liquid lipsticks

liquid lipstick swatches

When it comes to lipstick I like the formula to be long lasting and matte, this is why liquid lipsticks are one of my favourite beauty products out there. As you can see from the picture above, I’ve tried out quite a few brands (and this isn’t even all of them, just the ones I wanted to mention). So from your budget buys to your more high end I’m going to give you the scoop on each and what I love / don’t love about them.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream RRP $12.95AUD (Shade – Zurich) – These aren’t technically liquid lipsticks but I still wanted to feature them anyway, they are a good starting point if your a bit scared to try the other long lasting liquid lipstick formulas. These are soft & creamy and dry down to be matte. They definitely aren’t long lasting and likely won’t make it past your first cup of coffee in the morning. The colour range is great ranging from nudes to vampy dark purples. Unfortunately the Target Australia stands i’ve seen them at here are always lacking and are never restocked so buying online is probably your best bet. I’m looking forward to trying the new NYX Lip Lingerie range if we ever get it here.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet RRP $24.00AUD (Shade – Pink Pong) – These are one of my favourite drugstore liquid lipstick options. The formula is quite watery and you do need to layer it up but the colour packs a punch (even the nude shade, which I also own) and they are super long lasting. You do need to be a little bit accurate with application because once these dry they are a bit of a pain to get off the skin. I’ve mentioned and swatched this shade before in another post here.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick RRP $29.00AUD (Shade – Androgyny) – I’m loving the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks right now and particularly this shade Androgyny. I find they go on really pigmented and aren’t overly drying on the lips. I’ve heard a few people mention they find the applicator a bit hard to work with but I haven’t had too much issue and just take my time applying it. The range has some pretty cool colours and is worth checking out if you’re after something a little different. I have Doll Parts on my wishlist next which I’ve heard is actually quite a good dupe for Posie in the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit.

Australis Velourlips RRP $10.49AUD (Shade – Mi-A-Mee) – I’m pretty sure these were the first matte liquid lipsticks that were made by an Australian company. The shade range is ever growing and they have some pretty cool colours (I would love to see a mauvey brown though). They aren’t my favourite formula of the liquid lipsticks I own but because they are pretty affordable it’s a good way to try out this type of lipstick to see if it suits you. I still really like these and will continue to pick up shades that interest me (especially on sale…Wooo!).

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Colour RRP $18.00USD (Shade – Trinket) –  I’m sorry to do this but this was a limited edition shade that they sold at IMATS LA and one of the things I couldn’t pass up, its a stunning mauvey brown (my typical shade of late) with golden glitter throughout. Yes the glitter transfers on your face but the shade is so beautiful that you really don’t care. I had to mention this because this formula is absolutely amazing, so pigmented, matte but it feels really nice on the lips. Plus it smells like creamsicle which is just everything! I do hope they come out with more shades because you know I’ll be stocking up. I’ll pop up a lip swatch of this at some point just to show how stunning it is.

Lime Crime Velvetines RRP $31AUD (Shade – Utopia) – Even though i’m no longer supporting this brand (just google Lime Crime and tonnes of information about dodgy business practices etc will come up) I did want to mention them here since they were the first liquid lipsticks I really got into. I still love the shade Utopia but I have found a really good dupe in the Australis Velourlips shade Shang-Hi. Now that I’ve tried many other brands as well I’m glad i’ve found better then Lime Crime. However they are still around if you want to try their products.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick RRP $6.00USD (Shade – Succulent)  – I frickin LOVE Colourpop, when these got released I’m pretty sure I was daily stalking youtube for swatch videos while compiling a list of what shades to get. Once you order Colourpop it becomes a slight additiction… I constantly have a wishlist for their products! There have been mixed reviews on the matte liquid lipsticks, personally I like the formula but I may have gotten lucky with the shades I own. I find them pigmented and super matte. They are slightly drying but that’s to be expected with this type of lipstick. I’m actually wearing Trap as i’m writing this and it’s been going strong since 7.30am this morning. They have such a large range of colours and more being released all the time. Also, if you want to try and dupe the Kylie Lip Kit’s they have some similar shades, it’s also rumoured her lipsticks were made by Colourpop. Ooooo controversy! If you are ordering from them try and split your order with a friend, that’s what I do since we’re both Colourpop addicts 🙂

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick RRP $30AUD (Shade – Lolita) – I picked up my first Kat Von D liquid lipstick at IMATS LA in January, it’s love. When I bought Lolita I was tossing up between that or Lolita II, you should have seen my order sheet I crossed it out about 3 times before I settled on Lolita. The shade is stunning and right up my alley (apparently it’s always sold out here). Again the formula is great on these they are pigmented, smooth, matte but creamy and last a loooong time. When you apply them they suggest not rubbing your lips together and letting each layer dry completely before adding anymore to get the best application. I’m loving the Kat Von D brand overall at the moment and am keen to add more to my collection.

