Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Lipsticks For... Your Softer Side (Or When you want Something a bit Different)

Hey, everyone! Today's post can definitely be filed in the 'better late than never' category. Back in January and February I began organizing, photographing, and swatching my lipstick collection by colour family. In the process, I brought to you my vampy, coral, fuchsia (pictured in my header), nude, red, and rosy shades of lipstick all arranged neatly among their peers (can lipsticks have peers?).

And now for the final installment! Since this is the last bunch I'm featuring, the shades in this group are a bit of a mish-mash. Half are those shade for your "softer side": gentle pinks and peaches that aren't quite nude, rosy, or coral. Those that create a more subdued lip without leaving things too naked. The other half are those that are a bit 'differerent', that didn't fit into any previous category. They mostly consist of bronzy browns and complex purples. For when you want something a bit outside the box!

Without further ado, here they are:

(L-R): Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop


And some closeups:

(L-R): Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar

(L-R): MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop


And swatches!

(L-R): Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop


Closeups of the swatches:


(L-R): Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar

(L-R): MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop


And a description of each shade, including links to past posts where I've featured them!

Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo is a warm peachy coral with a semi-sheer, shimmery finish. The formula of the Addict lipsticks is wonderfully moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. This particular shade is the perfect compromise between a bare nude and a bright coral. So lovely for spring and summer! You can see me wearing it, here.
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait is quite similar to Dior Bobo, but slightly more pink, sheer, and shimmery. Lovely for a bit of colour and shine on the lips, while still being quite soft and wearable. You can see it featured, here!
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure is my only Chanel Coco Shine and I really like it. The formula is quite sheer and moisturizing, lightweight, but creamy. So nice! The shade is a soft, warm pink with just a tiny bit of punch. Another ideal shade for spring. You can see me wearing it, here!
Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar is a warm bronzy coral with a moisturizing formula and semi-sheer finish. Unfortunately this line of lipsticks has been retired by Chanel, but I'll definitely be reaching for this one often during the summertime!  You can see photos and a review of it, here.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI is a unique plummy brown shade with a slightly shiny finish and an opacity half-way between sheer and opaque. It is photographing quite brown in my pictures here, but there definitely are some interesting plummy-purple undertones in this one. I don't reach for it often, but it really is a wonderful shade for fall! See a review and more photos of it, here.
Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise is an incredibly unique pinky-plummy-brown shade with subtle peach and gold undertones. Definitely complex! The finish is near opaque and the formula is rich and moisturizing. So lovely! You can see me wearing it, plus a full review here.
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp is probably the most "different" shade I have in my collection. This rich purple-violet shade seems to have both warm and cool undertones. The formula is incredibly pigmented with a slight sheen. I thought that it wouldn't suit me at all, but it's surprisingly wearable! See my feature of it, here.
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop nearly made it into my post on fuchsia lipsticks, but its slight blueish-purple undertones landed it here. As with all of the lip butters, the formula is rich and moisturizing and the finish is shiny and semi -heer. You can see it on my lips, here!


And a few more super-sized photos for good measure:


(L-R): Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop

(L-R): Dior Addict Lipstick in Bobo, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, Boots Moisture Drench Lipstick in Paradise, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up the Amp, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop



And that's it! Feels really good to have finally swatched the majority of my collection. Makes me really appreciate the stash that I have and will hopefully remind me that I really don't need that 9th hot pink lipstick! :)

Do you own any of the shades I've featured today? Any of them catch your eye? What are some of your favourite "soft" or "different" lipsticks?

As always, thanks for reading! xo

56 comments:

  1. Wow i love your lipsticks, such gorgeous colours!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Great swatches, I don't know why but I can never get such good swatches on my arm, they always looks ugly! ahah

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    1. Thanks, Rute! It takes lots of practice to get good photos, for sure. I got a new camera for Christmas with higher megapixels, which has helped :)

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  3. Love the revlon lip butter! So bright and pretty :) I'm tempted to swatch my collection.i always forget what I've got/what they look like xx

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    1. Isn't it a great shade? Swatching my collection has been a fun task, and also feels like an accomplishment. You should do it! :)

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  4. Peach Parfait looks gorgeous! I will have to check it out when I have some extra cash to spend.

    Laura
    http://lauraneuzeth.blogspot.com/

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    1. Peach Parfait is one of my favourites for sure, and luckily pretty affordable. You should check it out for sure! xo

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  5. Loving the lipstick shades and the Revlon ColorBurst lip butter in Lollipop is perfect for spring and summer!

    live fabulous,
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    in the fab lane!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! Will definitely be reaching for Lollipop a lot this summer :)

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  6. Loving the look of Up the Amp xx

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    1. Thanks, Coco! It really is a unique shade :)

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  7. Oh, that MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam VI!! I need something in a plummy brown shade. And Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop looks great too and I like that it's moisturizing, my lips are a frigging desert. Always!! Anyhow, your collection is really impressive. How long does it take for you to get through all of these??

