The Lip Product Tag

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Lip Product Tag aglimpseofglam Andrea Tiffany

Hey everyone!

The Lip Product Tag has been circulating for awhile now, and I got tagged awhile back. I'm finally getting around to doing it! The lovely Kay from shoesandglitter had kindly tagged me eons ago. And I deeply apologize that I haven't gotten around to it until now. Do me a favor, and go check out her blog. She is amazing, and her posts are a great read! I love reading about her reviews on perfumes in particular because I admit I know nearly nothing about perfumes, while she is pretty much an expert.

Quick update on my life. Spring is finally here. The weather is getting warmer out. The sun is shining (on the rare days when it isn't storming out because Seattle likes to constantly rain). Best of all, I am on break! Only for a week, but it is still better than nothing. After a hectic, stressful quarter, nothing feels better than to be able to lie around at home guilt-free.

Remember how I was worried about my finals? Yeah, there was more to the story than that. As I've mentioned before, I was taking a ceramics class, art history, and nutrition. However, it was the ceramics class that caused the most stress for me. I am an art major, but I also thought that ceramics would be a nice, relaxing class I could take that would require little brainwork. I was way off. Ceramics is a fickle medium to work with; the many complicated projects we were assigned left me staying really late many nights, and constantly worried about the state of my clay. Luckily, I had some previous experience working with clay because I took some classes back in high school. But, it was still a struggle.

I feel like a lot of times, professors don't realize that as college students, we have other things going on in our lives besides their one class. Add onto that my desire to seek perfection, and you can see why I was so stressed out. For our final project, we had to create a work to perform a ritual that involves three or more people. I came up with a great idea. I had it all down and nearly finished, when it broke. Not just a few minor cracks here and there. No. It was broken to the point where I just had to restart. Once I had FINALLY finished redoing 30 hours of meticulous work, it broke again. But in a different spot. I literally felt so frustrated, I was tempted to just throw it all out a third-story window and break down in tears. That last part (the crying) did happen... But I did manage to salvage what I had in the end! Thank the lord, or else I would have reconsidered my choice in major, which would lead to me rethinking going to college, and then contemplating becoming a hermit who never leaves her parents' house. Ever. Am I exaggerating? No... Maybe.. Okay fine yes. But if you were in my position, you would have felt the same!

Other than that, my finals went well! I aced my other tests. I'm now happily enjoying break knowing that the quarter was stressful, but worth it. Relaxing is nice, but it feels weird to not have something to worry about. Stress can be kind of addicting. Or is that just me?

The Lip Product Tag Andrea Tiffany

Anyways, onto the Lip Product Tag! (Man, it feels really nice to be talking about a topic as such, rather than frantically reading articles about drip painting, Cage's obsession on the excellence of everyday life, Greenberg's theories on medium specificity, and other complicated topics.) Comment down below if you actually know what I just mentioned! 

Okay enough babbling about random stuff! Without further adieu..the questions for the LIP PRODUCT TAG are as follows:

The Lip Product Tag from Andrea Tiffany

Favorite Balm or Treatment?
My holy grails for these would definitely have to be... NUMERO UNO Aquaphor. Because I cannot live without that stuff. I prefer it over Vaseline (which is essentially the same in consistency, but also not). There is just something about Aquaphor that makes my lips feel rejuvenated, like a baby's bum. 
I also LOVE Burt's Bees. The original peppermint and the special-addition cocoa mint are the ones I'm currently using. But I love any flavor of Burt's Bees, especially the mango one. Have you tried that yet? It smells SO good! 

Favorite Eye-catching Red?
I'm gonna be upfront about this one. I don't normally wear reds. I'm sorry. Taylor Swift (one of my faves, I've loved her since I was a wee child plus her style is on fleek lately) is gonna be disappointed in me. BUT! There's a but. But, I do wear berry colors. I just don't wear red reds. I recently tried out one of the ColourPop Lippie Stix, in the shade Bichette (hahaha I found that name very fitting). I received it as part of a gift from my friend. I really love this stuff. The color is gorgeous, and it doesn't leave your lips feeling dry and gross. 

