11.8.14

My Lipstick Collection

(heavily photo based post)
The one section of my make-up collection that seems to grow the most is my lipstick collection, I'll enter a store with no idea I'm going to purchase one, spend half an hour filling my hand with swatches and half of the time either leaving with a big shopping list or with a new lipstick or two! While my collection may be much smaller to other bloggers, it's still something I've been wanting to share with you for a while. 

| darks |
(in order of photos) 
| collection gothic glam - seduction #1 | makeup revolution - 100% Vamp |  
| makeup revolution - rebel with a cause | 
| makeup revolution - black heart | collection gothic glam - revenge #3 | 
These deep, dark colours are possibly my favourites within my collection, especially throughout the autumn/winter months.  Both of the collection colours were part of my staple make-up look throughout the winter of 2013 and I'm sure they'll continue to be a favourite of mine this year. These were my first two purchases of plum colours and I'm excited to pick more in a few months time, I found both colours have a creme finish, extremely long lasting, although they smudged like crazy, the amount of compliments I received when wearing either probably makes for the reason I love them so much. 
A few months ago now I did a huge purchase of makeup revolution products with most of the post being lipsticks (post here), these were part of the vamp collection, I think, I purchased these as it was 3 for £2 and when I already wanted to purchase rebel with a cause I just couldn't resist. Though I'm unfortunately disappoint with the two darkest colours, 100% vamp & black heart, I'm keeping them in the hope I can find more use for them in autumn/winter. With all of these the finish again is creme sheen like the others, however I found rebel with a cause to be much better on my lips & longer lasting than the other two. Rebel with a cause is actually slightly more pinky toned similar to collection's #1 seduction! 

| reds |
(in order of photos) 
| rimmel kate moss collection  - #22 | makeup revolution - twist | 
| makeup revolution - luscious | 
| makeup revolution - reckless | rimmel kate moss collection - #01 | 
Again my favourites of my collection are reds, I only really started wearing red lipstick last summer though my first lipstick which I loved was a little gloss I think I got free in a magazine when I was 14/15 myself and a friend has identical ones and felt so cool wearing the lipsticks when out together, so when I wanted more colours & found an old photo I knew I needed to get back into wearing it. The first one being from the kate moss collection shade #22, a pink toned red makes it a much brighter colour and perfect for summer time I think only a few days later I picked up my second kate moss lipstick in shade #01, which is more dark toned definitely deep red which is perfect for my adventours days when I want to be a little daring with my colour, also the perfect shade to recreate a 1940's makeup look. 
As I already mentioned I purchased many lipsticks a few months ago from makeup revolution, and honestly these three are amongst my favourites, again a creme finish with a little shimmer to each other, something I tend not to be a fan of but reckless and twist instantly became my favourites…while I'm still trying to completely fall in love with luscious I still like the colour, I'm just not sure it likes me. I do like to carry these with me when I wear them, as again I find pretty long lasting I do prefer the top-up of colour after a few hours, plus they're so pretty I just want it to be visible all day. 

| pinks |
(in order of photos) 
| rimmel - pink blush #006 | MUA - shade 4 | 
| sleek - heartbreaker #779 | 
| makeup revolution - crime | rimmel - in vogue #038 | 
Did anyone else go through the 'wanting to look like a celeb' kind of phase, back when I was 16 (& even now) I was obsessed with Demi Lovato, and her make-up looks were something I aspired to as a teen. During this time she was a girl who had black hair & wore either light or bright pink lips, and as I was too scared to dye my hair black I picked up both colours, those colours were actually the two rimmel ones in this post. I've definitely grown out of that stage & can't seem to work either colour as well as I once thought, but they're still in my collection (bad I know I just don't want to get rid). 
The first one pink blush was potentially my first purchase & it's a really pale pink, with a matte(-ish) finish and the other in vogue is a bright fuchsia pink, definitely a barbie girl pink! 
A few years later I wanted to try another lighter pink shade & picked up the MUA one before the brand became so popular and for £1 I was pretty excited, but I've struggled to love it since day one…in fact I don't love it at all. The finish is practically gloss & I just don't feel it sits well on my lips. 
Can you tell time and time again I'll still attempt the pink lips, so during my purchases with makeup revolution I ordered crime, which I feel is just too similar to the MUA formula, something which I was afraid all the makeup revolution lipsticks would be like, so I'm glad it's just this one. My latest purchase and final pink is this Sleek, heartbreaker I actually wrote a review on this not long ago (here), when I brought it I found it similar to a mac colour I'd been keeping an eye on & came to realise I picked up the wrong one, doh! This lipstick is a matte finish & again is long lasting, the trouble is I do find this matte very drying on my lips, so I like to soften my lips with lush lip scrub before applying. 
 I either need a change in hair colour so they suit me a little better or just accept that pink lips just aren't for me! 

