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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Current Top Ten Favourite Lipsticks.

Over the past couple of months I've really been getting much more into lip products & sadly for my bank balance, I currently have a wishlist almost as long as my arm full of MAC lipsticks. I never used to really understand the hype surrounding MAC lipsticks but now I totally get it! Perhaps I'll just have to treat myself occasionally!

After seeing Louise from Sprinkle Of Glitter do a video about her favourite lipsticks I was super inspired to do the same! I popped a video up on my YouTube channel which I will embed at the end of this blog post incase you'd like to see it, but I also couldn't resist snapping a few pictures!
Beehive from 17 cosmetics is the perfect 'my lips but better' kind of shade. It's such a wearable colour that will quite literally go with any make up look and the formula is just beautiful, leaving behind a glossy finish to the lips - so no need to faff around with an extra lipgloss over the top! Perfect low maintenance make up!

Viva Glam Cyndi from MAC is one that I won't talk about too much because it was limited edition and no longer available, which I'm super sad about. This is probably one of my all time favourite lipstick shades and I'm currently kicking myself for not picking up approximately twelve million back ups. I really need to find a dupe for this shade although I have a feeling I'll never find anything quite as nice as Cyndi!

Illamasqua's Fable was, I think, my first ever high end make up purchase and I still love it just as much now as I did when I first got it. I don't reach for it all the time because it is very matte which is a finish that I find quite difficult to work with, but, the colour is just the most perfect warm pink. This shade will always hold a special place in my heart!

Another shade from Illamasqua making its way into my top ten is called Obey and this is the perfect peachy pink shade. Gosh, Illamasqua know how to make some amazing colours! As soon as summer rolls around I'll be wearing this non stop!

Again, I won't talk about this lipstick, which is Pillow Talk from Topshop Make Up, for long because it's limited edition but I will say that this is a super pretty classic baby pink shade with a truly lovely formulation. I wish this wasn't limited edition because I know how many people adore this lipstick!

This one is technically not a lipstick so I think I may be cheating slightly but I'm just going to go with it! I really do love the Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Creams and my favourite shade is called Fairy Cake. A muted coral pink, this is one of those colours that goes with so many different make up looks, and with a good lip balm underneath I really love the finish of these. They smell like cake too - yummy!

Revlon Pink Pout is a beautiful mid toned pink shade with slight purpley undertones and I absolutely adore this lipstick. It is a matte formulation but I don't find these to be anywhere near as matte as Illamasqua's so this is much easier for me to wear on a daily basis. It's not really drying at all which I was pleasantly surprised about, and the colour is just gorgeous!

Baby Pink from Revlon's ColorBurst line is a beautiful sheer glossy pink that you don't even have to think about when you're applying it. The packaging is lovely, the formula is pretty bloody amazing and the finish is extremely flattering on the lips. You definitely don't need an extra gloss over the top of this and the warm pink colour really helps to brighten up my entire complexion! Love it!

Including Lovelorn from MAC may be cheating slightly as I haven't had it for very long but it has fast become an all time favourite shade! This is a perfect every day lipstick shade for me and the lustre finish is my favourite - it's glossy but not too glossy and it lasts for a good amount of time so I don't have to reapply every 5 minutes. The colour is perfect, a mid toned blue pink that makes my teeth look whiter and my complexion brighter. Perfect!

Finally, I couldn't not include this in my favourites and it is the infamous Cherries in the Snow from Revlon. I don't think there's anything else I can say about this other than it is just absolutely perfect!
What are your favourite lipsticks? Are there any shades that you think I absolutely have to go and check out? 


  1. The illamasqua obey lipstick looks like such a perfect shade! I have one of the Creme Puff lip creams from Collection 2000, but I find it makes my lips look awful! I have really chapped lips and it just highlights that, so I tend to stay away from lipsticks and such! Wish they would make my lips look smooth and perfect ): xxx

  2. I'm really excited for you to get the Revlon Colorburt Lip Butter in Cherry Tart so you can do a comparison with the Cherries in the snow!

  3. I resisted picking up 'Pillow Talk' a few months ago..but then I went back because I couldn't stop thinking about it, but they no longer sell it! :( x

  4. I really need to up my game in the lipsticks state. I brought beehive after seeing it on here and adore but i broke it on a night out :( Really do need to replace it! I fancy a few more from that range too.

  5. I wish I'd purchased Viva Glam Cyndi while it was available, I think I'll keep my eyes peeled for it on blog sales.
    I love Cherries in the Snow, so much in fact I named my blog after it!

  6. I really want to try the cream puffs and beehive lipstick! x

  7. I can never find the creampuff! and it looks so good. x

  8. This post makes me want to go shopping... You've picked some gorgeous shades! Still can't believe I haven't yet tried a 17 lipstick, even after all the hype!
    Cherries in the snow is a favourite of mine too - looks gorgeous on paler skintones :)


  9. Beehive is one of my favourites too ! It just seems to work for everyone ! xx

  10. you made me buy fable, and i am glad you did! i am loving it to death since i got it! xxx

  11. Great post/lipsticks ! I also adore viva glam Cyndi...so sad the only place I can find it now is Ebay :(( but...I've heard that the Revlon lip butter in cherry tart is a close dupe xx love from the US !

  12. Great post! I myself also adore Viva glam cyndi xx I'v heard that the new revlon lip butter in cherry tart is a close dupe too! Will have to check it outt. love from the US!

  13. I wish Pillow talk was still available - it looks gorgeous! x


  14. Ah these are the exact shades of lipstick I am searching for right now! I can't explain how useful this was haha! BUT oh my gosh, I had NO idea pillow talk was limited edition, I've wanted it for ever but never rushed to get it! RUSHING NOW! Thank you, lovely post! x

  15. I love the Collection 2000 lip creams - Fairy Cake is my favourite shade as well. Nice post! xx

  16. I like Lady Gaga's for MAC and I'm trying to use them wisely - when this sad day of using them completely comes, I swear I will cry!


  17. God, I dreamed of buying a revlon lipstick last night. It's so not fair that we can't buy this brand in Austria :( Love that post!

  18. Uh oh... I now have a lipstick wishlist as long as my arm thanks to this post! ;) I've never been that tempted buy Illamasqua products but those lipsticks look gorgeous and I want the Revlon matte lipstick too X

  19. You love your pinks! =) Some fab colours in there.

  20. I need Cherries In The Snow but I can't seem to find it anywhere. I wish I'd bought Viva Glam Cyndi, it looks so pretty. x

  21. Cherries in the Snow is gorgeous. It was one of the first lipsticks I ever owned, and I can't get enough of it. So flattering and so pretty.
    @Lilylipstick, I struggled to find it at first too. Smaller stores don't seem to stock it, but I have seen it in larger branches of Boots and Superdrug. If not, as strange as it may sound, I've managed to find lipsticks cheaply on Amazon! I only buy that way if I know exactly which shade I want, I wouldn't choose a new colour without seeing it in person, but for tracking down a certain lippy, it works quite well.

  22. Love this post! I've been thinking about doing something similar to this soon! I love to get ideas for new lipsticks to pick up (even if I'm not supposed to pick up any lipstick at all at the moment, saving some money for a summer vacation9 ;)

    Hope you're having a nice weekend!

  23. This is SUCH a fun idea, and I absolutely love how you photographed them! Wonderful post <3


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