I’m a massive lipstick junkie if you didn’t already know that so I thought I’d share my top 5 high end lipsticks!
Liz Earle – Dusk (discontinued)
I received my first high-end lipstick when I was 15 and it was A Different Grape by Clinique, and since then I fell in love with the quality that you receive when you pay that little extra for a lipstick. As you can see I am a huge sucker for Mac lipsticks, particularly the Matte finish, my all time favourites are Velvet Teddy. When I first heard of this lipstick I wasn’t really sure what the hype was about because to me it just looked like every other nude lipstick, however, it is extremely creamy and the right shade of nude for my pale skin. If I can’t decide on a lipstick for the day I will always reach for this beauty, and I am more than happy to re-purchase it in the future. Another Mac favourite of mine is my most recently purchased lipstick and that is Men Love Mystery. It’s a blue toned lavender, and I just adore it, I purchased it on a whim because I wanted to try out a purple lipstick that was a vampy purple. As it turns out I love this shade, and I always get complimented when I wear it as it makes my teeth look a lot whiter as well as adding a pop of colour as I often wear all black outfits so a bright lipstick is a very thing I need. Like Velvet Teddy it is also a matte finish,except I find this shade dries my lips out more than Velvet Teddy, but nothing a bit of lip balm before application can’t solve. Finally, I’m a lover of the classic winged liner and red lips, but I didn’t really like the look of Russian Red or Lady Danger by Mac and this lead me to So Chaud. It’s more of an orange toned red, and with my skin colouring, it is a lot more flattering that the more popular red shades by Mac. I personally find this is the least drying out of all the matte shades I’ve mentioned, I can comfortably wear this all day without having any issues.
I still own my first high-end lipstick and it’s still one of my all time favourite colours for Autumn, it’s a dark grape colour and different to most of the other lip colours I own. As you can see this is very loved and has ended up slightly deformed, and the packaging is rather scratched and loved. This lipstick has a glossy finish meaning it doesn’t last as long as a matte finish but it is very moisturising, also the colour pay-off isn’t as high in this product. However, I found it’s the most pigmented out of the range, and for £18 it’s very similar quality to YSL lipsticks.
My last lipstick for this post is this Liz Earle lipstick in the shade Dusk, unfortunately, this lipstick has been discontinued by the company, however, you are still able to get your hands on it via Ebay. I’m unsure of the price that this lipstick was retailed at as I was brought it as a gift, however, I highly recommend try to get hold of it. It’s very similar to Velvet Teddy, however with more of a pink tone to it, and a slightly sheerer colour pay off. It’s not quite a matte finish on the lips either but is very close to it, I’d say it was closer to a matte finish that a satin finish. I don’t reach for this as much as I do Velvet Teddy instead I go through phases where I wear this lipstick till I’m bored of it, then put it back in my collection until I re-discover it several months later.
I’m hoping to purchase some Urban Decay lipsticks in the near future (once I decide what shades I want!) and I’m sure they’ll be high contenders to this list I have already formulated so there may be an updated version of this list later in the year.
Love you lots like jelly tots x