Thursday, 10 January 2013

Lipsticks For... When you feel a bit Vampy

One of my beauty resolutions for 2013 (aside from putting myself on a serious budget- yikes!) is to fully appreciate the makeup collection I have at present, rather than expending my energies pining for new goodies all of the time. I figured that one way to fully indulge in my current collection would be to organize, photograph, and swatch my favourite products. A formidable task, but I think I'm up for the challenge!

I decided to tackle my lipstick collection first, organizing it by colour family. Today's post is the first of several and features all of the deep, vampy shades in my collection. Those that are not quite red, not quite fuchsia, not quite purple, but entirely bold and daring. Dark, vampy lips, in all shades of merlot and mulberry, have been a huge trend this Fall and Winter, making all us beauty junkies ponder how bold a lip we would dare sport during the colder months. 

Below are the eight lipsticks in my collection that truly embody a vampy vibe. Shades of berry, wine, and plum. While each offers a degree of drama, I feel that all are quite wearable and would suit a variety of skin tones. Let me now if you agree!

And as a final note before the pictures, the photos in this post were the first to be taken using my new portable photo studio and lighting kit! You can see a post about the kit here. Let me know how you think the photos turned out!

(L-R): Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Confident, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rivoli, Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick in Bal de Mai, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Quite the Thing!, MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet, Clarins Joli Rouge in #717
I didn't have the opportunity to photograph each of these shades on the lips, but I've included links below to any past posts that have included pictures of the featured shades. If you would like to see more photos or a review of any of the lipsticks from my "vampy" collection, let me know!

Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Confident is the deepest shade of the bunch, with strong purple undertones and hints of berry and brown. Incredibly opaque and long-wearing. 
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet is a gorgeous brown-tinged berry red with an incredible colour payoff and a shiny finish. The slightly glossy texture makes it a great option for those wary of matte shades. To see a photo of it on my lips, click here.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rivoli is a sophisticated plummy red with a satin finish. Opaque colour without being too flat or overpowering. I featured it in a past post,  here!
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick in Bal de Mai is a lovely deep pinky-berry shade with hints of burgundy and purple. A mostly matte formula that feels comfortable on the lips.
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Quite the Thing! is the sheerest shade of the bunch, a bold pinky-purple shade with subtle blue and red shimmer. Quite unique! Also a great option for those who want to sport bold lips without committing to an opaque, matte formula.
MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel is one of my all-time favourites, a plummy purple with hints of red and fuchsia and a semi-matte, satin finish. Excellent colour payoff. I've featured it in two past posts, here and here!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet is a newly-acquired lip colour that I can't get enough of. Similar to MAC Rebel, but a with a bit more red and pink to it. Incredibly opaque and long-lasting, but with a slight sheen. I've reviewed and photographed it here.
Clarins Joli Rouge in #717 is a lipstick I purchased a few years ago in a previous attempt to embrace the "deep lips for fall" trend. I pulled it out for this post because it's quite a lovely shade- a slightly glossy berry purple that glides quite smoothly on the lips!

And now for some swatches!

(L-R): Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Confident, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rivoli, Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick in Bal de Mai, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Quite the Thing!, MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet, Clarins Joli Rouge in #717

Here is a larger view of the entire group, some closeups, and a couple more swatch photos!

(L-R): Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Confident, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rivoli, Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick in Bal de Mai, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Quite the Thing!, MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet, Clarins Joli Rouge in #717

(L-R): Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Confident, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, Chanel Rouge Coco in Rivoli 

(L-R): Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Quite the Thing!, and MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel
(L-R): MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel (repeated from previous photo), OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet, and Clarins Joli Rouge in #717


In opposite order as the lineups above (L-R): Clarins Joli Rouge in #717, OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet, MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Quite the Thing!, Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick in Bal de Mai, Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rivoli, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, and Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Confident


And there you have it! My first installment of lipstick shades by colour family. Hope you liked it! As I mentioned above, if you'd like to see more comprehensive reviews or photos of any of the lipstick shades I haven't linked, please let me know!

Did any of you embrace the deep lipstick trend this fall/winter? Do you have any of the lipsticks I've featured here? Any other favourite vampy lip shades? I'd love the hear them!

