"Oh look, another 'my lips but better'/neutral lip products post," I'm sure you're all saying. While I’ve gone on and on about my love for the brown-toned pinky nudes, there’s also a special place in my heart for the more mauve-y ones. Being a cool-toned gal, the subtle purples just pop and really look nice with my skintone. I’ve recently gotten my hands on two chubby lip crayons that fit the bill perfectly, one drugstore and one more high-end.
On the higher-end of things, I’ve got the Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in the shade Envy. Sephora describes this as a “mauve berry,” which is super accurate. But it’s not your usual deep autumnal berry at all - rather, it’s roughly the same shade as my lips, making it the perfect product for a “my lips but berry-er” look. I really love the formula of this as well - it’s matte but not drying at all, and it has a really lovely minty scent. It actually is really similar to the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms, down to the scent and everything. The shade Envy is kind of similar to the shade Sultry in the Revlon line, but Sultry has more of that typical 90s brown tone. This is the perfect product for when you want a little something something, but nothing over the top.
Speaking of Revlon, the mauve lip crayon I have from them is their ColorBurst Balm Stain
in the shade Honey. This one is a similar mauve/berry shade, but isn’t as dark - this makes it a true my-lips-but-better color. This one is not matte and has a little bit of shine to it. I love reaching for this one on my more minimal makeup days, and I keep it in my bag throughout the work day because it’s easy to reapply without a mirror and it feels really nourishing on the lips.
Have you tried either of these? Do you have a favorite mauve-y lip product?