L to R - NARS Bahama, NARS Walkyrie, MAC Cosmo, MAC Whirl, Maybelline Nude Embrace.
It's been a while since I've been able to actually wear lipstick. My lips went through a very dry phase that no lip balm or lip scrub could fix. But after giving my poor lips a break and finally repurchasing the Nivea Lip Butter (which is a lip saver), my lips are finally smooth again. Since I recently posted about my current favourite nude lipstick combinations, I thought I would keep up with the lipstick theme and share with you five of my favourite lipsticks of the moment.
Whenever I fancy a bit of colour on the lips I'll either go for NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil or MAC Whirl. Walkyrie is a gorgeous burnt brick red shade that adds a pop of colour to your makeup without being too in your face. Although it's pigmented and deposits a very decent amount of colour to the lips, it's still very neutral. Whirl on the other hand is significantly darker, but still rather neutral with its chocolate hue. I don't think this is a colour everyone will like or suit, but personally I find it looks stunning with a simple eye, it really adds a sense of sophistication to the whole look.
For those days where I have no inspiration and don't know what lipstick to wear, I'll either pick Cosmo by MAC or NARS Bahama. Cosmo has been a favourite of mine for the past three years. This is such an underrated colour, I believe it deserves a lot more hype. It's a pinky brown that adds the most stunning shade and sheen to the lips, requires no mirror and really brightens up the face. Bahama is a recent acquisition, I've only had it for a couple of months but it became one of my favourite shades after only using it once. It's the most beautiful rose-y brown with lavender undertones. The perfect Kylie Jenner lip.
And last but not least, Maybelline Nude Embrace. Also a shade that was love at first sight. I use this more when I fancy going for a smokey eye as it compliments that look really well. It doesn't look like concealer on me and actually works with my skin tone. A real winner!
What are your top 5 lipsticks?