Thursday, 28 January 2016

Liquid Lipstick Collection


It feels like 2015 was the year of the liquid lipstick, with American brands really coming to the forefront with some insane colour palettes and beautiful long-lasting pigment (I'm looking at you Anastasia Beverly Hills and Jeffree Star).
While I'm yet to get my hands on any of the ABH liquid lipsticks, I did pick up a fair few other brands last year and thought I'd share some swatches and mini-reviews with you guys in a post.

Stila Cosmetics
The Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is something I have taken to wearing pretty much every day now. The great thing about this product in a certain way is that it never feels like it dries completely, and there's a slight tackiness that keeps your lips from feeling like a shriveled prune (sorry for the imagery there aha). Despite the lipstick not feeling completely dry, which can of course be a burden as well as a plus, the staying power is intense and I've gone through eating and drinking and still had enough colour left on my lips so that I didn't need to top up.

The colour swatches pictured below are (left to right): Dolce, Ricco, Baci, Beso
Baci, Beso and Ricco are a part of the 'Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Set' which appears to have been limited edition... however YAY they're bringing them out in full-size too now, found on Cult Beauty here!

I love my nudes, but how stunning are all of these shades, and I can barely deal with how vibrant Stila Cosmetics have made their reds and purples. Baci is my absolute fave though, and I'm so glad I'm going to be able to repurchase this stunning lilac-pink! You can see me wearing it quite a bit at my instagram.

Studio 10
I only have the one product from Studio 10, as it was actually something I recieved in a freebie bag during a Cult Beauty Haul (see that post for more product reviews and info), but I feel it's definitely worth mentioning if only for how pretty a shade of pink it is.

I received Blossom and it's a cool toned pink with a slight hint of gold, which I like as it warms the shade up a little bit. It's a really smooth formula and does stay on for quite a while, however I do prefer more matte finishes whereas this one is more of a soft semi-matte finish. It is called Longlast Velvet Liquid Lipstick though so this is probably to be expected!

It's £22 on Cult Beauty, and quite honestly I probably wouldn't pay that much on this particular formula, which is why I'm really appreciative of the fact I got to try it for free! It does come in a huge 6.3ml size though, so it sort of balances out.

Nyx Cosmetics
Ahhh my Nyx Cosmetics addiction is pretty bad right now, especially since they launched on the Boots online store! I've managed to stop at 4 shades of the Soft Matte Lip Cream so far... it's actually really hard picking which ones to go for and I am terrible for collecting nude lipsticks, so I tried to branch out a bit more with this brand.
I feel like we are really familiar with the formula's by now: they are high in pigment, long lasting to the max, also very drying and will pick up on any dry bits you might have on your lips already.
So be warned: light exfoliation and lip balms (I recommend this one) are a must, especially with the darker shades!

The colour swatches pictured below are (left to right): Istanbul, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam
Ok, I didn't manage to completely stay away from nudes and had to pick up the shade Stockholm. It's a mid-tone beige pink according to the Nyx website and it's soooooo pretty on. A very wearable nude. God I love nude lipsticks.

The other shades are just as gorgeous however, with Copenhagen becoming the first dark lipstick I've worn and LOVED. Described perfectly as a rich plum it's so deep in it's colour and can be layered to be a plummy red or a vampy dark red. It's so gorgeous when worn with very simple eye makeup. I wore it in my Irresistible Me Extensions review! I'm yet to wear Amsterdam but as you can hopefully see from the swatch photo it's the classic red. Bright, punchy and so pigmented. 
Probably the most wearable, however, apart from Stockholm is Istanbul which is a really pretty pink shade and makes me feel a bit barbie doll (not a bad thing in my books pals).

As I said this was a lil' overview and mini review of my current liquid lipstick collection, so I'm sure I've missed a tonne of info out. If you have anything you want to add about the products, or a shade I really should know about please leave it in a comment below!
Would love to hear from you xx

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  1. i just follow your blog.
    nice post and blog.

  2. I'm obviously a massive newbie here if I have to ask this question but, what's the difference between a liquid lipstick and a lip gloss?

    1. Hi Becky, I find the main difference is that a gloss doesn't dry and stays wet on your lips. You can buy glosses with a lot of colour pigment in them, but the majority of liquid lipsticks dry to a matte or velvet matte finish. Hope this is helpful and you liked the post! X

  3. Replies
    1. It's such a beautiful red, the Stila lipsticks are so pigmented they're gorgeous x

  4. I definitely want to try the NYX soft matte lip creams x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. There's so many shades to choose from too! x

  5. Wow I have never tried liquid lipstick but i do have to say all these colors are beautiful and I will have to give some a try!!

    1. Definitely worth giving them a go Samantha, the colour ranges some of the brands have is amazing x

  6. Baci from Stila is a gorgeous shade, I hear so many good things about their liquod lipsticks.

    1. It's such a beautiful shade, and the formula is great x


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