Did you have a great Christmas? I hope most of you did; I know many still had to go without power after last weekend’s ice storm and my heart goes out to you. There’s never a “good” time to be without power, but during the winter/holidays is a huge disappointment.
Okay, onto one of my FAVOURITE things to talk about… Lipstick…. *Sigh*….. As a lipstick junkie, I couldn’t possibly go the entire year without one of these posts, right? I wouldn’t do that to you!
With all the makeup in the world, lipstick has to be my favourite. I can go from feeling “blech” to that pop of colour doing wonders for my mood. See, that’s my thing – I love colour. I avoid dark- and neutral-coloured clothes so much that I struggle to find something black to wear. The brighter the better, is my mentality. I don’t care if it’s winter, I WILL wear that neon sweater…… And lipstick… Together.
Anyway – back to my love for lipstick. It’s been an ongoing love affair for many years (I’m sure MANY of you girls understand), so I’ve been trying to think of a way to do this post without getting carried away. Then I got the makeup geek lippies for my birthday and started with that modest post. I’ve been trying to find some more berry colours for the winter season, then I thought “Who am I fooling? I’ll wear whatever whenever!”. Then I thought that I would just simplify my life and do my favourites by category. BRILLIANT! But really and truly – I tried to fit it all into one post.
I lost that battle.
I like some brands more than others. Like, one simply can not go wrong with a MAC lipstick, but some drug store brands are also top notch and very comparable. I steer away from L’Oreal (I am not sold on the pigmentation) but love me some Rimmel and CoverGirl. The sky is the limit when you start mixing OCC Liptars, and who can forget trying an ombre look every now and then?
See this is what I mean – I can’t do it all in one post. I started off with 1, and now there are going to be 4 lol. So where do we begin? Let’s go with those berries and reds – especially since it’s the most wonderful time of the year for horrid complexions. Those deep colours do wonders for an ashen winter skintone, n’est-ce pas? So I will list my favourites in each category. Onwards…… I’ve talked enough.
The thing with red is that so many shades can look like dupes, but when you wear them they all give something different. A girl can never go wrong with a red lipstick; it’s the one shade that anyone of any skintone can find a shade that compliments. I think every girl needs a go-to red lippie. I just happen to have…. a few.
Shiseido “Perfect Rouge” – this is my first red lipstick that was gifted to me and I don’t remember life before it.
MUFE “Moulin Rouge” – I bought this at last year’s IMATS and I’m so glad I risked my life among the crazy MUFEheads to get it. It’s a great staple red.
Rimmel Kate “09” – this is a shade I will definitely be repurchasing because I use it so much!
Makeup geek “Luscious” – full product review here. Such gorgeous texture!
Wet n Wild “Hot Red” – best Dollarama purchase evaaaaa.
MAC “Riri Woo” – although because it is matte means it can be very drying and not a good combo in the winter, lather up those lips before applying and it should be good to go. It is such a nice shade!
OCC “NSFW” Liptar – liptars are known to have great pigmentation and be quite long-lasting.
OCC “Harlot” Liptar – it is crazy bright and I. Don’t. Care.
A summary of my faves red this season, in picture form:
I added this category because these colours are deeper than red and not as deep as purple. They’re great for the cold months when our complexions are ghastly and we’re grasping at straws for some colour.
MAC “Diva” – what a gorgeous colour. Deep, long-lasting and goes with any look.
MAC “Rebel” – as one of the popular MAC shades, it is the perfect berry/purple colour for the season.
Rimmel “Bordeaux” – I bought this as a dupe for Diva, but then I later bought Diva anyway. Lol *shrugs* – a girl can’t deny MAC. But if you don’t want to dig too deep into your pockets, this is a nice comparison.
Here is a comparison of the 2:
Wet n Wild “Cherry Bomb” – some people may say it looks the same as “Diva” and “Bordeaux”…. These people are clearly not lipstick junkies nd get a side eye. Plus Cherry Bomb is darker!
A summary in pictures:
And there you have it, a few of my favourite lippies for the winter complexion. So come on, share what your faves are! And I’m open to suggestions as well 🙂 – leave your comments below! Until next lipstick post…. over and pout. (See what I did there?)