| nudes |
(in order of photos) 
| please me | pink plaid | 




Both these lipsticks were my first MAC purchases, and for some reason I can't seem to get my head round anymore is why I brought two lipsticks which are practically the same…it all made sense at the time (it was probably the excitement). But these are what I'd class as nude, especially within my collection since using these I'd love to pick up a few more mac lipsticks, I love the formula, the finish and the smell. Both slightly nude with different pinky tones, one being a little brighter than the other. I love wearing these on the days when I've gone a little too heavy on my eye makeup but still wanted something on my lips, sometimes it works other times it just doesn't look right with the pink. 
Both a matte finish & actually my first mattes, I don't find the formula drying at all although I don't think that they're as long lasting as I'd hoped, but I still wear these so much & have so much love for mac now that I have the biggest list of lipsticks I now NEED! 

I hope you enjoyed having a peek into my collection, hearing my stories as to why I bought them & my thoughts on each product…I'm now about to head to the shops for other needs, I just may come home with a new lipstick or two after writing this, oops! 
Do you have any certain favourites? Or any you suggest I give a try next? 
I love hearing about others favourites or newest lipsticks. 
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25 comments

  1. I love 100% vamp! I like seeing peoples lipstick collections, I like seeing the colours that are worn down due to so much wear, it's such a good testimony to how good the lipstick is.


    S xo.


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  2. Great to see your collection, I like how you categorised them too. For high-street lipsticks I really like the Rimmel Moisture Renew line & the Revlon lipstick line. Xx


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  3. I love the make-up rev deep colours they are gorgeous xxx

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  4. Love this post Sarah :)! Photos look incredible too!!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  5. Love this post! My lipsticks are the collection that seem to grow the most too!

    Charli | Charlotte Rose

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  6. I love a dark lip, it always makes me happy seeing people love products that I love too. I also love the Rimmel Kate collection, they have a good selection of reds. Please me by Mac looks stunning in the photo, I think I'll have to add this to my Mac buy list - gosh its getting long.

    Lovely post x

    Holley Marie
    HolleyMarie | Beauty Blogger

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  7. You have an amazing selection of lippies! I love rimmel lipsticks as they are always really amazing quality! Also if you haven't tried topshop lipsticks you are missing out girl ! :)


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  8. Such a great post, I really need to try some MUA lipsticks! That Sleek one looks pretty too even if it is the wrong shade haha (don't worry I do that as well!)

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  9. I love lipstick but, always find that mine only sits on the edge of my lips; even my MAC brands grrr...

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  10. I love the collection gothic glam lipsticks, honestly some of my favourites <3 I'm a bit of a lipstick hoarder myself, so I love these posts because I get to be super nosey and see what everyone else has in their collection :D

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  11. Catherine Gallagher20 August 2014 at 20:53

    I love darker lips myself, think its gorgeous with pale skin especially! I love the last two lipsticks from Mac in the post. I want!x

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  12. I'm still trying to fall in love with 100% Vamp but I'm sure in the colder months it'll be worn loads. True, I'm glad to see people have liked seeing my collection :)


    -sarah xo

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  13. Thank you! It made me categorise them in their stand too, which makes me feel organised!
    I might go check those lipsticks out, I've been wanting to pick so many more up recently.


    -sarah xo

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  14. Aren't they! I'm still trying to get used to them but I'm hoping to be wearing them 24/7 by December haha


    -sarah xo

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  15. ekk! Thank you Sian :)


    -sarah xo

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  16. Thank you! I just gravitate towards lipsticks whenever I'm shopping, I've picked up more since this post & looking to pick up more soon, oops!


    -sarah xo

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  17. Dark lip is probably my favourite, seems to suit me more too! I'm tempted to pick up a few more Rimmel lipsticks soon.
    My mac list just gets longer everytime I see a closer, I just wish I could buy them all!


    -sarah xo

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  18. Thank you! I find them such good quality, I'm very picky when it comes to quality of lipsticks!?
    I've been meaning to check out topshop makeup for a while now, I may have to do that soon!


    -sarah xo

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  19. I say go for it! Though these are possible much more pink toned than nude…just my closest nudes in my collection!


    -sarah xo

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  20. Thank you! I reccomend makeup revolution a little more to MUA with lipsticks, though most people find them extremely similar, I've just had more luck with Makeup Rev!
    I managed to pick up the correct sleek shade & they're both going amongst my favourites now!


    -sarah xo

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  21. oh no! I mess with my lipsticks so much to stop that happening…I also hate when they go to the corners of my lips, not a good look on me!?


    -sarah xo

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  22. They were definitely my go to last winter & possibly will be this winter too!
    Me too, I love seeing the collection & adding more shades to my lipstick wish-list haha


    -sarah xo

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  23. Me too! A very vamp inspired look! I recommend them highly, though I wish I had more from mac!


    -sarah xo

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  24. I love the lipstick collection.

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  25. i really want those two MAC nude shades! i own all of their brights, but no nudes at all

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