Thursday, 14 January 2016

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

A post about my five favourite lipsticks of 2015 is not a post I ever thought I would be writing, but lipstick has become a huge part of my make up routine and it is something I wear every single day, unless I am at home doing very little.

Over the past year, I have managed to try quite a few different lipsticks and these are the five that I have used and loved the most.


Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

As you can see there is an amazing mixture of brands with the inclusion of Dior and Chanel, plus the well known and much loved MAC, Highstreet favourite Topshop and a brand I haven't seen much about, but it is one I really like and that is RMK.

With lipstick, it has taken me an age to move away from my trusted nude pink shade. I am not quite ready to branch out into red, I simply don't think it is the shade for me at all, but I am hoping some of these might surprise you.

Dior Addict Fashion Night was an instant love for me. Nestled inside a stunning silver case with Dior clearly visible, this lipstick it is described as being a visibly soft but medium-dark berry pink with a mixture of a lighter fuchsia and violet pearl. It has semi-sheer color coverage. It boasts of using a hydra-gel core with a top coat effect for sensational mirror shine. The lipstick isn't at all drying on the lips and glides on effortlessly and it lasts a good 4 hours before the need to re-apply.  Priced at £26.50, I think it is worth every penny.

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015
Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - I have shade 62 which is Monte Carlo and I have to say the outer packaging is much more exciting than that which cases the lipstick. I know it is Chanel, but surely they could make it a little more attractive! Described as being a semi-sheer, pinked red with subtle pink shimmer lipstick, this is as close as I get to something being a red lipstick on my lips. The colour is stunning as is the formula which is so incredibly hydrating on the lips because it is enriched with Meadowfoam Oil derivative to protect and maintain hydration for up to 8 hours.  As you might expect, when applied  it glides effortlessly on the lips, where it remains for around three hours before I feel the need to re-apply.

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015
Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

RMK Deep Rose - RMK is a Japanese brand that I came to love via a makeover in Selfridges last year.  They have so many amazing products just waiting to be discovered and this lipstick has been one of my best finds. Packaged inside a silver bulky case, which is really light, this lipstick is described as being a deep rose shade, much like its name. It isn't quite purple, but is on the route to being there and is perfect for those people who are wanting to move away from the pinks and onto purple lips.  It applies really easily onto the lips and stays there for a good 4 hours before you need to apply. It is moisturising and it does give a real pop of colour and it costs just £19.50.

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015
Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

MAC Lipstick - I do love a good MAC lipstick and having become a tad bored with Creme Cup and Fanfare, I decided I needed something new in my life and when bored at St Pancras waiting for your family to get off the Eurostar accidents happen and I found myself in MAC.  The shade I went for is one that is totally out of my comfort zone but one I adore and that Amorous. A satin finish lipstick, Amorous is again moving towards the purples, but is more of a mauve/plum shade. It applies smoothly and gives more than a pop of colour to the lips and it is not at all glossy and nor is it matte, for me it is just right. Priced at £15.50 I think this is an absolute bargain and it is my new favourite MAC.

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015
Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

The final lipstick in my most loved 5 of 2015 is from Topshop.  I am quite new to the Topshop make up range, but do love a good old stroll around BeautyMart touching and swatching everything, it is the bright lights of the sign which draw me in.  I love the simpleness of the packaging and the fact it is such good value for money. The lipstick I chose is Lovestruck, not a shade I had intended on buying, but I loved it.  Described as having a creamy finish, Lovestuck is again a pinky/rose shade which is really pretty and once applied it lasts for around 4 hours, which seems to be the norm for me and lipsticks these days.  It is hydrating and doesn't leave the lips feeling dry, but if you do have dry lips then it does cling to them, so always exfoliate before applying.  For just £8 this is an absolute bargain and well worth the money.

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015
Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

Having seen all of these lipsticks this is how they look swatched and the top photo is with the flash and the bottom without.  Starting from Left to Right we have Dior, Chanel, RMK, Mac and then Topshop and I am sure you won't be surprised to find that the two which stand out the most for their pop of colour is MAC and Topshop, though I love them all.

Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015
Top 5 Lipsticks of 2015

Do you have a favourite lipstick of 2015?  Are there any brands you think I should be looking at?

