Friday, 30 November 2012

Top Lipsticks 2012

(from left to right): 
mac 'pure zen'
 mac 'diva'
yves saint laurent 'rouge volupté 30'
topshop 'whimsical'
mac 'creme d'nude'

This is a new post I'll be doing over the next few weeks of my favourite make-up beauty products of the year. Most of them I probably have purchased this year but there will be some oldies too that will always remain in my make-up bag! I thought I'd start off with my top lipsticks of the year as there are sooo many good ones to choose from, but here we go...

Mac 'Pure Zen'

'Pure Zen' is a fairly recent addition to my lipstick collection as it was part of the Marilyn Monroe inspired collection released this Autumn. It is a rosy beige nude with semi-opaque coverage as it is part of the chremesheen collection. These lipsticks tend to be quite glossy and glide across the lip easily but do not give a deep colour. As this lipstick has a rosy beige, almost peachy undertone, it doesn't wash me out and is a great daytime colour. I've been using this pretty much everyday since I bought it and dread the day it runs out!

Mac 'Diva'

'Diva' is a great shade for the Autumn/ Winter season and comes out my make-up bag every year at this time. The colour is a dark berry shade which pops against my skin, often creating quite a 'vampy' look which I love. It's part of the matte collection so tends to dry out my lips a little, but a coating of vaseline underneath helps to prevent this. In all honesty, I prefer a matte lipstick of this shade as it smudges less so takes less retouching throughout the day. I find the lipsticks stays on really well, it doesn't bleed or slide and can stay put all day. I always apply this with a Mac lip brush to create a slick line as otherwise things can get a bit messy!

Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Volupté 30'

Throughout the Summer months, I was on the hunt for the perfect coral lipsticks. Usually Mac provides me with every lip shade under the sun but they never product any coral colours for some reason. After a long struggle I came across this perfect shade at YSL. The texture is quite creamy so keeps your lips moist but the colour-coverage is also really thick so it creates a really deep coral shade. It is also slightly scented which is always a bonus!

Topshop 'Whimsical'

'Whimsical' was actually my first ever Topshop lipstick purchase and I've bought many many more since, this one just got the ball rolling! I find 'Whimsical' to be a very pale peachy shade which is perfect for any skin tone and goes well with my Bobbi Brown blusher which I wear every day. I usually use this lipstick during the day time as it has a fairly matte finish but glides along the lip well giving good colour-coverage. Topshop lipsticks are also very affordable at £7 which is another reason why they have hit the top of my lipstick ratings list.

Mac 'Creme D'Nude'

'Creme D'Nude' is one of those lipsticks that just about everyone owns, and I'm proud to admit I am one of those people! 'Creme D'Nude' is the perfect nude lipsticks which gives a creme sheen finish so doesn't look too heavy on the lip as many thick nude shades can. I find this lipstick to be very wearable during any day as it glides along the lip easily creating a sheen finish and doesn't dry my lips out. It also has a gorgeous vanilla scent which always makes a lipstick so much more appealing. I used to always purchase 'Myth' as my go-to nude lipstick but this has now taken over and won't be backing down anytime soon!

If you want to give your ratings for any of the lipsticks I've featured in this post, or even ones you think should be on my top ratings list but hasn't made the cut, leave it in a comment below and I'll be sure to consider it! Hope you enjoy!


  1. I love Topshop whimsical, I wish I could find the same colour in a longer lasting formula!

  2. I really want to try Topshop Whimsical. i love the shades of all these lipsticks!x

    new post at

  3. gorgeous! I love the look of the YSL one :)


  4. such a lovely idea for a series of posts, love Mac Diva! x

  5. Hoping to get diva tomorrow, the perfect winter shade and maybe a sneaky purchase of whimsical. btw pure zen is permanent it was part of a new permanent collection awhile ago :) x

  6. I need to get Topshop's whimsical. x

  7. I have the Topshop lipstick and its one of my favourites too!

    Lizzie xxx

  8. MAC diva looks gorgeous!
    I just got MAC Lipglass in Rebel which looks a really similar colour,
    perf for winter :)

    Rae x

  9. Great Selection of lipsticks, Mac rebel is the perfect A/W shade.

    Great post love,

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