Best Luxury and Drugstore Product?
I don't normally splurge much on lip products, mostly because they are the least used of all makeup for me. I know. It's weird. I love makeup and stuff, but I generally steer towards eye makeup. However, I do love trying out samples of high-end products. Samples are the BEST. I've tried out the Shiseido lipstick (several times in fact, but in samples). It is really great. The color is a soft pink. The consistency of it is really smooth and rich. Would I buy the actual thing? Maybe... If I stop getting samples. 
I'm a drugstore kind of gal. I love shopping for makeup at drugstores (like Target!!) or Ulta. My favorite drugstore lip product of the moment is the E.L.F. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star. It looks red in the tube, but it's actually a nice light tint. It is very moisturizing, and the pencil form makes it really easy to use. It's great quality for the price. It's actually quite surprising how nice it is. Yeah, it's not the best stuff in the world, but I have repurchased it several times. 

Best MAC Lipstick?
Going with what I previously mentioned, I want to let you guys all know that I have yet to try any MAC lipsticks. Comment down below YOUR favorite, and I just might go and pick one up to try!

Most Disappointing Lip Product?
I heard so many great things about the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms. I bought one in Striking, hoping that it would live up to its hype. The color is beautiful, a bright reddish-pink. But, I just did not like the way it felt on my lips. Plus, the color was not as rich, and it didn't glide on smoothly. It went on sort of patchy. I don't know. Maybe I bought a faulty one? Either way, it wasn't as good as I had hoped.

Lip Liner - Yes or No?
No. Sorry guys. But I'm not about that Kylie Jenner trend. I don't really see a huge need for lip liner. Although I can see the benefits of lip liner because it does help keep color in check. I generally go for a more natural makeup look, which is why I don't use lip liner. 

Favorite Lip Gloss?
My favorite lip gloss will have to be Etude House Magic Tint Balm. A couple years ago my family and I traveled to Hong Kong, and we spent a week in Korea as well. I picked up this nifty little thing during my stay in Korea. I LOVE this stuff! It comes in a small container, so it's not the most hygienic ever. It goes on like a balm, with a smooth consistency. The soft shimmer and shine is really pretty, and it has a slight hint of pink as well. It's not like your typical lip gloss, but I really like it because it doesn't go on too gloopy and sticky. I love applying it over a lip color, like the ColourPop Lippie Stix. 

...and other honorable mentions I'd like to add
Other products I'm obsessed with are Fresh lip balm, Palladio high intensity balm, NARS velvet matte lip pencil, The Body Shop born lippy balms, and Aveeno lip balm. 
Fresh lip balms are amazing! There's a lot of hype over them, and I can definitely see why. They've got SPF and are slightly tinted. Really great stuff. 
Also, the Palladio lip product is soo good too! Palladio in general as a brand is really great. I love their line of makeup, and this lip pencil in particular has great color payoff and is super moisturizing. This is what I hoped would come of the Revlon Colorburst balm. 
Everyone knows how great NARS lip pencils are. And I completely agree. They are SO worth the money! I love it. The only downside is that using a pencil sharpener wastes precious product. 
The Body Shop born lippy balms have been my favorite from since I was very young. My mom bought them as well. I remember growing up I loved to steal her born lippy balm in Strawberry to use, as it smells divine and is so moisturizing. Using this stuff brings back memories, and after all these years it still remains just as good as I remember. 
This last one, the Aveeno balm is sadly discontinued!! I first used it several years ago. I came across it while I was on vacation, and I needed an SPF balm. The smell was a subtle vanilla. It was perfect for me because it didn't irritate my sensitive skin. This brand in general is amazing. Like I've mentioned in an old post where I babbled about Aveeno's Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, Aveeno is a great brand. And I'm not sponsored by it. BUT IT'S DISCONTINUED!! AGHHH!! I've yet to find a replacement that is just as good. 

makeup bag aglimpseofglam Andrea Tiffany

Do you guys like my makeup bag?? Believe it or not, but I actually sewed it myself! I bought fabric and other supplies, and made it. I really wanted to have a makeup bag that has an inner zipper pocket. I use this bag to hold makeup and other necessities for school. The inner pocket is SUPER handy to store feminine hygiene products, and other embarrassing things you don't want people to see if you happen to open it. I thought that the cabbage design on the lining fabric went surprisingly well with the cow print. Although it is not made of waterproof material, I still really like the overall color and design I created. What do you think?

I may have more lip products that I like, but those are all the ones I can think of at the moment. Comment down below if you have ever tried any of those that I mentioned!!

I'd like to tag the following to do this post as well!
Aisha from
Roberta from
Gabrielle from
Julia Kaylee from
Jasmine from
Nathaliya from

Those of you whom I didn't tag feel free to answer these questions too! I would LOVE to read your responses! I like trying out new products, and I also am curious if you guys like the ones I use too.

