A loong while ago I had a fun series on my blog called { fab finds } — it was a round-up of fun and random favorites in beauty + fashion and a sort-of wishlist.  I’ve been thinking about resurrecting the series, and the perfect post idea came to me over the weekend.

I was recently inspired (or convicted! haha) by my friend Erica‘s post on Instagram in which she revealed that her purse had more than a few lipsticks and glosses.  I think we’re all guilty of hoarding lip products, right??  Anytime I switch purses I inevitably discover a stash at the bottom, like lost treasure, buried beneath crumpled receipts, an overstuffed wallet and a ring of keys that looks like it belongs to a groundskeeper.  After ooh-ing and aah-ing over the long-lost lippies, I feel a rekindled love for each of them, as if I now owe it to myself to paint on a perfect pout for the next five days (before I lose them all again to the dark recesses of my handbag).

So that’s where I find myself this Monday, and I thought I’d share some of my favs before they disappear again!


from left to right…

  • Buxom Lips by Bare Escentuals in “April” // love the tingly sensation you get when you apply!  This is a perfect cool pink for me, with delicate silvery glitter. 
  • Dior Addict Lipstick in DiorKiss #578 // my perfect “everyday” lipstick… It’s a medium bright pink (if that makes sense) that goes on sheer but is perfectly buildable.  I love that it feels so moisturizing and I can wear it without a gloss on top… Dior Addict lipsticks are known to be hydrating.
  • YSL Volupté Sheer Candy in Dewy Papaya #2 // This is my grown-up “instead of lip balm.”  I am a YSL lipstick devotee (at least a dozen in my drawer) and these sheer candy glosses are downright luxurious.  Shade #2 is a barely there gloss that is perfect for everyday.  For a sweet pop of color, I love #4 Succulent Pomegranate.
  • Another Buxom Lips, but in punchy “Naomi” // sheer hot pink with fine glitter — what else could you want?
  • YSL Rouge Volupté Perle in Coral Sun #102 // YSL lippies win me over with their creamy texture, ultra smooth finish, delicious scent (melon!) and luxe packaging. The perle line has the most subtle shimmer and this particular color is a summer staple.
  • MAC Lipstick in Crème Cup // Of MAC lipsticks, their ‘cremesheen’ finish is my favorite.  Crème Cup is the perfect neutral on my lips, just a shade lighter than my own natural lip tint.
  • Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit // I’ve been using grapefruit since I was in high school and it’s still a favorite peachy-pink.  The clicking sound it makes when I turn it is sort of nostalgic for me… haha

The funny thing is that as I was typing this out, I dug through my purse to answer my phone and discovered two more lip glosses!  haha  I’ll save them for another {fab finds} installment, I suppose!


Let’s kick off the week with a giveaway, shall we?  I have a brand new tube of my aforementioned beloved Dior Addict lipstick in #578 Dior Kiss, and I’d love to send it to a sweet reader!  To enter, simply leave a comment below letting me know your favorite lip product(s).  For one extra entry, unearth the lip products in your purse, snap a photo and post it on Instagram.  Make sure to tag me @loveandsplendor and use the hashtag #longlostlippies so I can see it!

You have until Sunday, 7/21/13 at 9 pm PST to enter.  I’ll announce a winner next Monday, on 7/22.

Have a great Monday afternoon & see you soon!

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Comments (8)

  1. Kate: July 15, 2013

    My absolute favorite is YSL volupte COLOR 04 Succulent Pomegranate!! It’s a bright pink color but is pretty subtle~ yea it’s a bit pricey. But the packaging is really making up for it~ 😉

  2. diana elizabeth: July 15, 2013

    We are so alike – one can never have too many! I love MAC’s Freckletone. It was introduced to me by my former pageant coach and been one of my most favorite go to neutrals. xx

  3. I used to wear those clicking stila lip glosses ALL the time! I rarely wear anything on my lips these days anymore (in a mommy frump mode – ha!) but when I do it’s usually something nude like Nars Honolulu honey.

  4. kristin @ petal and thorn: July 16, 2013

    As you can guess, I recently de-stashed all my lipglosses. I now only have one nude lipstick and one red lipstick (cheapo ones- revlon colorburst, but they are PERFECT) and one fuchsia Mac lip glass for those days when I need a bright pop of color. But still, I’d love to win the Dior 🙂

  5. Jackie G: July 16, 2013

    On my wedding day my makeup artist used Mac Hot gossip lipstick on my lips. She even gave me a small sample for me to carry around with me. Afterwards I went out and got it. It’s my go to lipstick for weddings we attend now.

    Would love to try Dior lipstick! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Tina: July 16, 2013

    I’m loving Fresh’s sugar rose tinted balm (ever since Sephora gave it away as last year’s b-day gift!). 🙂

  7. Brigi: July 17, 2013


    such a lovely giveaway 🙂
    What my favorite lip product? It’s so hard to answer 🙂 I love everything what I have. But I never had a Dior lipstick, so I would really love it :))


  8. Abby Sanchez: July 19, 2013

    I’m currently loving my YSL volupte sheer candy in number 7 (sweet fig).
    I love it’s a glossy balm with just enough color tint. I also love and have a collection of
    Fresh tinted balms, the colors are beautiful and provide SPF 15!! The Dior lipstick would
    be a lovely addition!:)

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