My favourite lipsticks

For ages I was a total lip gloss gal. It’s easy to apply and doesn’t, generally, look like shit when it wears off.

I have a ton of Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes and am a massive fan of Mac Lip Glass.

About two years ago I got my hair cut super short. Like, boy short. You might call it a pixie cut. Which means all the emphasis is on my face.

I felt washed out in lip gloss so began wearing bright lipstick. Now I’m rarely seen without it.

I bought Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Color in Red Revival – a long-lasting blue red (approx. CA $10).

Maybelline Red-Revival

Something happened in my 30s: lipstick started bleeding into the little lines around my mouth but, I discovered, matte lipstick solved this problem. So do lip pencils but that’s a topic for another post.

I turned – once again – to Paula’s Choice (aka the Cosmetics Cop) for advice and bought Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick in Siren in Scarlet (approx. CA $10).

It’s more of an orange red which is a better colour for me.

Siren In Scarlet Maybelline

I do love it but the formula sometimes balls up and feels uncomfortable. And a girl needs more than one lipstick to rely on, right?

I added the following products to my collection. All come highly recommended. All have a matte finish.

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Flower Beauty Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color in Get to the Poinsettia (available only at Walmart, CA $7). This is not the actual colour shown.

By the way, this cosmetics line from Drew Barrymore is one of my favourites. They do some great stuff.

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MAC Lipstick in Russian Red (CA $19).

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam (approx CA $10. Available at Rexall / Pharma Plus in Canada – as far as I can tell – or Target in the US). You can also order directly from their website.

NYX-matte-lipstick-Indie-FlickNYX-matte-lipstick-pure-redNYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick (top) and Pure Red (bottom) (approx. CA $10).

Do you have a favourite lippie and what do you like about it?

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