Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame £23/ Kat Von D Lolita $21/ Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm Sultry £7.99/ Loreal Paris Color Rich Sparkling Amethyst £6.99
In a blink of eye we’ve been flung into Autumn and are probably approaching Winter so I might be a little late with this blog post but hey they’re pretty lipsticks so who cares?!
Recently i’ve been on a bit of a lipstick binge and have bought even more just since I took these photos a few days ago, oops! But if I kept taking updated photos adding in every extra purchase we’d be here all day. Below I am featuring four lipsticks which I think are perfect for this time of the year.
This is my very first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, I know that i’m a little behind but i’ve finally caught up. One of my favourite things about this lipstick is how amazing the packaging is, who doesn’t love rose gold?! The colour is scarily similar to the Kat Von D lipstick next to it (oops!) but it’s such a lovely shade. It’s the sort of colour you can blot a little and be able to wear to work but also build up and wear out as a darker colour. I was impressed with the ease of application and colour but it didn’t seem to last any longer than some drugstore brands which was a little disappointing, maybe I expect too much.
The next lipstick is my Kat Von D lipstick in shade Lolita. I picked this up from Sephora when I was in the states, and I was partly drawn to it because of the studded look packaging but the lipstick itself is great. This is quite a dark lipstick so even when I applied it lightly I had to blot it a little to get it more wearable for everyday, but now i’m used to the colour on me I can leave it that little bit darker. It has decent lasting power and is quite a matte finish which I prefer in lipsticks so I am very impressed. I just regret not picking up more shades, so i’ll be making a beeline next summer when i’m back.
The lip pen from Revlon that I bought is probably my favourite lipstick I currently own and I am impressed that’s a budget friendly drugstore brand. Good old reliable Revlon. The colour is an absolutely gorgeous dark pink which suited me even though i’m quite pale (hooray). I actually prefer the application of a pen and find it’s easier to get looking good, and the colour pay-off on this is incredible. But the best thing is it’s lasting power. I tried all these lipsticks to work where I drink constantly at my desk and it lasted right through to mid afternoon (so about 7 hours after application!) and this included lasting through eating lunch. I am definitely going to be checking out the rest of the colours from the brand.
The final lipstick I chose was a beautiful pink glittery shade from Loreal Paris. I actually picked this up from the duty free in Copenhagen because I didn’t have a glittery lipstick and it just looked so pretty. The glitter isn’t too overpowering but it does make this perfect for the Christmas parties coming up and for something a little bit special. You can layer this lipstick up to get quite a rich colour and it’s different enough to justify a few shades. The only negative i’d say about this is I was left feeling like my lipstick was still on but it was just the underlayer and the glitter, so no real colour.