Lorna’s Top 10 Lipsticks Guest Post

Todays blog post is by Lorna from Studs & Dreams and the post is filled with one of my favourite things- lipsticks! Luckily they are all affordable lipsticks that are quite easily available….

 Recently I have become obsessed with buying lipsticks. I never used to be one for them and would usually slick on a bit of lip balm and be done but now I can’t leave the house without slicking on a bit of my favourite shade and so thought it’d be fitting to choose this as my guest post subject! 

 MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl 

This is the most perfect peachy nude and I would definitely say that it is my most used shade. This was my first ever purchase from MAC and actually I didn’t like it at first. It was so different to what I would usually use as I am generally a big fan of a bright lip, which is usually either red or pink and so a peachy nude was completely out of the ordinary for me. I really wanted to love it though as it was my first MAC purchase and didn’t want to be disappointed so I kept wearing it and eventually I was in love! It’s great for during the day, which is generally what I wear it for but it’s also great with a smoky eye at night to tone down the look as a whole making it a lot more wearable. I only have good things to say about this so would definitely recommend trying it out! 
Barry M Lip Paint in 153 
I went through quite a phase of buying Barry M products at one point and this was actually a product that I’ve recently rediscovered. I didn’t even realise I had it until a couple of months ago! It’s a lovely pink that goes great with virtually any makeup look. It’s one of those my lips but better colour lipsticks! It’s a really creamy formula which applies like a dream (unlike some of the other Barry M lip paints, 147 anyone?) The Barry M lip paints are a bit hit and miss usually, so would definitely recommend swatching them before buying! 
Topshop Lip Stick in Beguilded
I am a big fan of the Topshop makeup and this was another addition to my collection. It’s my darkest lipstick and was another one that took a while to grow on me. It is a dark purple red and is quite a daring shade in my opinion due to it being so dark and so I have to be feeling quite brave when deciding to wear it. If I do wear it I would usually wear it on a night out as I’m always a lot more daring with my lipstick choice, really want to wear this one more though. Definitely will the next time I go out. The quality of it is lovely just like the rest of the Topshop Lip Sticks as it is really creamy and applies really well to the lips.
Topshop Lip Stick in Mischief
Again another Topshop Lipstick, I would say this is actually my favourite out of the 3 in this collection. I am a lover of a red lip and this is perfect for that. I used to have another red lipstick by the brand Eyeko which was my ultimate favourite but I lost it and now it is unfortunately discontinued but this has definitely taken its place. It is slightly less creamy than Beguilded, but I actually prefer that. I really like a semi-matte lip as I feel it stays better while also looking much better. I would definitely say that it is the perfect red! Really want to try the other red in Topshop’s collection; Rio Rio is next on my list. 
Topshop Lip Stick in All About Me
I actually received this one free with a Topshop order and so didn’t make the conscious decision to buy it but I’m so glad I received it as it has made me love a pink lip so much! Before this I would always wear a red lip on a night out but this has definitely broadened my horizons so much more and also broadened my lipstick collection spurring on a huge spree for pinks… The quality is amazing just like the other lip sticks. Couldn’t recommend it enough!

MAC Shy Girl, Barry M 153, Topshop Beguilded, Topshop Mischief, Topshop All About Me 

