Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Kisses



The review I had planned for tomorrow went splat, so instead I shall send Everyday Beauty readers a bouquet of kisses.

Here are just a few of my everyday rosy-pink-red lipsticks. (Yes, I have others!)
  • MAC Viva Glam VI Special Edition
  • Laura Mercier Gel Lip Color Sweet Cherry
  • Clinique Color Surge Butter Shine Lipstick Fresh Watermelon
  • Clinique Different Lipstick Raspberry Glacé
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew Sheer Lipstick Murmurings
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 61 Bonheur
  • Lancôme L'Absolu Nu Rose Veil
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Hues of Enchantment Lipstick Word of Mouth
  • Guerlain Rouge Automatique 161 Chamade
  • MAC Cremesheen On Hold
  • Chanel Rouge Allure 28 Romantic
  • Prescriptives Lavish Lipstick Rosemarine (discontinued)
  • Estée Lauder Signature Lipstick Chelsea Rose

Clearly there's a pattern in all that rosy goodness!

Do you tend to buy variations on the same lipstick color?

21 comments:

  1. I love this!! What a great idea Zuzu!

    You know, I don't think I buy variations on the same shade. I kind of just buy what appeals to me at the moment, which probably isn't that great because believe me I have a few that look ridiculous on me. :P

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    1. Well, at least you have some serious variety in your items! Unlike me.

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  2. That is so cute! Ah yes, the variations on a theme: for me it's rosy pink lipsticks, sheer berries and taupe eyesahdows. Oh, and I nearly forgot, beige pink blushers.

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    1. Exactly ... except for beige pink blush--I usually go for the clear, bright pinks. Oh, and if you add a dusty lavender eyeshadow to the mix, it's pretty much my formula.

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  3. Aww, kisses to you too! My lipsticks are all variations of peach and coral.

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    1. Then this must be your favorite time of year! It just occurred to me that I love summer best; I had never made the correlation between my favorite season and MY season.

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  4. Here's a question: which lipstick formula is your favorite? As far as lasting power and keeping your lips moisturized?

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    1. Hi Amanda, well, that's the tricky part. If a lipstick is quite moisturizing, it tends to have less staying power, so I look for those glossy sticks that leave a stain. When the moisturizing properties wear off, I have a few options: reapply the lipstick or add lip balm or gloss on top of the stain.

      My favorite brands for the moist/weightless/lingering color holy trinity are:

      - Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and Rouge Coco
      - Clinique Butter Shine (the more deeply-pigmented ones)
      - Julie Hewett 'Noir' lipsticks (only the sheer ones, like Film, Gem, Oona)
      - Laura Mercier Gel Lip Color, like Sweet Cherry, Hibiscus, Berry Sorbet
      - Lipstick Queen Jean Queen (but not Medieval, which does not last at all)

      How long a lipstick color stays in place is highly individual and variable. If you're always drinking water/tea/coffee/soda or have a job where you talk a lot, lipsticks will wear off more quickly.

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  5. This is fabulous! I love seeing these all together like this! Fun.

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  6. What a fantastic post!!! Your beautiful red kisses look like a beautiful flock of birds taking flight (reminding me of Man Ray's Floating Lips)!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Finally! I can respond to comments again.

      Thanks, Lola! I'm not sure if I should thank you for the earworm I now have in my head. ;)

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  7. Indeed, I do buy variations of the same colors. Just recently, I drastically edited my lipstick collection. I got rid of all the reds and berries. I'm left with several variations of beige pink/rose/mauve, a reddish coral, and a vampy plum (which I apply lightly as a stain).

    What I noticed about all my favorites is that they all have a bit of a beige undertone to them. So that's what I'll be looking out for next time I go lipstick-shopping.

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    1. Oh, no! Not all the reds and berries. We should have had a mass swap. :)

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  8. I love that: "bouquet of kisses" :)

    I also gravitate to the similar colours but try to enforce a little variety in my collection to make the purchases feel more justified. But embracing that initial instinct also seems to have a nice payoff here. :)

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    1. Ha, you should see my nail polish collection. We can just call it Variations on a Mauve Theme.

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  9. This is so cute :) And thank you for reminding me that Clinique puts out great lipsticks! I usually go for bright shades and they don't have so many of those, but lately I've been looking for some that are more natural looking (and on the sheer, glossy side), so I will have to look at those. They're so affordable, too!

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    1. Clinique gets very little love in the blogs what mostly discuss higher end products, but some of their formulas are excellent. Many of the colors in the Different Lipstick line are sheer and glossy, and their Butter Shines are comparable with the Revlon Lip Butters but not as sticky and not quite as pigmented.

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  10. I love your "bouquet of kisses" Zuzu! I may have a couple of lipsticks that fall outside of the rosy pink/red/berry grouping but not many. I enjoy the fun of a new lipstick but usually it is a variation of something I already own. :-)

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    1. Exactly that! I love a new lipstick, but then I realize it's so close to something I already have. I guess there could be worse things to spend my money on and an occasional $7-$32 lipstick isn't going to kill my retirement savings. :)

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  11. What a neat idea! I would frame this!

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    1. Too late! It's already been trashed by teh kittehs.

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