Several weeks/months ago mammulikes tagged me in a post and I finally am getting down to it! I had forgotten the questions and left them unanswered in my drafts. But now, here are the questions:
How many lipsticks do you own?
20 – 19 lipsticks and 1 lipstain – I am only counting the ones which I will ever consider using.
Which was the first lipstick you ever bought?
My first lipstick ever was part of a kit an ex bf had given me (this is what I think about ex boyfriends by the way) I think that the first one I bought was from the e.l.f. essential line, the shade Fantasy, which is similar in colour to the one I mentioned before.
Which was the last lipstick you bought?
It has been a while, but I think it is Catrice 020 Maroon which I mentioned in my April/May Favourites here. This is a very pretty colour. At first, I thought the colour’s name was Macaroon which would have been sweet! But apparently it is called Maroon – which is nothing like what it is. It is a nude to brown shade which looks so great. Reminds me of e.l.f.’s essential lipstick in Fantasy. You can read a review for this Catrice lipstick here, written by my friend Olga from watercoloursilk.
Swatches for the mentioned Lipsticks will be at the end of the post!
What is your favourite lipstick brand?
Various, but namely Catrice for the selection of colours, texture and price.
Favourite pink lipstick?
Not a pink lipstick fan, but I’d have to say, e.l.f.’s Mineral Nicely Nude, which is the only ‘pink’ lipstick I will ever wear.
Favourite nude lipstick?
Definitely Catrice 010 Be Natural, which is one of the lippies I cannot stop talking about.
Favourite peach-coral lipstick?
This has to be Obey by Illamasqua which I won in Stefy’s giveaway. However I still have to figure out how to make it work with my pale to olive skin tone.
Coral Flair from Vivo would have to be the most corally wearable one I have but this is not peachy at all, it is quite red indeed. The one by essence in their Vintage District Limited Edition line is the perfect one for everyday use.
Favourite red lipstick?
While I love Rimmel’s Apocalips in Big Bang which I reviewed here, I barely ever manage to leave the house and keep it on my lips for longer than half an hour. My boyfriend always tells me “You look better in more natural colours” so I always feel self-conscious. It’s very sexy nonetheless.
My most wearable red, while a tad bright, has to be Catrice 010 Lobster Love which I reviewed here.
Favourite purple lipstick?
I have no purple ones but the closest one to the colour would be e.l.f.’s Studio Matte lipstick in Tea Rose which is a lilac colour.
Favourite fuchsia lipstick?
I will never have one of these. OK – I have a pink but I won’t use it on myself – I only bought it to use on clients. I also have the e.l.f. Studio HD Blush which can actually be used as a lipstain, but no, fuchsia is just a bit too much.
Favourite unusual color lipstick?
It’s not really unusual. It looks weird when swatched, almost a tad yellow, but it looks great on the lips. And it’s the one by essence in their Vintage District Limited Edition line again. It is actually a 2 in one lipstick-lipgloss type of thing. The lipstick on its own is very hydrating too!
Favourite dark lipstick?
My lipsticks aren’t too dark. My darkest one has to be e.l.f.’s essential line’s Voodoo which I somehow do not find myself using that much anymore. It actually broke today while I was swatching it, along with a Vivo one which also broke 😦
I prefer matte lipsticks over shiny/glossy/frosty ones. I love the Ultimate Colour ones by Catrice. I also loved the Matt Sublime ones by Wjcon. The one’s by Vivo are great too and the smell is fantastic.
I think Vivo lipsticks deserve a mention. They are pretty but most of all, they smell amazing… I couldn’t quite figure out what dessert it was but then I realized it was toffee 🙂 Great, and you won’t be the only one smelling it.
Here are the rest of the swatches of most of the lipsticks I mentioned here:
P.S. Since this was a tag post, I will only be tagging Davi from Lady with no Name and Stefy from stefypuglisevich.com. Obviously, anyone who is interested in this, can go ahead and do it, even readers who do not have a blog. I would love to see your answers in the comment section. Oh and if you would like to see any of these colours on my lips, just let me know.
I don’t know, I think I am just lucky to almost always get it right when it comes to lipsticks, I know what I’ll like and I usually know what I won’t. But I’m a little bit curious now… How many lipsticks do you own? Do you usually get it right just by swatching it?