My name is Liz and I’m addicted to buying lipsticks. Now we’ve got that out of the way I can start. I’ve been buying make-up since I was around 13 years old (9 years) and when I started I basically would go into Boots, look at whatever the Natural Collection/Miss Sporty had on offer and pick it up. I remember buying so many horribly neon pink lipsticks and never wearing them, but I thought they were so cute and I needed them in my life.
Now, I class myself as a bit more of a make-up connoisseur. I know what looks good on my skin tone and I know what shades to stay away from. And when it comes to make-up lipstick is my favourite part. I now officially own *deep breath* 64 lipsticks and lip glosses. A large majority of my collection are matte liquid lipsticks because they’re such an incredible creation and I don’t know what I’d do without now.
There are so many lipstick brands out there now it’s hard to figure out what are the holy grails of lipsticks. Over the years I’ve found brands that work with me and colours that I can’t live without and it’s all pretty much trial and error – but if you don’t try, you’ll never know. I’ve chosen 6 of my favourites out of my 64 lipsticks to talk about because I couldn’t physically write about all of my favourites because there’s too many. And here’s my fave 6 at the moment:
I find that lipstick makes me feel so much more put together. I rely on a bold lip to take the attention away from my hair when I’m having a bad hair day, or if I’m not wearing any other make up to make me feel alive. It’s a safety belt in a way for me, which is probably why I love it so much. In my mind, you’re never fully dressed without lipstick, and who’d of thought I’d quit wearing lipstick for a boy, ladies, I repeat, NEVER stop wearing lipstick for a boy. If he don’t love you with purple lips, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
The first lipstick I’ll start with is Poison Berry by Kylie Cosmetics. This is one of her newer shades and it’s in the new Velvet formula. Now, I didn’t get along with Kylie’s matte formula when I first tried it, but this works amazing. Because they don’t dry down they are wearable and you can get use out of them for hours without needing to reapply. Again as like I said in my Kylie Cosmetics review before, they are pretty pricey for a lipstick. They retail at $27 for a lipstick and a lip liner, which is around £21 in the UK.
The next two lipsticks I love, love, love right now are from Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Now. I’ve spoken about J Star Cosmetics so much on my blog recently I’m starting to feel like I work for them, but honestly, I love the products so very much. My top two today are Androgyny and Weirdo. Androgyny is a very wearable colour for almost every skin tone, it’s gorgeous and I love it for everyday. Weirdo on the other hand is my statement lipstick. I wear this when I’m feeling edgy and basically want to make people do double takes when they see me. They formula is lovely and soft, it’s drying, but it feels lightweight on the lips. They retail for £16 on Beauty Bay and I’ll definitely be getting more as he widens his collection.
The fourth lipstick in my favourites is one I’ve owned for probably around 6 years (not the same tube, but the shade.) It was probably one of the first lipsticks I ever bought from the Natural Collection and it’s now a staple in my make up collection. It’s a beautiful, shiny taupe-brown colour that matches my now tanned skin beautifully. It’s super lightweight and does require some touch ups throughout the day but for £2.49 you can’t say no. I know my lipstick is from the moisture shine collection and the shade I believe is “Hazlenut.”
I’ve had in my collection since I was around 16 years old. It was the first red I fell in love with and even now it’s my perfect shade of red. It’s the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in shade 107. It was one of the first matte lipsticks I ever bought and it’s one I’ll keep repurchasing until I can’t find it anymore. This lipstick costs £5.49 from Boots.
My final favourite (at the moment) has been a favourite of mine since I first started buying high end make-up. Mac was the first store I ever went in where make-up cost more than I’d ever realised. I remember going into Debenhams and thinking “I need one of everything” but because I was still a high-school student with no job and only pocket money to live on, I just went for one lipstick. Instigator is a deep, moisturising purple shade which is perfect for the vamp season. I bust this bad-boy out every autumn and it never fails me. It lasts almost all day and it looks perfect on me. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. This lipstick costs £16.50 on Debenhams.com.
I love all these lipsticks so much and like I said I have so many more I love too, so this list is always changing for me. One thing that always remains is that lipstick will always be my #1 make-up trend, no matter where the wind blows us.
Happy lipstick wearing everyone!