Five Favourites | Lips

I love wearing lipstick and lipgloss and never feel completely ‘made-up’ without it. Whether it’s just a touch of lipgloss, some lip balm or the full works with lip liner and lipstick – I feel a bit ‘naked’ without something on my lips!

I’ve built up quite a collection and find that lipsticks are the one product that I just can’t help myself buying if I see one I like and can easily be talked into buying them even if I don’t need it!

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Although I like to wear a bright or red lip for occasions and have plenty of those in my collection, nude/pinks and plum/pinks are my absolute favourite shades and the shades I have the most in.

I’ve just done a little post on my five current favourites and the ones I am reaching for the most at the moment.

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From left to right we have; Maybelline Baby Lips in Strike a Rose, Mac Cremesheen in Crème Cup, Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Native, bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Free Will and Rimmel Apocalips in Nude Eclipse.

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First up is the Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Native. I love Urban decay lipsticks – they have amazing pigmentation and colour pay-off but are really creamy and feel so soft on the lips.

It just glides on so smoothly and applies evenly without even using a lip liner.

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The texture is so creamy and doesn’t dry out the lips or ‘crack’ – it stays super smooth for ages and leaves a lovely sheen.

Native is my favourite shade of theirs and is the perfect colour for me – it’s a pale pink but has a slight ‘rosey’ tone to it and I just find it a really flattering shade.

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Rimmel Apocalips in Nude Eclipse is a shade I bought on a whim but now I love it! I initially thought it might be too pale for me and ‘wash’ me out a little, but it’s a lovely nude, pinky-beige colour with the most amazing, intense ‘lacquer’ like shine!

It can look a little pale so I team this with bronzer and a warm, peachy blush (rather than a pink blush) – which make a great combination for this lip colour and match it perfectly.

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It feels super creamy on the lips and the colour pay-off is amazing, you really only need a tiny amount. It offers the intense colour pay-off of a lipstick but with all the shine of a lip gloss – and this one gives an amazing glossy finish.

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I love Mac lipsticks and one of my favourite Mac shades is the Cremesheen lipstick in Crème Cup. It’s a light blue-toned pink which I love.

It’s a lovely pale pink, everyday colour and definitely suits a dewy complexion, with a light rose coloured blush and a smokey-eye.

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It has a lovely creamy texture and is slightly glossy too. I prefer lipsticks with a gloss or sheen to them as it’s just more of a flattering finish on me.

I love this lipstick for both everyday wear and also nights out with a smokey-eye – the perfect combination for me!

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bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Free Will is probably my favourite nude lip colour! I love it so much that I bought a second one for when this one runs out, as I always panic that my favourite lipsticks will go out of stock!

It feels really soft, creamy and comforting on the lips – no dryness as the creamy texture is super long-lasting and feels hydrating – leaving a lovely, ‘glazed’ shine.

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I would say that the colour is a warm nude, pink/beige and when combined with a slightly darker lip liner it creates the perfect nude lip in my opinion.

I mostly wear it alone as it’s a great everyday colour, but for nights out it looks amazing with lip liner and creates a beautiful, defined full lip for the perfect nude lip combination! I love it!

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I’m a massive fan of Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms and lately I’ve been loving this one from the Electro range in Strike a Rose.

I have about five of these lip balms and I couldn’t rate them enough! They are so hydrating and softening on dry lips and offer beautiful colour and shine.

I actually love all of them and want the whole collection, but this one in Strike a Rose is my latest addition and I love it! It is quite a bright colour, but when applied evenly it doesn’t look too bold and gives a lovely hot pinky/coral colour.

But apply it sparingly as too much can look very bright! I do wear this during the day when applied evenly (with a mirror!) and love the colour it gives to my lips and it’s really flattering.

What I love most about Maybelline Baby Lips is that they have amazing colour pay-off and are really pigmented for a lip balm.

I can’t stop by a Maybelline counter without having a look to see if they have any new colours or colours I don’t have – I think I’m a little obsessed with them!

So those are my current ‘go-to’ lip colours and the ones I’m reaching for the most at the moment – that may change soon as I am always on the hunt for a new lipstick to add to my collection!

Whats your favourite shade of lipstick?

Do you have a particular favourite shade or do you like to experiment with different colours?

Anna x

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