8.18.2010

♥ 100th Post! My Top 5: Lipsticks ♥

I didn't want my 100th post to be another boring FOTD or some random review of a beauty product, so I decided to make it the first post of a series of posts of my Top 5's!


Today I'm showing you lovelies my Top 5 Lipstick picks...



L to R:
MAC Angel (Frost)
Edward Bess Nude Lotus
MAC Snob (Satin)
Revlon Cherries in the Snow
MAC Viva Glam VI SE (Lustre)

MAC Angel
Angel is described by MAC as a "soft pink" and although it has a frost finish, it really isn't all that frosty. It falls right in the light to medium pink category, making it a beautiful pink on almost all skin tones. I have so many lipsticks that I usually don't wear the same color multiple days in a row, but if I'm ever in a bind and can't find a lipstick that will coordinate with a look, I can always count on Angel to come in a save the day.

Edward Bess Nude Lotus
I ordered this lipstick from Edward Bess' website a few weeks ago when all of his lipsticks were 40% off and it has quickly become my go-to nude! It's about a shade darker and has more warmth than MAC Creme d' Nude, making for the perfect nude pout when I'm a bit tanner in the summer! It has a strong fig scent which smells really good but a bit overpowering in my opinion as it gives me a headache if I get a couple whiffs of it from the tube. Good news is it doesn't linger much after application :)

MAC Snob
This is the newest lipstick to my collection (I think?) and is now one of my favorites! I was always hesitant to try Snob because I thought it would be too cool-toned for my skin tone but I actually really love it! MAC describes Snob as a "ladylike mauve", whatever that means. To me, it hardly looks like a mauve...more like a pale milky pink with slightly cool undertones. I love it paired with a smoky eye since it's a bit pale on me at the moment due to my tan, but it looks equally amazing with just mascara too. 

Revlon Cherries in the Snow
I recently wore this on a night out in Vegas, and I had forgotten how amazing it is! Cherries in the Snow is a bright raspberry red shade that is amazingly long-lasting! Even after dinner it had only faded the tiniest bit and didn't feather at all, although I did line my lips with NYX Lipliner in Natural :) I only had to reapply once the entire night and even that time it wasn't entirely necessary. It also has a tendency to stain your lips which I really like, but that may or may not be your cup of tea. This is absolutely my go-to going out shade.

MAC Viva Glam VI SE
Last but certainly not least is Viva Glam VI SE. This shade is described by MAC as a "soft blue pink" which I would have to disagree. I really don't see any blue undertones to it, and I'm much more inclined to classify it as a light to medium plummy mauve, but what do I know? This is really my "my lips but better" shade which may surprise some because it seems rather dark at times. I have annoyingly pigmented lips...what can I say? The best part about this lipstick is that 100% of the proceeds goes towards MAC AIDS Fund to support those living with HIV and AIDS.

Here are some side-by-side swatches in the same order:




What are some of your favorite lipsticks?



17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours, i love MAC creme cup and models own coral x

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  2. love love lvoe these.
    i want a nuuude so bad,
    ill have to check that one out.

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  3. gorgeous picks!!! i have yet to try out mac angel because last time i went, i picked up hue instead! haha looking at the swatches now, i think i need to go back and get angel haha great 100th post! :D heres to many more!

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  4. Congrats on the 100th post. I'm still looking for a suitable nude lippie. All the ones I've tried make me look like a corpse :(

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  5. All of them look gorgeous!But I want the snob badly!!:)

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  6. congrats on your 100th post!! love the lipsticks, so funny that 3 of them are MAC! i can't get enough of them either xoxo

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  7. congrats! MAC snob would definitely be apart of my top 5 lippies! the other colors look great too!

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  8. congrats on 100! & i love those colors!


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  9. Gorgeous colors! I love that Cherries in the snow is in there, good to see a swatch of it hehe :)

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  10. your colors are lovely!!!! like the mac one ^_^ haha i dun have much lippies so I don't have my top 5 ^_^''

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  11. What a fun post!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. whenever i go to mac i always "snob" the snob lol. but by seeing swatches online, made me realize that snob is actually one of the shades i'm looking for. so the next time i go to mac i won't "snob" it anymore. heehee.

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  13. I really need to get Cherries In The Snow. It looks gorgeous. x

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  14. All of them are gorgeous especially MAC Snob and Cherries in the snow.check out my blog.

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  15. I dont have any of those, but I love the look of all of them! :)

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