My lipstick/lipgloss collection - Best and Worst!

My lipstick/lipgloss collection

Hello everybody, again I apologize for not posting anything for absolute ages.
I hope that everyone has had a brilliant time in this beautiful weather we have been lucky enough to have!
I was looking through my make-up box the other day and realised just how many lipsticks/lip-glosses I own. Many that I have never really tried/worn. So I decided as I hadn't written a post in months I would write about this. I know that when I am looking at purchasing a new make up product I often look online at YouTube or other blog posts to see what other people think of it.

Also looking at my small collection that I have, I noticed that I do play it very safe with colours. Generally light pinks.. So I defiantly think its time for me to step out of my comfort zone.
I will start with my Top 5 favourite lipsticks/lip-glosses

L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash
- 200 Princess

I purchased this about 2 months ago after seeing the advert on the TV with Cheryl Cole **Guilty face** I liked the statement that it said 'feels like water' and it also is meant to last for 6+ hours. I bought it in the shade 200 Princess. This is quite a daring choice for me, as I generally stick to peach/nude colours. I love the wand on this lip-gloss, its a great size and shape. I would say from my experience of wearing this lip-gloss that this lasts between 3-4hours. But you do have to re-apply if you have a drink or eat anything!  Its currently £7.99.
benefit ultra shine lip shine
- foxy lady

I had this bought for me for Christmas. I am a massive fan of benefit - especially their bronzers/blushers. I absolutely love this lip-gloss, the colour is a beautiful bright pink but not too overpowering. It has a subtle sparkle to it, suitable for special nights out. I love the design of the packaging its a great size to pop into your clutch bag. The only thing I wish was different was the wand. If only the wand was the same size and shape as the L'Oreal one!!!
Having looked online on the benefit website these lip-glosses are now only £7 reduced from £14. So quickly go grab one. I may purchase 2 and be really cheeky!!!
- Shade 5 -Pucker up

This lip-gloss featured in one of my very first blog posts. I like this colour so so much and am a little upset to see that they know longer have this brand. I don't have much left. Its such a gorgeous bright coral lipstick which is also very moisturising. The packaging is also very cute. I will have to look for a replacement for this. Does anybody know a good similar colour?

 Here is the cringy photo from nearly 2 years ago!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
- 006 Pink Blush

This lipstick is the best smelling lipstick EVER. Every time I put this on I just want to eat it.
Its a lovely subtle, dusky pink that I often wear for casual evenings.. To the cinema, dinner etc.
It has a lovely creamy texture that isn't too drying on the lips. I find it lasts for about 5hours. I will purchase this lipstick again and again as it never fails me.
Its currently £4.99
Avon glazewear shine lipgloss
- Peach Fizz

This may surprise some of you as I normally don't get on with Avon lip products. I really love this! I wear this every day to work. It just gives you a hint of colour with a subtle shine. They do various other colours, but I chose this as I love nudes. I think it was on a special offer of £2.50 but may be more now.
I think everybody should try one or two Avon lip-glosses. They may be very cheap but they are brilliant! I wear this every single day to work..
1 Product that I am trying to use more
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter
- 095 Crème Brulee

These lip butters had SOOOO much hype. I put off buying one for so long. I thought that for what they are they were overpriced at £7.99. After trying it for a week I really didn't get on with it. So I put it in my make-up box and didn't rediscover it until I started writing this. I have got it on today and must say maybe I was a little hasty in putting it to one side. I love the colour and the packaging, I may try another of the colours. The only down side to this product is I found it dried my lips out if I wore it continuously. I'm sure that other people feel the same as I did at the start.

