Tuesday, 27 March 2012

LOTN - Lip of the Night

Recently I was invited to Birmingham to celebrate the beautiful Sinead from DitzyMakeup's birthday. I had such an amazing time and her family and friends made me feel like I had known them forever. The lipstick I wore for our night out is on of my favourites at the moment so I just had to share the pictures with you. 

Lipstick - Revlon, Raspberry Bite.


Friday, 23 March 2012

Lipstick Lust List

Even though I have a rather over flowing lipstick collection it doesn't stop me lusting after the next must have shade. My current lust list is small but precise. 

Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in Rose Fuchsia

The second I saw this on The Sunday Girl's blog I knew I would fall in lust. I urge you to take a look at her post with the amazing lip swatches. At £31 this is definitely a luxury I can't afford.

Revlon Lip Butters 

What kind of lipstick addict would I be if I wasn't lusting after these bad boys? The beauty world has well and truly been set alight by the Revlon Lip Butters and I personally can not wait to get my grubby little paws on some. Question is, which ones?

Mac Show Orchid

Perhaps one of Macs most well known lipsticks but definitely not the most wearable. A must have for a lover of bright lips. 

Mac Spitfire

Another discovery from The Sunday Girl blog and love at first sight. It is a gorgeous unique colour that looks gorgeous on Andreas lip swatches. However I do believe this was a limited addition release and may exist only on my lust list.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

LOTD - Lip of the Day

The second this little beauty came through my letter box I knew it had to go on my lips, especially considering the my matching nails. 
Lipstick - Sleek Pout Paint in Pinkini
Nail Polish - Models Own, Magenta Divine

Monday, 19 March 2012

Mac Lipstick Collection

I have been asked a couple of times about my Mac lipstick collection so I thought I would do a blog post on it. I didn't realise but I actually have 41 Mac lipsticks which to many of you might seem ridiculous. I didn't have enough time or arm space to swatch all of them, however if you would like a review of any of them then please let me know. I will list all the shades and their formula below.

 Back Row (Left - Right) - Russian Red (Matte) Cockney (Lustre) Viva Glam Cyndi (Lustre) Style Curve (Cremesheen) Up The Amp (Amplified) Blooming Lovely (Amplified) Morange (Amplified) Vegas Volt (Amplified) 

Second Row (Left - Right) Cherish (Satin) Blankety (Amplified) Lollipop Loving (Glaze) Colour Me Coral (Frost) Curtsey (Lustre) Ravishing (Cremesheen) Costa Chic (Frost) Made to Order (Lustre)

Third Row (Left - Right) Freckletone (Lustre) High Tea (Lustre) Creme D'Nude (Cremesheen) Growing Trend (Amplified) Viva Glam GaGa 2 (Amplified) Myth (Satin) Supremely Confident (Sheen Supreme) Naturally Eccentric (Lustre)

Fourth Row (Left - Right) Ahoy There (Glaze) Bombshell (Frost) Lovelorn (Lustre) I Like It Like That (Cremesheen) Bubblegum (Glaze) Impassioned (Amplified) Pretty Please (Lustre) Equality (Lustre)

Front Row (Left - Right) Brave (Satin) Angel (Frost) Snob (Satin) St Germain (Amplified) Creme Cup (Cremesheen) Hue (Glaze) Of Royalty (Cremesheen) Viva Glam GaGa (Lustre) Mlle (Glaze)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

LOTD - Lip of the Day

Todays lip was a fail safe nude for me. Some people can't stand nude lips but when I have no idea what to put on I just grab one of my nudes and a lip gloss and I am ready to go. This nude is really new to my collection but I am already in love.
Lipstick - Estee Lauder Vanilla Truffle
Lipgloss - Collection 2000 Lock n Hold in Rock Steady

Monday, 12 March 2012

Lipstick Haul - Mac

   On a recent trip to my local CCO a couple of Mac lipsticks caught my eyes. After a particularly bad day and knowing full well that nothing hangs around in a CCO for very long I decided to grad 3 and quickly hand over my money before I changed my mind. As I am sure most of you know a CCO is a Cosmetic Company Outlet where you can pick up current, discontinued and limited edition makeup items for a discounted price. I paid £9.50 for Of Royalty and Mlle and £10 for Naturally Eccentric.
I believe all 3 of the colours I picked up are now discontinued or were limited edition.

 Naturally Eccentric - Lustre (Surf Baby 2011)
Mlle - Glaze (Fashion Flower 2011) 

Of Royalty - Cremesheen (Fabulous Felines 2010) 

 From top to bottom Naturally Eccentric, Mlle, Of royalty

Saturday, 10 March 2012

LOTD - Lip of the Day

Right now you should be reading a Mac haul, unfortunately I haven't quite gotten around to writing that one up yet so you are stuck with another lip of the day. 
Lipstick - Elf Studio Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose 
Lipgloss - H&M Lipgloss in Pretend to be Nude

Friday, 9 March 2012

Blog Lovin'

Just a quick update to let you know my Blog Lovin' button wasn't linking to the correct blog before so now hopefully if you give it a little click you will be updated on my blog posts. Thanks to everyone who has followed via GFC, Blog Lovin' and Hello Cotton so far. I have lots more ready to come your way so please continue spreading the word and leaving your lovely comments.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

LOTD - Lip of the Day

Today I went for a fairly standard brown nude lip. It is a pretty fail safe colour for every day wear with an added bit of gloss to hide any lingering dry bits.
Lipstick - Mac Cherish
                       Mac Freckletone
Lipgloss - Bourjois 3D Effect 33 Brun Poetic

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Lips

As a reference point I thought I would do a quick post about my bare lips. They are quite pigmented and I find it easiest if I cover my lips lightly in foundation or concealer before I apply any colour. This is also a really good way of getting the lipstick to show its true colour.
My lips are fairly dry and I have a terrible habit of biting on them so they are slightly uneven and are prone to the odd crack or flake. 

 Picture taken with lip balm only. Above without flash, below with flash
You may also be able to notice from the pictures that I don't have a defined lip line. This is especially noticeable with my bottom lip. It isn't a massive problem with light coloured lipsticks but with darker colours and reds it can look a little strange and so I have recently invested in some new lip pencils.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

The Lipstick Blog

I have had a love affair with makeup and blogging for a while now, in particular makeup blogs, and although I have had one or two (or three...or four...or five...) of my own, I have never quite found a place where I fit in.
It was pointed out to me by the gorgeous Makeup Savvy that I have more lipsticks than the average girl and it has been brought to my attention that I may have a small obsession with them (I can't see it myself) I adore lipsticks. Every brand, every colour, every shade, every texture. I can't seem to help myself, no matter how many I have I always seem to need "Just one more" so I thought there was no better idea than to create a little corner of the World Wide Web for Me, Myself and My Lipsticks.
So Ladies and Gents, Guys and Girls, May I introduce to you, The Lipstick Blog.