Wednesday, 21 December 2016

New In: Additions to my Lipstick Stash

'Tis the season (to buy loads of new lipsticks to wear to potential Christmas parties) and I'm most definitely in the spirit. It's no secret that I'm somewhat of a lipstick fan and recently there have been a few noteworthy additions to my stash, which, of course, called for a post to fill you in on the deets and show you some swatches. Here we go!

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick in 57* - When this landed on my desk at work I almost shed a tiny tear at the sheer beauty of the packaging. I don't have any other Volupté lipsticks in my collection but I've stood at the YSL counter lovingly gazing at them many a time. It took me a little while to realise that this was one of the Oil-in-Sticks but given the lovely sheer texture, it definitely makes sense. The shade of this is just fab. A sheer coral that packs a serious punch in terms of pigmentation. It has the same scent as their other lip products, (a sort of artificial fruity flavour) which I absolutely love too.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Driftwood - I waited so long to get my hands on this! When I got the call from MAC, telling me that they'd gotten another order in (yes, I put my name and number down on the "notify" list) I did a u-turn and dashed to the MAC store. The formula of these lipsticks is great as it is: satin, pigmented and long-lasting. The shade of this is what really sold me. It's a gorgeous greige-y pinky nude (shade descriptions: not my forté) and I see it pairing so well with a lot of different makeup looks.

NYX Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim - These have finally made their way to Zurich and since I was a big fan of the other shade I picked up, Bedtime Flirt, I figured I'd give this one a whirl too. It's the same formula which is very nice indeed as long as you apply a thin layer. More than that and you're looking at some tackiness and potential crumbling. Stick to a light coat and you're fine. I used to steer clear of terracotta shades, but lately I've been gravitating towards them. This is a browny nude with a hint of warmth to it and I like it very much indeed.

From left to right: Ruffle Trim, Driftwood and 57.
A brief little roundup on one of my favourite topics ever - lipstick. I've been trying to make an effort to use the lip products I already have in my stash, but these just managed to find their way into my beauty drawers. The effort will, however, continue! Until then: Have you tried any of these lipsticks? What are your faves?

*This post contains PR samples. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. I love the NYX liquid lipsticks, I have recently got a couple and they are awesome!

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle


  2. Good luck in using you lipstick, I think we all can relate to that ;) The YSL one is so pretty, I also love the berry-ish no 48

    Selene Addicted

  3. Such gorgeous shades!

    Have a lovely Christmas!
    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

  4. Definitely can't beat the YSL packaging! All three shades are stunning! x


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