It all started around late last year, this new hobby of mine. NYX was the first brand that I bought. I even wrote a blog post about it. Ever since, I become more and more interested in lip colors. I started to follow more beauty blogs and started to engage in more conversations about lip colors with my girlfriends. I started to experiment; choosing the color tones that I like and suits me for various occasions.
However, I can’t really find many brands of good lip colors here in Indonesia. I think we have limited brands / shades with not – so – friendly prices. So being in the US last month was like mini lip color heaven to me, yeayyy! (hint: Sephora, Target :p)
So I bought a couple.. hehehe. Including the much talked about Colourpop lippie stixs. And just because I don’t have much to do today, I sort of played around with my collection and decided to share it here. Consider this as a rookie review! P.S: I’m no beauty blogger! 🙂
Of course let’s start with NYX. Bought these Soft Matte Lip Cream babies last year (around December-ish) and as you can see, I almost run out of them. I used to wear it every day, switching all the colors I have and I praised them highly in my previous post about lipstick. But somehow after wearing them so often, I felt like my lips became dry-er than it already was. So I did not wear them as often anymore and haven’t made another purchase. My favorite? Prague.
Moving on to a new favorite, Colourpop Cosmetics. This LA based brand is currently only available online. Lucky me I managed to buy some of their much talked about Lippie Stix when I was there. Check out their website and tell me if they did not succeed in making you drool for the colors! soooo many cute colors! sooo confusing I ended up buying only two (which I regret, hahaha). Pssst they’re only $5 each (before tax) and it looks good on my skin. They’re pigmented and so far don’t make my lips dry. My favorite: Brink – perfect for everyday wear.
The third brand that I have and have been using lately is Sephora Collection. Currently I have two kinds – Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color ($16) and Cream Lip Stain ($13). To be honest I still don’t use it very often, as I think I haven’t found the perfect occasions. To me they are very bold and I’m still not used to wearing bold colors, but sometimes it’s fun to do! Hmmm and I think the Luster Matte is not as matte as Coloupop or NYX though, but definitely a go for bold colors. My favorite between both products is the Luster Matte – I love the pink/purple-ish shade.
Last but not least… the brand that I am going to share to you is Rimmel London. Although originally from the UK, this brand is easy to find in US’ drugstores. It all started when my cousin asked me to buy their Provocalips lip color ($6.49 in Target). The promise is quite something – 16 hour kiss proof, transfer proof, food proof lip color. Curious, I bought two! Hehehe. Verdict? The color really stays! I remember putting it in the morning before work, had breakfast, drank glasses of water while working, then had lunch… and the color was still there. I also love the fact that it (again, so far) does not make my lips dry. Only because there are two steps to use it, sometimes I felt lazy and just used the 1st step, making it not so matte (I prefer matte colors…). My favorite? Heart Breaker. I don’t think Kiss Fatal suits me. I’m curious to try other colors though! 😉
And that’s about it! It was surely fun to play swatches and I hope you enjoy reading this random post, hehehe. Have a good weekend! 🙂