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Statement Lip Colours

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If you remember my 'Everyday Make Up' post (here) from way back at the start of January, I mentioned how I like to keep my overall makeup simple, but let the lipstick do the talking. It's also worth mentioning that I absolutely suck when it comes to applying eyeshadow and blending colors and applying liquid liner so lipstick is all I have really, it's pretty hard to screw up lipstick.....right?
Potential makeup mishaps aside, here are my favourite statement lip colours.
kate moss 107 review, wet n wild sugar plum fairy
If I had to choose two lipsticks I couldn't live without, they would be these two, Kate Moss for Rimmel in the shade '107' and Wet 'n' Wild's 'Sugar Plum Fairy'. My absolute favorite shades. Truth be told, neither are easy to apply. Especially the Kate Moss one.
107 is a deep berry shade with red undertones and despite it's matte finish, it doesn't last very long throughout the day. It transfers quite easily and out of all my statement lipsticks, it is an absolute pain for getting glued to the front of my teeth. I also find, the more you apply throughout the day (which you need to cause it wears off so easily) the grosser it looks. It builds up on your lips and makes them look quite cakey and certain patches look darker than others. That being said, I'm a sucker for the color of this lippie and that outweighs all the bads for me. I'm pretty obsessed with Kate Moss 107, and it is VERY pigmented. It's cheap as chips so I'm not expecting MAC quality here.
Sugar Plum Fairy was my first purchase from Wet 'n' Wild when it launched in Ireland last year and I adored this shade so much that I bought two. Yeh two, which I've actually made my way through so yanoo, good stuff there. 'Sugar Plum Fairy' stays true to it's name, it's a deep plum shade with blue undertones which looks really flattering against pale skin. I love the finish of this, it's like a matte but it's more creamy and just looks really nice on your lips. It's also pretty long lasting in comparison to the Kate Moss one but still a little awkward to apply.
I think that's kind of a given with these daring lipsticks isn't it? I just want an easy lip linerless life though.
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For those days when I want to make a statement but I want to play it a little safer, I reach for these four lip products,
  • Seventeen Lip Lustre in the shade 'Wild One'.
  • Wet 'n' Wild Megaslick in the shade 'Lady and The Vamp'.
  • Revlon lip butter in the shade 'Lollipop' - full review here.
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the shade 'Olé Flamingo' - full review here.
I like these for a more subtle look and because they're more like lip glosses and tints than they are an actual lipstick, they're a lot less maintenance for those busy days.
seventeen wild one review lustre, revlon lollipop
The Seventeen lip lustre in the shade 'Wild One' is a new fave for me. I picked it up on a whim when Boots had a 3 for 2 offer and I've been majorly impressed. I usually shy away from typical lip glosses as I find them to be quite sticky and just awkward but I really like this and I especially like applying it over MACs 'Ruby Woo' for that extra bit of oomph on a night out. For a lip gloss, its staying power is quite impressive, I get a good two to three hours from it before I have to reapply. It's also really pigmented too, which is nice because I thought it would be a little more sheer on application.
I'm not going to rebore you with the ins and outs of 'Lollipop' because I've done a review on it before but I really like this because it's easy to apply, it's heavily pigmented, it doesn't dry out my lips and it's just a great all rounder. Definitely recommend if you're looking for something to wear to college or out to lunch with the girls.
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Confession - I took a picture of all these lip shades swatched ever so nicely on my wrist and forgot to write down which was which. Fail? It's also only now that I'm looking at all these swatches lined up ever so nicely that I realise, I am a sucker for a berry pink. Branch it out a little Jess. Am I right?
From L-R (I think these are right)
  1. Seventeen Lustre in 'Wild One'.
  2. Bourjois Rouge Edition in 'Olé Flamingo'.
  3. Wet 'n' Wild Megaslick in 'Lady and the vamp'. 
  4. Revlon lip butter in 'Lollipop'. 
  5. Maybelline Babylips in 'Cherry Me'.
  6. Kate Moss for Rimmel in '107'.
  7. Seventeen Stay Pout in 'Its Complicated'. 
  8. Wet 'n' Wild in 'Sugar Plum Fairy'.
So there you have it, these are my go to lip products when I'm looking to create a statement lip. All pretty much within the same family of berries aren't they?
Do you have a favourite lip product? Comment below with your fave and I'll probably buy it because I have a lipstick problem.


Megan @ Lush to Blush said...

Beautiful lip colors!

xo Megan, Lush to Blush

Roxie Watt said...

I need to try the Revlon Lip Butters, I've hear they're amazing. I'm loving this 'berry inspired' collection :)

Roxie ♥

Alex Turrell said...

I loveee that kate moss one it looks amazing! I definitely want to try some of these!!

Danielle said...

love the revlon lip butters and kate moss lipstick, although sadly i feel like red lipstick looks weird on me haha. love a good berry shade though!

xx danielle shades of danielle

Shireen L. Platt said...

Kate Moss 107 is so famous that it is always sold out! I really need to get my hands on it.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Unknown said...

Sugar plum fairy looks so pretty! Definitely my fave pick out of these, although they are all pretty x
han // emandhan xo