Lipsticks x

Posted on: September 11, 2014 by Yummo Mummo

Lipsticks…………… my most FAVOURITE subject! I truly believe that lipstick is the single most thing you can add to any outfit to totally brighten it up (well accessories too but I am lipstick-bias cause I’m a lipstick lover). I also truly believe that lipstick can turn any frown upside down. Lipstick is magical!
I am known for always wearing lipstick. Even on the early morning school runs, I might have sleep in the corner of my eyes, but I also have my lipstick on!
I have old memories of being a young girl (probably about 8) and watching my Mum always put on lipstick at the front door mirror as we left the house. You could always find a lipstick in her handbag and she would make the most amazing sculptures out of it, slowly with each use.
Now 38 years myself, you can always find a lipstick in my bag, my car, my bike, my bathroom and even a tinted chap-stick beside my bed that I put on religiously each night before bed.
So I have found my absolute favorites over the years from much trial and error. I even totally remember the lipstick I wore on my wedding day over 13 years ago – it was an Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in “Rose Petal”.
I love love love the Maybelline ones from CVS, they are relatively inexpensive and only cost about $10. It is the 14 hours Superstay Lipstick that I most adore. It seriously can stay on for hours, through many cups of coffee. Lips don’t feel sticky, but moisturised. I, myself, use “Eternal Rose”, “Keep Me Coral” and “Ravishing Rouge”.  Keep me Coral is especially good if you want a more neutral color that will also pop a little.  As for me, the brighter, the redder, the better- but that’s just me, do what makes you feel comfortable. www.maybelline.com
My next favourite was discovered about 6 months ago. I adore going into Sephora and on one of my adventures, I found my next go-to lipstick – The Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick -“It Girl 06” -Muted Coral Tangerine (does that not sound lovely!) I am also a lover of “The Red”, simple and classic. Both not too expensive – $12.50 www.sephora.com

 

I also like the  Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm (retails for about $17.00) www.clinique.com, it doesn’t stay on as long but the colors are beautiful and I love the design and how you can twirl the crayon up. Shown here is “Mightiest Maraschino”

 

On a side note, you can find some great & easy to follow tutorials on the Sephora and You Tube sites www.youtube.com. I have spent many nights learning how to do my hair and make up 80’s style for that upcoming 80’s party, or that fabulous smoky eye for a party on Saturday night. You Tube even showed me how to get this blog happening! Yay Tutorials!

2 responses to “Lipsticks x”

  1. Mel, love the post. I've always been intimidated by lipstick and overwhelmed by the endless choices. Thanks for some tried and tested suggestions. Just need to muster up the daring in me to make a fabulous bright lippy part of my everyday.

  2. I'm a lipstick lover too and always love your selections. I remember the Pure Color Crystal shade, I think I have it back in Aus. Right now I'm also loving Clinique Chubby Sticks, great non drying texture that doesn't bleed!

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