Thanks for reading :)

45 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous post! Confident and Strumpet are just stunning xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Coco! Both of those shades are definitely among my favourites :)

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  2. You've become a blogging machine lady!

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  3. Or is it lady blogging machine?

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    1. Haha... Madame blogging machine? ;)

      I don't usually do two posts in a day, but between my new camera and photo studio, I have so many good pictures to share!

      Thanks for reading, Mike :)

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    1. Thanks, Fabrizia! I'll check out your giveaway for sure :)

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  5. Those shades are all gorgeous, especially love the Chanel one. I remember commenting on one of your last posts about not having heard of the Lip Tar but that very day I was reading a magazine and it was featured in there as a cult favourite. Must investigate!

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    1. Yes, definitely worth investigating! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment :)

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  6. love all dark lipsticks ∆

    tanilias.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Tatjana! I've been digging them lately too :)

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  7. Such a good post! I love the MAC Colour.

    Christina x

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    1. Thanks so much, Christina! You should check it out for sure :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for commenting! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  9. You're photos are great! What camera do you use? Love the chanel shade too.. tempting to go out and buy... :)
    holly-boots.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! You should check out Chanel Rivoli for sure- it really is gorgeous.

      I got a new camera for Christmas and have been loving it. It's a Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS with 16.1 megapixels. It's compact, but mighty!

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  10. I really like that darkest berry shade. Especially since it's winter, I'm really into the edgy dark lipstick nowadays!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. It's definitely a season for bold lips! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment :)

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  11. Ooh I really like some of these!! I love the chanel and the one to the left of it. Gorgeous shades.

    xx
    Haylee

    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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    1. Thanks, Haylee! Glad I could introduce you to some shades you like :)

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  12. Great shades but I think these would be more dramatic on your lips!

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    1. Thanks, Smaranda! Wish I had the time to photograph them on my lips- there are links above that will lead you to pictures of me wearing some of them. And if there are any specific shades you'd be interested in seeing on the lips, let me know! :)

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  13. hola bombon¡¡que buen post¡¡me gusta mucho el frambuesa y el bermellon

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    baci

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    1. Gracias! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you saw some shades that you like :)

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  14. Oh wow, these shades are stunning, right up my street!! Esp love the lush one! x

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! I've been loving these shades of lipstick too. Lush Confident really is unique and stunning! :)

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  15. I love those shades for this time of year! They look so goregous :)
    Aimee
    xoxo

    http://littlelotusblossom28.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/shine.html?m=1

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    1. Thanks so much, Aimee! Hard to resist these types of shades this time of year :)

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  16. Vamptastic! (oh god that terrible, sorry).

    I love this post, really want to try the OCC lip tar x

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, no, I like Vamptastic! :) You should check out the Lip Tars for sure- they're really quite unique and gorgeous!

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  17. I love these darks shades of lipstick

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

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    1. Thanks, Helen! I've been following your blog for a while now and have been loving it! Will definitely stop by soon :)

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  18. Nice colours for fall! I've been wearing Revlon Black Cherry these days.

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, t! I've heard such great things about Black Cherry- I'll have to swatch is sometime and see if it's unique enough from the deep shades I already own. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Thanks so much for following and for the nomination! So much appreciated :) Will check out your blog soon for sure!

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  20. What an amazing collection :) I'm jealous!

    And by the way, I'm also shocked! Can't believe you're 29!
    Your doll face tells me that you're 20!!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Sandra! The closer I get to 30, the more I appreciate comments like that :)

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  21. thanks for sharing. great post.
    Happy New Year sweetie! Hope you had a lovely holiday.
    xxo

    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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    1. Thanks, Ola! Happy New Year to you as well! All the best in 2013 :)

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  22. Such a great post! I love a nice red lip :) x

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! As do I! Obviously ;)

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  23. Love this post showing such a range of shades which I love :)

    I currently have an International lipstick giveaway including MAC & more:
    http://www.mintyessence.com/2013/01/my-first-milestone-giveaway.html

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll take a peek at your giveaway soon :)

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