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Hello lovely gurus Birthday coming up and DP doesn't know what to get me, decided to ask for a few lipsticks, but I don't know where to start? I generally use liquid because of how long they last, however I want a few more expensive lipsticks that do last for quite a while and not too drying. I know of lots of brands, but not too sure which to try out? I generally like red, but would like maybe one red and a few more neutral colours; what brand is your favourite for lipstick?w
I like Estée Lauder and Nars. I also bought a Clinique Matt pop lipstick the other day and it would take a bomb to shift it. I'm not a massive fan of mac lipsticks as I find them really drying but others love them.
I don't get on with MAC brilliantly either because of the dryness issue. Charlotte Tilbury mattes are surprisingly creamy and comfortable for mattes. Clinique Pop also good. For cheaper options, Revlon Super Lustrous and Maybelline are excellent
Lipstick Queen silver screen and Velvet Rope ranges are lovely and the cases are wonderful. Nars are good at all the sort of inbetween colours. I always find the 'between two shades' shade with them Second Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford for ultimate glam. TF Scarlet Rouge is a beautiful red and he does lots of nude shades too. Hourglass is always worth a look as well.
I love Burberry Lip Velvet. They are long lasting but not drying. They feel very comfortable on the lips and when they wear off they fade seamlessly and non-patchy. My favourite every day shade is Nude Rose. And the shade that really brightens me up is honeysuckle (orangey coral). Both are matte. And Burberry also does lots of reds.
I love the Amazing Grace shade but to be honest am so impressed with all of them. Wonderful shades, goes on well and lasts brilliantly. Pretty packaging too -- a lovely ribbed rose-gold colour lipstick tube that looks kind of vintage.
My standout red is YSL Rouge Pur Couture #1. I also like Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet but those lipstick tend to break easily. For everyday wear, Chanel Rouge Coco, Rouge d'Armani and Nars are great options but I feel cheaper that brands like Kiko, Max Factor, Yves Rocher, Artdeco and Essence are equally high quality.