If you read my introduction post, then you know that I’ve said that I’m obsessed with lipsticks. Well, today I wanna show you my collection and talk about some of my favorites. I know, I know. No person needs that amount of lip products as you can see on the picture, where I basically threw everything I had in a big box onto my bed. And to be honest i didn’t bought all of them myself, some of them were gifts.
A love a good bright lipstick and I have a lot of them! I might not wear all of them all the time, but I try to use them all as much as possible.
Nude lipsticks are great, but there’s something about bright, berry-toned lipsticks that makes my heart sing!
I don’t know why and when I picked a habit of having at least 3 different lip products with me all the time, but you can always find a lip balm, a lip pencil and sometimes 2 lipsticks I’m my bag. I’m not sure why I do that, but having different choices aren’t that bad I guess.
So without rambling on more, let me introduce you my favorite lipsticks.
So here are the swatches of them. I’m going to talk about them in order from the top to the bottom.
1. Maybelline color sensational in 160 Cosmo Pink
Although I said that I prefer bright colors, you can see, that I started with the nudes.
I love this lipstick. When I bought it, I didn’t think that i would wear it a lot. But I was wrong! This is one of my most used lipsticks.
It’s comfortable on the lips, you can build the color to be more opaque, or you can make it look not sheer, but not too full, it has a good wear time, although it will of course disappear after eating, but it’s a cream finish, so it’s obvious. And the smell! Oh, I absolutely love it! It has a chocolate scent (at least in my opinion it’s chocolate).
If you on the hunt for a good creamy lipstick with a good pay-off, then maybe try these ones. There are a lot of colors and different finishes (I’m not exactly sure, because there aren’t a number on their website)
Here’s a link to all of the Maybelline lip products
2. Dior Addict in 578 Diorkiss
This is probably my all time favorite lipstick. Again, just like with the Maybelline one, I didn’t know if I would like it or not. As you can see on the photo, it’s a mini version. I bought it in a set with a mascara (I don’t remember the name, because I didn’t like it). I’m a fan of Dior as a brand (makeup, clothing line, jewelry and etc.). Although their make could have some hits and misses, I still love some of their products.
My mini has a different formula than my full size (yes, I have a full size of that color too, it was one of the gifts from besties, shoutout to Lo and Roxy 👋🏻🤗). To be honest I haven’t really tried and tested the new formula, so right now I can’t tell you how different they are. I swatched the new formula ones and I liked it, but it was long time ago, so I can’t tell you anything specific. I’m not going to just copy the information from the website if I can’t tell you if I agree with it. I’m not touching my full size, until my mini is gone.
Sorry about the rambling. Back to the point.
The old formula is beautiful. Just like the Maybelline one, it swatches sheer at first, but you can build it. But it’s thinner consistency than Cosmo Pink. It’s a hydrating and super comfortable lipstick. Not surprised that a lot if people love these lipsticks. It’s perfect for every occasion.
3. Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick 913
This lipstick came to me all the way from Italy (another shoutout to my beautiful friend Ann).
I have two of the smart lipsticks. One is red, so I don’t wear it that often. Ann always raved about Kiko, so when it was sale in Italy, I asked her to bring me this too colors.
It’s a gorgeous lipstick. It’s comfortable, it’s creamy, has a nice smell to it, gives a good pay-off. There’s nothing bad to say about these lipsticks.
I can’t seem to find this Smart lipsticks on any versions on the website. They probably discontinued them.
4 and 5. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick 31 (swatch 4) and 30 (swatch 5)
I’m going to talk about these two together.
Love this lipsticks for autumn and winter. Although I say I love them, there are pros and cons. These lipsticks has a rich pigment, they are creamy, and although they maybe a bit thicker than over lipsticks I’m talking about today, they are pretty comfortable and you don’t really feel them on. These are the pros of these lipsticks.
Now to the cons. Be careful when you apply it. Try to wear it with a liner, so they won’t move or bleed. Maybe don’t use it on days when your lips are dry, it won’t look good. But my personal con, the biggest one, is the smell! I can look past moving or not looking the best, but the smell! Every time I use it, I need some time to get used to the smell. There’s too much fragrance.
These lipsticks aren’t too bad, just be careful applying it and if you don’t mind the smell, then go for it!
6. Rimmel Lasting finish Colour Rush 220 Rumor has it
This lipstick thankfully don’t have an awful smell! It’s a hybrid between the lipstick and the lipgloss. It’s like a lacquer. I have a 3 of this lipstick/lip crayon (call it whatever) and they apply easily, wear time is good, they’re pigmented. The only thing that’s different from other lipsticks I’ve talked about is that you can feel it on your lips, but it’s not an uncomfortable feeling.
Can’t seem to find this one too.
I hope this post was informative and helpful. Let me know what you think of it.
If you’ve tried any of these lipsticks, I’d like to hear what you have to say about them.
See you next time! xo