I’ve been doing some serious clearing out recently – I’ve joined the ranks of ebay to get rid of jewelry and clothes, and even my makeup stash has been cleared. I accumulated quite the bag of MAC empties, which meant I was entitled to quite a few free lipsticks! (In case you haven’t heard of the Back-to-Mac scheme, all you have to do is collect 6 empty containers, and return them to your nearest MAC counter, where you can then choose any of the permanent lipsticks to take home with you.)
Since I have a ridiculous number of neutral lipsticks, and because the lipstick was free, I thought I would branch out a little and go for something a little fun. Pink Pearl Pop is described as a frosted mid-tonal pink, and it’s the most gorgeous pink. In the tube it looks like a very pigmented deep pink, but when it’s swatched, it’s the most gorgeous sheer pink. The lipstick has a slight glitter to it, and it has the perfect amount of sheen. I love the way it brightens up my usual makeup. This is a perfect colour for summer!
The lipstick is priced at £14
I always love Lipstick Queen packaging – it manages to be super luxurious, beautifully retro, and basically just dreamy all at the same time.
Since the weather has been brightening up, I’ve been looking for ways to change up my makeup without looking too try-hard. Thankfully, Lipstick Queen has come up trumps with their Saint 10% Pigment Lipstick in Bright Natural Saint.
In the tube it looks like quite a dark, warm rose, but the 10% pigment formula is beautifully sheer. It is completely perfect for a simple, easy daytime look. The lipstick is definitely a your-lips-but-better shade, and it feels gorgeously balmy when applied. I’m obsessed with the glossy finish, and it means I don’t need to tote around a huge number of products when I’m out and about! The lipstick has great wear-time too; I can easily wear this for 3 hours without having to check a mirror or reapply.
The lipstick costs £20.00 and it’s available from SpaceNK and here (US)
I’d heard rather good things about Lipstick Queen lippies. From bold, bright colors to hydrating formulas I was intrigued.
So when I had a couple of evening events this weekend, I knew exactly which lippie I would be sporting – Brat Pack. A true Hollywood Red; but before we get into lipstick-specifics, I think we should just take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous packaging. It looks exactly how you want a lipstick to look, and it makes me feel as if I’m in some Grace Kelly movie.
Before applying Brat Pack, I thoroughly exfoliated and moisturized my lips (first I used a Victoria’s Secret Lip Scrub, and then I patted on a little Kiss Mix). Once I let the balm sink in a little, I then carefully painted on the shade using a lip brush, blotted, then applied again.
This is a serious lip colour – it’s the most beautiful true red, with just a touch of blue to keep my teeth looking pearly-white. Since it’s a matte shade, I did worry a little about my lips feeling a little parched, but really, I shouldn’t have bothered. It feels like silk to apply, and once this lipstick is on, it’s on! I barely had to look at my mouth all night, as this just sat looking pretty the entire night. Possibly the best part? It has a light, minty flavour and scent which kept me looking and feel great all evening!
The lipstick is priced at £35.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
So the newest thing to come from Estee Lauder is the brand’s new Pure Color Envy Lipsticks – a range of 20 new colors which claim to sculpt, hydrate and style lips – I have two to try out! View Post
When a lipstick is named after one of the biggest fashion icons ever, you have to hope it will be good. Thankfully, Laura Mercier are more than qualified with their homage to French hottie Brigitte Bardot with their perfect peachy-pink lipstick.