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    1. Thanks, Peet! Yeah, Viva Glam VI and Lollipop are both fantastic. The Lip Butters are especially great for dry lips. And the jury is still out on how long it will take to use up all my lipsticks, especially since I own about 60! Will try to use them up the best I can, which means not buying any more! I'll try my best :)

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  8. Peach parfait looks gorgeous, I have a few of the Revlon lip butters, they go on really smooth and make lips super soft...this is going on my wishlist :)

    xx

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    1. Aren't the Lip Butters great?! Peach Parfait is one of my favourites :)

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  9. This is a lovely collection, thanks for sharing!
    B-e-a-u-t-y-t-u-t-o-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. wow you have a amazing collection of lipsticks. Nice colours :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Glad you like them! :)

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  11. I'm so glad I found your blog!! Although, you inspired me to buy the Chanel Coco Shine in Aventure, which I'm not too happy about..... ;) just kidding!! Awesome blog and say hello to a new follower :)

    xoxo Mandy

    sparkleonyourvanity.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for the kind words and for following! I know finding a new lipstick to add to your wishlist can be a double-edged sword, especially at Chanel prices ;)

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  12. So many perfect colors. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Fabrizia :)

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  14. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog!!
    you have such a lovely blog yourself here! Omg these seems to be all the right shades, you have an amazing collection! Really like the way MAC's Up the Amp looks... reminds me sort of of that "Rebel" colour they have, that has a subtle purple tint to it. So pretty! Like those edge colours you opt for when wanting to try something a little different.
    Did you want to follow each other on GFC?!

    xoxo, Ally
    pinsandroses.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Ally! Glad you like my collection! I own MAC Rebel (featured in my Vampy Lipsticks post) and I love it! Already following you via Bloglovin'. Will stop by again soon :)

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  15. Up The Amp and Lollipop are two of my all time favourite shades. The Chanel one looks super pretty!

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    1. Aren't they great!? Chanel Aventure really is lovely. Makes me want to try more Rouge Coco Shines :)

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  16. I'm not a big fan of lipstick, but red is my color. Probably because I have thin lips and red lipstick really plumps them up. Some of these shades are really beautiful though.

    Great blog btw, would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Thanks! Glad you saw some shades you liked. I'm definitely a sucker for red lipstick too! Will drop by your blog soon! :)

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  17. Why am I so obsessed with purple shades right now? I. Don't. Know. But you just convinced me that I need MAC's Up the Amp. Because I obviously don't have enough lipsticks already.

    No, but seriously. I do love these lipstick posts. They are giving me some great inspiration.

    xxoo
    Rebecca Strutt

    rebeccastrutt.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! So happy to have inspired you :) And you should definitely check out Up the Amp. It's such a unique shade!

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  18. I love the shades, these are great colors to have for this season..love them all!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, ladies! Glad you saw some that you liked! xo

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  19. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine is definitely my favourite - I just love it's texture and great pigmentation :). Great selection, girl, I loved reading trough this post.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments, of course I'm following you right back :)!
    Have a happy Easter :)!

    xx
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    1. Aren't the Coco Shines great!? Glad you like the lipsticks I featured here and thanks so much for following! Hope you've had a nice holiday weekend! xo

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  20. I love the Revlon Lip Butters!

    Emily x
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    1. Aren't they great!? Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  21. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I really love your lipstick post and Chanel Aventure looks amazing! I may have to go and get it! haha

    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Helena! Chanel Aventure really is gorgeous. A splurge for sure, but I haven't regretted it! :)

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  22. Great lipsticks! <3 I think I'm getting myself a peach parfait from revlon! <3

    xx
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    1. Thanks, Patricia! Peach Parfait really is lovely- you should check it out for sure :)

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  23. loved all of them. thanks for swatching :D

    shall we follow each other?

    http://styleonmel.blogspot.com/2013/03/another-easy-diy-idea-whooop.html

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    1. Thanks, Yara! Glad you found the swatches helpful. Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  24. Thanks for checking out my blog! I love the lollipop color. I haven't tried any revlon colorburst lip products yet, but I have been wanting too! Maybe that will be a future post for me!

    diychristyn.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Christyn! The Lip Butters really are lovely. Definitely worth checking out! xo

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  25. love the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure :D
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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    1. Isn't it a lovely shade? Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  26. How have I missed seeing the Lip Butter in Lollipop-- It's right up my ally! Thanks for the great post!

    Jillian
    Jillicious Cosmetics

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    1. Glad you saw a shade that you liked- Lollipop really is great! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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