Thursday, 15 January 2015

My Favourite Winter Lipsticks (2015)

I have chosen 7 lipsticks ranging from everyday neutrals to bolder shades across both budget and high end brands. They have a variety of finishes from glossy, demi-matte to matte. I tend to favour mauve toned neutrals and pink toned berry shades especially at this time of year.
MAC Syrup Lipstick
MAC Syrup Lipstick
MAC Syrup - Link! This is a pink shade with a mauve undertone. It's a lustre formula lipstick, meaning its application is a little sheer with a glossy finish. This lipstick feels light and comfortable on the lips. It's a great everyday neutral shade. The only downside to wearing this is that it doesn't last too long on the lips, but once you don't mind reapplying, it's not a problem.

MAC Plumful Lipstick
MAC Plumful Lipstick
MAC Plumful - Link! This is a pink based plum toned lipstick, again it's a lustre formula with a sheer glossy finish much like Syrup. These MAC lipsticks have a very light vanilla scent.
I particularly love this shade this time of year, it looks great paired with a neutral or smokey eye.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Dynamic
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Dynamic
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Dynamic- Link! This is an opaque warm nude shade. It has an incredibly creamy formula that feels really moisturising and comfortable on the lips and lasts about two hours on me (it doesn't last through a meal though). This lipstick has a very light vanilla scent to it.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Vera-Link! This is a pink toned raspberry shade, the formula is gorgeous it's fully opaque in one swipe, creamy and feels very moisturising on the lips. This lipstick has a satin finish and has no real scent to it. Again it lasts about 2 hours on the lips and needs to be reapplied after a meal.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Love Liberty-Link! This is a matte dark berry shade with a pink undertone. Even though this shade is matte it's not overly drying on the lips, it applies evenly and is opaque. It lasts for at least three hours before I need to touch up. It also has quite a strong but very pleasant vanilla scent.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107- Link! This is a raspberry pink toned red shade, although it is supposed to be matte, I have found that it doesn't go completely matte on me. It applies evenly and is opaque but doesn't dry out my lips at all & last about two hours before I need to touch up (it needs to be reapplied after a meal). I absolutely love this lipstick. This has definitely been the one I have worn most! It has a sweet berry scent to it.

Kiko Ace of Diamonds Refined Burgundy
Kiko Ace of Diamonds Refined Burgundy
Kiko Ace of Diamonds Refined Burgundy-Link! This is a wine shade with a purplely pink undertone. It has a very smooth, creamy, opaque formula and feels very comfortable on my lips. It is supposed to have a demi-matte finish, however I have found it has more of a satin finish. It lasts 2-3 hours before I have to reapply.

Swatches (from Left): MAC Syrup, MAC Plumful, Estee Lauder Dynamic
Swatches (from left): MAC Syrup, MAC Plumful, Estee Lauder Dynamic
Swatches (from Left): Rimmel Kate Moss 107, Nars Vera, Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty, Kiko Refined Burgundy
Swatches (from left): Rimmel Kate Moss 107, Nars Vera, Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty, Kiko Refined Burgundy
I thought it was worth mentioning that none if the bold shades smear or bleed on me.
If you have tried any of these shades let me know what you thought of them, I'd also love to know what your current favourite lipsticks are?

Please note none of the links are affiliate links and I purchased all the products mentioned.
I hope you enjoyed the post and found it useful!
LL

4 comments:

  1. I love these kind of shades for Winter as well! Nars Vera is gorgeous, I have Anna and love the formula so much! x

    I love the Effaclar Duo and Effaclar K but never tried the Matt version, now my skin is somehow on the dry side but come Summer I will be definitely checking this out! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  2. Great shades!! I loved Kate Moss 107, seems like the perfect bold shade for winter!!

    Fabi | www.agirlandherstripes.com

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  3. I love the shade Love Liberty in the Charlotte Tilbury - that's next on my wish list! Love MAC Plumful right now too :) I've been trying to hunt down Syrup forever but no luck :( xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

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  4. Beautiful picks! Syrup is a great shade. You reminded me to show it more love this season. I really wanna get Rimmel 107 too. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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