Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Top 10 of 2011: Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Whew — this was difficult!  I ended up having to lump some of the new-for-2011 formulas into a single pick, even though there were lots of shades I loved!   These are products I reviewed and discovered in 2011, some being part of a brand’s permanent range and others being new/limited edition shades that we saw over the past months.  I guess you could say I gravitate towards reds…

  1. Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
  2. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colors
  3. Guerlain Rouge Automatiques
  4. Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipglosses
  5. NYX Chic Red Round Lipstick
  6. NARS Damage Lipstick
  7. Guerlain Garconne Rouge G Lipstick
  8. Dior Nocturne Rouge Dior Lip Color
  9. Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick
  10. Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

What was your favorite lip product this year?

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24 thoughts on “Top 10 of 2011: Lipsticks & Lipglosses

  1. Totally with you on Rouge Automatiques, Damage and Bobbi Brown High Shimmer gloss 😀

  2. suprised that MAC is not in your mix of top 10….though you have given them a “B” rating all year

  3. I’m also a red lipstick lover. :) I love your picks!

  4. My faves are the Guerlain Rouge G ones, I fell in love with them as soon you started swatching them! They have such a gorgeous finish and the packaging is divine!

  5. Rachel

    I found Bobbi Brown’s rich lip color in rose blossom at CCO & got it for $16.25! It’s amazing, I love it!

  6. Michelle

    Certainly the biggest surprise for me were the CoverGirl Lip Perfection lipsticks. Loved them!

  7. Jennifer

    I’m surprised you ddin’t include the yves saint laurent rouge volupte lipsticks! i thought those were your favorites, christine?

    • Not for a very long time they haven’t been, and these posts are only for newly discovered in 2011 or new for 2011 products – not just any products! :)

  8. Z

    Tough for me to pick! I completely agree with Siren lipgloss. It’s magical and has the highest ranked spot in my purse. This was the year of lipsticks for me and I purchased probably twenty. Mostly drugstore, but a few nice things like a MAC and some Morgana Cryptoria.

    One day I’ll check out some of the “fancier” brands you review like Guerlain.

  9. Carrie Ann

    I really like the MAC Kissable Lipcolours, the Surf Baby!, Tour de Fabulous and Bloggers Obsessions Lipglasses, Glitter and Ice Dazzleglasses and the Dazzlesphere! Pink Ornament. I’m also a fan of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms. The Hibiscus shade is especially lovely and flattering.

  10. I loved all of the lushious berry trends that i saw in 2011

  11. Em

    My favorite lip product discovered this year is MAC’s Sheen Supreme in Quite The Thing. I’ts not a color I can wear every day, but I love it!

  12. Dolce and Gabanna- all the reds, this orchid color and the duo color lipstick in one.

  13. Nocturne is AMAZING. I got it for Christmas and it was my first Dior lipstick. Needless to say, I’ll be buying many more products from them in the future!

  14. It’s hard to chose one! I’d say Clinique Chubby Stick, but I’m also in love with Kiko Velvet Matte Satin lipstick.

  15. Tracey

    Surprised to didnt mention anything from Dolce&Gabbana Makeup! Its fantastic.
    My favourites for lips were:
    Best lipgloss Giorgio Armani all shades amazing
    Best lipstick Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla

    • I haven’t liked much from Dolce & Gabbana in a while, sorry!

      • Dominique

        I like the Rouges Automatiques too ( I have 4 shades and among them ” Champs Elysées ” or ” Liu ” )and the ” Joyous red ” from Nars. Otherwise, ” Musky Amethyst ” from M.A.C and the RAL for Holiday 2011 from Chanel ” Famous ” and ” Enivrée ” both really beautiful.

  16. I have Illamasqua Atomic and yes it is amazing!

  17. Michele

    Can you maybe do a drugstore brand version of this list for us mommies on a budget? Thanks!

  18. The fact that I agree with so many of your choices makes me eager to try the ones I haven’t “met” yet. I just made up my list of 2011 favourites (not as thorough as yours, unfortunately!) here:

  19. Quinctia

    I think my favorite lip product for 2011 was the UD Stardust gloss. It basically took the things I liked about their other gloss formulas and combined them into one.

    Now I just need some more colors… XD

    • Ursula

      I am late to the party but my fave would definitely be Rouge G Garconne, that lipstick is amazing, surprised it only made No. 7. I think the formula of Rouge Gs is the best, at least to me it is HG material as far as longevity and moisturizing and this tone especially was the best red I have probably ever tried (well, on me).