| every colour of the lipstick rainbow |

Helloooo everyone !

Continuing on from last week’s ‘5 Favourite Lipsticks’, I am delving into the make-up drawer once again to give you a showcase of my lipstick collection and how they look on the lips and against my skin tone. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration as to how they will look on you, and whether you really want to buy it if you’ve been thinking of doing so !

We’ve got nude to pink, orange to red, purple to near black, so let’s get lippy.

1. MAC Myth

the ultimate matte ‘foundation’ lip colour, very nude and when paired with some brown/lilac lip-liner and smokey brown eyes, you are working the 90s.

2. MAC Blossom Culture

A part of the Sheen Supreme collection, this pretty peachy coral colour is a great slick of pink to freshen up you lips. Although I wish it was matte and not glossy, it has a lovely day look for winged eye-liner.

3. MAC Snob

A perfect matte pink, on of the ultimate MAC lipsticks to own. It’s lilac-blue undertone makes it great for most skintones and is a spring must. I love wearing it against light brown smokey eyes or a slick of mascara, it really brightens the face enough to look natural.

4. Revlon ColourBurst Matte Lip Balm Audacious

A pretty and easy to apply orange, great for daily wear and for those who aren’t brave enough for a loud look. It’s also a perfect base for…

5. MAC Morange

The brightest orange ever. Matte and bold, it stays all day and is definitely an eye-catcher. Don’t just save it for summer, you can absolutely wear this all year round as I do. This isn’t a shade made to be kept in the drawers for long-periods.

6. Barry M 145

The most long-lasting lipstick I’ve come across, you need so much cleanser to get this off ! It doesn’t budge with food or drink, and is VERY bright. Perfect for that white teeth smile as it’s blue toned. One of my pick-me-up shades I’d highly recommend.

7. Revlon ColourBurst Matte Lip Balm Sultry

The easiest daily red to throw on for any occasion. A slight burnt brown hue makes it feel 90s but with enough red to be deep enough for a night out. So easy to re-apply and can be layered over many red lines for different hues. My most worn lipstick for going out and about.

8. MAC Russian Red

My HG red. The one and only. It never fails, is always a face and teeth brightener, and looks great will all outfits for all occasions and skin-tones. I love wearing this on a day I need to feel pretty and happy.

9. Fresh Inc. Sugar Lip Balm Plum

In theory, great. In application, a bit streaky. As you can see a line has formed mid-lip where it’s been applied and rubbed against with my lips. It does bring a subtle colour for low-key make-up days, however it is a pain to look natural. Great over dark lipsticks for moisture.

10. Revlon ColourBurst Matte Lip Balm Shameless

This is my most vivid purple purple, it stands out so much and is a great versatile lippy. It’s easy to look grungy, gothic or really simple and bold, plus it’s a great texture and application. Love it <3

11. Maybelline New York Colour Sensational Midnight Plum

My first purple lipstick, and is probably the more pigmented and long-lasting version of Fresh Plum lip-balm. It has a great coverage but takes a few layers, and isn’t too matte for look cakey or drying but keeps the lips nourished.

12. 17 New Black

I won’t lie, it’s a pain to apply on its own but over a base lip-liner or purple such as Shameless, it is the perfect dark purple and is truly near black. A great look against a simple cat flick or nude eyes. This lip is made to be in the spotlight.


I think the amount of pictures made me think I had loads of lipsticks, but then again, what’s the harm in more ? I’m tempted by blue and black lipsticks, they look so fun !

This post has definitely made me use certain products more, and I remember why I bought them in the first place. Summer is always a great time to throw on some lippy, so try experimenting with some new shades.

Do you own any of these lipsticks ? What are your favourite brands and shades ?

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

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