Hello my wonderful beauties! So I thought that I would write this blog on different shades of lipstick, since I recently just started to become more involved within this makeup application process. When I was in high school, I never really wore lipstick to be honest, I just wasn’t into it and thought it was pointless. I just started to get into the makeup application process just last year and continuing on into this year, experimenting with different shades. Going through the lipstick process can be tricky, especially if you are new to wearing this type of cosmetic. It can be extremely overwhelming trying to find the perfect shade for your skin tone and lips as well! Trust me, you need to be patient with this process, and do not become frustrated if you are having a difficult time trying to find the perfect shade.. it takes time. Do not be afraid when going to different cosmetic stores such as MAC or Sephora ,to ask for some help or advice when shopping. Their job is to help you, so use their expertise and knowledge! I came up with a few of my favourite lipsticks and decided to try them all on for you, to help you see the colour strictly on a pair of lips! I do not have a lot of lipsticks as my collection is still growing, but I hope some of these shades help you beauties out!
This is one of the first lipsticks that I have purchased from MAC,and it is one of my favourites. This has a more pink shade to it, but I found that it’s still wearable to wear in the day time as opposed to strictly at night time. You can purchase this at any MAC cosmetics store for $20.00. I find that this lipstick quality is amazing, and it lasts a long time as well. This lipstick is in the shade “Pink Plaid”.
The next lipstick that I would highly recommend purchasing is called ‘Velvet Teddy” by MAC as well. This has a nice brown/neutral shade to it, that is perfect for the fall/winter weather. I absolutely am in love with this shade, and I find that it goes perfectly well with any outfit that I am wearing.You can purchase this at any MAC cosmetics store for $20.00.
The next lipstick that I absolutely love for “night-outs” is called Snob by MAC cosmetics. I can not emphasize how much I love this lipstick. It has a really pretty “Barbie” pink to it, that just screams attention…but I love it. Although this is a really bright lipstick, I do find it acceptable with the right outfit to wear this during the day. However, I usually try to stick with this lip shade for when I go to the bar/club. You can purchase this lip stick for $20.00 at any MAC cosmetics store.
The next lipstick that I have been using is called “Tokyo” by NYX. This soft matte lip cream is perfect for “night-outs” or even every day wear. What I love about NYX cosmetics is that this brand is extremely inexpensive compared to high name brands at Sephora or MAC. The quality of their products is really good as well, so I would highly recommend looking into NYX cosmetics. You can usually find NYX at any Walmart, Shoppers or even Target. This product is only $6.00, so why not give it a try!
This next lipstick is also one of my favourites because of how nourishing it feels on your lips. This lipstick is in the shade “Rouge Pur Couture” by YSL. This is a glossy stain that tints your lips and stays on them for a long period of time, which is amazing. The only downfall I would have to say about this specific product is the price… it is expensive. You can purchase this at Sephora for $36.00. Yes I know… you’re probably thinking why the hell am I going to pay that much for a lip product?! Well I will let you know that it does last a long time, and it really does feel amazing on your lips. There are many different shades to choose from, I just find that Coral tones look best on my lips. This product is good for everyday wear, and I would highly recommend trying it out for yourself!
The next product that I have on my list is by Two Faced Cosmetics and it is the Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in the shade “Fig”. I have mentioned this product in previous blogs that I have written but I really do love the shade of this product. I am not a really big fan of dark lipsticks and I find they look really harsh on my lips. When I came across this shade I had to try it, and I found that it really doesn’t look too dark on me! You can purchase this at Sephora for $25.00 and it comes in a whole bunch of different shades! It really does stay on your lips for pretty much most of the day which is amazing.
(As you can see this shade looks absolutely flawless! You have to try it out for yourself)
The next product that I am going to talk about is called Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in the shade “101”. I have nothing against drug store products whatsoever, some of my makeup products I only purchase from the drugstore such as my foundation and mascara. I love love LOVE the Kate lipsticks that you can purchase at any Walmart. They retail for under $10.00 and are located in the Rimmel London section. I love this lipstick because you can wear it for every day use, and it is extremely cheap to purchase. This shade is a more pinky colour because I love how pinks look on my lips, but it is not too bold.
