Lipstick has been around for centuries and the first known lip applications were in ancient Mesopotamia where precious gems were ground to a fine dust and applied to the lips. The Egyptians, mainly Royalty and the higher classes used the carmine colour that was extracted from the bodies of cochineal insects to colour their lips. The use of lipstick has come and gone over the centuries and became popular again in the 1920’s and has continued to be a makeup staple since then.
CLINIQUE SUGAR POP 20
This is a pinky nude from Clinique that has a great texture and is fairly long-lasting. The packaging is really good with a lid that stays put. This is a pet peeve of mine, that some lipstick lids come off way too easily. Not what you want to happen in your Chanel handbag! If you have a Chanel handbag that is – I don’t, unfortunately.
L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE ORGANZA 236
This one passed the lid test and is more of a browny nude with a hint of shimmer. Feels good on the lips and also lasts quite well.
YSL ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE 09
All lipsticks should feel like this one does on the lips. It just is the smoothest, silkiest lipstick and I absolutely love it. It is probably not the longest lasting, but you can just keep reapplying it can’t you! Also, the lid stays on and the packaging is gorgeous.
CIATE IN COLLABORATION WITH OLIVIA PALERMO – PRALINE
A very brown based nude from Ciate. Great packaging and a very satisfying lid click. This lipstick is long-lasting and comfortable to wear.
URBAN DECAY LIAR
Another dark pinky nude from Urban Decay that is lovely and comfortable to wear and also pretty long-lasting. Lid stays put!
Random fact – the first swivel up lipstick in a tube appeared in 1923.
Whilst I was trying to pick my five favourites, I realised that I probably have far too many lipsticks and yet I still keep looking for new ones! Help! I have a problem.
I hope you all have a fantastic week. Lots of Love…Gxxx