The one makeup item I can never have enough of is lipstick! A lovely pout polisher can do wonders to a sleepy Monday morning!
I was recently clearing out my dresser when it struck me that I have more lipsticks of one color than others, Pinks! All shades of pinks, nudes, peachy-pinks and their cousins!
So, last week I decided to rock all the different “Pinks” that I had in my kit, one for each day of the week. You might find them all the same in the picture above, but I swear they look different on me!(Or, thats what I thought when I was buying them!).
Most of these lipsticks have been around for a long time. I thought ill revive the love I have for these which often gets buried under piles of new launches and products. Next time ill have to challenge myself to wear one lipstick a month in order to use up all the ones I have hoarded!
For reference I am NC40 in MAC and 03 in Guerlain foundations.
MONDAY: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Rose
This was dug out the same time as the Revlon eye shadow quad which I mentioned in this post. Its a pretty warm rose color which goes well with my complexion. Its creamy and opaque and has a very classic feel to it. I am not sure if these are still available in stores, but some Revlon counters here still carry these.
TUESDAY: MAC Mocha
This is a more browny-peachy-pinky lipstick (such a silly description). Its completely opaque on lips and has a satin finish. I usually just dab it over a matte lip balm like the Nuxe Reve de miel for just a hint of color. Its about the same color as MAC’s Spice Lip pencil, which I love. This can be a very nice nude lipstick for darker damsels!
WEDNESDAY: YSL Rouge Volupté Shine 09 Nude in Private
I am so glad I got this one! This is a light browny pink lipstick, which I bought without trying first! Leap of faith I call it! I love how moisturizing and conditioning it is on my lips and does not bother my sensitive dry lips in the least! For more swatches of this and other similar shades in this range I recommend looking here
THURSDAY: YSL Rouge Pur Couture 05
I cant seem to find it anywhere online! But this one is an opaque and more pink version of the Rouge Volupté Shine 09. This covers my lip completely in just one swipe! Super pigmented and a lovely color for any time any place!
FRIDAY: Givenchy Le Rouge 103, Brun Creatéur
This is another classic rosy pink with a little brown (hence the name!). This was a gift around Christmas from my then lovely boyfriend! This isn’t a unique color but the formula is outstanding! The best Matte lipstick texture you can imagine which is lightweight.. no sorry feather weight! I swipe this and then forget I have anything on my lips! I recommend brighter bolder colors in the range. Perfection!
SATURDAY: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, Liberté
I was surprised how I had passed this whole last week without reaching for my favorite lipstick of all times! Chanel Liberté. I can write odes to Liberte which does not make for a very amusing read so let me briefly describe it for you: this isn’t very pigmented but its juicy. Isn’t very hydrating but flattering! hints of range hints of pink and tiny bit of brown.
Its very difficult to explain to anyone why they should get Rouge coco shine lipsticks, as they feel like tinted lip balm to the naive! But to makeup mavens (raise your hands) these take a permanent place in their bags, desks drawers etc!
SUNDAY: Rouge Dior Charnelle 459
Lazy day folks and I was in mood for some testing! This one from Dior is a new purchase and a very good one! I had heard a lot about the Rouge Dior lip colors and wanted to try one for myself. Formula wise they feel a lot like the Givenchy offering but this is a lot more nude than any of the colors above. It looks great on and has a very girly vibe!
Check out the swatches of these lipsticks below
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