Spring/Summer Lipsticks!

This post is a follow up to the post I made about Fall/Winter Lipsticks. I thought this might be more appropriate for those in the Southern Hemisphere, like me, who are heading into Summer! The best part of these seasons is my birthday, end of uni year and of course the holidays like Halloween, Christmas and New Years. I  want to point out again that you don’t have to wear these colours in these season. You can wear whatever colour at whatever time. You make your own rules for makeup!

So, here is my large collection of Spring and Summer colours:

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Yeah, I went a bit overboard with lipsticks for this. Trust me, I regretted it later when I had to go and swatch them all and now my hand is crying. All the regrets, all the time. I don’t own many ‘high end’ products, there are 5 here but I generally buy drugstore products. When I think of this time of year, I think of brights, corals and fuchsia. I don’t wear many pastels at all because my skin is so pale that is can often make me look like a little zombie and I’m not really a fan of that look. I don’t have a ‘worn photo’ for everything but I do have hand swatches for everything. I have so many selfies on my phone and its a miracle I even remember which lipstick out of my like 200+ that I am wearing that day.

Etude House Etoinette in POR202, Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in PK005, Minnie Mouse Pink.

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Two of the three lipsticks are stamped and I think they’re really pretty!

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I love Etude House and I think that they are affordable and worth checking out. They have a large range of different finishes and really, you could even just buy the lipstick for the packaging. Its just adorable. My favourite collection is the Etoinette collection and I can only find them on eBay now, I think that collection isn’t being stocked anymore, correct me if I’m wrong.

Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in 351B and gloss in 385:

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The third swatch is the gloss and lipstick combined. I really like the way that they look together. I got both of these while I was travelling in France at the end of last year so they’re extra special. Let me just say though that I never would have bought this shade if I knew that this was going to be such a bright pink. In Duty Free it looked like an everyday pink, so that was a bit of a bummer but I like this shade now and I wear it quite frequently.

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait and Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry:

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The Lip Butters were really over hyped when they first came out and I think that may be why a lot of people don’t give them much attention now because they definitely aren’t worth that amount of hype. However, I do think that they are still a great product. Peach Parfait has little flecks of gold in it so if you don’t like glitter then I wouldn’t recommend it but I think that this is such a perfect colour to wear with coral, gold and peachy makeup, like in the photo above. Coralberry is one of my favourite Revlon lipsticks. I’d been running around looking for it for months and none of the Priceline’s in my area had it but I eventually found it and I just love it. It is a peachy orange colour and I think it really suits Summer.

Rimmel Stay Glossy in 640 All Day Seduction, Apocalips in Stellar, Moisture Renew in Back to Fuchsia and In Love With Ginger:

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I don’t use the Rimmel glosses enough, they’re really nice. I especially think that this gloss would compliment a lot of the lipsticks that I’m talking about in this post. I think most people know about the Apocalips or Show Offs, I don’t wear them very much because they’re a little bit too creamy for me BUT HAVE A LOOK AT THAT PIGMENTATION. It looks like I’ve swiped paint on to my hand! Stellar is a gorgeous orange red and I definitely plan on wearing this a heck of a lot in Spring and Summer. The new formula of the Moisture Renew line are more… creamy? They felt more like their regular line before they were revamped and I think I like them better the old way but the new colours in the new formula are perfection. In Love With Ginger has a hint of red in it so it isn’t such a stark orange colour, I think that it is pretty wearable.

Covergirl lipstick in Spellbound:

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I LOVE this lipstick. I had only ever tried Covergirl foundation and mascara until the start of this year when I found out that this is a dupe for MAC’s Girl About Town. They are creamy but not too creamy and this one in particular has great pigmentation.

Rimmel Lasting Finish in Firecracker:

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Firecracker is a really pretty coral red, I think that it is pretty unique and I’d recommend checking it out!

Milani Color Statement in Hot Pink Rage:

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I have a deep love for the Milani Color Statement range. I have to buy them on Cherry Culture though so I do a lot of research before I buy them. I have all three matte shades and I think that they are fantastic. They smell great, they look great, and they make you feel great. Great, great, great.

MAC Speak Louder, Speed Dial and Crosswires:

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Speed Dial

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I love these MAC lipsticks. Speak Louder is a colour I bought on a whim and I still am unsure if I regret it or not. I love the lipstick but I think I have lots like it. Speed Dial is really pretty! Speed Dial and Crosswires were also France purchases that were bought in the middle of France winter, ready for me to come back to Australian summer (bleh). All of these are cremesheens.

Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum, Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral and Vivid Rose:

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I love these lipsticks! They are the best of the Maybelline lip range in my opinion. They are highly pigmented and they stain your lips nicely so when the colour does wear off, you’re left with a pretty stain. We still don’t have the matte collection in Australia so I might have a different opinion on what is the best in the range when they arrive but from what they have in our stores, I definitely think that these are the best. And there are some more wearable shades in this collection, so if you are looking for something more toned down, you could probably find it.

Sportsgirl Pout About It lipsticks in Catwalk Queen and Mad About You:

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Bright Pink Lipstick Day

I don’t hear much about these lipsticks and I think that might be because they are part of a clothing store brand some of their lipsticks are great! Check out those colours!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Pink Pong and Color Boost Balm in Orange Punch:

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I love the Rouge Velvet creams (minus Grand Cru) but I don’t like the price, if you ever see these on sale for a decent price, snap them up! The Color Boost Balm is much like every other balm stick on the market, its cheaper than the Revlon ones but it is also less pigmented. I love the colour though.

Australis Velourlips in MI-A-MEE:

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This is one of my absolute favourite lip products! I love the colour and I love love love the lasting power of these lipsticks! If you don’t want the heat to melt away your hard work, I’d recommend picking this up!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp:

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The tube looks very orange in this photo and I apologise because I didn’t notice it until it was on my computer. The swatch is true to colour though. I was struggling to get the product out as I think this has started drying up on me but this is a great product and it smells amazing.

I hope that you found this post helpful! What lip colours and combinations do you want to be wearing this Spring/Summer?

ArrivederLa xxx

 

MAC Lipstick Dupes~

I have compiled a list of MAC Lipstick dupes that I have seen on the internet and in person. I will probably continually update this as I’m very picky about what I would consider a dupe and what I would just consider similar and I will also update this if I find more dupes. I own 13 MAC lipsticks and I’ve compared friend’s collections, I also have a very large lipstick collection. I will highlight the lipsticks I own and if I have tested them side by side I will say how they are different.

