Sunday 26 June 2016

Confessions of a Self Confessed Lipstick Hoarder Volume II

So if you’ve been keeping up with my social media posts then you’ll know of my love of lipsticks, more like a full blown obsession. It’s the last product that goes on your face before you feel done, its that bold burst of colour or shy sweep of gloss that make your lips go wow. There’s such a variety of shades and textures and finishes that it can become overwhelming. With this in mind I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you every month, reviewing lipsticks I've recently purchased and sharing my thoughts.

This month I’ve been reaching for a darker colour (I blame the lack of sunshine for this) such as a wine, red or brown and I have a few of my favourites to share.

#1 New York Apple by MAC

This is a little lipstick I found on a trip to NYC last year and is a lovely muted red colour with a pink shimmer. It is a frosted lipstick, a lipstick with a good colour payoff with a frosted shimmer. It is a colour you’d typically associate with autumn/winter wear but with the current dull weather I do find myself reaching for it. On its own the colour can come off as more pink but with a good lipliner underneath it definitely gives a strong red lip. It is quite a creamy lipstick and doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry or chapped, which is definitely a bonus. Oh, did I mention its staying power? This lipstick definitely lasts and doesn’t just slide off my lips, even after hours of wear you have a light layer left on the lips.

#2 Damned Everlasting Lipstick by Kat Von D

This is a black cherry colour which can be described as a blackened burgundy colour with warm undertones and a matte finish. This colour can come off as a burgundy to very dark browny black depending on how many layers you apply meaning you can get several shades and looks from one lip colour-result! As much as I love this lip colour it can be hard to get an even colour all over the lip, I don’t know if it’s the formula or shade but this lipstick is definitely harder to get an even colour. It is a matte shade and oh boy does it have staying power, I can wear this lipstick all day and it still hasn’t budged after a good 7-8 hours without having re-apply. It is the ultimate lazy girl lipstick.

#3 Black Cherry Lip Glacé by Laura Mercier

This is another black cherry shade (are you sensing a theme here?) that launched as part of the Spring 2014 collection but is still very much a favourite shade. It is a deep ripe cherry shade with a bit of a blackened cherry look, the perfect shade for vampire inspired lips and who doesn’t love a vampy look especially in fall. The colour isn’t completely sheer but it does take a few layers before I get the perfect lip colour as the formula isn’t the thickest. Its perfect to wear on its own for a quick swipe of colour or great layered over a wine coloured lipstick.

#4 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mink

This is a creme finish lipstick in a beige brown colour. It is my go to everyday lipstick as it slides on like a dream and is so nourishing and creamy. As it’s really creamy it doesn’t last and I find myself topping it up every few hours but that’s a price I’m definitely willing to pay.  This colour is very 90’s and I’m loving it!

#5 Divine Wine by Maybelline New York

This is a reddish brown colour very much the colour of a glass of wine. It has a matte finish which I love, I’m a sucker for a matte lipstick and has a very creamy formula. Unlike a typical matte I don’t find it drying my lips or having a sticky/dry texture.  It’s perfect for a fall look but does take some time to apply as has a very rounded tip meaning it needs to be applied with a lip brush.  It has an amazing colour pay off and lasts all day, no need to religiously top it up.




  1. Great colors! I like the Black Cherry one. :)

  2. Great lipsticks. That Kat Von D lippy looks great. I will have to try some of hers! x

  3. It really is, they have such amazing colour payoff and lasting ability x

  4. Love the Divin Wine one! I have so many lipsticks myself



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