I'd like to say that when thinking about what my favourite makeup item is I would hands down respond with black eyeliner. If you were to take a look into my makeup collection you would probably change your answer and guess lipsticks by the amount I have.
Here is a quick run through of my lip product collection including some swatches, reviews and my overall favourites!
I have a good amount of Mac Lipsticks. I enjoy the smell of them and the fact that after returning 6 empty product containers gets you a free lipstick I am totally hooked.
Lipsticks in order of the swatches on my forearm (closest to my wrist first);
- Creme cup
- Viva Glam 1
- Viva Glam 3
My personal favourites from this selection of lipsticks would have to be Faux and Media. They are the perfect two lipsticks to bring on a trip or a night out if you aren't sure if you want a dark or neutral lip.
Drugstore & Sephora Lipsticks
When swatching these lipsticks right after my MAC ones I found that these went on with a smoother swatch (keeping in mind that the majority of my MAC lipsticks are matte).
In order of swatches on my forearm (from closest to my wrist first);
- Maybelline Hot Plum 900
- Sephora Rouge Ingenuous
- Rimmel Kate #30
- Rimmel Kate #104
- Revlon Colorburst Red velvet 040
Once these were swatched I decided that I will no longer be keeping the Revlon colorburst lipstick. It looks patchy and old compared to the rest (plus I barely use it!). I don't think I have used the Maybelline lipstick either but I will keep it and try to attempt to use it more!
Out of these lipsticks I am addicted to using the two Rimmel ones and my Sephora lipstick.
I only have 3 lipliners and I am totally okay with that. List of liners from left to right (on hand swatch);
- essence 07 Cute Pink
- MAC Boldly Bare
- NYX 01 Natural
I only ever use my MAC liner so definitely going to think about getting rid of the other two.
I enjoy using lip crayons just as much as sticks. The amount of pigment these give off is insane!
Swatched on wrist (in order from left to right);
- ColorPop Bichette matte
- Nars Velvet Matte Pencil Cruella
- Clinique Black Honey
- ColorPop Lumiere Matte
- Nars Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien
- ELF Matte Lip Color Natural
After applying the swatches I realized the Clinique Black Honey is more of a lipgloss than a pigmented crayon. I am ready to get rid of the ELF pencil as well as the Clinique. My favourites would hands down be Colorpop Lumiere and Nars Cruella.
I am not a huge lipgloss fan but these have a great amount of colour in them that not only can stand alone but has a great staying power.
In order from swatches on my wrist (left to right):
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC10 Monte Carlo
- MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass Driven By Love
- MAC Lipglass Viva Glam 1
- Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor Seduction
- not swatched Sexy Motherpucker lip plumper (clear)
To finish off my collection I have 3 EOS lip balms and one Fresh Sugar spf lipbalm. I do not really enjoy using the EOS ones but I will use them up since I have them. I do not think I will repurchase them again. I like the Fresh one for the summer when I am out in the sun all day but the taste of it is not pleasant. I have a balm in my car that I use daily that is from Sephora (featured in my November Favourites) Smiths Minted Rose.
Let me know what your favourite lip products are! I do love a good recommendation!