04 September 2013

Five Favourite Lipsticks: Guest Post from Emma at Ol 'Green Eyes

I may be off sunning myself in Italy but I’ve lined up a lovely treat for you all today, too, thanks to Emma from Ol’ Green Eyes. A fellow Irish blogger, and incredibly talented photographer, I’ve long been a fan of Emma’s gorgeous, vintage-inspired fashion style.  She’s recently starting writing about beauty and today, she’s sharing her favourite lipsticks - so sit back, enjoy and I’ll catch up with everyone soon! 

When Emma asked me to write a guest post for Fluff and Fripperies, I knew straight away what I wanted to talk about – lipstick! I'm not ashamed to admit I’m a lipstick addict, reds being my big weakness (I currently own 14 shades of red lipstick). So for today's post I thought I would share with you my top five favourites.

First up is my perfect nude, Estée Lauder's Crystal Baby, which is one of their Pure Colour Crystal Creme formulas. I say my perfect nude because nudes are so changeable depending a person's skintone. This is what I like to call foundation for my lips as it's as close to my natural lip colour as I've found and it has a semi-sheer finish so it doesn't take away from the rest of your make up. It's comfortable to wear, doesn't feel drying and the packaging, let's face it, is stunning.

The first red in my top five is Revlon's Fire and Ice (which I'm wearing in the photo above). This is also one of the first reds I ever bought. Fire and Ice was originally released by Revlon in 1952 making it the perfect vintage red and is the most beautiful vibrant, glamorous shade. It's one of the Super Lustrous Creme finish lipsticks so it has a smooth, easy to apply texture.  If you love red lipstick, you must own this.

Next up is my most recent favourite, Kate Moss for Rimmel in 107, the perfect Autumn/Winter shade for anyone who wants to try darker lips. The finish is semi-matte, making it comfortable to wear. I love dark lips and this is a great everyday alternative to the full on dark vampy lip.

The second Estée Lauder lipstick on my list is my favourite pink, one of their Long Lasting formula shimmer finish lipsticks in the colour Wildly Pink. I actually got this free with a Brown Thomas promotion and didn't think much of it at the time. Then when I finally tried it, I fell in love. 

This does not budge once it's applied but it's still comfortable to wear. It's such a pretty, flattering shade of pink that isn't too bright, so you can wear it all year round. I never would have looked twice at this but I'm so glad I discovered it.

Last, but most definitely not least is my beloved MAC Russian Red. This lipstick will always have a place in my heart as it's the lipstick I wore as Maid of Honour on my sister's wedding day. Words cannot express how much I love this lipstick, it is simply my all-time favourite red and I can't imagine being without it now. 

That all sounds very dramatic I know, but seriously, it just makes me feel good when I wear it. It is an instant confidence booster. Another matte finish, it stays on so well and is one of those lipsticks I don't need to worry about touching up for hours. Red lipstick lovers, this is another one that you must have in your collection.

So those are my favourite lipsticks - what are yours?


♥ vendy ♥ said...

the colour in the first pics is fabolous dear
happy day

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Celeste Jones said...

Great post! The Revlon lipstick is my pick out of the bunch!

Love reading Emma's blog!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are gorgeous lip colours :)) x

Pink Elephant Blog said...

Love all of the lipsticks!! Such nice colours. Estee Lauder Crystal Baby is one of my absolute favourites but I don't see it often on blogs.. Love both your blogs, Emmas :)


Makeup Monster said...

Yeay lovely to see your guest posting Emma!

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

That Revlon shade is beautiful on you! Love the Russian Red too. I've just added to my wish list!

Eimear Mc Keown said...

I adore red lipstick too! Have heard so many good things about Fire & Ice, can't believe I still haven't got around to buying it. It's such a classic.

Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

Beautiful choices

Kim Alston said...

My kind of girl! I love bright berry colored lips :D

Kailey said...

Emma - you are truly the queen of lipstick! <3

yummychunklet said...

Great makeup choices!

Salsa said...

Really nice choice.

I have some favorites too, of course Macs Russian Red. Red,red,RED.
What can I say more about this shade instead that it is perfect. I have it always in my stash. I bought it thrice in the last two years...
For Fall Macs Dubonnet, but this is definitely not a spring/summer shade. I like it very much, it's sophisticated and mysterious at the same time.

For everyday my favorite "safety net red": Cliniques Magenta Rose (a lighter shade between strawberry red and raspberry pink). With one swipe this colour makes my face look younger and healthier. A completely underestimated und rarely mentioned colour, maybe because it's not a colour that "jumps into your eyes". But I recommend it highly, it's a silent enchanter. I also like the formula very much. Nourishing but not slippery - "solid work".

And always and ever (but also more for the fall/winter season, in summer it looks a little bit too "gothy"): Mac Amorous. I don't read a lot of this shade but it is so lovely, so charming. I put it on and the face seems in balance, I can't describe it otherwise. And I really always gets at least one compliment about my lips when I'm wearing this shade. :-)

Recently I have another new favorite: it's Nyx matte lipstick in Merlot. It seems not that interesting in the tube but after applying it becomes the perfect dupe for Mac's Heaux (RiRi Woo LE) which you can't buy anymore. In the tube it still looks like a dark rosewood shade and very different to Heaux but on the lips it transforms to this special fuchsia/violet/berry-red tone. Daring and very interesting. I like it very much right now where it is not summer anymore but neither fall.

If I had to reduce my collection to five shades I wouldn't hesitate to choose the mentioned above.

P.S: Sorry for my english. My formulations might be strange ;-)

Emma said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments and thank you so much to Emma for asking me to guest post for her!

Hope you're having an amazing holiday!

Emma x

Emma Henderson said...

Fab post Emma - thanks so much! xo