Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lippy Addiction *-*


Lipstick was the very first cosmetic that I ever fell in love with. I can’t describe the feeling when I first applied my mommy’s red lipstick but I knew then that I wanted tons of lipsticks when I grew up.

Some people have pictures, furniture, dairies, to remind them of different stages in their lives and I have my LIPSTICKS. The lipsticks I keep for ages,  bring back precious memories for me and I just can’t throw them away!

As a poor  University student, I would really save up to buy Anna Sui, Shu Uemura, Biotherm, Chanel, MAC and MUFE. I was totally into buying “branded” lipsticks and glosses and it was usually a reward after my exams or tests! Yes, I needed beautiful incentives to get through school, cause it was so damn boring. After my Uni days, I spent a yr in MUNICH and all I had was the mainstream  brands such as MAC, YSL, maybelline and etc… I got to try some of the German made lipsticks from Manhattan and Art Deco. Still, I was super deprived of the Asian and regular brands that were easily avaliable in Spore. So, now that I’ve been back home  for 3 yrs, I totally appreciate the variety of lippies that I can get super easily from a local drugstore or shopping centre.

I have tried quite a number of lipsticks and glosses and nothing beats ANNA SUI, YSL and SHU UEMURA LIPSTICKS and MAC & Japanese LIPGLOSSES:

Here’s a Checklist for things I bear in mind when I go lippy hunting

  • PACKAGING – If the lipstick is cheap, I don’t expect maximum durability and beautiful packaging. It still has to be relatively decent though. If I buy expensive lipstick, it should be able to withstand some serious tossing around in my bag. Also, it should look pretty gorgeous ( just like YSL Lipsticks).
  • Avaliable  Testers that I can swatch with  is a must. I like to have a feel of the lippy b4 buying it.
  • SMELL – No fishy, plastic smells pls. This is sometimes why I steer clear of  cheaper lipsticks. They can smell pretty bad sometimes. Whereas MAC glosses smell like vanilla even after a long time. I actually adore the smell of Anna Sui Lippies too!
  • COLOR REPRODUCTION – I like what I see in the tube to be very close to what I have on my lips, bearing in mind that I do have pigmented lips.
  • CONSISTENCY – I prefer lipsticks which aren’t too sticky and creamy because they come off very quickly. I think I have slippery lips.
  • COLORS – I usually steer clear of very very dark lip colors cause I look very old with them. I used to be into  brown shades but now I like pinks and nudes. Shades of purple seem to suit my slightly pigmented lips really well too.
  • PRODUCT – I had a creamy MAC LIPSTICK that broke!  It was so soft, it practically melted and fell out the tube after 3 weeks ( I didn’t even use it everyday). MAC’s matte lipsticks don’t break as easily. Shu Uemura (SU) Lipsticks on the other hand have lasted years and years for me. Everything from the  ink on the packaging to the plastic casing and lipstick is still nicely in tact.
  • PRICE – I have a different budget from time to time.

Here’s some of my lippies from my makeup stash:

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* Shu Uemura Colors are a little dated cause they are a little old..hehe.. can’t bear to throw them out.. I love the texture and look of the lipstick. Also, I have yet to find a close match to Anna Sui Matte Lipsticks *

I pretty keen on growing my nude/ pinkish/ purplish collection :) I have MAC’s Honey love, Blankety and myth, Revlon’s Nude Attitude and some OCC in mind too.. you guys have anything else to recommend ??

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adin_22 said...

hi!!love the colors in your collection...esp the shu uemura's....I have the revlon's nude which I haven't use yet but they said it pretty good but a bit drying....as for the maybelline lippies I'm not sure about a review cuz' I kinda suck at it, I can't promise but I'll try...:D

amynaree said...

great collection!! i love lippies too and always end up buying them but i never wear them! i think it's because i'm constantly snacking and drinking through out the day so it never lasts.

hmmm..as for recommendations how about mac kinda sexy? i think that falls into the nude/pink color ^__* and i have heard the new maybelline color sensation lipsticks have a great variety of nude/pinks/and purples!

