LIPSTICKS THAT WOW

Thursday, 7 March 2013


For a lipstick to wow me it needs to do more than just have a bright and shocking colour. Personally, it needs to tick all the lipstick boxes. So what are these boxes exactly? Colour, texture, packaging and longevity. Price isn't a huge factor for me (unless it's really ridiculously expensive) because if it really is a 'wow lipstick' then it's worth adding to the list and saving up for.

These lipsticks certainly ticked all the boxes, so let me introduce you to my collection of wow lipsticks... 



Dior Addict in 353 Blush is my favourite my lips but better lipstick. The formula is bang on and exactly what I look for in a lipstick; moisturising and comfortable on the lips. The packaging? Well how can you not love Dior lipstick packaging. This one may not last as long on the lips as the others but the perfect rose colour is really easy to re-apply without a mirror so I keep it in my handbag and top up when it's needed. 



MAC Syrup is hands down my all time favourite MAC lipstick. It's a cool toned pink with a slight hint of purple and it just works. The formula is a Lustre, which is one of my favourites and this lipstick will 100% be added to the repurchase list! 



Maybelline Colour Sensation in Neon Red is one I recently mentioned in my favourites video. The colour is the perfect bright red without looking heavy or too over the top. The texture is amazing because it feels really moisturising and applies like a smooth lip balm but lasts on the lips like a lipstick. I really like the packaging too, it's bright and fun but also simple and easy to use. 



Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino. I've mentioned this beauty before in this post and it really impressed me. Unlike the original Chubby Sticks, the formula is incredibly pigmented and leaves an opaque colour on the lips that lasts well throughout the day. The colour is an intense, classic red and it's really easy to apply using the oversized crayon-like tip. 



I recently did a post comparing Illamasqua Magnetism to MAC Rebel which you can see here if you missed it. This lipstick has been a favourite since I first tried it. The formula is creamy and easy to wear, the packaging is simple and the colour is the perfect deep raspberry. I find this lipstick lasts really well on me and doesn't smudge. 



Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon is a wow lipstick that needs little explanation as to why. It has a very similar formula to the Rimmel Apocalips (possible dupe?), applies like a liquid lipstick but very quickly sets like a stain. The colour is a deep, intense red, the packaging is a gorgeous little bullet and lasting power? Well let's just say I struggled to get this off using makeup remover even after ten hours!

So there you have it... the lipsticks that wowed me. This wasn't supposed to be a top six lipsticks post but now reading this back I'd say these are my favourite six out of my collection. 

So which one is your favourite from the above? 



Dior Addict lipstick in 353 Blush | Maybelline Colour Sensation Vivid in Neon Red | Illamasqua Magnetism*
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino* | Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon* | MAC Syrup
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73 comments:

  1. I love all these colours on you! Looks wonderful :) I'd really love to try the Chubby stick intense!

    Great post!

    XO
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  2. Great post Lily!! love reading your daily blog posts!! so interesting and fun!! Xxx

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  3. I absolutely adore a red lip, that Maybelline one is lovely and so is the last one too! You look gorgeous Lily

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  4. I loved this post - thanks lily! but it would be helpful if you put some links in to where you can get these :-)

    Elspeth xx

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  5. Every single one of these colors look amazing on you !
    Xoxo
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  6. I love all the colours! My favourite would be the Mac Lustre :)

    dreamdustx

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  7. I love the maybelline colour, very cute!xx
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  8. I just posted about Mightiest Maraschino in my most recent post. It is probably my most favorite lipstick of the moment. The hydration of this lip color is just so perfect, and the color is amazing!

    Army Wife. Style. Life.

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  9. I think it's a close call between the Hourglass Rouge Opaque and the Clinique Chubby Stick, both look beautiful on you.

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

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  10. The bottom three are stunning, especially that illamasqua one:) x

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  11. That Hourglass lipstick/gloss is winning me over, the colour looks divine!

    Lottie x

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  12. I love the Illamasqua Magnetism on you, it really makes your eyes stand out.

    Genevieve x

    Illamasqua Magnetism

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  13. Love the red ones the most. Especially the Hourglass one, the matte finish looks so gorgeous. xx

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  14. You rock red lipstick like no other! I really want to try the hourglass one after seeing your other review about it as I don't really like the apocolips because of the fact they stay so sticky for so long.

    Dannielle x

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  15. These colours look great and bright xx

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  16. That hourglass rouge opaque is an absolutely gorgeous colour!!!x

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  17. The last colour is amazing!!
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  18. These lipsticks are lovely. The Hourglass and Maybeline are my favourites on you.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  19. Gorgeous shades, they suit you perfectly! Are you using a lip pencil generally? I'm not sure if I should give them a try, because my lipsticks fade away so fast… but if I got a pencil for every shade, I'd have hundreds!

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  20. Beautiful lip colors, I really like them all!
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  21. These really do WOW! They all look amazing on you!

