I have to be honest, I am one of those people who believe that a makeup look is not finished without a lipstick , lipliner or any kind of colour on the lips. I’m not talking about a full on bright pink every time, but merely a ‘my lips, but better’ shade of lipstick. I think even a nude shade of lipliner finishes the makeup look and makes it look so much more put together. I wanted to share my current favourite shade of lipsticks, be it ones I have been using for a wile now and some new discoveries as well. Hope you enjoy:).
1. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘Fable‘- matt finish, bright rose pink
I purchased this colour a few months ago and I have been wearing it pretty much non stop (as you can probably tell hehe). I honestly can’t tell you enough how amazing Illamasqua lipsticks are! I love the look of a matt lip but also love the fact that I can always change a matt lip into a glossy one by simply adding some gloss on top. The staying power of the Illamasqua lipsticks is great and the pigmentation is honestly the best I have ever tried! All the shades I own are so vibrant! The only con I can think of is that the lipsticks are a little drying but that’s the case with all matt lipsticks. Just make sure you’re lips are nicely moisturised before applying it.
2. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘ESP‘- matt finish, vivid violet
This is the most beautiful, unique violet i have ever seen. It is a matt finish but there is sooo much dimension to it. It is almost as if it contains little bit of a navy depending which angle you look at it from. Truly beautiful and worth an investment if you are after something that’s one of a kind.
3. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘Shard‘- matt finish, red violet
My newest purchase from Illamasqua. I’m a little late on this shade but non the less when I opened my package it was like love at first sight. Again, very pigmented and such a beautiful shade of deep, purply red.
4. Illamasqua Lipstick in ‘Posture‘- matt finish, cool mauve
This shade is definitely for the brave. It is another unique one. A very pretty, pale lilac. It isn’t your typical everyday, wearable colour but it definitely stands out. I certainly don’t wear it everyday but I do bust it out from time to time when I’m bored of my everyday look.
5. Illamasqua Creme Pigment in ‘Delirium‘- matt, rose taupe cream pigment
This is actually a cream pigment meant to be used on your eyes. Illamasqua products are great because they’re so versatile. You can use every product however your heart desires and I just happen to love this product on my lips. It almost gives them a dead kind of look. It sounds really weird but I love this on the days when I’m going for the vampy look and I don’t feel like wearing a dark lip.
6. MAC Lipstick in ‘Creme cup‘- cool, dusty, light pink
This is exactly the shade I had in mind when I said ‘my lips, but better’. It is that perfect pink that I just throw on when i’m in a hurry to get out the door. I have a lot of lipsticks and this is the first one I ever repurchased several times. I wear it either on its own or, I like to top it off with BareMinerals Buxom Plumping lipgloss in ‘Debbie’ in order to add a little warmth to it.
7. MAC Lipstick in ‘Rebel‘- deep fuchsia
This has been my autumn colour. One of my favourite MAC lipsticks and I feel like everyone should own it because it is such a cult classic. It suits a lot of skin tones and i think if you want to try a dark lip for the first time this is the lipstick to buy.
8. MAC Lipstick in ‘Ruby woo‘- matt finish, bright, blue based red
A classic! This is another colour from MAC I feel like everyone should own. It is beautifully matte, and I should also add, it makes you’re teeth look whiter because it is a blue based red. Perfect for achieving that vintage glamour look.
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