Apr 11
2017

Swatches of 14 lipsticks I found in my purse

Do you remember a while back when I found 16 lipsticks that were in my purse? I recently had the same thing happen when I could not find most of my go-to daily shades. I checked my current purse and there they were. Clearly I really like these shades since I keep using them and reaching for them on the go, so I decided to post about them. See below for swatches and more information an all 14 lipsticks I found in my purse!

All 14 lipsticks that were living in my purse

All 14 lipsticks that were living in my purse

There are a few odd shades with bolder hues or something different, but the majority of these are everyday go-to lipsticks. They have been piling up in my bag for about a month now, but I love having them on hand when I need a touch up at work or have a spontaneous dinner date. Almost all of these 14 lipsticks are able to be worn with any look and are shades I can apply in a quick swipe and not worry about. These are some of my most tried and true lipsticks, so keep reading to see the swatches!

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Feb 13
2017

Last Week in Lipstick: Volume 3

Wow, time is flying! I am already on my third week of this lipstick tracking plan and I have really been branching out with my choices. I have no repeats from last week and once again I have rediscovered some favourites that haven’t gotten any attention lately.

This was a fun week with some liquid lipsticks, hot pink, metallic lips, and everything in between. I wore a lot of older lipsticks and enjoyed remembering some of those shades I love. Check out all 7 of the lipsticks I wore last week!

All 7 of the lipstick shades I wore last week!

All 7 of the lipstick shades I wore last week!

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Feb 6
2017

My Last Week of Lipstick: Volume 2

Welcome to another installment of my week of lipstick picks! Last time (my very first one) I showed off the 7 lip products I wore over the week to encourage myself to keep wearing new shades and trying to branch out a bit. It worked so well and I loved seeing the different shades I ended up picking through the week. There were a few similar shades in the first week so I made extra sure to pick really different ones this time around.

The 7 lipsticks I wore this week vary a lot in shades and formulas. I ended up finding a few old favourites (hello MAC Rebel) and picking up some shades I hadn’t worn in a while. I only had one repeat product in this week of lipstick, but my goal for the coming week is to have none!

All 7 different lipsticks that I wore this week

All 7 different lipsticks that I wore last week

Keep reading to see all of the lipsticks I wore from Monday to Sunday and see swatches of each one!

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Jan 30
2017

My Last Week of Lipstick: Volume 1

Since 2017 started I have been pushing myself to try more of my makeup and use different items that I own. I know I have some of my favourites (like the Sweet Peach palette and ColourPop lipsticks) but I wanted to branch out and give all my makeup some equal love. One of the ways I have been able to do that is by changing my lipstick every day. No matter how rushed I am I always make sure to grab a different lippie every morning.

This started as an accident almost but by the end of a week I noticed I had a bunch of different lipsticks in my purse, which I wore that week. Since I really enjoyed doing the 16 lipsticks I found in my purse post I decided to start posting about these as well.

So now here we are with my first week in review. I am including little notes on each item and have swatches as well!

Here are all the lipsticks I wore last week!

Here are all the lipsticks I wore last week!

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Aug 12
2016

My Most Loved Lipsticks in July

Over the last few weeks I keep noticing that I am using the same makeup products over and over, and keep trying to remind myself to branch out. I have been doing well with that lately by using up some new eye shadows palettes and working on my panning progress, but I still seem to be stuck in a rut with my lipsticks. I keep wearing the same few producst on a daily basis, and I wanted to take note of what my most loved lipsticks in July were, in hopes that I can give them a break for August and start wearing some new ones.

My 3 most loved lipsticks in July from top to bottom: Revlon HD Addiction, Maybelline Cherry On Top, and Maybelline Spice It Up

My 3 most loved lipsticks in July from top to bottom: Revlon HD Addiction, Maybelline Cherry On Top, and Maybelline Spice It Up

My top 3 most loved lipsticks in July

Maybelline New York Color Whisper in Cherry On Top: This semi-sheer pink lipstick is so smooth and light. I love how bright the pink colour is even though it feels like a lip balm on my lips. You can layer it to build a bolder colour but I usually stick to one coat and still get a great shade of pink. It isn’t heavy or sticky at all, and it offers a huge punch of colour in just one swipe. This one lives in my work bag and I keep reaching for it as I run out the door. It is pretty moisturizing and keeps my lips soft and smooth.  Out of my most loved lipsticks in July, this one is probably the one that gets the most frequent use.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in HD Addiction: I wrote about this lipstick a while ago and I still love it just as much. This matte magenta berry shade is super light and airy. I love the formula of this and it has a nice scent as well. This one is a deeper berry colour but it still works really well for everyday wear and it also lives in my work bag. The formula is really great and the colour lasts for hours without fading.

Maybelline New York Baby Lips in Spice It Up: I love the Baby Lips line and this is no exception. This one is a bit of a deeper red shade that is more opaque than other Baby Lips, but still applies like the traditional Baby Lips balms. It is soft and moisturising like a clear balm but it brings a pop of colour in a creamy finish. I like the opacity and colour of this red combined with the ease of application and balm-like formula.

Swatches of my 3 most loved lipsticks in July from L-R: Revlon HD Addiction, Maybelline Cherry On Top, and Maybelline Spice It Up

Swatches of my 3 most loved lipsticks in July from L-R: Revlon HD Addiction, Maybelline Cherry On Top, and Maybelline Spice It Up

All three of my most loved lipsticks in July seem to be similar in texture, as they all are smooth and similar to balms. They are all light formulas and seem to be low maintenance one swipe wonders. I think with the crazy heat this summer and the busy days I have, this is the easiest way to throw on a quick pop of lipstick without and hassle. In this sweltering heat I don’t have the energy or time to be applying intense liquid lipstick, vampy shades that may melt or bleed, or worrying about having dry lips. All of my most loved lipsticks in July are moisturizing and smooth formulas with an easy application.

Another look at my 3 most loved lipsticks in July from top to bottom: Revlon HD Addiction, Maybelline Cherry On Top, and Maybelline Spice It Up

Another look at my 3 most loved lipsticks in July from top to bottom: Revlon HD Addiction, Maybelline Cherry On Top, and Maybelline Spice It Up

As much as I loved all of these easy lipstick picks I definitely do miss some of my higher maintenance makeup items. I think once the weather cools down and I don’t feel like I’m dripping sweat walking to work I might start going back to some of my liquid lipsticks and darker colours. I look forward to bolder lip looks in the Fall and can’t wait to see what will become my most loved lipsticks next month.

May 11
2016

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Today I want to talk about the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. I got this a while back and have been consistently reaching for it for a perfect lip colour.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in the shade HD Addiction

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in the shade HD Addiction

First of all I love the packaging of this product. The matte tube is amazing and the shape is super cute. It looks different than all of the other lip products I own. It’s chic and modern looking and the frosted tube with the silver lid makes it look really neat. I also like the wand it comes with and the formula is super light, moisturizing, and soft. It is creamy and airy and it goes on super smoothly without being heavy or drying, even after multiple hours of wear. 

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