Sunday, 30 December 2012

best of 2012: lips

review swatch photo
Topshop Powder Room Lip Stick, Illamasqua Androgen Pigment, MAC Hue, Topshop Whimsical, MAC Overtime Longwear Lipstick
Topshop Powder Room Lip Stick: I've been a huge fan of the Topshop Lip Sticks this year. Powder Room turned out to be my favourite one, It's a pale-but bright neutral pinky tone with some peachiness going through it. It's definitely not one for dry lips, this clings to every dry patch and accentuates any imperfections. However a good lip scrub and a bit of prep before applying really does make this much easier to apply. I love the chalkiness for some reason, it's a kinda old fashioned matte finish.

Illamasqua Androgen Pigment: Androgen is super pigmented bright pink coral with can look flouresent worn opaque or a sheer wearable peach when sheered out. The texture of this one is really odd, in the pan it's sort of stiff and clay like with very little slip. One applied it warms up slightly and sits quite comfortably on the lips.

MAC Hue Lipstick: My go-to nude lipstick. Hue is a pale pink, almost milky nude shade in the MAC Glaze formula. I'm not a huge fan of glossy lips, but the formula works on me because matte nudes can leave me looking a little corpse like! I've actually ran out of this lipstick and really need to purchase it again! The one pictured is my flatmates!

Topshop Whimsical: This is my current go-to lipstick. It's just the most perfect true peach lipstick I've ever bought. It's perfect for nights out or day wear. It's really brightening and flattering on my skin tone and lasts a decent ammount of time on the lips. It has a soft satin like finish which is comfortable and easy to wear.

MAC Overtime Longwear Lipstick: For the longest time I thought this lipstick was called Overdrive and only in the past week I've realised it's called OverTIME. Oops! This has a semi glossy neutral pink with a long wear time. Good for nights out or when your going out for food. It really does last impeccably well on the lips.


  1. I can't help but feel like I NEED Topshop Whimsical.

  2. Lovely choices! I'd love to try Overtime but not sure whether it would look right on my skin.

  3. That Illumasqua pigment looked GORGEOUS in your video... I definitely want to check it out for myself! :)


  4. I love Mac Hue lipstick and the Illamasqua Androgen pigment, I have them both and they're both lovely!

    Gem x

  5. Very brave putting Lipsticks down onto white bedding!
    All cute colours, especially like the Mac Overtime Longwear.
    May possibly be my New Years investment :)

    Amy-Lauren x

    1. honestly, it was military like precision! i imagined it all over my sheets!

  6. I'm sensing a theme here... :o)

    You should try the Carine Roitfeld lipstick from MAC in tropical something, think you would like it!

  7. I still havent tried any topshop lipsticks, think 2013 will be the year i finally do :)

  8. I LOVE topshop whimsical, haven't tried many mac lippies though :(


  9. These are all the shades that I adore. I definitely will be picking some of these up. I love your video also Lily, always so lovely to watch :)

    Victoria at In the Frow x

  10. I'm a huge fan of hue as well, though my favourite nude lippie this year has been Nars Cruising. :) x

    You can check my 2012 favourites here:

  11. I really need to get the lush lip scrub in order to wear my Topshop lipsticks more this coming year!
    Great post :)

  12. I really want that top shop one xxx

  13. ahhhh hue is one of my all time favourites, and the topshop lipsticks are INCREDIBLE x

  14. those are pretty lipstick shades! :D

    <3, Mimi

  15. all those lip products look gorgeous! i loveeee peachy corals I can't wait to get my hands on some of these here :)


  16. Have u tried topshop rumor has it this has been my go to lipstick for a while now and looking at your collection I think it would fit in well. I'm off to buy a new topshop lipstick at the minute so thanks for a look into your collection.

    X x

  17. Topshop Whimsical is gorgeous a perfect pink! :)
    I have just started a blog and would love it if you came to check it out! :)

  18. I've been eyeing up MAC Hue for a while now! It's a lovely colour.
    On another note, I am thinking about getting the Enrapture Totem Styler and since you've been raving about it in the past I thought I'd ask you for advice. Would you say that the curls last well? I've got quite long hair (a little shorter than yours, however) and curls tend to drop within 10 minutes of me curling my hair using other wands. Any help is appreciated! Thank you! x

  19. I really want to try hue it looks so pretty!

  20. That topshop lip crayon looks amazing!


  21. Those shades are lovely <3

  22. Powder Room is perfect for a 1960s Brigette Bardot look! It's definitely a fave of mine too x

  23. I'd love to see some swatches of these :)
    Hue is my all time favourite lipstick! I'm very pale so I have to be careful which shades I go for haha

    Emily x -


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