Friday, January 4, 2013

Lip Collection (Lipstick, Lipgloss, & Lipbalm)


Back Row: Maybelline & L'Oreal
Middle Row: Rimmel, Covergirl, Revlon, & Lancome
Front Row: NYX & MAC
Maybelline Lipsticks
(in order from left to right)
Color Sensational 840 Coral Lustre
Color Sensational 710 Rose Glimmer
Color Sensational Vivids 870 Shocking Coral
Color Sensational 140 Fuchsia Fever
Color Sensational 625 Are You Red-dy
Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick 055 Keep Me Coral 

-All of the Color Sensational's are very pretty colors, they all have a shine to them. Color Sensation Vivids is a new brand that Maybelline just came out with and all of the lipsticks are gorgeous colors and bright. I definately recommend them to anyone that is daring and loves bright lipsticks. Finally, the Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick does somewhat stay on for 14 hours because it is a stain. this color also has small silver glitters in it. 

L'Oreal Lipsticks
Colour Riche 350 British Red
Colour Riche 839 Cinnamon Toast
Colour Riche 843 Toasted Almond
Colour Riche 710 Mulberry
-L'Oreal's Color Riche Lipsticks are all great. they go on well and these colors here are beautiful. I'm upset that there aren't as many matte colors (with a shine) to choose from. I'm not a fan of shimmer or glitter lipsticks.

Rimmel Lipstick
272 Frosted
 -So this is the only Rimmel lipstick that I own (at the moment) and I had bought it a really long time ago when  I was just starting with my makeup collection. This is a really pretty color and as you can see, it changes in the type of light its in from a shimmery white to peach to brownish color. I don't usually wear this color fully on my lips, but I will use it if I'm trying to go for an ombre look on my lips.

Covergirl Lipstick
325 Spellbound

 -I'm not a big Covergirl person so I have little of there products. Here is one of their products that I do have and like. This lipstick is a pretty hot pink with purple undertones. I don't have much bad to say about this lipstick except that it stains very easily. When taking this off your lips you might want to use a tissue to take off the top layer and then use a makeup wipe to try to take off the stain.

Revlon Lipsticks
Super Lustrious Pearl 103 Caramel Glace
Super Lustrious Crème 477 Black Cherry
Super Lustrious Crème 663 Va Va Violet
Moon Drops Crème 712 Hot Coral
Color Burst Lip Butter 020 Brown Sugar

-I just discovered the Super Lustrious Lipsticks and the dark red and dark purple colors are my favorite. they're such beautiful colors for the winter. As I said before about the L'Oreal Lipsticks, I wish there was more of a variety in the matte/creme lipstick because I'm not a fan of the shimmers/pearl ones. As for the Moon Drops lipstick, I love this coral color. Its very bright, but perfect for the spring and summer. The Lip Butter is really soft and goes onto your lips lightly so its almost like just a tint, perfect for natural looks.

Le rouge Absolu Champagne
Color Design Sheen Curtain Call
Color Design Shimmer En Vogue
Color Design Cream Natural Beauty
 -I've collected these lipsticks overtime from samples that I have been given. the first one (Champagne) is actually one of the few shimmer lipsticks that I like. Its a very unique color almost like a purpley-pink. the red color next to it is very unique too. its a deep red with glitter in it. I don't use En Vogue too often, but I will use it on clients with dark skin tones, it compliments their skin well. Lastly, Natural Beauty is a very pretty nude color for tan skin. I've tried it on myself in a couple of looks when I am a very pale and I don't like how the lipstick goes with a pale skin tone, it makes me look sick.

MAC Lipsticks
Satin Viva Glam Nicki
Sheen Supreme Asian Flower

-I love MAC Lipsticks, especially their matte colors and unique ones like Viva Glam Nicki. My only issue with most of their lipsticks is that I can find so many dupes for them that are cheaper. I plan to get more lipsticks from MAC, but at the moment I have only these too. Viva Glam Nicki is a very pretty pigmented pinkish-coral color and looks amazing on tan and olive skin tones also looks great on lighter skin tones when it is just lightly dabbed onto lips. Asian flower is a very soft lavender color. I love the color and the lipstick itself, but I feel like the stick runs out so fast. 

Victoria's Secret Lipstick
Very Sexy Sheer Moisture Sinful
-Being the only lipstick I own from Victoria's Secret, I love this color. The stick itself looks brown, but when put onto your lips, its a really wet looking deep reddish-brown. This color looks very sexy with a dark smokey eye on medium skin tones.

