Lipstick Collection | Part One

Lipstick Collection | Part One | Various Lipsticks

My lipstick organiser is home to my most worn, favourite lipsticks. This holder was an Amazon bargain and can store up to 24 lipsticks which is the perfect amount. Although, if I could have all my lipsticks on display it’d be so aesthetically pleasing.. maybe I’ll leave that to when I get a bigger dressing table! Anyway, today I thought I would go through my storage and give you little reviews of the lipsticks that are on display atop of my dressing table but as I have so many, I’m going to split this into two parts as nobody wants to spend hours reading one single post.. even if it is about pretty lipsticks!

The bottom row of my display is home to my MAC lipstick collection which is so small in comparison to some bloggers! I currently have 6 but I’m seriously overdue another MAC purchase! I think I’m going to buy Velvet Teddy next.

Lipstick Collection | Part One | MAC Lipsticks

(L-R) Viva Glam, Ruby Woo, Vegas Volt, Creme Cup, Fanfare, Brave.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna
This was the first MAC lipstick I owned, I had won it in a giveaway. It’s a gorgeous red with a hint of shimmer in it as it’s a Frost formula. It’s not really that noticeable, though. I don’t wear this a lot but as I like to keep my MAC lippies together, I keep it in the holder. Even though this is really the odd one out due to the red packaging rather than the black! I need to start wearing this more.

MAC Creme Cup
This was my first MAC lipstick purchase. I had no idea what shade I wanted so I opted for a popular one and it was a great choice. I love Creme Cup! It’s just a lovely, wearable everyday shade and I hadn’t worn it for ages but recently I’ve opted to wear it a lot more and I’ve fallen back in love with it. I love the Cremesheen formula although it does mean I need to top it up a lot throughout the day but it’s so worth it as it’s a beautiful pale pink!

MAC Fanfare
This was my favourite shade for a looong time. I still love it but I don’t wear it anywhere near as much as I used to. Again, it’s a cremesheen formula but I find it lasts a bit longer than Creme Cup, probably because it’s less sheer and packs more of a punch in terms of pigmentation. Best described as a warm pink, I wish I saw more love for this in the blogosphere! It’s a gorgeous shade.

MAC Vegas Volt
This shade is so different from any of my other MAC lipsticks! But it’s a great one for Spring/Summer. Vegas Volt is an Amplified creme formula which means it’s highly opaque and has a lovely sheen to it. Best described as a warm full power coral, this does a great job of brightening my complexion.

MAC Ruby Woo 
This ‘classic true red’ is my favourite lipstick as it suits me so well. I’m always a bit wary of red lipsticks and unsure that they suit my pale skin tone but I love this one. It’s literally the perfect red lipstick for pale skin (and any skin tone for that matter) thanks to its blue undertones. This is a retro matte formula so it’s got great lasting power and in my opinion, it’s very comfortable.

MAC Brave 
I’m obsessed with this lipstick and I can’t stop wearing it. Honestly, it’s the most perfect shade. 😍 And when paired with Soar lip pencil, it’s even better. A satin formula, this lipstick is semi-matte and super comfortable, I really love how this looks on! I think this could be the first ever lipstick that I actually use up and need to re-purchase. That’s how often I wear it. 

Lipstick Collection | Part One | MAC Lipsticks

The 2nd row is a bit more of a mixture and is home to some lipsticks and some liquid formulas. 

Lipstick Collection | Part One | Various Lipsticks

L’Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks
in Eva’s Delicate Rose & Magnetic Coral
I seriously do not wear these beauties enough! Both part of the L’Oreal Color Riche range, they are both semi-matte formulas but completely different shade wise! Eva’s Delicate Rose (what a gorgeous name!) is a warm pink and is very similar to Fanfare but perhaps a little bit darker and Magnetic Coral is exactly that, an intense coral that sits somewhere between red and orange, it’s slightly lighter than Vegas Volt but equally as lovely.

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip in Lusty Rose
One lipstick I’m not impressed with is this one by Benefit. The only reason it was on display is because I was testing it out, it has since been replaced by a much more beautiful Charlotte Tilbury lipstick! Whilst I do like this shade, a gorgeous rosy nude, I just really dislike the shape of the bullet! This is supposed to help line the lips but I find it so flimsy and hard to work with plus I don’t really think this lines the lips at all. You only really see it when you swatch on your arm! (see below) I’m so glad I didn’t buy this (it came as part of my Besties gift set I got for Christmas) as it’s certainly not worth £16.50.. buy a MAC lipstick instead!

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Sweet Pop
This is one of my favourite pink lipsticks! It’s beautiful. Sweet Pop is a light-medium pink with subtle undertones and a sheen finish. It’s honestly a dream to apply as it’s such a creamy formula, it just glides on effortlessly and for a non-matte lipstick, it lasts a ridiculously long time. Usually, about 2-3 hours and similar lipsticks would have vanished off the lips within half an hour!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
Ahh, this beauty. I wanted this for the longest time! The Everlasting range has the most beautiful packaging I’ve seen for a liquid lipstick but I suppose that comes as no surprise as Kat Von D herself is a tattoo artist so obviously she’s going to want swoon-worthy packaging for her beauty line. Anyways, this formula is probably my favourite (and I like ALOT!) and it has to be the least drying formula out there, I can hardly tell I’m wearing a matte liquid lipstick, it’s not at all noticeable or uncomfortable. Lolita is a lovely chestnut rose shade that I can honestly say would suit everyone!

Tanya Burr Soft Luxe Lipgloss in Martha Moo
My go to liquid lipstick at the moment is this one from Tanya Burr! Not only do these have an amazing scent, they feel incredibly light on the lips, have great lasting power and pack a punch when it comes to pigmentation. Martha Moo is a deep nude that has serious 90s lip vibes which I’m just loving at the minute.

Lipstick Collection | Part One | Various Lipsticks

Have you tried any of these? What are your opinions on them?

Look out for part two of this post coming soon featuring a whole load of my favourite liquid lipsticks!

Laura x

  • These lipstick holders are the best, I bought mine from ebay and I think I have 5 of these. The Loreal Colour Riche lipsticks are so nice, I love their formula! xx


  • I'm exactly the same, I have a similar acrylic organizer and I keep my 'most worn' makeup in there just because it's so much easier to get my hands on in the morning! Lolita is such a unique and pretty shade, I can't believe I haven't got my hands on it yet xx

  • Creme Cup is my absolute favourite xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  • Ah I loved reading through your collection. I'm 100% sold on Sweet Pop, I have Melon Pop and have wanted another shade from the range for ages, and this one is just gorgeous. I do love my pinks!

    The Makeup Directory

  • They are very handy to have when you wanna keep your lipsticks on display! xo

  • Same, I have a small acrylic drawer for everything else makeup wise. Need a bigger one though! xo

  • It's a gorgeous shade! xo

  • I love the look of Melon Pop! I have the Melon Pop blush which is gorgeous. x

  • Your collection is amazing! Such a great post. Creme Cup has always been one of my favourite shades.

    Alice | alicemaysnell