Thursday, February 13, 2014

lipsticks of the week ♥

NYX Buttergloss in Éclair, Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Pink Lily, MAC Pret-a-Pretty (LE), MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE), Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Rosy

Hey lovelies

Wow that moves way too fast! I planned on doing this post at the beginning of the week, but somehow I just didn't find the time to do it.  So instead, I'm doing it now, which actually works a lot better because I had the chance of taking pictures of myself (selfie-time yey!) wearing the lipsticks.
So, I'm a huge lipstick addict. There's barely a day I don't put on some sort of lipstick. I'm not a huge fan of lip glosses (there's not even a reason why) but my lipsticks definitely get a lot of love from me! However, I usually tend to use the same lip products all over, so at the beginning of this week I decided to pick 4 different shades (and a lip gloss) and carry them with me in my make-up bag. Things actually went pretty well. Three out of the four shades aren't too bright to put them on during daytime and the fourth one is the perfect color to wear during a night out.

NYX Buttergloss Éclair is the perfect lip gloss to put over a nude lipstick. On Saturday night I wore my NYX buttergloss with my MAC Raspberry Swirl. I simply adore this shade. I totally screams Spring to me and since I can't wait for Spring to start, I had to pull out this color. Who cares if it's effin cold outside, a bubblegum pink always looks good :). Now this lipstick was part of a Mac Limited Edition. However, I've heard word that thet might re-relase this shade in Summer, so keep your eyes open! Also, Saint Germain would probably give you the same effect (though much brighter!). RS is a cremesheen finish, so it doesn't go on too opaque, which makes it so wearable for me. I imagine that dotting on SG would give you a quite similar effect though. In case SG is too much on the "in your face bright"-side for you, you might want to check out Rose Lily from the recent "A Fantasy of Flowers" collection (LE). This collection hasn't been released in Europe, yet, so there's a good chance you'll be able to snag one for yourself. You're probably still able to find it in the US as well.

Raspberry Swirl + Éclair

Another MAC lipstick that I have a lot of love for is Pret-a-Pretty. It's such an amazing nude color. Unfortunately, it was a limited edition shade as well. I was able to find it on Ebay not too long ago though! It has a really creamy consistency and quite an opaque color pay-off. It's like a creamier version of Hue.

sorry for the horrible quality!

Then, of course, I'm a huge Bobbi Brown-addict. I don't really care too much about the "classic" BB lipsticks, but the matte and sheer formulas are amazing! The matte lippies are incredibly creamy and not as dry as a lot of other matte lippies. The sheer lippies definitely have a misleading name because there not even close to being sheer! They aren't too bright either and feel great on your lips (they're probably comparable to Mac Cremesheens). Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color "Pink Lily" is described as a "bright pink violet". It's an amazing color that I haven't seen a dupe for yet. I was worried that it would be too dark or too purple, but it really is the perfect mix of red, pink, and purple. Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color "Rosy" is described as a "pinky orange". I had to get it after I saw Essie Button raving about it! It gives me a natural, glowing look. Like a brighter MLBB shade. It's love!

Bobbi Brown Rosy

Bobbi Brown Pink Lily. Crappy lighting :(

So that's it for today. I'm gonna try and use new lippies next week, though I've got a serious crush on the four lippies I wore throughout this week! I hope you had an amazing Thursday! It's almost weekend :) oh, and, of course, have a great Valentine's Day

xo Laura


  1. Gorgeous choices. I love the idea of mixing the NYX butter gloss Éclair with your MAC Raspberry Swirl, very pretty! xx

  2. Those shades are all my favorite! Great choices for the week, especially Valentine's Day.