Happy National Lipstick Day Bookish Babes! It’s been a few months since my last collection post so I thought today would be perfect for a lipstick collection! Since I have quite a few I will splitting this into two posts, today will focus on the more every day wearable shades.
Let’s start with some traditional lipsticks from E.L.F. and Essence.
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Wink Pink: This lipstick has glitters in it….why???? Needless to say this is not my favorite, I like the color but the glittery pieces in it just totally ruin it for me.
ESSENCE Longlasting Lipstick in Nude Love: This is a sheer formula that I haven’t played around with too much yet. I do like the color, however this seems to cling to dry patches on my lips easily.
ESSENCE Longlasting Lipstick in Oh So Matt!: I LOVE this lipstick! The color is the perfect nude for my pale self and it has good lasting power once it has set. I’ll definitely be buying a backup of this one soon.
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx: This one doesn’t have any glitter and I do like the formula. These moisturizing lipsticks don’t last very long on the lips, however they are comfortable. I have to admit this line of lipsticks from E.L.F. are not my favorite, but I do like some of their other options.
NYX COSMETICS Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Lace Detail: These have quite a few mixed reviews, but I do like this one! The formula never dries down fully and you have to make sure not to rub your lips together otherwise it starts crumbling. I’ve found that if I don’t mess with my lips too much while this is one it has good lasting power and is only slightly drying. I will say this is PERFECT for putting in the center of the lips with other darker lipsticks for an ombre effect. I personally love using this with my Stila liquid lipstick in Patina (keep an eye out for this one in part 2!).
Colourpop Lippie in Westie: This is a matte formula and is a dusy, baby pink color. I find that this color can wash me out if I’m at my most pale in the winter, but in the summer it’s great!
Colourpop Lippie in Bound: If this looks similar to Westie in the swatches that’s because it is. Bound is just the slightest bit darker and has a glossy finish. Even though this is a glossy formula I’ve found that it lasts a decent amount of time on the lips and reapplies easily.
Colourpop Lippie in Button: Button has a satin finish and is described as a peachy nude on the Colourpop website. This pulls a bit more orange than peachy on me, but I do still really like it. This one also has pretty good lasting power and reapplies easily.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien: This was the Sephora birthday gift for 2015 and I LOVE this one. You might not be able to tell from the pictures but I have used up so much of this baby. It’s a gorgeous rosy pink color (it leans a bit purple on me) with a satin finish. This formula doesn’t last very long on the lips, but it does fade gracefully throughout the day and reapplies easily. I might have to pick up another one when this one runs out…it is definitely a weekly staple for me.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Natural: This is the absolute perfect every day neutral color for me. These matte lip colors are comfortable on the lips and not drying at all. I find myself reaching for this one when I don’t want to worry too much about my lip color. I will say these can cling to very dry patches on the lips, however if your lips are just a little dry it shouldn’t be too bad. I’ve found that putting a very light layer of lip balm underneath these helps with that problem.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose: Tea Rose is such an interesting shade! This comes off as a dusty light purple on me and it looks SO good with a vampy eye and black outfit (basically the look I want to wear every day).
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Coral: This was the very first Matte Lip Color I bought from E.L.F. and I gotta say I did not love it. I wonder if they changed their formula in between me purchasing this one and the other ones or if this color is just off. I much prefer a couple of other coral colors that I have (coming in part 2!).
That concludes part 1 of my lipstick collection! Share your favorite lipstick in the comments, I would love to know!
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