Most of my friends will tell you that I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with lipstick. The amount of lip product I carry in just my purse on a daily basis is mildly ridiculous. But the way I see it, I’ve pretty much been wearing the exact same overall make up look since I was 16 down to the same product in most cases, so different lippies are like, a necessity. Or so I tell myself every time I step into Sephora.
Today’s post is about my Top 10 lipsticks! For all the lip products I have, it was not difficult choosing the ten that made the cut, which should say a lot about how amazing they are:
Urban Decay “Naked” - You may not be able to tell in the pictures because I am drinking a bubble tea in the comparison picture, but Naked is pretty much the perfect nude, slightly less peachy than my natural colour. Finding my perfect nude took a really long time because a lot of neutral lipsticks wash me out completely. As a bonus, the formula for the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks are creamy and hydrating, though regular reapplications are needed.
Chanel “Sourire” – This colour is so so so pretty. It’s a pale peachy pink with slight shimmer, which I usually dislike which is why this is the only frosty lipstick to make my top 10. I do find the formula to be a little on the gritty side, and it can be drying without a lip primer.
NARS “Niagra” – This is my MLBB lipstick. Slightly coral pink and gorgeous for summer when I finally get a little colour. This formula is never drying and stays put for most of the day until you eat or drink.
Bite Beauty “Violet” – I am obsessed with Bite Beauty’s high pigment pencils, they apply beautifully and are so creamy and lovely feeling. Plus they are made with food grade ingredients and a full of antioxidants. This colour is slightly avant garde, a bright lavender that I always get compliments on.
Bite Beauty “Quince” – Quince is the perfect every day red, slightly rosey with a blue tone that doesn’t overpower my intense paleness in the winter. (Once, I was outside looking at my arms and thinking about how strangely tanned I was for March and feeling pretty pleased about it. Then I realized I was wearing sunglasses and when I took them off the light reflecting off my white arms temporarily blinded me.)
NARS “Schiap” - I LOVE Schiap. It is such a fun colour for summer, it matches a Rebecca Minkoff purse I have perfectly (The Sawyer in Poppy Pink.) This colour was sold out at my local Sephora and NARS for weeks last summer, I finally got so desperate I called around to every store stocking NARS until I found that Murad at Oakridge had it in stock. Seriously obsession worthy.
Bite Beauty “Tannin” – Tannin is my holiday party red. It is deep, dramatic, and lovely. It does have a tendency to feather without a primer and pencil though, which can be a bit of an issue at times but if you take care in the application and don’t mind doing a quick mirror check every once in a while, it’s beautiful.
MAC “All Fired Up” - THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL RED. It is very similar to Quince but it’s matte and with a touch more blue in the undertones. This is the red I wear to presentations and on dates, it’s gorgeous and makes me feel that way too. It never budges either, through food and drink and everything! I mean, it’s not going to stay on when things get hot and heavy, but you can give a boy a quick peck without turning him into Dr. Frankenfurter of Rocky Horror fame, which is always a plus in my books. I think I would cry if MAC ever discontinued this red. Actually, I’m all nervous just thinking about it, I think I’ll stock up next time I’m at the mall just in case…better safe than sorry right?
MAC “Rebel” – This was my first foray into purply lipsticks that took me wayyyy down the rabbit hole. It’s the perfect beginners purple, it honestly looks amazing on everyone. It’s a little vampy without going overboard and it’s my go-to colour in the fall.
NARS “Train Bleu” – This is the bottom of the purple lipstick rabbit hole and it is not for the faint of heart. It’s a deep almost black purple and it’s one of those colours that invite comments from your family about that phase you went through where you really wanted to be a witch (whatever, like nobody else ever wanted to go to Hogwarts.) It is great for days when you are feeling super dramatic or just want to channel your inner Wednesday Addams.
Swatches after the jump! xo