I hope you guys are having an amazing week! Break is almost over for me sadly enough. But it has been very relaxing and nice. I'm really hoping this coming quarter will be just as enriching and exciting as the past one has been. Fingers crossed! If not though, at least I got summer to look forward to.

Thank you for reading! And I wish you all a wonderful day!

Til next time,

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  1. Hey Andrea, thank´s for sharing this great blogpost :-)I use lipliner and trust me- it´s worth to buy one! Not in a strange color like darkbrown, but a natural one in your lipcolor creates bigger lips and a nice contour! Try it :-)

    1. Thanks Melina! Hmmm I will definitely consider trying that out :) I always feel like it's a hassle though I know that it can really make a good difference

  2. I'm sorry your ceramics class was making you stressed , I'm glad your other finals went good though :) I love it when it's getting warmer :) I like a good taylor swift red lippy <3

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    1. Thank you Marianne! It was definitely stressful but a wonderful experience.
      Taylor Swift wears red so well, it really makes me consider it haha

  3. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  4. Thanks for nominating me!! This tag seems so fun as a lipstick addict :D
    Loved reading about your lipstick reviews & stories <3

    1. Of course! I look forward to reading your post :)

  5. Thank you so much for the tag :) I'm so busy in these days with university, but I'll do this tag as I really like it. I have only one MAC lipstick: Impassioned! It's so so sooo beautiful <3

    xx ||

    1. That's totally fine :) I look forward to reading the post whenever you get to it!
      I will check that out next time I go makeup shopping. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

    2. Hii :) I (FINALLY) reply to your tag !! :) soo late ! Thanks for waiting for so long xx

  6. Lots of people rave about Etude House and it sounds amazing! If only they sold them in the UK! My favourite MAC lipstick is Twig, I did a post about it a few weeks ago :) xx

    1. Etude House is a really great brand. I'm not sure if they ship to the UK, but if they do I definitely recommend it!
      Thanks Eleanor! I know that MAC lipsticks are good but it's so hard to pick one to try. I will keep your suggestion in mind when I finally go buy one :)

  7. Awesome post, Andrea! Sorry you're so stressed out - I'm sure better days are heading your way, though :) I'm a huge drugstore junkie too! I don't really use high-end makeup products. I actually did this post kind of recently, but thanks so much for tagging me, girl!!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

    1. Aww thank you Jasmine :) I'll keep a positive attitude and hopefully things are gonna be good. I love drugstore makeup. It's way easier on the wallet to try out new colors and different products this way.

  8. Sounds like you've had a very busy few weeks, hun! So sorry about your project breaking twice - that must have been so frustrating! I admire your determination, though, and the fact that you didn't give up and completed it despite all the obstacles - you rock, girl! x x So glad you see you do the Lip Product tag, and thank you so much for mentioning me - I'm super flattered, and honestly it means the world! <3 I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't really like the Revlon balms... I found them to be very drying, also, and didn't really like how they felt on my lips! <3 x I've never tried the Etude House lip balm but after reading your mini-review, I'm totally sold so thank you for the recommendation & all your lovely answers! Hope you're well. x


    1. Thanks Kay! It really took a lot of effort to not fuel all my frustration and anger through a baseball bat haha but I managed. I really hope that that never happens again though! Once is enough!
      Of course! I honestly love your blog and the stuff you post :)
      I hear ya, I wish I liked the Revlon balms because they are such a pretty color, and I love using those kinds of chubby lip pencil things.
      Yes if you ever have the opportunity to, definitely try something by Etude House. It's a really great brand. Thank you for stopping by! I wish you a wonderful week

  9. Dear Andrea,
    hope you are much well and that you are enjoying your well deserved break :) I hope you will recharge and have some beautiful memories from it.
    Thank you for tagging me in your lip product tag :) I will see my collection and I am very glad as I have said even in the past that you are pushing me out of my comfort zone :) I am really thankful for that :)
    I am just now in the latest weeks trying to look into the mysteries (they are quite to me) of make up. I know the absolute basics to me it is a mascara - bb cram with spf - brow pen - bronzer and a lip product mostly just what I have on hand or mostly got gifted from someone since I am simply sooo bad with buying make up. I always feel like I do not kno if the product will suit me therefore spending the money is a too big of a risk :D but I have some I really like and I look forward making the tag as well :)