NYX Lipsticks
Matte 10 Perfect Red
Matte 17 Sweet Pink
-Both of these lipsticks are the best matte colors I have ever tried out. They don't have any shine, shimmer, or gloss too them so they're perfect for those sexy looks you want to achieve without going shine overboard.

Lipgloss & Lipbalm
Back Row: NYX, Maybelline, & Burts Bees
Middle Row: Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Blistex, & Victoria's Secret
Front Row: L'Oreal, Urban Decay, Saxs Fifth Avenue
-I'm not a fan of lipgloss because my hair is really long and always gets stuck in it and its just such a pain in the butt to get out, but here is what I do have!
*also all the lipbalms are clear so there isn't really any point to swatching them, but here is my opinion on them*:

Maybelline Babylips Peppermint: Good to keep in your purse to just put on to keep your lips from getting dry and add on top of lips when you don't feel like putting on a colored gloss or lipstick.

Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm: Very sticky, but has an amazing shine. Put it on top of lipstick to give it the ultimate shine. Also has a little bit of a tingle.

Burts Bees Shimmer Lip Balm Champagne: Barely has any color, just a very very light shimmery pink. Its very pretty for those that don’t wear much makeup and just want a little something on their lips.

Blistex Lip Mendex Lip Protectant: This lip balm has a very soft feel and is great for chapped lips especially in the cold weather/winter.

 NYX Lipgloss
Mega Shine 164 Nude Pink
Mega Shine 137 Perfect Red
Mega Shine 101 Sugar Pie
Mega Shine 136 Dolly Pink

-All of these lipglosses are very pigmented and don't need any base to them for their colors (like a lipstick, etc). Nude Pink is the pinkish nude color that you have been looking for forever that goes with all of your intense eye looks. Perfect Red is a very glossy looking bright red and Dolly Pink is the same except a glossy hot pink.Sugar Pie is also a great nude color. The only difference between this one and Nude Pink is obviously the color, but also Nude Pink is matte with a shine and Sugar Pie has a little bit of a sparkle in it. I recommend all of these colors to those who love lipglosses and want a bright color without using lipstick.


Juicy Tubes Hot Date
Juicy Tubes Pure
Juicy Tubes Simmer
-Again, like the lipsticks, I got all of these lipglosses as samples. I don't use them often because they're really sticky. If I use any of them I will use Pure because its just a clear gloss and I can place it on top of any lipstick that I want to make shiny. The other two glosses have some glitters in them. Both look great on medium to dark skin tones. The dark red also looks great on lighter skin tones when pared with a natural eye.

Bobbi Brown
Glitter Lip Gloss Champagne
Glitter Lip Gloss Baby Pink 
Lip Tint Rosy
Shimmer Lip Tint Burnt Sugar
-Both of the glitter lip glosses (the first two) remind me a lot of MAC's Dazzleglass because they are very shiny and have glitter in them that reflect green and purple. Rosy is a matte light red color that is just going to tint your lips. Depending on your lip color, Rosy will tint them different shades of red to brown. Burnt Sugar is a shimmery brown gloss that looks great on Indian skin tones.

Urban Decay Lipgloss
Lip Junkie Naked
-This lipgloss goes great with any skin tone with a natural eye. It has a shimmer to it. I'm not sure if they sell it because I got mine with the Naked 2 Palette.

L'Oreal Lipgloss
Color Juice 510 Strawberry Smoothie
-I believe they discontinued this brand of lipgloss by L'Oreal so I'm not sure where you'd be able to get it, but either way this lipgloss is a gold-orange color with a little glitter in it. I'm not sure why they named it Strawberry Smoothie because of its color.

Saxs Fifth Ave
Shimmer Brown
Shimmer Tan
Pearl Pink
-I'm not sure if these mini glosses are for a fact from Saxs Fifth Avenue because I got them as a gift a long time ago, but they are pretty colors. The pink is very barbie-like and the two natural colors are very pretty with a matte natural colored eye.

So that is it for all of my lipsticks, glosses, and balms. I hope you enjoyed my comments and swatches and I hope you find them helpful! The next group of swatches are going to be my eyeliners, shadow pencils, and cream eyeshadows. xo ;*

Makeup Collection

So if you follow me on instagram then you should know that i've been posting pictures of my makeup collection. i had also said that i'd get the pictures up onto my blog with swatches, my ratings, and comments on them as well. so that is what i am going to do for you! it's going to take a little bit to get it all up on here, but i've already prepared myself with the swatches and names. so stay tuned and i hope you enjoy!
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