Wednesday, 24 August 2011

My favourite go-to lipstick


Do you need confidence in buying certain items of makeup? I do. I could walk into a high street shop (I have yet to combat my fear of beauty counters) and buy every eyeshadow and nail polish in sight but when it comes to lipsticks, I need more help, I need personal recommendations from friends and I need to see it worn real people whom I trust, as opposed to magazines which I rarely identify myself to.


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When I saw my best friend Jo, wearing this gorgeous darker than nude lipstick, I just had to find out what it was and give it a try. Little that I know that it was going to become then my favourite lipstick.



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Introducing the gorgeous Velvet Teddy from Mac which I simply can't get enough of. Velvet Teddy belongs to the matte family of lipsticks and delivers a gorgeous darker than nude colour which will pretty much go with anything.


For going out at night, or on special occasions, makeup looks for the blog, I like to pair Velvet Teddy with Lip Inflation Extreme, in sheer bare from Sally Hansen, a £1.99 bargain I stumbled upon before my nearest TJ Hughes shop before its recent closure.


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If you've never tried an lip plumper product before, boy, you're in for a shock. I knew I had to expect a stinging sensation but I didn't expect to be that intense. First time I wore it, I asked myself why on earth women would want to go through such a discomfort.



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To add to the stinging sensation, Lip inflation has the most unusual spicy flavour/scent, reminiscent of Christmas spices. So all in all, the first I wore felt really felt I was wearing tabasco on my lips. As for the plumping effect, I think it's working but I feel the effect lasts as long as you can feel the light 'burn' on your lips. There is no way I could wear Lip Inflation on a day to day basis, too glossy, too intense, too much but at night time I really like to wear it. I've become really fond of the whole stinging spicy experience now and I wish I had picked more of these before the shop closed.


And this my beloved Mac Velvet Teddy and Sheer Bare worn together on the  lips



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Where’s the rest of the head gone? Click here if you want to see as part of my ‘Safari Look’.


Off the top of your head, what is your favourite lipstick, which goes with anything?


top photo credit: lipstick (beautyflorist seller on ebay) and teddy bear.

20 comments:

Leanne OCD said...

Gorgeous as always Liloo! Give the Bare Escentuals Buxom glosses a go. I love them!! x

nav said...

I love the lippy! I've never tried any of the lip plumping glosses - I really don't need to unless I'd like to look really weird...

LauraSummer said...

That is certainly going on my wish list, I have mindgame by Nars which is a similar shade, warmer than velvet teddy and sheer though. Looks great on you x

Arianne Cruz said...

that's a pretty color :D

Jan said...

I am still searching for my to go lipstick but this colour looks right up my street - I used to wear Twig back in the days but that is a bit too dark for me, but this looks great, thanks for this. Jan x

KJ said...

I need this lipstick!

Madame Gourmand said...

Beautiful colour on you, I'm a big fan on plumping lipgloss once the stinging sensation has gone away. x

sepia_raven said...

Ach I loooove this lipstick! It's so flattering :)

Jenn said...

so pretty! I love nudes :) xo

Robyn said...

That's a beautiful combo and very flattering on you!

joanna_delilah said...

Awwwww the kitchen cupboard background!! I love that you put my picture on your blog :)
Velvet teddy is a gorgeous colour and looks gorgeous on you twinnie xxxxxxxx

Bettina@BeautySwot said...

Looks gorgeous on you, I personally cannot be doing with things that feel like my lips are on fire and consequently I avoid them like the plague :-P

Charlie said...

its beautiful on you!

Jade. said...

That lipstick is gorgeous!


I dont have a favourite lipstick as yet, well actually I quite like NYX Hades but I havent tried enough shades yet to have a proper opinion on lipsticks (must STOP buying nail polish and start on lipsticks!)

x

MissMathful said...

i havent tried this, but my go to is rosy raisen by ELF it is like a browny nude, my lips but better, i love it :D

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Ms. Wedgie said...

Wooooo a Liloo lip post!! A rare treat indeedy! :) I'd probably say Russian Red by MAC! It might not necessarily go with everything...but that doesn't stop me wearing it with everything! xxx

Imo said...

Hug me by MAC they actually look very similar...Revlon mink is also pretty lovely and I dont need a mirror to put it on

Fum said...

Pretty lipstick colour.
My fave lipstick that goes with everything is maybelline's colour sensational lipstick in delicate pearl (I think that's it's name). It's quite a delicate pearly pinky peachy shade.

a.j.b said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous colour - I love it. The fact it's matte puts me off but worn with this plumper looks a lot more moisturising!
x

Sarah Ali / Glossicious said...

your face looks flawless in the last photo <3 This shade look so pretty.

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