    Hope you a re well and congrats to your exams - I feel so sorry for all the horror you went trough must have really been so so stressful :/
    But also it have certainly as well strenghten you as well and you have gained much more experience and knowledge and hopefully no grey hair ! :D I got one once when I had my exams few years ago and have never had any after that *knock on wood*

    1. Oooops that was quite a comment :)))))

    2. As always, your comments are so sweet and I love reading them Nathaliya :)
      Spring break was really great and relaxing, and I definitely took that as a time to recharge!
      That's so kind of you to say, and I'm really touched that I am helping you in that way.
      It's good you know the basics! I suggest for you to just buy a couple things to give it a try. I like going the drugstore route because it's easier on your wallet if you are trying out something that you aren't too sure about. you may be surprised at what you end up liking :)
      I can't wait to read your post!
      It really was a great experience. Though I don't want to endure that kind of stress and struggle ever again! ahhh yes I really hope I didn't get any grey hairs. I haven't checked though...

  10. Thanks for tagging me gorgeous, so sweet of you. I don't have a huge amount to say about lip products as I've just got a few on repeat right now! having said that, I'm so keen to try Too Faced's liquid lisptics, they look amazing and have been receiving glowing reviews by every single blogger who's tried them! I think I'm with you on avoiding lip liner too, there's too much room for error haha :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    1. No problem Gabrielle :) I've read raving reviews about the Too Faced liquid lipsticks as well. It might be something to try out for me too if they are as long lasting and good as they say. Haha yes even though lip liners are trending, I cant seem to get myself to try one because I worry about the outcome. Plus it's extra work. Though I do appreciate how nice the effect is.

  11. uggh teachers forget that they were once students. I hate when they think there class is the only thing we got on our minds. sorry about all the ups and downs you had this quarter, but its finally over. love reading your lip product tag. like you I have never tried mac. one day maybe if its gifted I might try it out. lol. awesome makeup bag. so cool that you made it yourself.


    1. I know right? They really need to keep in mind that we all may have 24 hours in a day, but not all 24 are free for them to fill up. Agreed, I am either going to wait for a big sale for MAC products or to receive one as a gift to try it out. I always worry about not liking things which is why I hesitate to get one.
      Thank you Geri!

  12. I love Burt's Bee's too. I started using something else a few months back but have gone back because my lips have been overly dry since I stopped using it


    1. Burt's Bees are a must have for me! I really love the feel of it on my lips. They really work so well. Glad to hear you are a fan of it too :) Thanks for reading! I hope you have a great day

  13. Thank you for the nomination darling!!! I can not wait to write the post! ^-^
    That Bichette lippie stick is absolutely amazing!!! *-* I read positive reviews about the Revlon Matte balms, so maybe they may vary from color to color :(
    HAve a lovely day dear!

    1. Your welcome Roberta :) the Colourpop Bichette lippe stick is really great, i definitely recommend it!
      I wonder if you are right about the Revlon balms. Perhaps I will give it a try and get a different one to see how that one is.
      I hope you have a wonderful day too :)

  14. I spy Aquaphor- I love that stuff! Gotta have it. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Agreed! Aquaphor is absolutely a must-have for me too :) Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

  15. Oh no, I didn't know how stressful ceramics class could be, but at least you got through it! Plus, acing the other tests is awfully nice :)

    I love reading tags, especially ones like these where I usually find a new product to try out! I love drugstore items too (in fact I don't think I've purchased a luxury item for myself instead of a gift) but I haven't tried the e.l.f. lip gloss, only their matte lipstick which I used non-stop for a while. And although I haven't purchased a MAC lipstick either, I do have my eye on Persistence, which is a darker color I believe (towards the brownish shade) so I'm not sure you'd like it if you like natural colors. Also, love the makeup bag it's so cool you made it yourself!

    Sam |

    1. Thanks Sam! It really took a toll on my mood, but it was a great experience nonetheless.
      Same here! I'm always on the lookout for new things to try out. Haha I save all the luxury high-end products to get as gifts. that way if it turns out to be a disappointment, I won't feel like I wasted all that money.
      Darker colors are so pretty, and great for statement looks. But they do require maintenance, which is something I get annoyed with. But, perhaps I will hint it to someone to get for me as a gift just to try out hahaha :P
      Thanks for reading Sam! I hope your week is going wel

  16. I've been meaning to expand my lip product collection, I'm very safe and seem to stick to certain things!!x


    1. Same here! I tend to use the same products that I know work well for me. But lately I've been trying to experiment more. Thanks for reading!

  17. Awesome post. :)
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  18. Love this! Thanks for sharing! xx


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