  • MAC Amorous: Rimmel – Stare At Me
  • MAC Angel: ELF – Classy, Avon –  Pout, Maybelline – Born With It (exact), Revlon – Pink Pout, Rimmel – Airy Fairy, NYX – Sky Pink
  • MAC Blankety: Essence – Creamy Nude
  • MAC Bombshell: NYX – Georgia
  • MAC Brave: NYX – Thalia, Maybelline – Pink Brown
  • MAC Candy Yum Yum: Milani – Rose Hip, Maybelline – Fuchsia Flash, NYX – Shocking Pink, Sportsgirl – Mad About You
  • MAC Captive:
  • MAC Chatterbox: NYX – Louisiana, L’Oreal – Pink Fever, Milani – Fruit Punch
  • MAC Cherish: Rimmel Kate – 03, Revlon – Fleshtone, Rimmel – Nude, W7 Mega Matte – Nude
  • MAC Chili: Maybelline – Fatal Red, Revlon – Raspberry, Revlon – Crimson, Maybelline Superstay – Red Passion
  • MAC Cosmo: Rimmel Kate – 06/08
  • MAC Costa ChicRevlon – Coralberry, Maybelline – Hola, NYX – Margarita
  • MAC Craving: Maybelline – Party Pink, Milani – Plumrose
  • MAC Creme CupMaybelline – Born With It (more sparkle), Maybelline – Pink Please, Avon – Pout
  • MAC Creme d’Nude: ELF – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude, Revlon – Soft Nude
  • MAC Creme De La FemmeRimmel – Asia, Revlon – Satin Plum, Milani – Pink Chiffon
  • MAC Creme In Your Coffee: Maybelline – Blushing Brunette, Maybelline – Rose Velvet
  • MAC Crosswires: NYX – Berry, Covergirl – Fairytale
  • MAC Cyber: Revlon – Va Va Violet, NYX – Almost Black, Rimmel Kate – 04
  • MAC Dark Side: Revlon – Black Cherry, Revlon – Wine Not, Rimmel – Starry Eyed
  • MAC DivaRimmel Kate Velvet – 107
  • MAC Fabby: Revlon – Satin Plum
  • MAC Fanfare: NYX – Tea Rose, Rimmel – Rose Blush
  • MAC Faux: Maybelline – Pinky Beige
  • MAC Film Noir: L’Oreal – Hot Fudge
  • MAC Flat Out Fabulous:
  • MAC Fleshpot: ELF – Natural Nymph, NYX – Echo, NYX – Nude
  • MAC Freckletone: Revlon – Creme Brulee
  • MAC Gel: Revlon – Sparkling Cider
  • MAC Girl About TownMaybelline – Hot Plum (more neon), Covergirl – Spellbound (tiny bit more purple), Revlon – Fuschia, Rimmel – In Vogue, Revlon Lip Butter – Lollipop, NYX – Chloe
  • MAC Heroine:
  • MAC High Tea: Rimmel – Airy Fairy, Milani – Amaretto, Revlon – Champagne on Ice, Maybelline – Nearly There
  • MAC Honeylove: L’Oreal – Fairest Nude, Rimmel Kate – 14
  • MAC Hot Gossip: L’Oreal Pucker Up Pink, Revlon Lip Butter – Sugar Plum
  • MAC Hue: Rimmel – Foxy
  • MAC Hug Me: Revlon – Blush Chrome, Maybelline – Beige For Good
  • MAC Impassioned: Revlon – Love That Pink, Rimmel Kate – 06, Milani – Flamingo Pose, Chi Chi – Fashion Police
  • MAC Kinda Sexy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, NYX Soft Matte – Stockholm
  • MAC Lady Danger: Revlon – Fire and Ice
  • MAC Lickable: Rimmel Moisture Renew – Violet Pop
  • MAC Lovelorn: Revlon Lip Butter – Strawberry Shortcake
  • MAC Lustering: Revlon Lip Butter – Sorbet
  • MAC Red: NYX – Electra, Milani – Berry Rick
  • MAC Mehr:
  • MAC Midimauve: Revlon – Smokey Rose, Maybelline – Totally Toffee
  • MAC Modesty: L’Oreal – Forever Frappe
  • MAC Morange: Rimmel Moisture Renew – In Love With Ginger, NYX – Sunflower
  • MAC Myth: Elf – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude
  • MAC O: Revlon – Copperglow Berry, Jordana – Bahama Bronze, Prestige – Fudge Brownie, Revlon – Mulled Cider
  • MAC Patisserie: NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul
  • MAC Peachstock: Revlon – Nude Attitude, NYX – Orange Soda
  • MAC Pink Nouveau: Revlon – Stormy Pink, NYX – Summer Breeze
  • MAC Plastique: L’Oreal – Sandstone
  • MAC Please Me: Jordana – Pink Passion, NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul, Revlon – Pink Pout
  • MAC Plumful: Maybelline – Yummy Plummy
  • MAC Politely Pink: Revlon – Luminous Pink
  • MAC Pure Zen: Revlon Lip Butter – Creamsicle
  • MAC Ravishing: Revlon – Smoked Peach, Revlon – Peach Me, Sportsgirl – Fruit Tingle
  • MAC Rebel: Milani – Sangria, Rimmel – Starry Eyed, Revlon – Black Cherry
  • MAC Ruby Woo: Australis – Diva, Rimmel Kate Velvet – 111 Kiss of Life
  • MAC Russian Red: Prestige – Fatal Red, Rimmel – Red Fever, Revlon – Really Red, NYX Soft Matte – Monte Carlo (Lighter)
  • MAC Saint Germain: Innoxa – Baby Doll
  • MAC See Sheer: ELF – Seductive
  • MAC Show Orchid: L’Oreal – Wild Plum
  • MAC Shy Girl: Revlon – Just Enough Buff, Rimmel – Nude Delight, NYX – Pumpkin Pie
  • MAC Sin: Rimmel – Bordeaux
  • MAC Snob: Revlon – Pink Pout, Revlon – Primrose (creamier), NYX – Pale Pink, Revlon – Blush, Maybelline Superstay – Perpetual Peony
  • MAC Speed Dial: Rimmel Kate – 05, Revlon – Carnation, NYX – Paris
  • MAC Speak Louder:
  • MAC Sweetie:
  • MAC SyrupRimmel Moisture Renew – Vintage Pink
  • MAC Twig: Avon – Twig, Prestige – VIP, Maybelline – Afternoon Tea, NYX – Twig
  • MAC Up The AmpRevlon – Berry Haute, Rimmel – Heavenly, Maybelline – Braisenberry
  • MAC Vegas Volt: Revlon – Coralberry
  • MAC Velvet Teddy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, Rimmel – Spotlight Beige, ELF – Praline
  • MAC Violetta: Milani – Magenta Madness, Covergirl – Divine
  • MAC VIVA GLAM V:

I hope this is helpful! If there are any other dupes that you think I should, try, feel free to send me an email 🙂

ArrivederLa ❤