A while back I posted up some lipsticks on review and I really loved the no-thrills format of it all, I just simply wanted to review some lipsticks and that’s exactly what I did. Today, I thought I’d give it another go as I basically have an infinite amount of lipsticks I want to review and this short and snappy format works best. Whilst the last post was completely random, this time I’ve picked some lipsticks from my recent Autumn Lipstick Collection 1 & 2 as although I included swatches in those posts, nothing beats seeing them live in action!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Budapest
First up, we have NYX Budapest which featured in my recent NYX x Debenhams post and had a lot of attention in the comments. I used to reach for my soft matte lip creams all the time but Budapest is possibly my favourite one to date and I can totally see why it’s a bestseller. The formula, like all the lip creams, feels almost mousse-like as it’s incredibly light and airy on the lips and you can either apply a light layer of colour or build it up to full opacity. Budapest itself is a gorgeous dark rose which is the perfect way to wear a berry autumnal lip without committing to anything too dark. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear – in fact, I often forget I’m wearing it, and fairly long-lasting. So lots of ticks from me.
Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Magni-Fig
These lipsticks had a seriously successful launch and I couldn’t help but get on the bandwagon and pick one up for myself. I decided to go for the dark berry shade Magni-Fig as I’m all about these shades at this time of year (who isn’t?!). As a matte lipstick, this is a dream to apply, it is so smooth and creamy that it makes application a breeze, even though I’m not that big on the bullet shape. Magni-Fig dries to matte pretty quickly and from them on doesn’t feel too drying on the lips, although it would definitely accentuate dry patches. I do find the colour also dries down a little patchy, with more pigmentation focusing on the edges than in the middle for a slight ‘ombre’ look but overall I like the colour. It’s not my favourite berry-toned lipstick I own but I’ve already worn it a few times so not one to dismiss.
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Brink
You all know I’m a big fan of Colourpop and one of my other favourite formulas to the ultra satin liquid lipsticks is the lippie stix. I don’t find them as ‘matte’ as they claim as they definitely have more of a creamy and satin finish but they really are comfortable on the lips and easy to wear. Brink is a gorgeous terracotta rose shade that is perfect for daily use, all year round. My only gripe with this formula is that I do find these bleed quite easily, so if you’re after a crisp and sharp edge these won’t be the best choice. I guess this isn’t really a huge issue with a neutral shade like Brink but I’d probably avoid getting these in the darker and bolder shades if they do the same thing.
Have you tried any of these lipsticks?