BEAUTY : FAVOURITE LIPSTICKS

Friday, May 23, 2014


| The five best lipsticks in my make-up collection |




L-R Barry M 145 | MAC Russian Red | Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm 225 Sultry | MAC Morange | 17 New Black

Helloooo everyone !

I'm going to be doing a bit of a lip two-parter on 'Fashion+Beauty Fridays', with the first post looking at my five absolute faves. I will always go to these lipsticks when I need reliability, colour or an old faithful for an occassion.

I got the Barry M 145 a few years ago and it's still as good as when it was purchased - amazing quality at a good price, and the colour is a perfect matte pink-blue which stands out and makes your teeth look ever so white. It also is a mission to get off so don't worry about eating and drinking whilst wearing it. Thumbs up from me. Another white-teeth maker is the HG MAC Russian Red; this is the best red I've ever used and never fails. It's a bright, vivid red-blue with a matte finish that doesn't show up flaky lips and like the Barry M, it stays all day. For simple easy days when I need a sophisticated hint of colour (which is always), I turn to the Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm. In my eyes it can do no wrong, it's an easy application, smells delicious and doesn't look awful when it transfers during the day - reapplication is simple and doesn't bleed, resullltt. Traditionally MAC Morange is a summer colour but I think it's always perfect for brightening up an autumn or winter lip. Like Russian Red it is a matte finish, however it is more inclined to show up chapped lips so I would recommend a scrub before this ! It also layers perfectly over the Revlon ColourBurst Balm in Audacious as a top shade. Finally, for gothic and evening looks where I want some needed drama, I always so for purples, and the depth of 17 New Black is amazing against a dark dress and cat-eyes. Mixed with a purple base, this lippy is literally BLACK.

I'll be including swatches of these lipsticks in my post next week (spoiler) so keep checking back next friday, or follow me on Bloglovin to see my regular updates.

What are your favourite lipsticks ?

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

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