My ‘my lips but better’ Lip Combo


Over the past few years Kylie Jenner really has become a household name, and in doing so she has revolutionised the way we look at nude lips. Although IMO concealer lipstick was never that cute, Jenner’s ever-poutier style brought back the 80s, lip liner, and deeper, darker lips.

Being the makeup hunter I am I’ve been scouring the shelves for a while now to find those perfect darker lip products that would suit my personally skin tone & preferences… Because let’s be honest, not all of us are going to suit a full-on throwback pout (me included!).

I’ve fallen totally head over heels for a couple of products, so much so that I simply had to share them with you!

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RIMMEL / KATE MOSS LIPSTICK: 08
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MAC / LIP LINER: SOAR

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Here are the little lip gems – MAC Soar Lip Liner and & Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 08!

To be honest, I’d never really experimented with lip liner prior to finding Soar… I guess it was kind of old-fashioned for a while until Kylie’s claims that her bigger lips were all down to it! Soar is supposedly the exact shade that she wears herself, and for me it’s the perfect way to enhance the shape and size of my lips and experiment changing the deepness of a variety of different lipsticks.

Upon finding Soar I was on the hunt for a lipstick that could step up to the plate and match it perfectly… And I was shocked when I swatched this Rimmel one! I already loved the formula of this range and this one is no different: a creamy, satin finish with great longevity and no emphasis of imperfections.

Sometimes I’ll pop on a sweep of gloss over the top, but I’ve been sporting this lip combo for the entirety of autumn/winter and have been love love LOVING it!

What’s your perfect lip combo?

El x

11 thoughts on “My ‘my lips but better’ Lip Combo

    1. Aw you definitely should my lovely! They’re both really gorgeous!
      I haven’t tried any Smashbox lipsticks but I AM a huge fan of MAC! Which one is your favourite? I love Syrup! 🙂 xx

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      1. I will 100% try some in the future! And Syrup is a neutral pink with mauve undertones. It’s the perfect alternative to a boring nude as it’s not too pale, and because it’s a Lustre formula it’s very moisturising! 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! And yes, it’s so similar to Whirl. I actually swatched them side by side in store and they were practically identical! I’m so glad I did that – I saved myself £15! 🙂 It’s also very similar to Twig!
      And which lip liner do you use? I’m always in the market to try more! xx

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      1. That’s so affordable as well! I need to get experimenting with more lip pencils – believe it or not this is the only one I own! 🙂 xx

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