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April 10, 2013

My Make Up Collection: Lipsticks and Lip Stains

A while ago I started a new series here on Born to Buy, My Make Up Collection. I decided that I'd share a part of my make up collection with you each week until, well, you've seen it all. This series is not about reviewing products because that would take forever but, if I've reviewed a product I'll be sure to link it! 

I'm sure this goes without saying but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That is not my intention at all. 

MAC In a Heartbeat (Cremesheen) | MAC Creme Cup (Cremesheen) | MAC Hot Gossip (Cremesheen) | MAC Lickable (Cremesheen) | MAC Vegas Volt (Amplified) | MAC Rebel (Satin)
MAC Blossom Culture (Sheen Supreme) | MAC Bare Again (Sheen Supreme) |  MAC Modesty (Cremesheen) | MAC Crosswire (Cremesheen) | MAC Look At Her! (Sheen Supreme) | MAC Bronze Shimmer (Frost)

These lipsticks, apart from Look At Her! and Bronze Shimmer, at the most used in my collection. I absolutely love MAC's lipsticks, especially their Cremesheen formula, and I will definitely be purchasing more. Look At Her! and Bronze Shimmer are two colours that I purchased off a blog sale. I bought them to create some weird metallic looks but haven't ever gotten around to doing it. If you'd still like to see them, let me know! 

YSL Rouge Volupte Perle #116 Milky Pink | L'Oreal Colour Riche NutriShine in #02 Nudy Coral | Maybelline Color Whisper in #35 Coral Ambition | Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in #103 | NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok | Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in #065 Rosy Nude 
Ulta3 Lipstick in #040 Coral Reef | Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Colour in #325 Spellbound | Aveda Smoothing Lip Colour in #901 Tanzanite
Revlon Lip Butter #015 Tutti Frutti | Revlon Lip Butter #025 Peach Parfait | Revlon Lip Butter #080 Strawberry Shortcake | Revlon Lip Butter #085 Sugar Plum | Revlon Lip Butter #090 Sweet Tart

All of these lip sticks (including the MAC ones, apart from Look At Her! and Bronze Shimmer, sit in my everyday/most used lipstick stand. As you can see, I'm a somewhat neutral lip person! I love the odd pink and plum lip, but on a day to day basis I don't think you can go past a nice nude lip.
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in #286 Burning Rose | Entourage Cosmetics Lipstick in Attention* | Hello Kitty Lipstick 08-02 | LUSH Liquid Lipstick in Strong | Aveda Smoothing Lip Colour in Star Coral | Avon Ulta Color Rich Lipstick in Skin

I don't wear red lipsticks often. I just don't think they suit me. When I do, however, I love the three I've swatched above, in particular the Entourage Cosmetics Lipstick in Attention. The red lipsticks are all quite different in colour and tone, however the photo doesn't really show that. Sorry! 

I love my oranges and corals though! My favourites are probably LUSH's Liquid Lipstick, MAC's Vegas Volt (swatched above) and Aveda's Smoothing Lip Colour in Star Coral. They're all beautiful!
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please | Innoxa Lovely Lips Lipstick in Jasmine | Essence All About Cupcake Lipstick | Lippy Girl Organic Lipstick in Gob SmackedLippy Girl Organic Lipstick in Very Vixen

These colours are so, so beautiful. The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please is a great dupe for MAC's Creme Cup lipstick but, unfortunately, it's been discontinued. If you do want to try it, be sure to check out Buy Invite and other flash sale sites. That's where I picked mine up!
Maybelline Pop Stick in #130 Fruit Punch | Maybelline Pop Stick #120 Citrus Slice | Revlon Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude | Napoleon Perdis DéVine Goddess Lipstick in Hess | Natio Lipstick in Nude Peach

These are some of my least used lipsticks. The Maybelline Pop Sticks were quite hyped about on YouTube so, much like the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please, I bought it off Buy Invite as they're not available for purchase in Australia. Revlon's Nude Attitude and Natio's Nude Peach were two colours I considered make up staples for quite some time and now I just look at them and wonder why. 
1 Skin Solution Tinted Lip Butter in Almond Biscotti | 1 Skin Solution Tinted Lip Butter in Coconut Plum | 1 Skin Solution Tinted Lip Butter in Strawberry Rose Champagne | 1 Skin Solution Tinted Lip Butter in Quava Lemonade 

A review of all four lip butters can be found here. I absolutely love this product. They're amazing. To check out the 1 Skin Solutions site, click here
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #001 Honey | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #025 Sweetheart | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #035 Charm | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #040 Rendezvous | Clinique Chubby Stick in #14 Curvy Candy | LUSH Lip Tint in Latte | LUSH Lip Tint in It Starte With A Kiss

I'm a big fan of all of these lip products. For a full review of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, click here. As you'll be able to see, I've added a couple more to my collection since then. I don't use the LUSH Lip Tints as much as I should, purely because they can be quite messy, but I really like them! 

Have you tried any of these lipsticks or stains? What did you think of them? There are so many lipsticks out there and, whilst I'm quite happy with my collection, I could definitely add to it! What would you recommend I picked up? 

* - Indicates products that were provided for review or as a PR sample. These products have remained in my collection, meaning that I have not yet posted about them, I genuinely like them or both. 

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  1. I really like Mac's Hot Gossip!

    1. Hot Gossip is a colour I'm trying to get more use out of. I love how it's a darker neutral colour but it still has the pink tones! x

  2. Wow! so many swatches! I'm delaying doing my make up collection posts because I'll have to swatch so many things haha, talk about lazy! Great post :)


    1. Oh my gosh, these swatches took forever. Don't be fooled! It's actually been quite nice for me though and I can now see gaps in my collection etc. There's always room for more lipsticks, aha! x

  3. like :Aveda Smoothing Lip Colour in #901 Tanzanite and kin Solution Tinted Lip Butter in Coconut Plum |

    1. They're definitely great products! MAC's Rebel is another one of those beautiful and deep colours. x

  4. I like your MAC sheen supreme lippies!

    P.S. Kudos for all the swatches! Must have required quite a lot of effort!

    1. They're a beautiful formula, Abigail. The texture really reminds me of Revlon's Lip Butters. All three (the gold included, ahah) are from blog sales, surprisingly. x

  5. I WANT ALL THE MAC lol :P
    I sadly have no MAC lippies at all, but I plan on buying some through a parcel forwarding service soon... I've been in love with Vegas Volt since I first discovered it last year, and seeing swatches just makes me want it more :(

    1. You don't have any MAC lipsticks? How is that possible? I really love MAC lipsticks. I don't use many lip products up but, in my time, I've finished two MAC Hue lipsticks. That never happens. Vegas Volt is a really beautiful way to wear orange lips. You'll love it if and when you get it. x

  6. lovely products! I'm such a sucker for lip products :/ hahaha x

  7. so jealous !!
    I used to hate lipsticks but now I'm really into lip products:)

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