Saturday, 16 February 2013

Lipsticks for... When you Want a Rosy Outlook

Time for another lipstick post! Today's installment features all of the lovely rosy pink shades in my collection- those colours that are too vibrant to be nudes, too muted to be hot pinks, and not orange enough to take on a coral hue. Don't get me wrong, a few of the lipsticks below pack a bit of a colour punch, but because I have waaay too many fuchsias in my collection, I opted to include the overflow here. Regardless of whether these roses are vivid or subdued, they're all bound to make you feel pretty and feminine. Hope you spot one that catches your eye!

Here they are:

(L-R): Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir, (Front) Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade

Closeups of the lipsticks:

(L-R): Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai
(:-R): NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette, (Front) Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade

(L-R): MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir

And swatches!

(L-R): Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette, NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir

Closeups of the swatches:

Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette, NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita

Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir

And now for some descriptions of the shades! I've included links to lipsticks that I've featured previously on the blog:

Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis is my only lip colour from this luxury brand and, let me say, it's worth the high price tag! Amaryllis is a stunning warm, reddish rose with a semi-sheer finish and a shiny, moisturizing texture. Like heaven on the lips. You can see me wearing it, here!
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai is a unique brownish rose with subtle gold shimmer. It has a nearly opaque colour payoff and a slightly shiny finish. Also quite luxurious and incredibly versatile!
NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita is my go-to "my lips but better" shade. It's cult status is well-earned; I can't rave about it enough! It's a sheer, warm rose that adds a touch of oomph to the lips without screaming "I'm wearing lipstick". See my review and photos of it, here!
Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette is a lovely, slightly warm, true rose shade with a subtle golden sheen. One of the nicest Gift with Purchase Clinique lipsticks out there! See a couple photos of me wearing it here.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering is my go-to lipstick when I want a pop of colour on the lips without wearing anything too vivid or neon. It's a slightly cool candy pink with a semi-sheer, shiny finish. Ultra pretty!
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart is actually a near-dupe for  MAC Lustering. Also a perky candy pink, that's just a touch more sheer and glossy  than Lustering. Very girly! You can see my review of it here.
Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir was one of my first-ever high-end lipsticks. Like the previous two shades mentioned, it's a vivid candy pink, but with a slightly warmer hue and subtle gold shimmer. I don't reach for it often anymore, but it really is a lovely shade! You can see me feature it here (in one of my first blog posts ever- a hit of nostalgia!)
Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade is an opaque neutral rosy raspberry shade with a nearly matte finish. Ultra luxurious and surprisingly versatile. Top-notch packaging as well!


And now for a couple more super-sized photos!

(L-R): Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir, (Front) Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade

(L-R): Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette, NARS Semi-Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir

There you have it! My most favourite rose-toned lipsticks. This post really made me appreciate this selection of shades. While I often tout vibrant oranges and fuchsias or deep, sultry vampy shades, sometimes a soft, rosy pink is the easiest way to feel fresh and pretty!

What are some of your favourite rosy-toned lipsticks? Any that I featured piquing your interest??

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Thanks for reading! :)

46 comments:

  1. Your lip colour collection is positively envy inducing! Love these, I own MAC's Lustering but don't wear it nearly enough! Inspired to now though!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Lustering is definitely a fantastic colour- glad I've inspired you to reach for it more often :)

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  2. Oh my. I need some Guerlain lipsticks in my life - the packaging alone is enough to make me drool x Becky

    cosmeticdebris.blogspot. co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Becky! Yeah, everyone needs a bit of Guerlain in their lives ;) Their lipsticks are pricey for sure, but perfect for the occasional treat. xoxo

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  3. Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart and Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir are gorgeous colours!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. They really are! Thanks for stopping by, Kimberley :)

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  4. OOOh you've got some fancy lipsticks there! :) I really like those 'in-between' tones! not too something!

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    1. Thanks, Rute! I agree- sometimes the most neutral and unassuming of shades can be the loveliest! xoxo

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  5. Wow the Guerlain packaging is amazing! Love the color selection... I think I might need Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade in my life!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Guerlain really make top-notch lipsticks with incredible packaging. The Rouge G's are quite pricey (luckily, I got mine in a makeup swap), but the line really has some incredible, unique shades. Definitely worth checking out!

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  6. Woo I LOVE these lipsticks! I especially like the Chanel Rouge Allure in Boudoir. And yes, I think I would get the Guerlain Rouge G just for the packaging. It is pretty fantabulous!

    Martine :)

    www.undeniablymartine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Martine! Boudoir really is gorgeous, and yes, Guerlain's packaging can't be beat! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. i love the grenade colour,sooo pretty! i recently picked up a couple of the vivid lipsticks be maybelline and i think you would LOVE vivid rose :) thanks for sharing jen!

    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Ooh, thanks for the recommendation, Tiarni! will check out Vivid Rose for sure :)

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  8. Okey, I am a tiny bit jealous ... haha I am loving this type of posts xx
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    1. Aww, thanks, Maricruz! Glad you're enjoying the lipstick posts xoxo

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  9. I love the colors! I wish I had all of them...
    Lovely blog.
    xx
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    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. What a lovely shades!

    Chica de Ahora
    Would be great if you would follow me ♥

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    1. Thanks, Simone! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  11. I love the chanel lipstick, its such a gorgeous colour, great post and blog! :)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren! Chanel Boudoir is definitely one of my old favourites :)

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  12. Nars Dolce Vita looks amazing! I too am a slave to a dark lip, but these are some seriously pretty shades.

    I would of never of thought to do that aha, I'll give it a whirl.

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    1. Thanks, Kimberley! NARS Dolce Vita really is a fantastic shade- I'm a sucker for bold lipsticks as well, but sometimes a more understated one is just the thing I'm looking for! :)

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  13. I am absolutely amazed at how many lipsticks you have. So many posts of your swatches! Love the Chanel lippie!

    dreamdustx

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    1. Haha, thanks, Louise! It amazes me too sometimes- that's one of the reasons I started doing these posts- to remind myself that I have so many great ones, so that I won't be tempted to buy more! Chanel Boudoir really is a fantastic one :)

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  14. what gorgeous picks! i love the look of mac lustering... i think i may need it! xx

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    1. Thanks, Catrine! MAC Lustering really is a standout shade. You should check it out for sure :)

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  15. I love the look of the Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade! looks so nice
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Grenade really is a lovely shade! Thanks for stopping by, Danielle :)

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  16. The Chanel Rouge is gorgeous!

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check my page for details!

    xx Christal xx
    LipstickAndPonytails.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the nominatino, Christal! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  17. oo beautiful colors ;)
    www.frankvinyl.com

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! :)

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  18. I love all colours haha
    Visit me
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    1. Thanks, Maria! I kind of love them too ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for following! So much appreciated. Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  20. aww, how lovely!
    xo, A.
    http://welcome-to-riitzerland.blogspot.pt/

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  21. Which YSL lipstick's on the top right of your blogs title picture? It looks so pretty!

    Jillicious Cosmetics

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    1. It's Rouge Volupte in Rose Culte. One of my faves! xo

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