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  22. Wow such great choices, especially the Hourglass Rouge Opaque. Looks incredibly lovely on you! x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing

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  23. I really like the Maybelline one, you really suit a red lip.
    Holly xo

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  24. All these colours look lovely, I am going to look into the maybelline one! xxx
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  25. Great colors I love them all ^^

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  26. The last one definitely! So beautiful.

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    Megan xxx

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  27. That Maybeline one is my favorite on you because the red just suits you super nicely!!
    xx

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  28. I have the dior one and i love it<my favourite formula.How do you find the illamasqua lipsticks?

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  29. Out of all the lipstick the Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon is amazing on you! It's the most beautiful deep red I have ever seen, I must try this!

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  30. Love the hourglass one - the colour is stunning.

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  31. The Dior one is definitely my favourite! But they all look amazing on you Lily! xxx

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  32. These colours look sooooo lovely on you! You really suit those berry, purple-ish tones. I remember that Dior Addict lipstick was my first high end make up purchase EVER! The Hourglass and Maybelline lippies look especially lovely.

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  33. Stunning choices, that Maybelline lipstick looks great :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  34. I love the packaging of the Hourglass one :)

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  35. Great post!! The Maybelline one looks amazing, the colour pigmentation looks fantastic! :) ♥

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  36. I'm a little bit obsessed with bold lips at the minute so I've added pretty much all of these products to my wishlist, the Hourglass Rouge Opaque in particular x Becky

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  38. That red maybelline lipstick is gorgeous!
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  39. Ah have had the Hourglass one sitting in my basket on Space NK, looks lovely on you :)

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  40. I loved the Mybelline one since you put a pic on Instagram! :D xx

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  41. Lovely post! I'm obsessed with lipsticks atm, so this post has given me a few idea's on which ones to get! xx
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  42. Hourglass one looks so hot, so red, so beautiful! ♥

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  43. I love the Illamasqua lipsticks, the last lipstick is gorgeous, matte lipsticks are so in right now!

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  44. The first lipstick is so amazing and looks gorgeous on you! :-)

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  45. I've love that illamasqua shade ever since you wore it on a post ages ago! It suits you so much x

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  46. All of these look so gorgeous! I wish I could pull off bright lipsticks! xxx

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  47. These are such nice colors! I've been really loving lip colors recently and this post is so great.

    Sydney
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  48. Those are some fantastic picks! I own Hourglass Icon Opaque Rouge and absolutely love it! Looks so nice on you :) Can't wait to try out the new Clinique Intense Chubby Sticks!

    -Jen

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  49. Love the maybelliene one its beautiful! :)

    Xx

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  50. I love this post! My fav its Hourglass Opaque Rouge!
    Besos.

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  51. I love MAC Syrup as well!! Put the Neon Red looks so amazing on you!! Loved this post :)

    {erica}
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  52. Really want that hourglass lipstick now, cheeky purchase in order?!

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  53. Really want MAC syrup now, beautiful! X

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  54. I do love the illamsqua and mac colours on you and I love them as a colour something I will be purchasing soon, :)

    Pipp xx
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  55. I adore Syrup! Such a great buy, I use mine all the time

    Katie xo
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  56. Cool Make-up ! :D
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  57. I really need the Hourglass one, such a beautiful colour on you! Great post :)
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  58. Love the reds! They are so sexy, don't you think?

    Teja

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  59. I loved all of these lipsticks, I can't believe the quality of the Maybelline one! It looks amazing xx

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  60. Maybelline and CLinique are my favorites! Stop by won't you!

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  61. I love them all!

    xoxo

    Teresa

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  62. The Maybelline one is gorgeous!

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  63. Love all these!! Im a lipstick junkie so
    I find this particularly useful!!

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  64. Lily, all the lipsticks look perfect on you. How can they not? You are beautiful.
    My check list for lipsticks goes like this:
    1. Fragrance free (I can't stand a smelling lipstick.
    2. Moisturizing (I've had lipstick burn and irritate.)
    3. Long-lasting
    4. Leadfree and Aluminum Free
    5. Great colors available.
    That's why I use and recommend L'Paige Lipstick at www.ginnyjillb.com
    Try it and let me know what you think.
    Great post.

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  65. I love love love the hourglass rouge!

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  66. Revlon Fabulous Fig is one of mine. I really want to try the Maybelline Neon Red..

    Maria

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  67. What gorgeous shades in your collection! I just tried one of the new Vivids from Maybelline too and love it! I've tried MAC lipgloss before but haven't tried any of their lipsticks. I hear good things though!

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  68. All lovely shades! I love the Clinique Chubby Sticks, they´re amazing. And Dior Addict, ..well let´s just say I´m an Addict. xx

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  69. All of those colors look fantastic on you!

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  70. Love this post will have to try out the Mac lustre.

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    xxx

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  71. can you tell me how you did your eyes in this post?

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