My Lipstick Collection

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!


MAC Cosmetics
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
  • Faux
  • Viva Glam 1
  • Viva Glam 3
  • Media
  • Cyber

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. 

Lip Crayons 

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)


Lip Balms

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!