So it’s been a week since April began and since the Red My Lips awareness campaign began. You can find out more about them here.
As I promised I will be showcasing every lipstick I wear during April (I may have to double up as I get towards the end)
I know my lips are extremely lopsided, and when I smile they are pretty much symmetrical. This is the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Majella. This red is suuuch a perfect colour, it’s slightly dark but definitely still a great day red. It does bleed if you don’t wear a lip pencil under it though, which I rarely do.
Might as well show my full face and 90’s ish hair. This is the Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in 181N Rouge Saint Honore. I already covered this lipstick in my Chilly Grey Tuesday post but I’ll go over it again. This is my favourite bright red lipstick. It has great staying power with or without a lipliner, though after a few hours it does bleed without one. It’s tip shape also is perfect for doing your cupid’s bow straight out of the tube. I place it on and swipe it down once on each side and it never fails to make a great shape, then you just need to do the rest of your lips.
Today’s lipstick is Zombettie by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics. This is the first liquid-matte lipstick I tried and still haven’t bought any others (other than Black Cat by the same brand). I really like this lipstick and when I apply it I will normally use 2 coats which makes it a touch darker and opaque. It has a little transfer and comes off depending on what you eat but it’s easy to reapply and blends back in pretty well.
Sorry the lighting’s a little odd in this photo. I will definitely be showing this lipstick later in the month as it is one of my favourites. This is the NARS Hardwired Lipstick in Deadly Catch, this is a limited edition shade for the 2014 Holiday but is still available in some places. This has to be one of my top 3 lipsticks of all time. It goes on easily, the colour payoff is great (or course being NARS), the colour is fantastic, great for day and evening wear. I love it!
It was a no makeup day but I did wear lipstick when I had to go out to the dairy. I would have taken a photo but I forgot. I wore Zombettie by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics again, and have to mention it is great for going out to run quick errands because you just swipe it on and dries and is good to go.
Another major favourite lipstick, again by NARS, it is the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. This is the fastest lipstick I have ever gone though because I usually will wear it 3 times a week if not more. This is perfect for Winter. It comes out very matte which is great and I have never found it to be drying, you could always put a balm or gloss over top if you wanted a different finish. I rarely have to touch up after eating which is great. Unfortunately it can be hard to get a really crisp line (as you can see I didn’t really manage) so it’s a good idea to keep it pretty sharp.
Besameeee. Of course being a vintage lover it wasn’t long before I got to a Besame lipstick. I owned 3 until recently (when my truely beloved Cherry Red went missing) so now I am down to 2. This shade is Red Velvet and was my first Besame product. I always forget how great these lipsticks are, I know, I love all my lipsticks, but can you blame me?! This colour in particular always puts me off when I look at the colour in the tube for some reason, it’s amazing and I never regret wearing it. This lipstick is so creamy and gorgeous, if you haven’t tried Besame then go and buy some. The colours are really pigmented and I find applying them with a brush works better for me.
So there you have it, one week of lipsticks down and 3 to go. Also remember if you want to take part in Red My Lips you don’t have to wear lipstick and if you’re feeling generous then you can donate to them here.