Thursday, 2 February 2017

I Always Fall for Your Kind aka A Million Dark Red Lipsticks

I guess everyone has a few favourite shades they always end up buying. Like looking at pictures of a new make-up collection and instantly falling in love with one shade of lippie, only to notice you already own a bunch of almost similar ones.

So. Much. Lipstick.
I'm not even trying to convince myself that I need all of the make-up I own, it's more of a hobby of collecting stuff. Some people collect stamps, I collect lipsticks. Dark red lipsticks especially it seems.

I went through all of my lipsticks and picked out the ones that were dark red or dark purple, as those are the shades I always fall for. They feel easy to wear for me and I find myself always reaching for a comfy dark red when in doubt of what shade to wear. I found it interesting to see how many different reds there are in my collection, and to compare then with each other. So I present to you: 27 shades of red (or purple)!

The whole bunch. I didn't differentiate between finishes or lipstick types, there are everything from liquid mattes to satin traditional lipsticks.

Milani 24 Black Cherry , Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande, Kat von D Studded Kiss in Vampira, Wet n Wild Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Milani 21 Sangria, Wet n Wild Vamp it Up, Mac Cyber. 
 I like traditional lippies too, but the staying power of liquid to matte lipsticks is what I really enjoy. I'm not big on touching up make-up on the go, I'd much rather spend the time to do my make-up and then have it last until I take it off. Matte traditional lipsticks last a lot better than those with a shiny finish. I've found that using traditional lipstick in the middle of the lips and a matte to liquid one on the edges is a great way to avoid the drying feel of the liquid lipsticks and they don't crumble as easily if you have re-apply in the middle of the lips. The wax based lipstick can melt the liquid lipstick a bit, but matte wax based lipsticks don't make a mess.

Black Moon Cosmetics Purgatory, ColouPop Ultra Matte Lip in Guess, Notoriously Morbid Arcane, LASplash Malevolent, ColourPop Sookie, LASplash Valentina, Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Copenhagen, LASplash Untamed, Kylie Cosmetics Kourt K, Kat von D Exorcism, Anastasia Beverly Hills Sad Girl, Sleek Vino Tinto.
 Liquid to mattes are my absolute favourites. I have lots of different shades, but the dark red and purple ones I always come back to. Insane staying power, no feathering, no liner needed, these babies are simply awesome! The picture is missing my OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar, but there's a swatch of that later in this post too.

Mac lip pencil in Cyber World, Kylie Cosmetics lip liner in Kourt K, Mac lip pencil in Nightmoth, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics pencil in Black Dahlia.
I don't have a lot of lip liners, but I have gotten four almost similar dark red ones. The Mac ones are clearly different, and the Kylie one was part of a lip kit and meant to be worn under a liquid lipstick. Black Dahlia helps with OCC Lip Tar feathering and I wanted a shade that matched the lipstick perfectly. I also use dark red lip liners for my brows. My current favourites are Nightmoth and Black Dahlia, but any of these will do. My roots are dark wine red so they match nicely.


Left to right: Black Moon Cosmetics Purgatory, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip is Guess, LASplash Lip Couture in Malevolent, Mac Cyber, Wet n Wild Vamp it Up.

Left to right: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in  Black Dahlia, Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, Sleek Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream in Vino Tinto, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Smitten, Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism, Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Kourt K. 

Left to right: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Smitten, Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism, Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Kourt K, Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Vampira, Mac matte lipstick Viva Glam Ariana Grande, Milani lipstick in 21 Sangria, Milani lipstick in 24 Black Cherry, LASplash Lip Couture in Vampire.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Smitten, Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism, Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Kourt K, Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Vampira, Mac matte lipstick Viva Glam Ariana Grande.

From left to right: Wet n Wild Fergie lipstick in Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Notoriusly Morbid liquid lipstick Arcane, ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Sookie, LASplash Studio Shine Lip Lustre in Valentina.

Top to bottom: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sad Girl, LASplash Lip Couture Untamed, Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned.

Lip liners from left to righ: Mac lip pencil in Nightmoth, Mac lip pencil in Cyberworld, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia, Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liner is Kourt K.

Whew, that was a lot of lipstick! I'm still of the opinion that no two are exactly the same, but all have different undertones or lean more towards red or brown. It's the tiny differences that count! Do you have a specific shade or a product you always fall for, even when you know you have lots of similar ones already?

I can confess I have two more dark red lipsticks ordered at this very moment ;D

4 comments:

  1. Lovely collection! I have a dresser full of make-up, but I always want more! I love violet lipstick, and black of course. Recently I've been getting into blue! I have some NYX Wicked Lippies on the way right now :D

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  2. Tää ei liity postaukseen mitenkään mutta laitoin sun gmailiin postia Zetin loppuaseminaarista :)

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  3. I am the same way with purple lipsticks. Most do not even suit me but I cannot resist picking up every single purple lipstick within a certain price range.

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