Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Dark Side - Lipstick Review Part One

Getting all these lip products together is taking a lot more time than I initially thought but I have managed to sort them into two main groups, those with red & purple undertones and those with brown undertones. Each group contains a mix of colours, finishes, lipsticks and glosses. I will try to show swatches of each so you can see the subtle differences between them all and if my lips are up to it, show them applied!

Here is a list of the products in the first group, I will be looking at them all in more detail in upcoming posts, starting with Tom Ford's Bruised Plum.
    Tom Ford Lipstick in Bruised Plum - £35
  • Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Lipstick in Lotus Rouge (No.124)
  • Chanel Glossimer in No.97
  • Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned
  • Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in Bruised Plum
  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No.8
  • Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre de Feu
  • Nars Lip Gloss in Dirty Shame
  • Chanel Aqualumiere Lipstick in Catalina (No.82)
This is my 100th post so I'd just like to quickly thank everyone for reading, commenting and following. It means such a lot to me. It has been a pretty bad couple of years health-wise and this blog has been a wonderful form of escapism. The beauty blogging community seem such a friendly, supportive bunch and I am so pleased to be a part of it. Here's to another 100 posts X


  1. Congrats on your 100th post, lovely! I hear what you mean about the blog being a source of escapism. I am grateful as well for this outlet because my health always seems to be a struggle. Makeup never really makes me feel ill (lol, unless it's the wrong color).

    I love the look of the TF and the Chanel Glossimer- can't wait to hear more about them!
    x jeanie

    PS I will try and do a post about LQ Medieval(much like a balm in texture) for you. I need to try that again and see how it looks w/ my hair this dark.

  2. Oooh, drooling all over that Glossimer :-)))
    Here's to another 100 posts and better times ahead for you!
    Have a great day...

  3. Hi Jeanie, sorry you are struggling with your health too, but I agree that makeup is wonderful for making you feel a little better (or at least making you look better than you feel!). That would be lovely if you could post about LQ Medieval, it sounds just what I need. I find normal lip stains too drying but I like the look they give so the balm texture sounds good X

    Hi Nina, thanks for your kind comments, hope you had a good weekend X