I had never worn lipstick until I turned 18 and now it’s rare that I go on a night out without wearing lipstick. I looked and felt so different when I first put it on and after that day, my obsession for lipstick had begun. Though despite there being a range of different cosmetic companies that sell branded lipsticks, I tend to buy my lipsticks from a select few: MAC, Barry M and NARS only because they stock the best quality for reasonable prices. Most tend to claim they’re “long lasting” or that they “hydrate” your lips but once you apply it feels like you just smothered a tub of vaseline or oil over your lips which by the way is NOT a good feeling and what makes matters worse is that it will rub off after an hour or two (ughh they amount of money I’ve wasted).
Top: Creamsheen Lickable – MAC (£15.50)
Middle: Barry M Viscous Violet (156) – Superdrug (4.49)
Bottom: Barry M Little Vixen (163) – Superdrug (£4.49)
Another problem is finding the right shade. Now not only do I consider myself a risk-taker, I’m a black woman so finding the correct shade that suits my skin can sometimes be hell for me especially finding nude shades. Fortunately enough for me I came across a few whilst browsing at a MAC store in St. Pancras and absolutely love them. The shades seen below are both from MAC and cost £15.50 each.
Top: Tabla – MAC (£15.50)
Bottom: Film Noir – MAC (£15.50)
After seen celebrities such as Jessie J and Rihanna be risky with their lipstick choices, it inspired me to take that leap and start to experiment with other colours to see how it would suit and to be quite honest, I quite like them. Though in my opinion, colours such as blue and black tend be shades that I would wear once in a while (Festivals or Halloween) not to work or a date. You can see those colours below along with the product information (and links).
Top: Matte Royal (Ltd Edition) – MAC (£15.50)
Bottom: Barry M 37 Black – Superdrug (£4.49)
These are just a few of my favourites but I have a growing collection so maybe I will showcase more in the future 🙂 Hope you liked.
P.S – I am NOT make-up artist nor do I claim to be. All of the products displayed were purchased by the consumer (me) and has not been requested to use this site as a promotional platform.