- Category: Lipstick -

Lipstick Diaries: Bite Beauty, Kat Von D, Edward Bess, Lime Crime, Nudestix, Kevin Aucoin, Sephora

Lip products are my kryptonite, it's the one product that really gets me excited about makeup more than anything else. Here are a few products worth me ranting about. Edward Bess Lasting Kiss enhancing lip stain in Au Naturel  A lovely long wearing liquid lipstick by Edward Bess in a bright pink colour. The name is a bit misleading, there's nothing natural about this shade, in fact its a very bright pink. The formula is amazing, opaque in one swipe and very long lasting. Not quite a stain but more of the liquid paint type formula. Kat Von D lipstick in Lovecraft  Another much loved shade, this lipstick is almost always out of stock everywhere. A semi matte finish and warm rosy colour makes it very appealing to almost everyone. Can't go wrong with…

Posted in Lip Liner, Lipstick

Givenchy Le Rouge A Porter in 106 Parme Silhouette

I am obsessed with this lipstick by Givenchy, the new Le Rouge A Porter. I'm almost done with my first tube! When these first came out I did my usual eye roll at the fact that Givenchy were also trying to milk in on this new balm lipstick thing that everyone is doing. However this is different, the texture is a dream. It's not too glossy or gloopy, like some can be. This hugs your lips in a balmy colourful velvety way. The fragrance is rather unique, I can't think of a way to describe it, but it smells like it feels, velvet. Imagine a moist velvet rose petal. I just want to reapply over and over so I can have that feeling. I am addicted to this which is rather worrying, as I'm nearly at…

LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture

LA Splash cosmetics are all over Instagram, for all the right reasons. Especially their liquid lip paints. These are budge proof lipsticks that go on liquid and dry to a matte finish. Once dry they won't move until you remove them. They remove with any oil based waterproof makeup remover (think Lancome Bi Facil). I've played around with these and they are at their most long wearing when applied to clean lips. If you apply over lip balm they don't last. So to get the best use out of them apply to dry lips. This can be a problem if you (like me) have sore or very dry lips, as this will emphasize the flaky bits. So good lip preparation is a must. For me these are not a daily lip product but great…

Kiko Milano lip products

Kiko Milano cosmetics has to be the best discovery of 2015 for me so far. The range has amazing quality items at affordable prices. The entire range is huge with various textures in each product. There are 21 types of products for lips alone! The price point is what stood out to me, very very affordable. You would think that for such a low price point somewhere the brand will have skimped, but that is not the case. The creamy lipstick for example, has a futuristic case that is simply stunning. The quality of the lip products is just as good as any similar type of product triple its price range. The creamy lipstick in 502 , a nude shade is wonderfully creamy and goes on streak free. The unlimited stylo is a matte…

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Delilah Cosmetics lipstick in Honesty

British boutique brand Delilah is new to the vast market of cosmetics, but is a worthy addition. Available in luxurious spas across the country like for example, The Sessions House in Yorkshire, and boutiques like Space NK, the brand takes pride in English culture. Britannia metal, Crown gold and the Delilah rose combined with state of the art textures make up the range. I picked up a few pieces from the collection including one of their Colour Intense Cream Lipsticks in Honesty. It takes a lot for a lipstick to impress me these days, what with all the wonderful options available, but this really blew most of them away. The colour you see in the tube is the colour it will be on your lips, thick luxurious full coverage along with long staying power.…

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Tom Ford Lips and Boys

When it was announced that there would be a limited edition collection of mini lipsticks in 50 shades by Tom Ford a few months ago, I was looking forward to it as I'm a big fan of Tom Ford lipsticks. Excited by the huge shade selection I went to Selfridges to explore. First thing is these are very small. There is 2g of lipstick here compared to the regular TF size of 3g. Next the shade selection. There are a lot of bright colours, bold, unique and bright. I decided to go for the more safer pink and nude shades. Stavros, the colour that sold out the first almost everywhere was not one I would ever wear. These are still available in most of the more mainstream shades, both online and in store. Are…