Jasmin said...

Love the lippies. Cute.

Toothfairy said...

I like nude pinkish colors too, it's all I wear, if I wear gloss at all!

they do look nice on you, nice lips haha!


Pop Champagne said...

I have a few mac lipglass.. I think they are nbice but I do find them to be too sticky at times... esp when the wind blows on your hair and it sticks to your lips LOL ohh well. I want to try out some NYX :D

e.motion in motion said...

Great collection! I have an OCD to buy buy buy lippies and I usually end up not using them or not liking them >_< You have pretty lips :D

Calia Yang said...

oh my! you match all of those colors so well!!! love them!

Sherry said...

nice collection sexy lips :D

Ahleessa said...

I noticed more of your lip shape than the color... hehe~ You have a very heart shaped lips. Pretty! ;)

Zoe said...

oh la la..very nice lipsticks ,ur lips are soooo beautiful hun,I wonder if they still have that Shu SU723 here coz it looks so pretty^^..love this post~

Connie De Alwis said...

you have very luscious lips ;) The Biotherm gloss looks good on you. Stage Cosmetics make very awesome glosses. Truly awesome glosses. NYX Megashine are great too

AtelierGal said...

I have quite a few lipsticks, but tend to stick to the same 2-3 frequently lol

been wanting to get a nude color but can't seem to find the one that I like

With Love, Elle said...

ive been a fan of dior glossies for such a long time now. gr8 tips on the lippy hunting, i do the same for the smell as well! some have the grossiest smell lol

xoxo elle

Kaye said...

I love your Her Glossiness collection! I can relate to your obsession with lippies. Being that I rarely use makeup (except for base makeup), I really go all out with the lipgloss. Plus, whenever I get sad I just buy myself a lip gloss and it's an instant pick-me-up! :D

xppinkx said...

hey dollface

awwwwww!!! your too cute to reward yourself with purdy lippies!!! there are so many glosses out their that are truly amazing...i really love lancome glosses and dior!!! they spread like butter...but i always feel that you dont have to spend crazy $$ on lipsticks and glosses...i actually just bought a gloss from H &M that i am head over heels for and super cheap!!!....one can never have to many lippies!

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Your lips looks so sexy!!!

So cute lip glosses! lovely colors!

Blair said...

Your lippies look amazing! I don't own many at all

Dee said...

I love lip gloss! I can't be without them! HAHA. I've heard good things about Shu Uemura lipsticks, I'm so going to get some as they look great on you!

Luna said...

I'm bad with lippies.. lol.. always chew them off within minutes.. bad habit of chewing my lips.. =X

and NARS blushers are really really good!! hahahaha

sssdawna said...

i keep my nail polishes and perfume bottles for forever! *hehe* i wish i had recommendations but i never really wear lippies...im trying to get into them though, but i usually stick with lip balm (from LUSH). i hope you love more in 2010, btw! <3

Marce said...

Lovely collection! I'd have to agree, my weakness is lipgloss. The Benefit ones are really pretty. Thanks for the swatches! =)

...SimMiChikO said...

they look lovely on your lips! i'll have to check them out. you are the lippie queen!

have you tried gosh lipstick yet?


tris1978ton said...

I really liked the one from Ana Sui. It's just a really nice shade of pink.
Also, the last one, which is more nude, is also a nice color.

~Lisa said...

OMG! I love every single on of the lip products you showed! They look great on your lips and we have the same taste in lippies! yay!

Blovet Beauty said...

Thanks for all the recommendations sweeties. I have to check out some GOSH, Stage and Maybelline lipsticks soon.. I have tried the NYX lipsticks but they seem to be too buttery and slide right off :( ALso, I'm eyeing a few colors from MAC. Will post on that soon!