Wednesday, May 1, 2013

favourites: lipstick;





A little known fact about me is that I am an avid lipstick collector.  I have dozens of lipsticks in my collection of all colours and brands.  I can't so much as walk past a make-up stand without picking up a tube or two... or four.  However, this does not mean that I am much of a lipstick wearer.  I rarely wear lipstick, or anything on my lips at all!  In fact, there's several lipsticks in my collection that have never even been used!  I do almost always carry one around with me though, just in case, and when I do wear lipstick I tend to stick to the same few every time.  In no particular order, here are my favourite and most worn lipsticks:

(1)  Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush:  These chubby-stick lip stains have become infamous in the blogging community since their release, this colour in particular.  Crush is a deep plum colour that is quite sheer and glossy.  Perfect vampy lip colour for beginners.  

(2)  MAC lipstick in Up The Amp:  As I mentioned in my December haul post, I had been lusting after this shade for months before I finally picked it up, and I was not disappointed.  It's an Amplified Creme finish, meaning it's really creamy and moisturising, and this blue-toned lilac is the prettiest, most wearable purple I've ever seen.

(3)  MAC lipstick in Please Me:  This is the first MAC lipstick I ever bought, and it is still a firm favourite of mine.  It's one of the lesser-known "your lips but better" shades, it seems, but the matte finish and slight coral tone really won me over!

(4)  Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 107:  I feel that everyone and their mother owns this lipstick, and rightly so.  The Kate Moss matte collection has one of the nicest matte formulas I've ever used (I'm a matte finish junkie), and this berry red shade is perfect for spicing up these cold Irish "summer" days.

(5)  Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 16:  Can you tell I adore the Kate Moss lipsticks?  This summery colour is more on the pink side of coral, and I've been reaching for this one quite a lot in the last week.  It's a bit creamier and glossier than a matte finish, meaning it doesn't dry your lips out so much, and the packaging is just gorgeous!

(6)  Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Cotton Candy:  The Revlon Lip Butters, much like the lip stains, have been hugely hyped, and I completely agree.  Cotton Candy is a sheer, glossy, barbie-pink with a gold sparkle and sheen.  It's really moisturising, and is great for giving a quick wash of colour.

Have you tried any of these lipsticks?  What are your favourites?  Thanks for reading!


14 comments:

  1. Hey! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, would love you to take part and to read your post! :) Hope you're well xx

    Katie x katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

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  2. Please me and 107 look amazing!

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    1. yeah, they are! two of my favourites out of the bunch! x

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  3. Omg I love all of those colours! Definately checking them out next time I go to the drug store! Love your blog, it's so cute! I just followed, feel free to check out my blog

    Adventures in Procrastination

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    1. thank you so much, lovely :) i like your blog too x

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  4. Ive been really enjoying the Rimmel Kate lipsticks too! Shade 16 looks such a pretty colour!

    Rachel
    xx

    http://lustslovesandmusthaves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it's really pretty! so summery :) x

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  5. I really want to try this shade of Just Bitten Kissable, but not sure how it would look on me. x

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    1. you should try it! i mean, because it's a stain it's not very opaque, so you could definitely get a lighter application than what i have swatched here. :) x

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  6. love your blog, following you now on gfc and bloglovin'!

    lindseyduffin.com

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  7. Do the Revlon lip stains last long? I've not tried them, or rather I've never even noticed them. How silly. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks are so good.

    I really like your blog's layout :)

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  8. they do need to be re-applied a few times throughout the day, especially after eating, but i've never had any trouble with them fading two quickly!

    thank you so much :) x

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