The next lipstick is again by Kate Moss lipsticks and is in the shade “113”. This is a beautiful nude colour that looks so subtle yet classy on your lips. Every girl needs a nude lipstick so why not go for a good quality one that is cheap? You can purchase this product at any Walmart for under $10.00 in the Riimmel London section. I would for sure try out some Kate Moss Lipsticks if you have not done so already, you will not be disappointed!
This lip product is called Lip Smacking Fun Colours by NYX cosmetics and it is in the shade “509”. I absolutely love NYX products because there makeup quality is unreal and it always is extremely cheap. Something about this colour called to me, so I just had to try it out! I really love the bright pink shade to it, and it’s perfect for going out to a bar/club later on in the night. I would not recommend wearing this for a day time look, but if you do want to look extremely bold then go for it! You can purchase this product at Shoppers, Target, or Walmart for around $8.00!
The next product that I am going to show you beauts is by Kate Moss in the shade “110”. Off course every girl needs one red lipstick in their makeup collection. I purchased this lipstick last year (yes I still have it, so it does last a long time!), and I always use it for going out at night. I absolutely love the colour as their is a hint of orange to it, so it’s really unique and fun to wear! You can purchase this at Walmart in the Rimmel London section for under $10.00 and there are many shades to choose from. This is by far my all time favourite going out lipstick that is red. I find it so flawless and it stays on for the whole night too! You have to try this out for yourself!
The next lipstick that I am going to vent about is called Rouge Dior Lipstick in the shade “Nude” If you are a girl that likes to purchase more high end makeup then I would highly recommend trying out this product. I love nude lipsticks, and found that this one looks very subtle on your lips and goes great with any outfit. I also found that it feels very creamy and nourishing on your lips . You can purchase this product at Sephora for $42.00, and there are also many other different shades to choose from!
The next product that I have on my list are the two Nars Lipsticks. I recently got this from Sephora for free as part of my birthday gift from them. The first colour is called the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade “Cruella”. I really do love this pencil, it glides on so easily and also the colour is very pigmented. I would for sure wear this for a night out, and it makes you look extremely classy and elegant as well! The next colour is in the shade “Rikugien” and is a more neutral shade that is an every day wear. I love how nourishing these pencils feel while applying the lipstick, and they really do stay on your lips for a long period of time. The Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil retails at Sephora for $32.00, as well as the Satin Lip Pencil .
The next product that I am going to talk about looks similar to one that was already mentioned up above, but it is slightly different. This is another NYX cosmetics product and it is called NYX Extreme Lip Cream in the shade “Nude Peach Fuzz”. You can purchase this at any Walmart, Target or Shoppers for only $6.00 and there are many other different shades to choose from! I love this specific shade, and it provides extreme pigmentation with a glossy finish. It is extremely cheap to purchase so why not try it out for yourself!?
The last lip product that I have is called Colour Burst Lip Butter by Revlon in the shade “Creamsicle”. This is the first time I have tried out this specific product and over all I found it to be wonderful on my lips. I really do love this shade as it is extremely unique but you can wear it for every day use. I found this at Walmart in the Revlon section for under $10.00. It is extremely nourishing on your lips, and makes them extremely glossy, I also find the packaging to be really cute as well! There are many different shades and colours to choose from.
I always found that actually seeing lipstick on somebody’s lips always helped me to determine which lipstick I was going to purchase. Some lipsticks look better just in the package than actually on your lips! This is why I chose to put each one on and display the product for you, so you have a better grip on how each one looks. I also provided swatches of each individual lipstick so that you can get a better view for yourself of each shade beside one another,.
One product that I am going to mention which I use before i apply any lipstick products is the LUSH lip scrub which I found helps so much. You know when your lips get all dry and make your lipstick look absolutely awful? Purchase this product and scrub it on your lips before your lipstick. This helps take away all the dead skin cells, and makes your lipstick look flawless on your lips. I purchased the flavour “popcorn” which I do love, but you can purchase many other flavours for only $10.00 and they do last you a long time!
Thank you for taking the time to read this lipstick blog! I hope this has helped some of you when you go to purchase your next lipstick haul. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions, or let me know which lipsticks you purchased for yourself!