The Lipstick Lowdown

Hey Gang,

As some of you will already know, I got a lorra lorra love for lipsticks so I thought I would list my ultimate faves. Below are a selection of the ones I use most. I tried my best to swatch them for you but the lighting in here sucks so they may look a tad different to how they actually come out. Also it depends on the person’s skin tone and blah blah.

17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Showbiz
This stuff is the freaking bomb! It is my go to red, it’s the first one I started wearing on the reg and it’s nearly worn down to a nub which makes me sad and scared. It is such a perfect shade, it’s blue toned but goes with pretty much any skin tone. A friend of mine also wears it and she it white as cream with blue eyes and it looks sick on her too so there you go. Plus it lasts for aaaaaaaaaages, I hardly ever have to re apply it. It’s matte and is a teeeeeeny bit drying so balm up before hand but basically for me it can do no wrong. I wear it day and night but it’s pretty bold so if you’re not used to wearing red lipstick keep it for after dark.

Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Lipstick in Watch Out!
This is a great day to night product. It comes out fairly sheer so you can build up the colour or keep it subtle. More of an orangey red and smells like watermelon bubblegum. Also being Miss Sporty it was really cheap, score! As it’s not matte it doesn’t dry your lips put at all but is also not as long lasting.

MAC Matte Lipstick in So Chaud 
Goes on super creamy but is incredibly matte. Also an orange toned red, very bold, very awesome. V. simillar to Watch Out in colour but bolder (and obviously not sheer). High impact colour, pretty long lasting. Look s great on my olive skin as well as pale skin and I think it would look amazing on dark skin. LOVE IT.

Revlon Creme Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice
Lovely and creamy (duh), lasts beautifully. Another red but has more of a pink tone, even though it’s a bold shade the pink it it softens it a bit. Bright and fun and pretty but still packs a punch.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in In Vogue 
Another one I’ve had for ages that I use a lot. A bright, blue toned fuchsia with a creamy texture. Looks great on olive skin (even better when I have a tan) think it might wash out a paler face though. I see this as, like, my party colour so I only really wear it at night. Goes great with raves.

Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 701 
Kind of disappointed that this doesn’t have a cool name. Anyway its a much deeper, dark red. Kind of a wine colour, blue toned. Comes out quite dark on me but a tad lighter on paler skin I think. Great for Autumn/ Winter. Even though it is also a Rimmel Lasting Finish this one is more matte (as opposed to In Vogue which is creamy).

Revlon Matte Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smoked Peach 
This is a very pretty nude lipstick. I usually wear it to weddings with a smokey eye but looks great on it’s own as well. The finish is slightly matte but the texture is pretty creamy. It’s one downfall is that it doesn’t last as long as the other Revlon and tends to feather a bit even if used with a lip primer. Still a great nude shade that can be worn day or night.

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt 
A pink toned peach colour. Looks great on olive- dark skin, not sure about pale. It’s quite Spring/Summery, I wore it on holiday a lot. Again can be worn day or night, I prefer it as a day shade for me. Very creamy, not super long lasting but not doesn’t rub off at the drop of a hat either. Looks great with a slightly shimmery, glowing face. It’s pretty fab.

Swatches:
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