Saturday 13 February 2016

My Top 5 Daytime Lipstick Shades

In the last two years or so, I can count how many times I’ve worn lipstick on my two hands. Shocking, I know!

It’s that last step I always forget. I also have an issue with some dark pigmentation, and I feel very self-conscious when I wear colour. It’s silly, but I guess in a way my lack of colour has been deliberate. To kick those self-doubts to the curb, I’m stepping out with all of my favourite lip shades and it feels so good!

I prefer myself in pinks or dusky rose type shades, and I like shine but I hate gloss. My top five are quite similar, yes, but allow me to explain…

My ride or die is MAC’s Crème inYour Coffee, a dusky pink with brown undertones, and not as bright as it appears swatched. It’s the first MAC lipstick I ever bought, and it’s a Cremesheen. Totally comfortable, ridiculously beautiful, and I can forgive the measly four hour wear time.

YSL’s Rouge Volupte No.1 is a reddish brown glossy shade that I really like, despite how sheer and patchy it is. It’s tame, and I’m a chicken who’s scared of bright reds so it’s a win/win. The formula is quite drying after a few hours, but I like the stain it leaves when it fades so I won’t complain.

When I can’t make up my mind, Revlon’s Lip Butter in Pink Truffle is my fail safe. It’s uber buttery and glossy, and the prettiest baby pink that transfers quite nicely when it finally fades, although it lasts a good long while! If I’m too lazy to re-apply, I’ll just use a lip balm and I’m good to go!

My favourite nude, is Revlon’s Mink. The name says it all, but it doesn’t translate well as a swatch. It’s much deeper, more like a creamy and sultry brown with a very slight reddish undertone. I use it on night’s out too, but it’s just as wearable during the day, and it lasts a long while.

The difference between Rouge Volupte No.1 and No.2 is subtle. So subtle it’s a little ridiculous I bought them both at the same time. But No.2 has a berry tint to it instead of red. It’s like MAC’s Love Thing Mineralize Blush in a lipstick. When it fades, I look punch drunk and I’m not going to lie, I rather like that a lot!

What are your favourite lip shades?


  1. Love YSL lipstick. Such a beautiful shade!
    Victoria ♥

  2. Creme in your coffee looks like a beautiful shade, that's not really one you hear about too much in the bloggersphere but it sounds like a nice wearable shade.

  3. nice shades <3 your blog looks pretty!


  4. I'm dying to get my hands on the YSL Riuge Volupte #1 but I think it's been discontinued xx

  5. I love the YSL rouge volupte's and both of these shades look gorgeous! All of mine are quite bold so I feel like something a bit more everyday.

    Majorly eyeing up that Revlon Mink as well!

    The Makeup Directory

  6. Beautiful choices I still need to buy one of the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks!

  7. my favourite lipstick for now would be Mac Velvet Teddy x

    Erin | Erin Azmir


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