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Monday, 20 June 2011

My Top 10 Lipsticks: Swatches

In this post I'm going to talk about my favourite lipsticks. Be aware that I don't tend to wear dark or bright lipsticks a lot so they are mostly neutrals and nudes. Most of these are great for wearing with a bright eye look. I hope you like them!



 Natural light.
Indoor light.

From L-R: NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White, Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mystic, Beauty UK lipstick in Snob, Prestige Petulant Rose, and NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia.


 Natural light
Indoor light.

From L-R: Mac Modesty, Mac Velvet Teddy, Bourjois Pour Naturelles Beige Eternel, NYX round lipstick in Circe, Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Innocence.

As you can tell, I like the natural colours mostly, but when I want something bright, I like the very blue pink/purple or a strong red. Here are the photos of the lipsticks themselves. I missed out Beige Eternel because it's actually in a tester bullet so I can't stand it on end:


From L-R: NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White, Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mystic, Beauty UK lipstick in Snob, Prestige Petulant Rose, and NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia.
From L-R: Mac Modesty, Mac Velvet Teddy, NYX round lipstick in Circe, Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Innocence.

Now here are my thoughts and opinions on the lipsticks:

NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White: Lovely smooth creamy red, on the darker side. I prefer this to a bright pillarbox red as I feel it looks less clownish on me.

Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mystic: I love the brightness of this paired with the matte texture. Despite being matte it goes on smoothly and I don't find it very drying. I find this much easier to wear than a bubblegum-type bright pink.

Beauty UK lipstick in Snob: Another matte. I only bought this a few days ago but I love it. It has a slight lavender colour to it and looks lovely with a lavender lipgloss over it. It has quite a strong minty smell just like the Eyeko fat balms.

Prestige Petulant Rose: Not sure if this has been discontinued, but a very pretty pink shade, creamy texture. Very easy to wear for work etc, about a shade lighter than my natural lipcolour.

NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia: I like this one for when I want something neutral on my lips with a bright eye, without doing a very light nude lip. Has a slight grey tone to it. Typical NYX creamy smooth texture.

Mac Modesty: Like the name suggests, a natural looking shade which will go with anything. Very pigmented, cremesheen texture, slightly glossy. I prefer this for winter as I find it a bit opaque looking in direct sun, but lovely nonetheless.

Mac Velvet Teddy: Matte shade, goes on nice and smoothly. I love this one paired with a cat-eye and neutral eyeshadows, gives a bit of a retro 60's sex-kitten look.

Bourjois Pour Naturelles Beige Eternel: I bought this in Xtras for £1 and absolutely love it, so I got 2 more. I believe this is discontinued, as I've never seen it in Boots, and mine are in tester bullets. But this is my perfect shade to wear to work or when I want to look polished but not made-up. It's not matte but also not shiny at all.

NYX round lipstick in Circe: This is my perfect nude lipstick, not too pale. Can also be used to tone down/lighten another lipstick.

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Innocence: Very very pretty natural pink colour. A shade lighter than my lips, lovely to wear with just blusher and mascara. The only thing I don't like is that it has quite a strong floral, somewhat plastic-y scent.


Hope this was useful!

7 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love the look of Modesty! Man, I'd have trouble picking 10 lippies...

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  2. That Sleek Mystic lipstick is stunning! The only one I have out of the bunch is Circe, which is a great nude that I sadly don't give enough love.

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  3. Robyn: lol, I don't have that many, maybe 25 so it's not too hard :p

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  4. Great swatches! You have lovely taste in lipsticks. I'd really love to get NYX Snow White, it's a great red!

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  5. Thanks. Yeah, its nice! I just got Eros too, I like that one as well.

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  6. I love NYX Snow White, NYX Thalia and the Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Innocence!

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