Since I began the WATL project, I’ve noticed that I tend to go in phases with my lip color choices. Apparently I’ve been wearing quite a lot of magenta recently.
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Bold Spring
I don’t hear/read very much about this particular MAC lipstick line and I’m not sure why. I only have this shade (and a gloss) from the line but I really like it. It’s one of the more comfortable MAC formulas as it’s very light and very moisturizing. It has the standard MAC lipstick scent of vanilla.
Wear Time: On it’s own, only about an hour for me (Standard expectations for a lipstick in my day to day life is around 2-3 hours). With a lip liner, I get a more normal wear time.
Description from the MAC website: “A lightweight lipstick that instantly nourishes lips with maximum moisture. – Deep Blue Pink”. I would say it’s a “Radiant Orchid” shade and I really love it a lot.
Price: $22.00 for 3.6g/.12oz from the MAC website or any MAC store.
This last week I wore this in conjunction with MAC Lip Pencil in Talking Points:
Covergirl Lip Lava in Ooh La Lava
I didn’t initially think that I liked this particular lip gloss formula but it really grew on me. It’s really thick and almost greasy feeling so I’m definitely aware that I have something on my lips but it isn’t sticky at all. Mostly, I just really adore this particular shade. I have three other shades that I’m somewhat indifferent to but Ooh La Lava is really special and I can’t get enough of it.
Wear Time: Around 3 hours (really excellent for a gloss for me)
Description from the Covergirl website: Sadly they don’t have a shade description but here is the product description:
“Bolder than a balm, glassier than a gloss, more lustrous than a lipstick. The hybrid formula of new Colorlicious Lip Lava combines highly pigmented shades with iridescent pearls for saturated lip color with the high shine of lacquer”
This is definitely pigmented and insanely shiny. The glitters will stick around literally for days. Oddly though, I don’t notice the glitters texturally during the wear time.
I would describe the shade as a cool pink with lavender duochrome and blue and pink sparkles.
Price: Around $8.00 at any drugstore.
Maybelline Color Blur in My-My Magenta with Victoria’s Secret Very Voluptuous Lip Plumper in Hot Pink
My-My Magenta: This is the first time I wore this so I can’t give a definitive review, but my first impressions are positive. It’s insanely pigmented, and it felt very smooth during application. It didn’t feel dry but I was wearing a gloss so I can’t really speak to that for sure.
Description from the Maybelline website: …well…Maybelline’s website is shit. This product is nowhere to be seen. I will say that the idea of including the “Elastomer smudger” feels gimmicky to me and the smudger doesn’t really work very well. In the photo above, I just pressed my lips together until I achieved the blurred look I wanted. When I applied the gloss over that, the lipstick immediately spread out to the rest of my mouth and I completely lost the “just ate a popsicle” effect although I liked how it turned out.
Price: Around $8.00 from most drugstores. (I found mine at Walmart)
Hot Pink: Sadly, this was discontinued along with the majority of Victoria’s Secret beauty products.
Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick in Wanted
This lipstick is SO SHINY. It has a pleasant sweet scent and absolutely zero “plumping” effects. Oddly I haven’t really formed a solid opinion of this lipstick yet. My general impressions are that it’s a pretty shade and it’s very comfortable but I can honestly say I don’t know how long it wears. I don’t know why I have no recollection of this, but I’m blaming the aliens.
Description from Hard Candy’s website: “Saturate lips with vibrant, pure color in just one stroke. A high gloss gel base infused with lightweight mango butter allows for superior comfort and shine with lasting hydration. Contains a unique antioxidant “Colorfast System” that keeps color vibrant, truer, and statement worthy. Formulated with Hard Candy’s exclusive Plumping Serum System that delivers hyaluronic acid and plumps the skin to quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle while adding hydrating volume.”
When I wore this, I thought it was a soft red, but when I looked at it next to the other more pink shades I wore this week, I thought it looked more magenta. It’s kind of an in between color.
Price: Around $5.00 from Walmart where Hard Candy is exclusively sold.
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Hypnotist (aka Unicorn blood)
I need to do a solo post on this lip gloss because it really deserves it’s own review. The formula makes my lips look extra plump and gorgeous. On it’s own, it’s almost clear, some of the multi-chrome shift shows in certain light, but this is really a very subtle shade. Over other colors it looks completely different. The lip stains it leaves on a black coffee cup are blood red and kelly green. The whole color situation is just very cool ok!
This smells like Thin Mints and is pretty light on the lips. The one down side is that it is kind of drying. Not so much that it’s kept me from using almost half of the tube in two months, but drying enough to make me notice that I need extra chapstick at night.
Wear Time: Around an hour
From the bareMinerals website:
Description: Holographic violet peach
Coverage: Brilliant sheer-to-medium color
Texture: Glides on satiny-smooth
Finish: Glistening shine
“Embark on a total thrill glide with Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss. Luscious, vibrant color loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny-smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with glistening shine. Wear this iridescent topcoat alone or layered over lipstick for color-shifting effects and knock-out shine. When applied, color shifts from pale purple to coral-peach with gold pearl.”
I also just noticed that every review on the website says that this product leaks everywhere. Now I’m feeling a little anxious about it living in my purse all the time.
Price: $18.00 from bareMinerals or Sephora
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Impulsive
I named this lipstick as my favorite nude lipstick of 2014 and it really is an incredibly comfortable formula. It wears around 3 hours, is light and barely noticeable on the lips and is incredibly creamy and smooth. The one drawback is that today when I was swatching it, I noticed that the scent is slightly different than it used to be. I didn’t notice this earlier in the week and it was subtle. To the best of my knowledge I purchased this within the last year. I know a lot of lipstick does have 12 month expiration date…but I have lipstick that I’ve owned for YEARS that’s still perfect. STOP JUDGING ME!
Description from the Estee Lauder website: No shade description but here’s the product description: “Transforms lips with intense color and hydration.”
Price: $30.00 from any Estee Lauder counter
That’s it, that’s what I wore this last week! What lipstick have you been wearing? Do you tend to become obsessed with a certain color? I also want to know if you change up your lipstick on the daily or if you tend to wear the same lipstick over and over again. Let’s chat in the comments yo!
- This post took a weirdly long time to write and The Boy wants to know if I’m trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
- That just reminded me of going to the library with a childhood friend and sitting and reading the World Record books for HOURS. We were totally obsessed for a few months.
- It also made me want a Guinness. Mmm…beer…
- Tomorrow morning I’m going to restorative yoga workshop and I’m really looking forward to it, I haven’t done yoga regularly in almost a year and I really miss it!