In the last year or so I´ve been falling into the habit of shopping less, but better quality makeup. So now and then when I make a purchase, I try to give a chance to both medium and high-end brands in an attempt to make my own opinion. I´ve always felt a bit intimidated by the huge quantity of makeup reviews out there (am I the only one who wants to hide in a corner and cry when you receive all those contradictory reviews on blogs/youtube and so on?), and I would happily cut my right hand rather than just sitting there for HOURS trying to figure out what internet gurú is right, because well, most probably they all have a point as long as a product does not work the same for everybody.
After carefully consideration, some research and shopping, I finally began to see what brands I prefer in terms of price/quality, which ones are a good deal, and which ones simply don´t make it for me. One of the things I am most interested about is lip products (you can totally call it a guilty pleasure, indeed!). If you have been following me for some time now, you know I have a soft spot for crimson/berry shades. Such a surprise right? A dark mistress who loves vampy colours... But yeah, I can be a cliché sometimes, and I am totally OK with it.
So here, you go: one year of wisdom transformed into my Top Five Vamp Lip Products. I hope you enjoy it!
1. Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry by Revlon.
A lovely brownish/plum colour with creamy-light texture. Wonderful pigmentation (very similar shade to MAC Prince Noir) and lovely scent. This brand has been a lovely discovery, and I already have a little wishlist for them.
2. Snow White by NYX.
A lovely spice-like crimson colour (dupe for MAC Dubonnet), creamy formula, acceptable pigmentation. Not very long-lasting, but a wonderful quality for the price.
3. Revolution High-Colour in Brickhouse by Urban Decay.
Satin finish lipgloss in a beautiful true-scarlet shade. Regular lasting, but leaves a pretty natural tone when faded.
4 & 5. Diva by MAC and Long Wearing Shade in #416 by Flormar Cosmetics.
♥ From right to left: Flormar #416/ Revlon Black Cherry/ MAC Diva/ NYX Snow White/Urban Decay Brickhouse.
So tell me darlings, what are your personal lip product favourites?