30 January 2016

When it comes to lip colours, there is one word that when I hear it, I know it won't let me down. Whether it sits on the pink, brown or even the rouge side of things - the natural flush a 'rosy' lipstick gives me - the 'my lips but better' look it achieves - is something that I am all about. You can never have enough of these easy to wear, day to day shades if you ask me - so I thought I'd share a few of my faves.

Kicking things off (from left to right), is the Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in 'Spiced Rose' - what I would describe as being a veiled pink that edges slightly towards the cooler side of things. Personally I find the formula super moisturising, and though it isn't particularly long wearing due to the creamy texture, it fades nicely without leaving the dreaded line we all do our best to avoid. This shade in particular, seems to a be growing favourite amongst bloggers lately after Tanya Burr wore it on her wedding day. However, I first spotted Lily wearing it in this video which is what inspired me to pick it up myself.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, is Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Envy sculpting Lipstick in 'Rebellious Rose' - a muted pinkish-red with a slightly less subtle result, though equally as wearable. It has great colour payoff and staying power thanks to what is quite a thick, creamy texture, yet still manages to hydrate the lips well. The packaging also plays a big part in my love for this one as it has one of those magnetic closures that means minimum effort, maximum satisfaction!

And last but by no means least - a rather lovely offering from Charlotte Tilbury. Her K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in 'Stoned Rose' is the newest addition to my stash but already a firm favourite. Less on the pink side of things, it's almost a little sandy (perhaps even with a hint of coral?). The formula is lightweight and so you might expect the pigmentation to suffer as a result, but no, what you see in the bullet is what you get. The one observation I would make is that despite these lipsticks apparently being renowned for their moisturising qualities, I actually find that it clings to my lips a lot more than the other two - a beautiful product though nonetheless.

Any suggestions of other shades I should add to my collection are most welcome!

Sarah x


  1. I have Charlotte Tilbury bitch perfect and it's so beautiful stoned rose is definitely next on my to purchase list along with glastonberry!
    Coleoftheball xx

  2. I've never tried any of those lipsticks! I would love to try a Charlotte Tilbury one!