Today I wanted to share with you my core collection of lip colours – some are everyday, and some I wear for a date or a special occasion, but YOU DO YOU! These are gorgeous colours and I shared below some selfies that show the colours in daylight.
In order from Left to Right:
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II
MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick in 1995
Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Vintage
Lolita II, $24
This liquid lipstick is described as a “terracotta nude”. On me it is a bright red with brownish-orange tones, sort of like a poppy red. The formula is opaque and creamy, and easy to apply. It pretty much stays put for at least several hours or until you eat food. I love the formula!!
Velvet Teddy, $21
Velvet Teddy is MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE ALL TIME Lipstick. It is the best nude for my lips and matches any outfit I wear. I love to wear it as an every day lipstick and the matte finish is really flattering. The colour on me is pink with brown tones, even though on the website it is described as a “deep-tone beige”. If only this came in liquid lipstick version, as it does come off somewhat easily.
I ordered 1995 and Everything Nice when Gerard Cosmetics had a deal on their instagram. (Honestly, they do 2 for $x deals all the time) I regret getting these two as they are almost the same colour! I do love both though. 1995 is a deep red on me with slight brown undertones, which is very flattering on my warm skintone. Everything Nice is a deep red as well with more orangey-brown tones. I love that 1995 doesn’t pop as much as the Lolita II so I sometimes wear this as an everyday lipstick. The formula is more watery than Kat von D, but it almost feels like it is whipped, it applies like a dream as well and dries to a matte finish. The quality is top notch and this lipstick lasts for hours and hours as long as you don’t eat.
Lovecraft is a neutral pink-ish brown with some mauve or purple undertones. It looks very different than Velvet Teddy but between the two formulas, this is drier and also holds up better to contact. If I drink coffee, this lipstick barely comes onto the cup compared to Velvet Teddy which comes off a bit more. This is an everyday lipstick for me as well and I love to wear it when I have more pink in my outfits. The price was quite steep but I do think the quality represents the price.
I would say Vintage is somewhere in the middle between Velvet Teddy and Lovecraft, although it is still different. It is a pink with slight brown and mauve undertones. It is 100% opaque, which is nice! The colour is so wearable and it is beautiful. The only bad thing about lip glosses is they come off so easily and I just hate how when hair gets blown it sticks to my lips. Can’t get over it, haha.
So that’s it for the review! I hope you found some inspiration for building your own HG lip collection! Leave me a question or a comment 🙂