Sunday, 26 April 2015

Lipgloss vs Lipstick

L-R:  L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in Blake's Pure Red,  Seventeen Lip Lustre in Red,  Burt's Bees Lip Shine in Blush, Mac Amplified Creme Lipstick in Girl About Town, Soap & Glory  Super Colour Fabu- Lipstick in Pom Pom  & Clinique Chubby Stick in 06 Woppin' Watermelon.

L-R:  Mac Amplified Creme Lipstick in Girl About Town, Soap & Glory  Super Colour Fabu- Lipstick in Pom Pom, L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in Blake's Pure Red,  Burt's Bees Lip Shine in Blush, Clinique Chubby Stick in 06 Woppin' Watermelon  & Seventeen Lip Lustre in Red.

Lately me and lipstick haven't been quite the besties we once were. More and more I've found myself avoiding my beloved matte, high coverage, long lasting formulas and my favourite bold lipsticks (I'm looking at you Soap & Glory's Pom-Pom, Mac's Girl About Town and L'Oreal's Blake's Pure Red) in favour of sheer washes of colour and glosses. Don't ask me why, initially I thought it was something to do with a loss of confidence but recently I've gotten my groove back and I'm starting to think  it's something to do with the maintenance. Love it or hate it lipstick wearing is one high maintenance business. 

Now as a self-confessed gloss-hater (hate is too strong a word, gloss-disliker) choosing gloss over lipstick just feels weird but I have to say I've enjoyed the change. Yes gloss doesn't last forever, tends to be on the stickier side of things and attracts hair like a magnet BUT it's lighter on the lips, rarely gets on teeth and/or down my chin, it's also way better for the warmer weather and you don't even need a mirror just slick and go my friends, slick and go. 

My current fav0urite lipglosses are Seventeen Lip Lustre in Red, Clinique Chubby Stick  in 06 Woppin' Watermelon and 07 Super Strawberry (not swatched), and Burt's Bees Lip Shine in Blush. All of them give a nice pop of colour to the lips and leave a nice glossy, but not too glossy, finish.  The Chubby Sticks are my favourites because they have the best formula and pigmentation. But for days when I'm feeling more neutral - they're rare but they do happen - I love the Burt's Bees which is a really beautiful caramel-y pink nude and the most long lasting of the bunch. 

I doubt this gloss loving thing will last forever I am first and foremost a lipstick lover but for now it's nice to shake things up a bit. 

Which do you prefer? Gloss or Lipstick? What are your favourites? Let me know on twitter, by commenting below or even dropping me an email at Also if you've got a minute check out my instagram, facebook, bloglovin & pinterest.

Have yourselves a lovely week and I'll be back on Tuesday. 

Until then...

Love love love xxx


  1. i prefer lipstick although i do love the look of that burt bee's lipgloss! x

    1. Normally I prefer lipstick, but lately it feels a bit too much like hard work. The Burt's Bees gloss is absolutely gorgeous :)

      Thanks for reading xx


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