What's In Your Bag This January: Diana's Lipstick Diary

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Supposedly the average woman owns 40 makeup products and only carries 5 daily. This could easily turn into a post about how gender specific studies, especially about makeup, are antiquated and insulting but that’s beside the point. Imma talk to you real quick about what’s in my bag.

I own a lot more than 40 makeup products – I think I may own more than 40+ lipsticks alone. While the politics behind the aforementioned study are troubling, there is some truth to the fact that many of us own a ton of cosmetics, but only really use a few daily.

On the daily, I only really carry 3-4 lip products and a compact. Here’s some deets about what’s in my bag right now.

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1. Rouge Dior Couture Colour in 080, Red Smile

I’ve been a Rouge Dior girl for years, but this is a new shade for me. This highly pigmented, matte lipstick is quite comfortable and gives off a satin effect. For reference, I currently use Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation in 3N2 Honey and this is red that contrasts very well with my skintone (warm/neutral).

2. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment in Simply Rose

Perfect texture, ideal tint – that’s all you need to know about this stuff. Some of the reviews say it doesn’t taste very good, but honestly, I want to know who these people are cause it’s a lie. Fairly certain that this shade would look amazing on everyone.

3. Sage Tingle Lips Tingly Lip Balm

I feel like I’m living my best life when I put this stuff on. It’s made with all the good stuff – coconut, peppermint and shea. I’m actually obsessed with all of Sage’s Tingle Mint products, so good.

Diana's Louis Vuitton clutch includes Chanel face powder, Dior lipstick in Red Smile, Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment In Simply Rose, Sage Natural Wellness Tingle Mint peppermint lip balm, Gucci sunglasses and eyeglasses, Louis Vuitton wallet and her Macbook Pro, all carried in a nylon Tumi bag for her work commute. 

Diana's Louis Vuitton clutch includes Chanel face powder, Dior lipstick in Red Smile, Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment In Simply Rose, Sage Natural Wellness Tingle Mint peppermint lip balm, Gucci sunglasses and eyeglasses, Louis Vuitton wallet and her Macbook Pro, all carried in a nylon Tumi bag for her work commute. 

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View Decembers What's In My Bag from LIPSICK cofounder Nathalie.

 

Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.

Bad & Bougie: The Best Luxury Lip Balms

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What was your initiation into lip balm? Mine was Lip Smackers at age 10, which always came in fun flavours, but never provided enough moisture.

Now that I’m a little older and a little wiser (and ya, a little richer), I find myself straight up splurging on Lip Balms. Sure, there are cheap and cheerful options, but these are the crème de la crème which are totally worth the hype.

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BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask - $30 CAD
http://bitebeauty.com/agave/
I use this every night, it’s magical. It’s made with a blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla co2 extract, and triple the amount of the antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. Perfect for prepping your lips for matte lipsticks.

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BUXOM Powerplump Lip Balm - $21 CAD
https://www.buxomcosmetics.com/lipbalm/powerplump-lip-balm-US836.html
Envy Kylie’s lips but don’t want the surgery? This lip balm isn’t going to increase your pout size ten-fold, but it does provide noticeable volume and a custom shade is created by reacting with the pH level of your lips.

DIOR Addict Lip Glow Pomade - $41 CAD
https://www.dior.com/beauty/en_us/fragrance-beauty/makeup/lips/lips-primers/pr-lipprimers-y0027080-color-reviver-instant-oil-gel-care.html
If you need deep nourishment and protection, Dior’s Lip Glow Pomade is gonna be your jam. It’s enriched with a melt-in gel that transforms into a shiny, rosy oil for immediately smooth, plump and radiant lips.

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DIOR Crème de Rose Lip Balm - $35 CAD
https://www.dior.com/beauty/en_gb/fragrance-beauty/makeup/lips/lips-primers/pr-lipprimers-y0026470-smoothing-plumping-lip-balm.html
If you’re obsessed with the smell of rose that isn’t too “perfumey”, you’ll love this balm from Dior. It’s also one of those balms that you’ll love taking out of your bag and applying, as the packing is on point. 

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RODIN olio lusso Lip Balm - $45.83 CAD
https://www.rodinoliolusso.com/product/19152/48227/products/lip-balm
Castor oil, beeswax and shea butter are the key ingredients in this ultra-hydrating balm that’s great for both day and overnight treatment.
 

 

Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.