Sunday, 17 February 2013

My Lipstick Collection & Swatches!

I'm not going to lie, I'm a lipstick lover. I seem to always have at least three lippies in my bag (who knows when you'll need to make the switch from daytime pink lips to elegant evening red?) and I know that a good 'ol slick of colour will do the trick to freshen up my makeup whenever I'm strapped for time. Beauty confession: embarrassingly, it's such a struggle to go shopping without bringing at least one new lip colour home with me...

You could say I'm a bit obsessed, but what can I say, I love a pretty pout!

But having lipstick habits like these mean my collection is always growing, so I thought for this post I would share the rainbow that is my lipstick collection, so for all of you looking for an update for their makeup bag, read on!

I've ordered the photos from nudes to pinks to reds to dark reds :)

Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick - 111 Kiss of Life (Semi-matte)
This lippy is such a pretty light peach colour, and is a semi matte, so somewhere in between a matte and a creme lipstick. This shade is yet to be released in Australia, but keep your eyes peeled because it should be out in the next month or so.

Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick - 113 Rosetto (Matte)
Part of Kate Moss' signature collection, this shade has been out for a few months now and is a nice nude pink/brown. This would also look stunning as a cheek stain on those with lighter skin - not me unfortunately! 

Candy Doll Lipstick - 1A (Creme)
This was given to me as a present from one of my best friends in Japan, and it is such a cute Harajuku-esque pink! It's a strawberry milk sort of pink which is a tad light for my medium-tone complexion, but it's an adorable shade which I wear when I want to look like, well, a candy doll!

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Beauty Queen (Creme)
I bought this when I was looking for my perfect pink lippy, and it was just a biiiiiiiiit too light for me personally. I prefer semi-matte to matte finishes, so this was a bit sheer, but it's perfect for using as a cheek stain.

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Rosie Posie (Matte)
This is a nice orangey pink which is definitely punchy to wear! It's great for summer and goes well with my outfits when I wear pastels.

 Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Pretty Please (Semi-matte)
I've raved about this shade before, it's my PERFECT nude shade! I wear this day-to-day and it suits whatever outfit I'm wearing. Plus it isn't a true matte so it doesn't dry out my lips, and the stay-power is pretty good, I generally get a few hours wear out of it.

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Fruit Tingle (Matte)
I really REALLY wanted to love this colour, but unfortunately it's way too bright for me. I love the look of orange lip colours, but this particular shade just didn't suit me, it's halfway between a neon and a pastel. But it looks stunning on one of my friends - she's blonde and fair-skinned and it suits her really well.

Innoxa Summer Matte Collection - Watermelon (Matte)
This is another punchy orange/pink shade, but I find the Innoxa lipsticks tend to be a bit "painty". I can't apply it straight from the bullet, instead I have to build up the colour from a stain to full using my finger tip. 

Dior Addict - 687 Rose Perspective
My mum normally wears these deep rose shades, and bought this one by mistake when buying her staple lipstick. So I got it instead, and I generally wear it when I want to look more "mature". It's a brown/rose pink, and adds a bit of old school charm to my makeup.

Innoxa Lovely Lips Lipstick - Pink Peony
This lippy actually has a little story behind it! I was going to a Barbie-themed party last year and wanted the perfect "Barbie Pink". So I tweeted the editor and beauty editor of Girlfriend Magazine and LC the beauty ed suggested Pink Peony. And she was totally right - this pink just screams Barbie and was perfect for the party!

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Sweet Valentine (Semi-matte)
This is one of my go-to brights, it's such a gorgeous deep hot pink and it has really great staying power. I wear it on those days that I want to add a bit of oomph to my look, and this lippy does just that!

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Fashion Addict (Glitter Matte)
This lippy has tiny flecks of glitter through it, and it's the only one I own with that shimmery effect. It gives off a bit of an 80s vibe, but sometimes you want a bit of retro flair ;)

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Berrylicious (Matte)
Another one of my favourites, this colour is more to the purple end of the scale than pink. I find that purple toned lip colours suit me the best, and while this is a statement colour, I can still get away with it during the day! It doesn't need touch ups either - the matte finish clings to my lips pretty well and I find it stays pretty much all day without reapplying.

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Juicy Watermelon (Matte)
This looks like a simple red on camera, but it's slightly pink toned. It's great for days where you want to wear red lipstick but true red is a bit too much. Its really easy to wear this colour, and it suits most skin tones - a few of my friends have this shade and it suits them just as well as it does me, and we all look really different haha

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Almost Famous (Matte)
This is the newest addition to my collection, and I've been wearing it almost everyday since I bought it! It's an orange-toned red, and is not as loud as a true red, so it's easy to wear. I've been wearing a red flower crown around lately, and this has been my matchy matchy lip colour to go with it :)

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Bombshell (Matte)
Every girl needs a statement red lipstick, and this is a great one! I've recommended this to so many people and they all adore it. It suits all skin tones, plus it makes your teeth look whiter! This shade was released almost two years ago, and it's still in stores at Sportsgirl, THAT'S how popular it is!

 Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick - 111 Kiss of Life (Semi-matte)
This shade isn't out yet either (but will be soon!) and it's a nice deep pinky red. The semi-matte finish means it glides on, and it smells SO GOOD. Plus how cute is the case? 

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter - 040 Red Velvet
SO MANY people have raved about the lip butters by Revlon, and I see why! They're really easy to wear, not as high maintenance as a lipstick, and have really good colour pay-off. This shade is also really good as a cheek stain - love versatility!

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Night Owl (Matte - but really it's more of a creme)
This is one of my favourite lip colours - purple red! It's definitely not a matte like it says on the case, but that's fine with me. The colour is SO GORGEOUS and if I can't decide what colour to wear at night, I always go back to this one.

Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour - Dark Angel (Matte)
Colours like this definitely look daunting because they are so dark, but I love a good dark lippy and this one would be perfect for creating a vampy lip. This particular shade is really matte however, I usually pop a plum coloured gloss over the top so the effect isn't as harsh and 90s goth-looking.

What is your go-to lip colour? Do you prefer matte or glossy finish lips? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. omg gurlfrand you gots so many lipsteeeuuuckss! weeeuurk eeeeet :)

    1. Haha unhealthy obsession or simply true love? I'm still figuring it out ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. amazing! how do you use them all up before they expire?


    1. I don't think I'll be able to, but I make an effort to use one everyday :) x

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  4. Im a huge lipstick fan too!!!

  5. I just bought a whole bunch of the Pout about It lipsticks and am in love! Can't believe it took me so long to try them. And totally agree about the Bombshell one, my teeth look so white!


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