National Lipstick Day comes round every year on the 29th July, which I’m thankful for (seeing as I didn’t manage to post this in time this year, but I’ll be early for the next)! Plus, it’s the lipstick posts that often hook me into browsing which shades I want to add to my Pinterest’s Make Up Wishlist board.
So although the occasion has been and gone, I’d still like to share my current 5 favourite lipsticks of the moment. I did manage to post the video in time, next year I’ll aim to do the same with the blog post too…
Mac Vegas Volt
Jumping straight in with a perfect coral splash, it hasn’t taken me long to fall in love with Mac’s Vegas Volt. Having been saved in that previously mentioned Pinterest board for well over a year (if not longer), I wish I’d have bought it sooner.
If you don’t know already Mac’s Amplified Creme collection promises luscious colour with a long lasting finish. Mmm hmmm, don’t we all know Mac do not fail their promises in that!
Vegas Volt is also quite versatile; I’ve worn it around Christmas for a pop of festive red and I’ve worn it in summer too accompanied with casual floral dresses (as shown above).
I love eighties glamour. So when I was hunting for a lip colour a la Jerry Hall in this pin I picked up Kiko’s Creamy Lip Gloss in 106. I’ll admit it was a bit of a spontaneous buy and although it doesn’t pack as much sheen as a gloss can, it still has a perfect punch of ‘glammed-up’ red.
I found application tricky at first, despite being a pencil it can be quite slippery. However, practice has made perfect and I now outline my lips before filling them in, creating and accentuating my lips natural outline.
Lipstick Queen Saint Pink
I’m not a gal that wears red lipstick every day, so usually on my 9 to 5 I reach for a natural nude/pink. For quite a while this was Lipstick Queen’s Saint Pink lipstick. I felt it was the perfect natural shade that has the right tint of pink to pull my look together Monday to Friday. (Believe me, I need something quick and easy in the mornings.)
The consistency is a dream too, like a lip butter but in a lipstick. Sadly, I’m talking about this lipstick in the past tense if you haven’t noticed, as I’m scraping the barrel of it, quite literally.
Tom Ford Pussycat
There are certain brands that conjure up such luxury that even if you only but own a small product of theirs like a lipstick you hold onto it dearly, to not use wastefully or treat it carelessly. My one and only Tom Ford lipstick (Pussycat) is just that for me.
Pussycat is a dark pink matte that transitions into every season seamlessly. The only thing that makes me sad about it is that I can no longer see the engraved TF in the lipstick stick itself. Those times are sadly gone each time I wear it… 😔
Clinique Sweet Heart Pop
The only lipstick to have made it it in my current 5 favourite lipsticks with a built-in primer. Clinique’s Sweet Heart Pop Liquid is reminds me off the sticky sweet shades you might see being created in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Although this matte liquid lipstick smooths rather than sticks like candy and other liquid shades. The colour pay off is so vibrant too, with this pink being just so rock n’ roll.
What’s your current 5 favourite lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below! I’m always ready to pin some suggestions…