Beauty: Two New Lipsticks

You may have seen in my ‘What I Got‘ post that my lipstick collection was added to over the Christmas period. I’ve been quite restrained with my makeup buying in the last few months and (other than trialling wedding potentials of course!) I will continue to focus on using what I’ve got. However there were two lipsticks on my wishlist and I was lucky enough to receive them both.

 photo New Winter Lipsticks 3_zpszrcsm6aj.jpgThe first is my first ‘drugstore’ lipstick in a long, long time (the Halloween lipstick doesn’t count, right?!). I’ve been intrigued about Kate Moss’ collaboration with Rimmel for a while, but wasn’t taken with any of the original shades. Her Nude collection however was another story, so I asked to be surprised with either ’45’ or ’48’ – I ended up opening ’48’ and I’m really rather glad. It’s an extremely unique shade, unlike anything I own. Initially I wasn’t sure but I’ve grown to love it.

It’s like a vampier version of my all-time favourite lipstick. I do find the formula slightly tricky – it’s soft in the bullet making a fine line more difficult than what I’m used to, and I am discovering it is a little drying. Nothing extreme though, and the colour more than makes up for it. Whilst it isn’t particularly long-lasting I do find it wears off evenly and reapplies fairly well. If only the packaging didn’t feel and look so cheap!

 photo New Winter Lipsticks 1_zpsn3wfmunx.jpgThe second has almost, almost become my favourite lipstick. It’s definitely pipped itself right up there to become my top red lip, I absolutely adore it.

Slightly darker and cherry-toned, MAC Diva the ideal red lip for a pale girl with warm undertones. Nothing makes me look more ill than a blue-toned lipstick (despite the benefit it has on my teeth), and thankfully this is completely different. With hindsight maybe asking for this without a single swatch was a little risky, but it’s a risk that’s paid off. I love the darker, bold red, it lasts extremely well (a fish finger sandwich, chips, two glasses of rose and a whisky didn’t wash away this bad boy!), and I find the colour really rather flattering. It’s not the most comfortable lipstick in the world, but as a matte it’s far away from being the worst. If you’re looking for a new red lipstick I highly recommend giving Diva a swatch!
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What’s your current favourite lipstick? I’m on the lookout for super long-lasting ones so feel free to give a recommendation!

  • Joanne

    I also love playing with darker shades of lipstick so these are absolutely gorgeous to me! Xx

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    • ninegrandstudent

      They are some of my favourites, I love bold lips! x

  • Clare Purdy

    i am not a lipstick girl at all. but something to bear in mind for the wedding makeup, wear a gloss, even if its a clear gloss over the top or your lips WILL come out looking blue in outdoor photos. i insisted on lipstick and i look like i’ve frozen to death in ALL the pre-edited photos! even those that show nicely in your own photos and close up risk looking blue!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh, thanks so much for this! Never thought about it! x

  • The Revlon matte lipsticks are great ! The Rimmel one seems perfect for me 😉
    Alexandra xx

    • ninegrandstudent

      I do like their ‘chubby sticks’ but find the shades a little limited… x

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