39 comments:

  1. Ooooh what good picks! Absolutely love the sounds of Amorous and the swatch looks gorgeous! Definitely going to have to take a look at that one when I'm next in store! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  2. Lovely list, I love MAC however my favourite lipstick is a Bobbi Brown one! xx

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  3. Some beautiful but wearable shades there. I might need to check out RMK because that shade is gorgeous! x

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  4. Great choices here, i have that MAC lipstick as well but i think my favourite from 2015 was the L'oreal Paris Colour Riche lipstick in Pure Blake. It's a rich and gorgeous red colour! xxx

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  5. Shame most of these are probably not cruelty-free :(

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  6. I keep meaning to check out the Topshop range more as it always looks so lovely, and I'm a huge MAC fan. I don't often wear lipstick in the daytimes, only for a statement, so I do tend towards the brighter colours and reds when I do.

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  7. Gorgeous colours, I don't have any of these yet so I'll have to treat myself on payday!
    The Topshop one seems great for the price!
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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  8. great picks! My favorite lipsticks of the year are MAC Retro, Instigator and L'Oreal Blake's red I think..but i hoonestly can go on and on about my liquid lipsticks <3

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  9. I've heard a lot of good things about MAC . They are gorgeous colours

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  10. I don't wear lipstick very often but the MAC is the colour that I would go for. Thanks for the clear comparison.

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  11. Such a great selection - I love all the colours, I don't really buy lipstick - the last ones were in a Christmas Gift Set in the sale! Kaz x

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  12. Great selection. I love my MAC Lipsticks a lot.

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  13. RMK looks great! My favourite shade of 2015 was Sleek in Smother a gorgeous shiny lipstick that is a cross between burgundy and purple.

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  14. The Topshop lipstick looks gorgeous, such a lovely colour!
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  15. The Topshop lipstick looks gorgeous, such a lovely colour!
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  16. Liking the look of that MAC shade, I haven't seen that one before xx

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  17. Great picks. Lipstick is about the only make up I wear so I was really interested to hear what ones you recommend.

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  18. Some lovely picks here, especially the Topshop one

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  19. These look great, I don't often wear lipstick but I really like the Dior Fashion Night shade it looks amazing.

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  20. Some gorgeous selections there. One thing I love about working in a well known beauty store is getting to try different samples.

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  21. My favourite lipstick is a max factor one and I always like the same shade. I love reading all your posts as they inspire me.

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  22. I don't wear lipsticks, and only occasionally wear lip gloss, but I would like to get some. It's just hard to find a colour that suits

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  23. Oooh, I've never tried a Chanel lippie. My favorite are from MAC and YSL!

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  24. Don't shoot me but I very rarely use lipstick! However saying that I really love the Dior shade and the way it looks, so may check that out next time I am shopping. Good to including staying time in your post which. Is the main reason I can never be bothered! However sounds like they've come along way since I was a teenager!! X

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  25. We have similar taste, Dior Addict MAC are on my "best" list also. I love Rouge G Exceptional Complete from Guerlain

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  26. I love natural coloured lipsticks, never really been a fan of bright ones for some reason

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  27. I don't wear much lipstick but I do love the look of the Topshop one!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  28. Ooh I may have to try Amorous. I do love Creme Cup and Fanfare but I find myself getting a little bored with them sometimes

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  29. you can tell im not a beauty queen but i had no idea that topshop had their own cosmetic line!!

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  30. I have always been scared of wearing red but I do now with confidence

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  31. Those look like amazing shades!

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  32. Gorgeous colours! Personally, my favourite has to be MAC - I have not tried the plum shade before. Looks really nice.

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  33. You've reminded me that I haven't worn my Creme Cup in ages! Lovely shades Hun xx

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  34. My 19 year old loves MAC lipsticks - I am more of a lip tint girl these days!

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  35. I love all of these colours! I've heard so much about Dior's lipsticks I've got to give one a go this year. At the moment my lipstick collection consists of only nudes or bright reds!

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  36. Great colours! I try and Wear lipsticks, but I'm more of a lipgloss type of girl. However, I do like Mac, Mavala and Delilah Lipsticks.

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  37. These all look like so wearable shades! The Dior one is my favorite out of all the lipsticks here x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  38. I totally have to get Dior fashion night - looks such a gorgeous colour x

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