So I thought today that I would start a mini series, where I share with you every section of my makeup collection and my favourite bits from each, of course starting with Lipstick.
Lipstick and me are good pals, it’s something which I feel no guilt in buying another. I’ve actually recently downsized my collection to the best of the bunch and so picking favourites was quite difficult because in reality I love them all.
I love lipstick in any formula, feel and shade but my go to’s are something creamy for a nude, and matte for a bold and I’m happy to mix and match with those inbetweeny shades. Here are my picks…
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink – this is my go to nude and has a lovely creamy yet opaque formula. It lends it’s self to a more pinky tone but I’d describe it as a true beige shade. Perfecto! (I’ll probably say that about them all)
CHANEL Rouge Coco lipstick in Adrienne – are you sick of me talking about this one? This was my go to nude until it melted on a hot day in my handbag. This is quite like Penelope Pink but a little bit darker and not quite so beige. It’s a pinky peach YLBB shade which I imagine would suit everyone.
By Terry Balme De Rose – Aaah I’m not sure of the official name of this but it was a Christmas limited edition formula in a lip gloss style and I have to say it’s fabulous. It’s nourishing and non sticky while providing a sweet smelling shiny finish in a wearable shade. When this runs out I’m getting the pot.
MAC Mehr – I haven’t worn this lipstick in such a long time but I couldn’t not pick it as a favourite. It’s my current fave MAC lippy (shout out to shy girl my old sweetheart) and an easy go to for pairing with any eye look or when you don’t know what to go for. The matte formula stays put without being drying and glides on easily. A true winner.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in So Marilyn – Named after the queen of the red lip herself, this is a great staple shade. It’s ever so slightly deeper than a ‘true’ red and lends it’s self to a blue undertone. It’s a creamy formula which I don’t usually choose in a bold lip option but I opt to wear it with a lot of liner or layered over my next and final favourite…
MAC Ruby Woo – I feel like everyone has a place in their heart Ruby Woo, it’s a cult classic in any makeup bag or collection. It’s a retro-matte formula which means you need an entire tub of lip balm and a strong hand for application as it is still, it does drag and it is drying. It’s such a great shade and does not budge at all, one for special occasions due to the chapped lips post event but a firm favourite nonetheless.