I was Inspired by Beauty Balm's recent lipstick post. You can read it here.
Lipsticks Oh how I love them. I actually don't feel I have *that* many, compared to other bloggers out there. The two plastic palettes on the right and the one on the left are palettes I've made myself out of Mac lipsticks and then have 'back to mac'd' the emptys and got a new one!
I have to say though, when it comes to lipstick almost always my higher end lipsticks come up trumps for their pigmentation and longevity. I also find something really exciting about going and choosing a new lipstick and I love the sexy packaging. Especially the Chanel and the Ysl Rouge Volupte both are gorgeous.
I tend to have mainly reds and pinks in my collection I find these colours easiest to wear with my skin tone and I do love a nice red lippy paired with flicked black liner and often wear this combination during the daytime, even to pop to the supermarket I like to look glam lol! Below are my fav picks of the bunch.
I included my home-made Mac palettes because all the nudes are fab for wearing with a daytime smoky eye or on a night out if you go a bit heavier on the eye make up. I use all of these in rotation. Other great Mac ones in there are Costa Chic a true bright coral and Impassioned a really bright pink.
The lipsticks from L-R are Mac Ruby Woo a blue toned red which honestly does suit every skin tone. Middle one is Mac Girl About Town which I bought because I read it is Cheryl Cole's fav and it doesn't disappoint it is a very bright purple/pink tone and I always get people asking me what it is when I wear it. Lastly is YSL Rouge Volupte No17 which is a true red shade. It is so lovely and moisturising and lasts really well. I tend to wear this on a night out with false eyelashes when it's appropriate to look more heavily made up.
The pic below is of my balms. I use lip balm religiously throughout the day and apply a thick layer at night to keep my lips chap free and help keep fine lines at bay. I keep various ones stashed about the place; in my office, in the car and in my handbag. I'm so obsessed with it I might have a panic attack if I couldn't lay my hands on one immediately!
The Clarins Instant Light 01 is a lovely pale pink and smells amazing. It says it's a Natural Lip Perfector, don't know what that's supposed to mean but when I use it my lips feel nicely moisturised with a hint of colour. On the right is By Terry Baume De Rose and possibly the most expensive lip balm known to man (correct me if I'm wrong) but at £35.00 it's certainly not cheap! This is one of those that I just had to buy because of all the hype. It's definitely a pleasure to use and smells divine, of roses, obvs! It leaves a lovely shine to the lips and is super conditioning. You can use it on cuticles, not that I would, I might have paid £35.00 for it, but I'm not stupid ;-) I won't be repurchasing this, as lovely as this is, it just doesn't wow me or justify the hefty £. The one of the bunch I will definitely repurchase though, is Dior's Creme De Rose. I actually bought this when I was toying with the idea of buying the By Terry one. I fell so in love with it that I bought the By Terry thinking it would be even better, it's not. The Dior one is everything I want from a lip balm; thick consistensy, a hint of colour, highly moisturising and stays longer than 5 seconds on my lips. It's a winner and at £19.50 still expensive but so worth it.
Last pic below is my all time fav lip product that I have bought again and again.
Dior Lip Glow is the original customised colour reviver. It reacts with your body chemistry and makes your lips glow with the most beautiful natural colour. Basically the ultimate your lips but better shade. It's not a gimmick because I bought this for my sister and it looks totally different on her than it does on me. This is also my hubby's fav lippy of mine and he always says my lips look kissable when I wear it so that's nice! :-) It costs £21.00, so again not cheap but the packaging is very luxurious as you would expect from Dior and it lasts for ages.
So have you got any recommendations for me. What's your all time favourite?