Sephora Cream Lip Stain Lipsticks in Copper Blush, Pink Tea, Vintage Rosewood and Frozen Strawberry Swatches
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Lipsticks in Copper Blush, Pink Tea, Vintage Rosewood and Frozen Strawberry

The Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick is by far one of the best matte liquid lipstick formulas and I always manage to purchase a bunch with every visit to California. I love muted shades and here are some of the most wearable ones in the current collection.

23 Copper Blush

Copper Blush is a mid-tone blush pink. I'm not sure where the 'copper' in the name comes from as it doesn't have a hint of it.

40 Pink Tea

Pink Tea is a my-lips-but-better shade. A pale pink that gives the impression of a perfect matte pout. It's a gorgeous everyday shade.

41 Vintage Rosewood

Vintage Rosewood is a mid-tone muted red. It is a beautiful red variant that is easy to wear to work and play.

39 Frozen Strawberry

Frozen Strawberry is a brown shade with a hint of red. I needed an alternative brown to my favourite MAC Taupe Lipstick and this beautiful formula and shade fit the bill.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain Lipsticks in Copper Blush, Pink Tea, Vintage Rosewood and Frozen Strawberry Swatches NC30
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Lipsticks in Copper Blush, Pink Tea, Vintage Rosewood and Frozen Strawberry Swatches

The swatches above are taken just before the colours have completely dried. They all settle into a velvety matte finish within 10 minutes, depending on how thickly these are brushed on the lips.

I'm glad with my latest purchases and no doubt in the future I will add more to my collection. Have you tried the Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipsticks and are they any colours you would recommend?

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13/09/2017

Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick Haul

MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection Lipstick Review SwatchesMAC x Nicki Minaj Collection Lipstick Review SwatchesMAC x Nicki Minaj Collection Lipstick Review Swatches
MAC Among The Fireflies Lipstick, MAC Nicki's Nude Lipstick, MAC Baby's All Right Lipstick Swatches on NC30 Skin
MAC Among The Fireflies Lipstick, MAC Nicki's Nude Lipstick, MAC Baby's All Right Lipstick Swatches on NC30 Skin

The lipstick fiend I am, I was looking forward to the MAC x Nicki Minaj Collection. This collection for autumn is full of muted neutral shades and I’m sure there’s a lipstick out there for every person.

My first observations were from the packaging. The actual individual lipstick boxes have varying colours on the tops reflecting the product inside, as opposed as the all-black boxes they normally come in. This makes it easier to identify the products if you love keeping them in their boxes as I do – lame, I know! These lipsticks all have that wonderful creamy easy-glide emollient feel, from the lustres/cremesheens to the mattes. There is no lip-tugging retro-matte formula here.

After a long swatch-a-thon at the MAC shop, I finally narrowed my purchases to these three shades.

MAC Among The Fireflies Lipstick is a medium brown with a hint of pink. It has a slight sheen, having a cremesheen finish. It looks so pretty on the lips. It makes them look soft and lush. It is very comfortable to wear, lasting a few hours.

MAC Nicki’s Nude Lipstick is a light-medium coral shade with a slight sheen and an Amplified finish. Again it is so soft and creamy. It applies well. The rose-gold packaging is also to die for!

MAC Baby’s All Right Lipstick is a mid-tone mauve with a matte finish. I was tossing between this and the darker MAC Age/Sex/Location Lipstick but I thought this one was prettier on my complexion. I think this will be one of the more popular shades in the collection.

As you can tell, I haven’t gone for any nudes that completely match my skin-tone as I feel I’ve passed that concealer-lips phase. If I needed to reach out for those, my matches would be MAC Freckletone Lipstick (lustre) or MAC Siss Lipstick (Satin) for NC30 skin, which I already have and I am quite happy with.

Are you looking to purchase any products from this MAC collection?

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02/09/2017

MAC X Nicki Minaj Fall 2017 Lipstick Review & Swatches

 MAC Retro Lipstick and MAC Auburn Lip Pencil swatches nc30 skin MAC Retro Lipstick and MAC Auburn Lip Pencil swatches nc30 skin
 MAC Retro Lipstick and MAC Auburn Lip Pencil swatches nc30 skin
 MAC Retro Lipstick and MAC Auburn Lip Pencil  Swatches on NC30 skin

I've been eyeing MAC Retro Lipstick for the longest time, but I waited for the beginning of autumn to choose it as my new fall lippie. With a little swatch-a-thon at the Bournemouth MAC Store, I picked out the perfect lip pencil to accompany this - MAC Auburn Lip Pencil.

MAC Retro Lipstick is a warm terracotta red. It hints brown and sometimes orange, which features can be enhanced with a corresponding lip pencil. It comes in a satin finish that can be drying so I would ensure to prep your lips beforehand. It feathers on the lips, which would be controlled with a matching lip pencil.

MAC Auburn Lip Pencil is a vibrant warm red in a cream finish. It works so well with Retro lipstick above.

This combination makes me feel very 'put together' and at the same time 'without trying too hard'. It works well for work or play. It matches simple or brown smokey eye looks. Patted on to the lips, the lipstick provides a very pretty healthy pout, too.

I think due to the warm undertones, I think this combination would suit warmer skin tones very well. For those with cooler-toned skin, I would suggest trying this out in store, in natural lighting, before committing to a purchase.

Overall I love this lip combo and would repurchase if it runs out - if that ever does happen!

Love it or Leave It? Leave a comment below!

Livia
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01/09/2017

The Perfect Pairing - MAC Retro Lipstick and MAC Auburn Lip Pencil

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