 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Belle
This was actually one of the first nude shades I ever owned. When I first tried it I didn’t really get it because it is a very similar shade to my lips. I started to wear it more and fell in love (yet again) it definitely used to be my number one day time lipstick before MAC Shy Girl came along, definitely need to get this one out more! The quality is great, it’s really moisturising and as a bonus it wasn’t expensive. 
ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour in Coral 
I bought around 4 of these when they were quite highly discounted (I think it was 50% off, there are always big discount codes for ELF so would never purchase without) and this was definitely one of my favourites. I wouldn’t really say it’s a coral as it really isn’t as orange toned as you would expect a coral but I would say it is definitely more of a nude. It’s really wearable as I generally choose to wear it during the day. The quality is really good; I much prefer a creamy matte shade over an overly creamy lipstick so this is really great for me. I love the pen form; I actually much prefer this over the usual lipstick form in the bullet as I find it much easier to apply. I would definitely recommend picking some of these up if you’re making an ELF order. 
ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose
I’m actually quite surprised I like this one as it is quite purple toned, almost lilac like. Again the formula is great and it applies really well to the lips. It is quite a natural colour and so wear it during the day. It looks beautiful on and is slightly different to the usual day-time nude – which is probably why I like wearing it so much!
Topshop Lipstick in Clueless 
This is one of my other most used lipsticks for nights out. I loved using this one on my most recent holiday to Zante. It is great for jazzing up an outfit and making it look that bit better and as I am a big fan of toning down an outfit to make room for a really bright lip this one is perfect! It is a bright blue toned pink that is very matte. These lipsticks from Topshop can be quite drying but I don’t usually find this a problem. This is definitely the creamiest of the collection that I tried but if you still find it drying a bit of lip balm over the top will sort it right out. It’s definitely worth the drying as the shade is beautiful. 
Topshop Lipstick in Powder Room 
This is the newest lipstick in my top 10 collection and it’s lovely. Again I probably love it a lot due to the pen shaped casing but the product is lovely too. This is a much lighter pink than the previous and I like to wear this during the day or with a smoky eye at night. It is slightly more drying than the previous but I’ll just put a bit of lip balm over the top if it really gets too much. I really like these and will definitely be picking up some other shades!

17 Mirror Shine Belle, ELF Matte Lip Colour Coral, ELF Matte Lip Colour Tea Rose, Topshop Clueless, Topshop Powder Room 

I hope you enjoyed the post and have found some lipstick you think you might like. I personally have my eye on the ELF Lipsticks and will hopefully be ordering some soon. 

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  1. 7th August 2012 / 3:07 pm

    I might have another gander at TopShop. I've been eyeing up the smoky eyes palette and the highlighter, but I didn't know their lipsticks were so nice!

  2. 7th August 2012 / 3:11 pm

    There are so many beautfil topshop lipsticks but my topshop never has any of the nice make-up! Gutted! Loving Topshop Mischeif x :o)

  3. 7th August 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Wow the Topshop lipsticks are so pigmented!! I'm dying to try them, they are lovely! Love this review 🙂


  4. 7th August 2012 / 4:34 pm

    I have clueless and love it but it has taken a back seat as I don't have a sharpener big enough for it!!
    Don't have any Barry M lipsticks, will check them out!

    Cath x


  5. 7th August 2012 / 6:37 pm

    gorgeous colours, especially last two from Topshop! <3

  6. 7th August 2012 / 6:47 pm

    nice range of tones, I haven´t try some of them, so it´s nice to hear about them! thanks for sharing

  7. 7th August 2012 / 7:10 pm

    I love MAC shygirl 🙂 I have always heard about it but never really seen what colour it was or any swatches. The swatches really helped encourage me to purchase this as my next MAC lipstick to add to my collection! I am such a lipstick fanatic too hehe :p xoxo


  8. 7th August 2012 / 7:36 pm

    I love the 17 one in Belle as well! Topshop Clueless seems really nice, I'll have to check that out!

  9. 7th August 2012 / 9:51 pm

    Love this post! And all the colours..I'm a big fan of topshop makeup. Sceptical at first but actually find it really good!


  10. 7th August 2012 / 10:13 pm

    I recently bought my 1st Mac lipstick, loving it 🙂 The matte elf lipsticks look great! xx


  11. 8th August 2012 / 5:35 am

    ELF tea rose and Topshop beguiled look so gorgeous!!

  12. 8th August 2012 / 8:35 am

    Love MAC shy girl too! I have used up 2 for my kit already as its the perfect summer nude that suits nearly all of my clients.
    As peachy coral is a big colour at the moment, I would recommmend everyone to check it out.
    Great post 🙂 x x x

  13. 8th August 2012 / 3:39 pm

    loving the elf matte lip colour in tea rose. i need to find out what it smells like though before buying. i was so put off by the smell of the eye primer, blerugh
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  14. 8th August 2012 / 11:28 pm

    i absolutely love lipstick, theres some lovely colours :)! xx

  15. 11th August 2012 / 12:47 pm

    I'd love to try the Topshop powder room.


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