Thursday, April 26, 2012

MAC Lipglass Pencil - Red Stroke

I came across MAC's lipglass pencil lip in Red Stroke in a box of make up I'd forgotten about - I bought this product a while back. I'd be inclined to use it as a wash of colour given it's smooth and shiny consistency not as feathering prevention or for longevitiy. Not quite as a expected, but a light and fresh alternative to lipstick.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick - 523 Exces De Rouge

After years of knowing this lipstick is one of Dita Von Teese's favourites, I finally caved and purchased it. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick - 523 Exces De Rouge is a beautiful dark red which wears like a dream. I wasn't really sure what it would look like on me as my skin is a slightly different tone to Dita's but I was more than impressed. This product is incredibly moisturizing and opaque yet light and comfortable. A brilliant winter or night shade without any doubt :)

Kiko: Make Up Milano - Velvet Mat Lipstick - 607 vs MAC's Ruby Woo

This is a colour comparison for one of my readers. Kiko: Make Up Milano - Velvet Mat Lipstick- 607 is more pink than Mac's Ruby Woo. Ruby Woo is thicker and more drying in consistency. Both great colours but certainly different to the eye of a red lipstick lover!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Illamasqua Red Lipsticks

Anyone who reads my blog has probably guessed that I have an Illamaaqua Red Lipstick obsession. I thought I'd swatch all my reds to date. Not shown in the photo is Salacious - a raspberry matte red which I own but am yet to swatch and Tramp which I hope to purchase next! I absolutely love Illamasqua lipsticks, in fact pretty much all their products and their 'celebrating difference' company ethos.

Illamasqua Lipstick - Sangers

I've been wearing Illamasqua's Sangers lipstick lately - described as a blood red. I've noticed with the seasons becoming colder these incredible lipsticks have appeared thicker in consistency. Nonetheless they remain an absolute fave of mine - the colour lasts and lasts and lasts!