Lipstick Week: Current Top 3 and a Wish List

To finish our Lipstick Week I’ve decided to feature my current top 3 lipsticks and share the top 3 that are on my wish list.

I’ve made myself choose lipsticks in different colour families, so here are: plum, red and pink. I don’t like orange, nude or any other shades that much.

Since I have already reviewed each lipstick, I have just included the links. I also have to mention that Clarins was recently reformulated, and the new version is even better!

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Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (Review and Lip Swatches)

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick  in 302 Hibiscus Exclusif (Review and Lip Swatches)

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in 160 Rouge Hypnose  (Review and Lip Swatches)

Honourable mentions go to

Face Of The Day. September 2013

Today I’ve decided to keep my makeup minimal, as I will spend most of my time (and money, le segh) choosing the items for my home makeover.

So here is the makeup that I’ve used:
Face Of The Day Rouge Bunny Rouge Benefit No7 Ellis Faas AnastsiaAnd there are quite a few Rouge Bunny Rouge products as I am currently working on one feature for them, I will let you know when it’s done, for sure.

Face

I’ve started with the brand’s Aqua Primer, it has a lovely light texture that smooths the face and doesn’t clog the pores. Then I have applied Benefit’s Erase Paste under the eyes which is brilliant for counteracting the blue tones. I have finished off with Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Flawless face Powder Precious Velvet in Piano Forte. It has a medium coverage and feels light on the skin. I don’t usually use powders but am experimenting with some at the moment.

To give myself some glow, I have dabbed Benefit’s High Beam  on the cheek bones, under the brow bone, above the upper lip and on the bridge of the nose.  From

It’s All About The Red Lips Once Again

Recently it’s been all about red lips for me! I have been wearing red lipstick and nail polish at least several times per week.  I actually have phases of red from time to time. Remember this post from not so long ago?

I love all my red lip products but have been loving these two lipsticks a lot lately. And I am pretty sure that you are not surprised.

Red Lipsticks Lancome and Ellis Faas Makeup4allLancome L’Absolu Rouge in 160 Rouge Hypnose – are you bored of this one yet? I am sorry, that I mention it all the time, but it’s a true love here. I did a very detailed review with lip swatches, so you can take a look.

You can buy Lancome here and here.

As for Ellis Faas Creamy Lips 101 (I don’t understand HOW I don’t have a proper feature about it?). It’s  supposed to look flattering on all skin tones, by the way. And actually it looked great on everyone I used it on.  It is a deep, full on

Most Requested Makeup Product. Can You Guess?

End of September – end of November are very busy months for me in terms of Birthdays of very special people!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like to find out what the person wants to get. Sometimes I’d find out with the help of other people but sometimes I would just ask.

I’ve noticed that very often my girlfriends ask for a mascara makeup-wise.  In fact, I had two mascaras requests last week.

I though that may be useful information as the holidays are approaching. And since almost every woman wears mascara, you can’t really go wrong.

Here is just a photo of some random mascaras that I’ve found in my personal makeup stash.

Ellis Faas mascara, Hourglass Film Noir mascara, DiorShow Ultimate mascara, Daniel Sandler Jumbo Jet mascara, Benefit BADGal mascara, Smashbox Bionic mascara, Lancome Hypnose mascara, Daniel Sandler Baby Jet mascara, BECCA The Ultimate mascara.

If you want a budget friendly variant, I’d recommend Max Factor 2000 Calories or Max Factor False Lash Effect, both are amazing!

Valentine’s Day: Choose Your Perfect Red Lipstick

You don’t need a special occasion to wear red actually. But if you are too shy (or whatever reason you have) to wear it on a casual day – go ahead and wear it for the Valentine’s.

Speaking of Valentine’s – I used to hate is with a passion, but now I love that day. Why? Because it’s Makeup4all’s Birthday. This Valentine it will turn THREE years old which is unbelievable.

But back to the lipsticks. I have chosen seven variants of the lipstick that are not limited edition.

If I do a red lip – I like a bright deep matte or satin  colour, but since not everyone would go for that I’ve also added a sheer version and a lip/cheek stain.

Let’s take a look!

So here are the swatches. I am not going to write anything as you can read all the reviews but clicking the links!

1. Ellis Faas  Creamy Lips in L101 Ellis Red – see it on the lips here

2. High Impact lipsticks by Daniel Sandler in