25 August 2015

My Lipstick Collection | Mini Reviews and Swatches

Today I wanted to post about my lipstick collection! I wanted to share some of my favourites, which ones I love and which ones I don't like so much. I would also love some recommendation of lipsticks; brands and shades! I currently own 8 lipsticks, for some people that probably doesn't seem like a lot! I am however a creature of habit and if I love a lipstick I will wear it constantly.

I currently have 2 Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks, 1 Topshop lipstick, a Chanel lipstick and 4 MAC lipsticks, so a fair balance of drugstore and higher end. I hadn't actually bought any MAC lipsticks until earlier this year, but they quickly became an obsession!!

MAC - Viva Glam I

I don't actually wear this lipstick often, but I feel like I may wear it more in the Autumn/Winter months. It is a matte red shade with brown undertones and it is a very dramatic colour! I think I bought this because I read somewhere that it is a really good dramatic red lipstick to have because it suits a variety of skin tones. I shall maybe do another blog post about this at some point in the future if I start wearing it more because it is a beautiful colour. Also it is a MAC lipstick so the quality, staying on power and texture is great! Also, with Viva Glam lipsticks part of the profit goes to the MAC AIDS fund. I really need to get a lip liner to go with this lipstick because otherwise it can look quite messy! If you want a deep dramatic red lip, this is perfect!

MAC - Retro

Retro is a satin lipstick, and I love the colour! Although it is satin it isn't actually that shiny, it just has a nice subtle sheen to it. Again, it is probably more of an Autumn/Winter shade so I haven't really been wearing it recently but I love it nonetheless. Described as MAC by a muted peachy-pink brown, I thought it was going to be a lighter shade than it. It is actually fairly dark, but one which could be worn day and night! Retro, like Viva Glam I has great staying power and is really nice to apply!

CHANEL - La Rafinée

My favourite lipstick at the moment! I would never have bought a lipstick this shade I don't think, but it was a present for my 21st from my wonderful friends. It's a lovely matte dark pink, and is soooo pretty for summer. I will probably wear it through the year though, because Chanel. It is beautiful to apply and has a super long lasting stay power, longer than MAC but it is a more expensive brand! One of my favourite lipsticks EVER and I am so lucky to have received it. Mwah.


I bought this lipstick awhile ago but I don't think I particularly like it. I don't actually like the smell of these lipsticks, some people might but they are a bit sickly to me. It is a very bright orangey colour, and one that I don't think really flatters me. It is a nice colour on paper though and maybe other people would like it! The Rimmel lipsticks are lovely and good for the price, but I just can't help but leave them out because of the long lasting power of the MAC lipsticks :( I am also really bad at reapplying lipsticks so a long lasting one is very good for me! For the price though, and if you are good at reapplying throughout the day then the Rimmel lipsticks are a good shout!

TOPSHOP - Beguiled

I loveeee this colour, it is so dark and pigmented and pretty! I bought this ages ago but lost it so bought it again this Autumn/Winter. It is a kind of plum berry toned colour, and not super purply which I really like. It says it is matte, but I would say it does have a sheen kind of like the Satin MAC lipsticks. However, it still doesn't last as long as MAC and I do think this shows you get what you pay for. It is a beautiful colour though, and one I would recommend!


Kind of similar to the colour of Beguiled, but not as plum toned. I haven't really worn this one that much and maybe it is because despite all the hype I don't actually LOVE the Kate Moss lipsticks... I just don't think they last long enough! It is however very pigmented and a really nice colour.

MAC - Taupe

This is one of my most worn lipsticks. It is a beautiful matte Nude and is super wearable. It can be worn day and night and goes perfectly with the Spice lip liner. The matte MAC lipsticks aren't drying either, which is a must for a nude lip!

MAC - Velvet Teddy

Aw my first ever MAC lipstick, and still my one true love. It is so NICE. I have done a post on it previously here, when my love affair with MAC lipsticks began. (No regrets). I think I do tend to wear Taupe more these days, but I still love Velvet Teddy and it is obviously a very popular nude!

Overall, my favourite lipsticks to buy myself are the MAC ones because they aren't as expensive as the likes of Chanel but have good lasting power. Of course, there isn't anything wrong with the drug store lipsticks, I only used those until earlier this year and they are very good for the price. Some people really really love them anyway! :)

 I hope you enjoyed this post! What are your favourite lipsticks? I also currently look hilarious/like a clown right now because I was trying all these lipsticks on again as I was writing about them but was only using a tissue to take them off. Behind the scenes it isn't pretty haha.



  1. Lovely collection and images. :)

  2. That chanel lipstick looks so amazing! x x x


    1. It is! I wish I could buy loads of them haha!! xxx

  3. i love mac lipsticks - especially taupe and velvet teddy! retro is on my list to buy next, such a lovely shade x


    1. Me too!!! I deffos recommend it :) xxx

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  5. I love your lippy collection so much!! Just at those rich tones! I love every single one of them and know they would be put to good use! But thank you for a great & honest review letting us know which lipstick is YAY and which one is NAY. It was very helpful!
    xox Nadia

    1. Thank you!!! You're welcome!! :) xxx

  6. This is a great collection! Thanks for sharing. Velvet Teddy would probably be my favourite. :)


    1. It is definitely one of mine! :) xxx

  7. Your lipstick collection is to die for oh my god! I have the Kate Moss in 107 and it is one of my all time favourites. The colour is fantastic. I will keep an eye out for some of these lipsticks for sure. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. All of the rules are on my blog :) x

    | Caoimhe xo | www.ismisecaoimhe.blogspot.ie |

    1. Thank you! And oooo thank you so much for the nomination! :) xxx

  8. I can tell you like a good berry lipstick. :) Love the look of the Chanel one. So pretty. I bought one recently and the formula is one of the best I've tried. x

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    1. Haha yes! I agree, one of my favourites! :) xxx

  9. Hey I've nominated you for the Liebster Award hun, here's the post: http://life-by-becky.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/liebster-award.html#more



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