The thing about lipstick is that no matter how many you have you will always want more. Am I right? There are so many different undertones, different finishes, different brands, different shades, that it’s hard to choose between them. I’m really not picky when it comes to lipsticks, as long as they’re comfortable to wear, have good colour payoff and suit my skin tone, I’m down. Considering how many high street lipsticks I have, it was surprisingly easy to pick my favourites. Lip liners was easy too because I don’t own many in general, I just never got into them until recently, but there are a couple that I use quite frequently.
So let’s start with those, the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in the shade Hollywood Red and Topshop's Deception are my go-to during the autumn/winter months. They’re the perfect accompaniment to a berry or dark red lipstick and always make fading less noticeable and my lipstick last longer. On to something more everyday-esque, the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner in 011 Spice is a shade that will suit many. It’s a pink with a hint of brown and it’s quite a warm shade. I sometimes wear it on its own with lip balm on top or other times I’ll pair it with a nude lippie.
My most used lipsticks are hands down the Maybelline Matte Colour Sensational lipsticks in the shades Divine Wine (the most gorgeous burgundy colour) and Nude Embrace which is one of my favourite nudes ever. It’s a beige with warm brown undertones, perfect for those with darker skin that struggle to find nudes that don’t completely conceal their lips. The consistency of these is very smooth and doesn’t drag when applying. As the name would suggest they offer a matte finish but I don’t find them drying at all. A lipstick that couldn’t not be in this post is the Rimmel Kate Moss 107. This was the one that started my whole love affair with dark lips, it’s so cheap and cheerful and a real dupe for the Burberry Lip Velvet in Bright Poppy. You're welcome.
The Barry M Lip Paint in the shade 150 was something I wore constantly last year. I was and still am completely obsessed with The Vampire Diaries and after watching a Elena Gilbert: Get The Look video where they used this lipstick, I went ahead and bought it. It’s a gorgeous pinky brown that looks natural on the lips. It’s one of those you don’t need a mirror for and will definitely suit many skin tones.
Lastly on to glosses, I have to mention the Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Gloss in the shade Pink Shock. Pink isn’t something I wear very often, especially something so barbie-esque, but the formula of this lipgloss is what makes me love it so much, it reminds me a lot of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors. It’s not drying, it isn’t sticky and has good colour payoff which is kind of rare for lip glosses. Speaking of glosses with good colour payoff, the L’oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire lip glosses are amazing! Seriously, if you haven’t tried them yet, you have to! The shade Nude Vibrato is quite possibly my favourite, however Nude Ballet is also high on my favourites list. They’re so glossy, creamy and hydrating, a real pleasure to have on my lips. They also smell really sweet which I personally love.
So there it is, my last post in this little series. Let me know if you enjoyed this and if you would like to see a high end version.
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