Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Six Shades of Christmas


With parties and dinners in full swing, I thought I’d share some of my favourite shades of lip armour to help you looking smoking hot throughout the day and night.

Matte
I really love Matte lipsticks and tend to use them when I know I’m going to be out and about all day. The great thing about matte is that it lasts longer than Sheen lipsticks and has a more natural look due to the use of opaque colours. Here is my regular:

M.A.C - Shade: Russian Red
This was the first M.A.C lipstick I bought and it is still my favourite matte shade. I think it’s super sexy without being too over the top.

Satin
No quite sheen, but Satin leaves a lovely buttery layer on your lips so you don't feel like you have to constantly apply. Win!

Seventeen, Stay Pout - Shade: Infared
This is a recent find for me as I was looking specifically for matte, but as I was in a small Boots, there was very little choice so I went for this instead. I had never used Seventeen before so thought I’d give it a go. I love the colour and my lips felt lovely a moisturised all day; but please note Seventeen lipsticks really stain the lips – more so than any others I use.

Sheen
For me, sheen gives the pin-up affect as it enhances the lips and draws the eyes in. Sheen reflects light really well (perfect for taking outfit pics); there is also more moisture in sheen which means you have to apply more often as it’s less stable.

Revlon, Super Lustrous Lipstick - Shade: Revlon Red
I love Revlon lipsticks. They are so soft and easy to apply. They contain vitamins to keep the lips hydrated, so I don’t feel like I have to reapply as much as some others.

Maybelline, Colour Sensational - Shade: Pleasure Me Red
The name says it all really! I adore this shade and the lipstick itself is so creamy you’d think you were applying Vaseline. Despite that, it’s very sustainable and I only find myself reapplying after a meal.

Sleek MakeUp , True Colour Lipstick - Shade: Cherry
Sleek lipsticks have a high pigment and contain vitamins to keep lips soft. The shade is dark, sexy and goes with darker skin tones beautifully – this is what I’ll turn to whenever I am in ‘Goth Pixie’ mode ;)

Lush Cosmetics, Liquid Lipstick - Shade: Believe
This was one of the items from my Lush haul a few weeks ago. This is a shade I would never usually go to, but I’m being more experimental with my makeup at the moment and lipsticks are so fun to play around with. All Lush products are handmade with natural ingredients, which makes them slightly more expensive but I assure you, it’s totally worth it.

And the Brucey Bonus:

L'Oréal, Colour Riche - Shade: Berry Blush
This is from the ‘Natural’ range and all shades have a hint of colour – my chosen shade was Berry. The affect on my skin tone is very subtle which is great when I want to make an effort during a casual day.

So those are my picks for the festive season. I hope you’ve managed to get some ideas for the next Christmas shenanigan.

‘til next time!


Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx

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