful picks - I have 3 of these products and I LOVE them; The Bourjois lip crayon, Rimmel's Apocalips and MAC Please me, what a gorgeous pink shade :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. oo peach on the beach is lovely, i think i need it.. xxx

    em @ lipsticklives.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the Rimmel Apocalips Luna, I'm not usually one for peachy shades but I think this really suits my pale skin tone. I generally love the Apocalips line anyway, they stay on for ages and are ridiculously pigmented :)

    http://vanillamoonbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. I love a good Bourjois product!!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Peach on the beach looks gorgeous! May have to go pick this up for myself :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  6. Please Me is one of my favourite lazy day lipsticks! I also love MAC's Creme Cup and Maybelline's Cherry Me Baby Lips. I can't believe I STILL haven't picked up Peach On The Beach! x

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  7. Great picks. I need to try out those shades of the Apocalips!

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  8. I have 2 of the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey and Romantique.. They are affordable and easy to wear =D Can't live without them. I can go without lipstick with them!

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  9. I love rimmels cream products!! I find all balm pencils/crayons are so easy to use and quick to thro in my handbag.

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  10. Ahhhhhh I need them all T__T so jealous. Great post! x

    http://definitelymycupoftea.blogspot.com

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  11. Such pretty shades.

    Just noticed we have the exact same background opps!

    Kate | A British Sparkle x

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  12. I really love my Revlon Lip Crayons, they are so effortless and work so well! Great post xx
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  13. Wow all these shades are beautiful, will for sure have to check some of these out now!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  14. I absolutely love the apolcalips lip laquers! The longevity is amazing:)

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    thechinadolldiaries.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm using an elf lip crayon at the moment. It's called Pink Umbrellas and I really like it. I particularly love the smell of Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lip balms. They are to die for! Xxx

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  16. I love the look of Honey and Please Me. I'm the same with lipsticks, I have so many but tend to keep using a few low-maintenance faves. x

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  17. My favourite easy to wear lip colours are the Revlon lip butters they are amazing.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  18. All such beautiful shades, I love the MUA crayons! Luna is definitely going to be mine soon haha xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Revlon in Honey looks pinker in the packaging, which scared me. then I see swatches, they do n't look pink. So confusing. They should at least tried to make the colors similar to the packagings

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  20. I love the Bourjois Color Boost lip crayon in Peach On The Beach, it's such a pretty colour! I used to own Honey but I gave it to my mom as the colour just didn't suit me..I would have to say that my favourite 'no fuss' lip product is the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Nude Shimmer - I don't have to worry about whether or not my lips are dry before applying, and it's so easy to top up with throughout the day! I really want to get the shade Petal Shimmer too! x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.com

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  21. These look lovely love the look of the MUA one and Please Me x

    Catherines Loves

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  22. Oh Please me is gorgeous! I think I've now added yet another Mac lipstick to my wish list!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    x

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  23. Please Me is definitely up there with my all time favourite lipsticks!
    Another minimal effort one is Hue (:

    Ellis / ELRBX - beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog xo

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  24. Seeming minimal effort is the most effort i put in when it comes to my lips (I SUCK at applying listick!) I should really look into these tints & Stains!

    enchantedmakeup.blogspot.com

    x

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  25. Irreplaceable looks so pretty! I've only used a 2 different lip crayons; haven't really found one that I love.

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  26. I love lip pencils too, I have the Bourjois and Revlon ones but the MUA colour is so pretty! xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

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  27. The apocalips are really interesting! Especially Luna =)
    kisses
    Marghe

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