Face Favourites: Crayon Lipsticks

One product that I’ve always kept close to my heart is the classic sheer lipstick. I have thin lips and I find that darker colours make them seem even smaller and thinner so I tend to stay away from the darker, matte lipsticks and more towards satin finishes and sheer washes of colour on the lips. I also suffer from some serious chapped lips, year round and whilst there are some great bullet options I can wear, unless I’m having a good lip day, I often have to forgo the wonder of liquid lipsticks.

Enter the crayon lipstick!

I’m pretty sure I got sucked in immediately with an “emergency” purchase one day at Priceline, thinking it was a tinted balm but realising after application that it was so much more than that. Now I pick up crayon and pencil style lipsticks whenever I can! I find that the drug store brands seem to make some of the best of the bunch, which means I stock up on all different types whenever there’s a sale and I don’t feel so guilty, because they’re cheap but good quality!

Although these formulations aren’t ridiculously long lasting, they’re easy to apply and with the majority of them, the colours are sheer enough for me not to worry too much about requiring a mirror or being 100% precise. The perfect makeup product for a day where you might be eating, drinking or kissing, because the product doesn’t build up like a bullet or liquid lipstick can, it doesn’t look awful after several re-applications.

My current favourites and what I’m throwing in my bag every day are the L’Oreal Infallible Sexy Balm in Can’t Sit with Us and Clueless. The names made me laugh when I saw them in Priceline and I had to pick them up because after I swatched them, I was in love! These are followed up closely by the Revlon ColourBurst Balms which come in satin, gloss or matte formulas with enough colours to suit even the pickiest of makeup lovers.

So if you’re looking for an easy peasy fun pop of colour for your lips that isn’t super matte or drying - I’d definitely recommend picking up a lipstick crayon or two!

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    June 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I love crayon products purely for quickness in applying!! Nice post x

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    June 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

    They’re perfect shades for the season. I too love the crayon sticks, sometimes use them on my cheeks.

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      Jade | The Thirty Blog
      June 25, 2017 at 11:28 am

      I don’t think I’ve ever tried that before but I’ll have to in the future! Thanks for the idea!

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    June 25, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Omg I’ve fallen prey to the crayon lipstick craze too! First discovered them in the discounts bin at my local chemist - such a good, cheap buy. I’m now on the lookout for a greener version as I’m pretty sure the ones I picked up are full of some nasties. Still, so convienient, love the colours and they’re easy to apply on the go.

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      Jade | The Thirty Blog
      June 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      I hope you’re able to find some green versions! I’d love to hear if you do!

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    June 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I love jumbo lip crayons and you remind me that I wanted to try the L’Oreal Infallible Sexy Balms!!

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      Jade | The Thirty Blog
      June 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      They are so good! I’m going to buy the other colours next week when I get paid!

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    Samantha Fisher
    June 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve tried crayon lipsticks in the past, but they’ve seemed to fall out of my normal rotation. You’ve inspired me to add them back in!

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      Jade | The Thirty Blog
      June 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      I find they are perfect for work because you can reapply on the go and they are quick so they take two seconds to apply!

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    Beauty and The Ballroom
    June 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I love Clinique’s version with their Chubby Sticks. I have a couple of them and they’re really nice. Loving the look of some of these shades though! Nice post x

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    June 25, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I love crayon lipsticks, they’re all I used to wear. I should really add some back into my collection, I remember loving the Revlon ones.

    Billie |

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    Diary of Ange
    June 27, 2017 at 3:04 am

    I love the shades you have - so perfect!

    Ange |

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    June 29, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    These shades look so beautiful! I’ve been loving sheer everything lately as it’s been warming up here in Los Angeles. I gotta check these out!

    Shirin |

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