November 29, 2011

Top 5: Lipsticks

This was not an easy Top 5 post for me to do. I have tonnes of lipsticks, more than I care to count, and I love them all! So, while I couldn't whittle it down to my ultimate 5 favourite lipsticks, I did manage to pick my current favourites so, they are rather dark and wintery but, I can do an updated Top 5 come springtime!

I mentioned in my last Top 5 that the majority of my favourite lipsticks are MAC so, you will have to bear with me on that aspect. Overall, I do think MAC have the best lipsticks overall on the market in terms of choice of colour, texture, longevity and price. 

MAC Rebel: This is only a recent acquisition but, one I grab constantly at the moment whether it's for day or night. Rebel is a deep pinked berry shade that is altogether perfect for the Christmas season. Just the right mix of sultry and sweet!

MAC Russian Red: If Christmas had a signature lipstick shade, Russian Red would be it. It's a bright, blue-based red that I think would suit pretty much anyone. It's like the colour of holly berries and Santa hats and has the most amazing long-wearing creamy formulation.

Sleek Pout Paint Pinkini: Yep, so one non-MAC lipstick made the cut! Sleek Pout Paints are absolutely amazing. A tiny bit provides the most opaque coverage which dries to a flattering matte finish and it lasts for hours. Pinkini is a true hot pink that amps up any make-up look. I'm heading to London in December and I plan on scooping up as many of these as I can. 

MAC Violetta: There are not enough words in the English language to explain how much I LOVE this lipstick. I picked it up in the PRO store in London and it was recently released with the Fall Collection and it never fails to start a conversation. It's a bright, bright violet shade as the name would suggest and it is just amazing. Sigh...

MAC Plumful: This is my most recent MAC lipstick and my new favourite shade. It's kind of like a more toned down version of Rebel. I wore it for my graduation and got so many compliments on it when I Tweeted a picture. Paired with Plum Lip Liner, also by MAC, it's the most perfect dark neutral lipstick.

What's your favourite lipstick shade? I'm always looking to expand my collection!


  1. Russian Red is a favourite of mine too, it's gorgeous x

  2. I have hardly any lipsticks, I don't know why, I just never got into the habit of wearing them! I love Plumful, might stick that down on the Christmas List ;-)

  3. Well, I don't know in fact. I have so many lipsticks. Here is one choice among many other possibilities :

    - Trans Europe Express from NARS
    - Trans Siberian from NARS
    - Fire Down Below from NARS
    - Offshoot from M.A.C
    - Musky Amethyst from M.A.C


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