My Top 5 Lipsticks

Lipstick is an interesting thing. Some people love it and others seem to hate it, instead reaching for clear lip balms. Again, like eyeshadow I think lipstick is a great way to experiment with colour in a makeup look and it always adds a bit of something-something to the face. I have about ten lipsticks and I always like to throw one on if I'm not wearing much eye makeup. Like last week this was another hard decision, mainly because my entire lipstick collection is more or less Mac lipsticks. I'm thinking of doing a post similar to this but with all Mac lipsticks so let me know if you'd like to see it.

As always, in no particular order..

Mac Amplified Creme in Impassioned Mac's Amplified and Cremesheen lipsticks are my favourite formulas. This lipstick is a combination of the two so you get a lovely creamy and pigmented lip colour in return. This shade is a bright, raspberry pink. It is a great Summer lipstick and it definitely complements a tan well.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #6 I really love the formulation of these lipsticks. They're creamy and a little bit sheerer so they aren't a hassle to reapply throughout the day. This shade is probably the closest one I have to being a nude in my collection and it is more pink-toned than brown. Being pale I find it hard to find a nude that doesn't make me look washed out or give me the zinc lip effect. This one is so natural. While YSL lipsticks are expensive I really love the formula and colour selection of these lipsticks. They're the perfect handbag essential.

Mac Lustre in Patisserie This is my favourite shade to wear on a daily basis. It's definitely a 'your lips but better' and slightly browner+glossier shade. If you're not a fan of a glossy lip then you can just pat this in to the lips to take away the shine. I'm not a big fan of lipgloss these days and find this the perfect alternative to a standard matte lipstick.

Mac Matte in Lady Danger I love this colour so much. It's a celebrity favourite too, Alexa Chung has been spotted in it and Melanie Blatt regularly sports it on The X Factor. Why is it so great? This cherry red is incredibly flattering. It works well against both pale and tanned complexions. It's a vibrant colour but it isn't too full on. If you wanted to make this more coral then you could pair an orange lip pencil underneath, Mac do some great lip pencils. While this shade is matte I find it quite creamy and not as drying as other matte alternatives.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #8 This is another berry pink lipstick but it isn't as neon as Impassioned. As it is sheerer it isn't as pigmented as some of my other lipsticks and again I like this one for everyday wear. It doesn't require too many touchups either as it fades to a pretty stain as the day goes on. This shade would flatter a wide range of skintones. The Rouge Volupte shines are such versatile shades.

What are your favourite lipsticks or lip products? 


  1. Eeeee! Loved this post <3


    A fellow lipstick addict.

    1. Lauren you make me laugh. You were definitely on my mind during the composition of this post. I hope you're well! x