Sunday, February 19, 2012

MAC Lip Pencil - Beet

I pretty much have all the MAC red lip liner pencils as there is a good selection of reds and they are a reasonable quality. I use these liners a lot with my 'high end' lipsticks as 'high end' companies usually only have one or two red liners and it's often difficult to match these to their lipstick shades.
MAC's Beet is a dark pink red, much like the colour of beetroot and teams quite well with pink based reds. The consistency is not like my beloved Illamasqua lip pencils (I am becoming more and more addicted!), but is good product nonetheless.

Illamasqua Medium Pencil - Torment

I was thrilled to see Illamasqua's lips pencil on the ASOS website a few weeks ago. I had been after this pencil for a while... and unfortunately it is not stocked in Australia. Torment is a warm raspberry red and more 'natural' - a good everyday or work colour. The quality is excellent (although the tip arrived a little deformed!!) and can be worn as a liner or matte lipstick. Very creamy without dragging on the lips and quite a change to my usual red shades.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Christian Dior Diorific Lipstick - 013 Rouge Bingo / Roulette Red

This lipstick is one of Dita Von Teese's favourites so of course I had to try it! The colour is a vibrant and bright red that turns pink red on my skin (I have a habit of this). Certainly impressive to say the least although I'd recommend a wearing a lip liner for longevity and to keep the product in place.