Meet Megan

Asian-American, identical twin, California poppy, newlywed, public accountant, and professional wallflower. However, when you take that all away, I am a beauty enthusiast at heart

...and perhaps a bit of a shopping addict as well.

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Lip balms, vinyls, powders, galore.

Lip balms, vinyls, powders, galore.


I’m one of those people that own an absurd amount of lip products. And in the past couple years, I’ve noticed that lip products have branched out well beyond just the traditional lip balms, lipsticks, and lip glosses. There’s so much more to explore. I want to share all the different types of lip products I’ve been using on the daily - and loving.

Hurraw! Moon Lip Balm

This is your classic lip balm. It smells of vanilla and is just thick enough to still be comfortable on the lips, without the stickiness of a mask. I love that this lip balm is not too rich, but is able to stay on my lips all day. It doesn’t irritate and the scent is not too strong. It’s a great lip balm to carry around in my pocket.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Vanilla)

I guess you can say I really love the scent of vanilla. I find it incredibly soothing and comforting. When Laneige released different flavors of it’s cult favorite lip sleeping mask, I knew I had to try this out. I totally get the hype around it. It’s super thick - slightly sticky - but has more of a slippery, gloss-like texture once applied to the lips. Plus, the scent is very very subtle - great for those with sensitive noses. I mainly use this lip mask at night and in the morning after I wash my face because my lips tend to be on the drier side.

Glossier Play Lip Vinyl in “Pony”

This is your “my lips but better” lipstick. It’s a bit glossy, kinda sheer, yet imparts a beautiful wash of color on my lips. It’s just enough to even out the color on my lips. The best thing about this product is the glossy texture. It’s extremely hydrating for a lipstick and since the shade Pony is not too dark, it fades nicely throughout the day. I like the “clicky pen” packaging and the puff applicator as well. Each click dispenses a decent amount of product and the puff applicator helps achieve that feathered look.

Rouje Lip Palette

Okay, I really hope Rouje never discontinues this lip palette. I love every single shade, the packaging - every inch of this palette is perfection. Plus, the fact that it’s a palette makes the product very versatile. I’ve used the lipsticks as blush and eyeshadow when I want a monochromatic makeup look. I also really appreciate that each shade in the palette is very distinctive - it gives me a good selection of lip colors to choose from, depending on my mood. There’s a classic bright red, a peachy-pink, a dusty plum (my personal favorite), and a burgundy-raspberry shade. The lipsticks also have great pigmentation, are comfortable to wear, and are not drying. Lipsticks never last on me, so it’s great that the palette has a built-in mirror for easy touch-ups.

Chanel Poudre a Levres

The classic Chanel lip powder duo. This product was all the rage a couple months back but I still really like it. It’s super long lasting and versatile. I typically sheer the color out for just a touch of color during the weekday, but you can really pack the product on for a matte, red lip. It’s super gorgeous. I’ve talked about this lip powder duo before on my blog, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. Nonetheless, Chanel never disappoints.

Until next time, Megan

The citrus fruits continue, ft. the Mermaid Perfume No. 2 collection

The citrus fruits continue, ft. the Mermaid Perfume No. 2 collection