I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for Valentine’s Day! I finally have someone to leave kiss marks on this year (heh heh heh). A lipstick post is in order, of course, to show off some of my current favourite lip products.
I have seen countless Valentine’s day makeup tutorials and blog posts featuring a bright red or pink lip. I’ve never been a fan – I feel like bright, bold colours emphasize my small, round lips. This doesn’t mean that I dislike my lip shape, but I would rather focus the attention on my eyes.
Here are five shades that I’ve been loving at the moment! I’ve been swapping these in and out for the past little while and I can’t get enough.
From left to right:
Covergirl lipstick in 295 Succulent Cherry
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rusk
Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain in Strawberry Tint
One of my first lip loves during my journey into makeup obsession was Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain. Despite the mediocre reviews on the Sephora website, it remains one of my favourite lip products! It’s an inky lip stain in the shade Strawberry Tint – a muted berry red. The formula applies and dries smoothly, leaving a pretty stain that feels almost invisible on the lips.
On the odd day that I do decide to wear a red lip, I reach for my Covergirl Colorlicious lipstick in 295 Succulent Cherry. It’s a warm tomato, brick red. It applies with a sheer to medium coverage with a glossy finish. The formula is like a mid point between a balm and a lipstick. Most of the time I use it as a stain. A great colour for girls with neutral and warm skin tones!
Sephora / Covergirl / Charlotte Tilbury / Kat Von D / Urban Decay
In previous posts, I mentioned that I had spent weeks tracking down the Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft… such is the struggle when you fall in love with a cult beauty fave! It’s a cool toned mauve in a comfortable matte finish, which was surprising because prior to discovering this beauty, I didn’t think I liked matte or cool toned lipsticks. Lasts for ages on the lips, and doesn’t feel super drying as some mattes do. Also kiss proof!
I blame the British beauty vloggers for this one – Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace. I originally walked in the store for the shade Sexy Sienna, but decided that I owned too many orange shades and needed a berry hue in my life. This CT lipstick has the loveliest and softest matte finish on the lips – it doesn’t feel as dry as the Kat Von D studded lipsticks, but has incredible staying power. A beautiful berry shade that leaves behind a lovely stain.
And finally, my current lipstick love… the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rusk. I’ve been searching for the perfect everyday browny pink shade. The formula is creamy and long lasting, and feels oh so lovely on the lips. Plus, the packaging! The metal case feels weighty and luxurious, and the cap actually stays on. (I’m looking at you, KVD!)