Monday, 13 April 2015

New Lipstick | First Impressions

I'm not really a lipstick wearer, i think it makes me look like i'm trying too hard to look good for the local supermarket cashiers, which by the way i'm not. I would love to pull off a signature Taylor Swift bright red lip, or even a subtle nude would make me into a lippy wearer right? I think 'Clown' every time i even attempt lipstick thinking i am much too pale, much too petite which makes me look younger than i am and much too me. I mean lets be honest, how ridiculous is that... 'much too me' but yet i'm the one thinking it! 

Anyway, i wanted to stretch my arms away from the glossy nail varnishes and past the pretty eye shadows and into the unfamiliar surroundings of the lipstick. Little story for you here; i walked into Boots, went to each independent countery thingy (please someone comment and let me know what word I'm looking for here) and browsed. I had no idea of what i was looking for, only that i wanted a colour- great start- and i wanted a long lasting, pigmented colour as well. So i continued to browse and picked up a few colours sampling them on the back of my hand, like you do. I must have had about 30 different shades and consistencies of lipstick on the back of my hand, and to conclude the story, i ended up with three favourites. I love a happy ending... 

So I brought two Rimmel lipsticks and a Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm, if you would like to know more, keep reading :) 

 The first Rimmel lipstick is mauve in colour and i would say fairly neutral as it suits all skin types. It is called ASIA and it is in the number 077 from the Rimmel Lasting Finish range. 
 The swatch of the lipstick is that it is very soft and easily appliable and has a slight sheen to it, which makes it very moisturising. I really like this lipstick due to the depth of the colour and the neutral element of it. Looking forward to using this one! 

The second Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick is called ALARM in the number 170. It is a vibrant red and like ASIA is very soft and rich in its colour.

 As i have previously mentioned i have always wanted to pull of a Tay Tay look and i think this is the winner red for me as i am quite pale in my complexion with brunette hair a little pop of colour will hopefully brighten me up a bit if i can be brave enough to wear it! 

 Different from the first two lipsticks i brought i opted for this Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in the shade 205. I was rather intrigued by this one as the swatch made it out to be very lipstick like which i liked but i hoped it wasn't too glossy as i'm not a big lip gloss fan. 

 I have tried on this lipstick and i was quite impressed to say the least, the balm element is very much present in this product as it smells slightly spearminty and gives a lovely nourishing feeling and even makes your lips tingle a little bit! 

I am looking forward to trying all of my lipsticks out and i hope thats not just round the house! All three are very rich in colour and are good quality which i am super pleased about. 

What are your favourite lipsticks and why? Are there any others you think i should know about? Let me know in the comments below! 

Loves, Sam x


  1. i feel like red lipstick doesn't suit me for some reason. i always tend to wear the same lipstick, a revlon one that i can't remember the name of but it's just a pinky nude :)

    danielle | avec danielle

  2. hello :) you have lovely dark hair though so maybe a deep red would suit you more then a bright red? or maybe the Revlon shade i mentioned above? thank you for commenting and i hope you liked the post x