Do you have a favourite liquid lipstick? One I need to try out? I’m a tad obsessed 🙂

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These are a couple of my more understated shades from my collection, kind of leaning towards that “Kylie Jenner” style nude lip that’s on trend. I find that these shades suit me more with a kind of mauvey tone to them.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural is my first lipstick from this range, I love the formula! It’s super creamy, pigmented and because it’s matte it lasts well on my lips. Then we have Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nudist. This isn’t really a nude at all but more of a mauvey pink shade, I love the formula of these and previously reviewed the hot pink Pink Pong as well. While they are a liquid lipstick they aren’t drying on my lips in the slightest and adding layers simply builds the colour up to something more intense. These are definitely one of my favourite lip releases this year.

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I planned to do a series of FOTD posts and never got past The Face #1 and since I couldn’t think up a snappier title for this post I decided i’ll try and continue the series.

I look like such a happy clam in this picture right… nope not at all! Also…Spot the sloths!

This face was done a couple of Sundays ago, our washing machine wasn’t working so I went to a laundromat wearing this look and feeling a little overdone. I was also clearly in need of a hair wash & our hot water wasn’t working as well so I had to go to the gym to have a shower and wash my hair #firstworldproblems. All is good now in the world of hot showers and washing machines!

I wanted to try out a few new products i’d picked up over the past couple of months that hadn’t really gotten much use. For my base I used NARS Sheer Glow in the shade Deauville, this might sound a little controversial but i’m not sure that I like this foundation very much. I’m going to give it a few more chances before it features in a Disappointing Products video or post but so far, not getting the hype. I concealed & highlighted with my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory and did a little contouring (give me cheek bones and no double chin) with NARS Laguna Bronzer – I’ve been loving this again lately, it seems to warm up my complexion. NYX Peach Blush was used on the cheeks and will forever be a favourite of mine, and I feel like it’s never ending because I use it so much but still haven’t hit pan!

On my eyes I can’t remember exactly which shades I used but it looks like I used the neutrals (naturally) from TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Palette. The shadows are buttery and easy to blend, I get a little chalkiness from the lightest shade Matt Smith but other then that the shades i’ve used so far have been great (I’m actually wearing Matt Gallagher in my crease today for a bit of definition/I can’t be bothered doing full eye makeup today). I lined my eyes using the Essence 2 in 1 Eyeliner Pen, I picked this up because it had a thin nib on one end and the other end was a little thicker and slanted, the pigmentation on this isn’t fantastic and I feel like I need to push down quite hard to get colour. I then coated my lashes with the Essence LashMania Reloaded Mascara.

For my brows I bought out an old favourite the Benefit Brows A Go Go Palette* and then set them in place with the Benefit GimmeBrow in Light/Medium. Yes, it is as amazing as the reviews say!

Lips! This is my new Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Crush – Look at that colour! I’m not going to say too much because I have a review and proper swatches etc coming of this soon 🙂

I would like to try and do more of these because it’s a good way to give mini reviews of some products that I can’t/haven’t done full reviews on.

Products marked * were provided for my consideration.

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547136_10151807858756410_1546024019_nThis weeks challenge was “Glitter” and while I was almost going to take the easy route and do a glitter manicure (I actually did do one for Manicure Monday this week if you want to check that out). I thought “NO!” I’m doing these weekly challenges to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone with my makeup.

While the look may not be too “out there”, it’s not something i’d wear up the street to do the shopping.

antipodeanweek2glitter

I started using my favourite glittery product which is the Illamasqua Pigment in Ore, but once I’d blended it into the lid with a couple of shades from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Bootycall & Tease) the glitter disappeared and I was left with a “shimmer”. This does not fulfil the brief (I totally got that line from my Project Runway obsession!). To bring a little more sparkle to my lids I went to the rarely touched NYX Pigments section of my makeup collection and chose one of the glitters I have in the shade “Gold” and simply wet it and pressed it on top of my black eyeliner (with an awfully done wing… I’m still practicing/perfecting that!).

The rest of my face was using products from my August Makeup Edit, except for the new kid on the block the Maybelline Color Whisper in Mad for Magenta.


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What feels like a gazillion years ago I placed a pretty massive order through Cherry Culture for a bunch ‘o’ Nyx products and i’m still making my way through all the stuff I got. It was cheap, There was a discount code…you know how the story goes!

I purchased a few different eye products of theres including a few trios, this one is by far my favourite of the ones I did pick and the others have now moved onto new homes where I hope they are being loved and appreciated. Of course the one I love the most is the most neutral trio I purchased… typical!

So let’s get into the nitty gritty, these shadows are pretty awesome. They blend easily, are quite pigmented and last on the lid (with primer of course). The colours work perfectly together for what I like to call a “work eye” and that’s exactly what I mainly use this palette for, keeping my super shimmery/glittery shadows for nights out.

On the look i’ve done here i’ve done a wash with the lightest colour (nude), put (taupe) in the crease and (dark brown) in the outer corner. While this isn’t the most dramatic look it is really perfect for the office.

At time of posting this trio is available on Cherry Culture for $5.99USD & Crush Cosmetics for $11.25AUD

NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio - Nude, Taupe & Dark Brown

NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio - Nude (That little smash in the corner was made by me)

NYX Eyeshadow Trio - Taupe

NYX Eyeshadow Trio - Dark Brown

On the eyes with no flash

On the eyes - with flash

Have you tried and loved any NYX products? I personally think they are a great brand for such a low price point! It’s such a shame it isn’t so readily available to us in Australia.

 

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