5 Products that I wish I had never bought

 Now I know the statement above may seem a little strong, but I have given these products a good go. But just feel they are all a big let down.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses
Transferproof Lip Tint + Balm.
- 600 Carry on Cherry

Again this lipbalm/lipstain was talked about by lots of beauty guru's. I rushed out and picked one up, because there was so much hype over these the only colour I could get at the time was Carry on Cherry. I never really wear reds. So this was the first downside. I found it difficult to apply. It looked like you had clown lips if you weren't 100% accurate. I also hated the smell of the tint. I didn't feel that the balm locked the tint on like it was supposed to. Overall I would not purchase this again.
Now the next two products are from MUA. Some of you may say 'well it was only a £1' BUT many of the MUA products are brilliant. I use the MUA eyebrow pencil everyday!
MUA Out There Plumping Lip Gloss
-Peach Shimmer
I bought this lip-gloss for the colour I thought it was eye catching. I have had lip glosses with lip plumping agents before. You may feel a slight tingle, BUT WARNING. I was in so much pain with it. It felt like I had been stung on my lips by a bee! I know that this is meant to plump your lips.. I spent about 2 minutes thinking that it couldn't get any worse. So I had to wipe it off which was a shame. As the colour was great..

MUA Lipstick

This lipstick doesn't have a code or name. I would describe it as a pastel baby pink. Again I bought it mainly for the colour. At £1 I can't really complain, but I just felt like the colour didn't come up as good as it looks. I think I will be giving this to my 8 year old sister for her dressing up box...
I had to do the swatch on my arm as you couldn't see it on my hand!
Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick
- 001

With this lipstick I think that it was possibly my fault for choosing this particular colour. It is just far too dark for me skin tone. I dare say that if I purchased another colour in this range I would like it. I just really wanted to step out of my comfort zone with this colour. Does anybody have any suggestions for this range?
Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick
- 2 Pink Shock

This colour is true to its name. Very shocking! I just think that it is a bit too bright for me. Possibly I could wear it for fancy dress.. But I take my hat off to anybody who can pull this off. I just find that even though my teeth aren't perfectly white.. They do make them look slightly yellow :( Overall not a bad lipstick..
But for £2.50 you can't go wrong with other colours.
Lipstick/Lip-glosses that are ok..

This was a category that I put the last 5 into. They are average.. I just think that they could do with being a tad more exciting!
Guerlain Shine Automatique Hydrating Lip Shine
-260 Jardin de Bagatelle
I purchased this at the airport before my holiday. The one thing that I will say that the packaging is stunning. But the product itself just lets it down. This is the most expensive lipstick I have ever bought and have just found it disappointing. The colour when you look at it is a gorgeous rose gold colour. But when you transfer to your lips is a whishy washy colour. Am I applying this wrong?!
For £24.50 I just feel a tad stupid for buying and should of possibly stuck with my trusty Rimmel!
Ted Baker Lipstick Pens
I got these two lipstick pens as part of a Christmas gift pack. I would say they are similar to Clinique Chubby Lip Balm sticks. I haven't yet really tried these, but don't think that the purple tinted colour would suit me. I also don't know how moisturising they will be.. We will see. I will try them and maybe do a post on them.
benefit silky finish lipstick
- lady's choice
They no longer stock this colour anymore, but I have found one which I think is similar (good to go)
I just think that this colour is something and nothing. I wear it on days when I'm not doing much. It just isn't that special! If you wanted to get any other colours then the benefit website currently has all of there silky finish lipsticks for £7 reduced from £14.
L'Oreal Lipstick Rouge Caresse
-01 Fashionista Pink
I bought this from feel unique as it was in the sale. I liked the colour as once again it was a cute baby pink. I liked the packaging as well. I just feel that the colour doesn't come out as well on your lips. Maybe you need to do several layers. But for me I like a lipstick that is quick to apply.

 The lipsticks are in order from left to right. I didn't feel that I needed to do a swatch of each one as they are all the same more or less. (Boring)
I hope that this post has been helpful and not too long.
Any questions don't hesitate to ask me!
Thanks again for reading,
Nat Xxx

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Hello there,
Thank you very much for taking your time to read my little blog. I'm quite new to this so please be nice! I will try and reply to every comment..
Love Nat