Saturday, April 6, 2013


Today I went through all of my lipsticks. 

So this is going to be a very picture heavy post today. Beware.

I didn't realize how many I had "collected". Though it isn't the largest stash of lipsticks, it is far, far more than I need. However I cannot decide which ones I don't need. So many shades are similar but still lightly different making my ability to make a decision even more difficult.

Anyway I thought I would share all of the photos and swatches so here you go: 

First my bare lips 

I went for a more natural look today as not to clash with each lipstick

::Quick Note:: My arm swatch photos are not the most accurate. They were taken with indoor light and therefor are a little off in the photo. My lip swatches were taken with soft outdoor light as the source so are more accurate but are influenced by my existing lip color. 

First up is my Lipstick Queens

From Left to Right :: Lipstick Queen in Smitten, Trance, and Moment

This first swatch isn't very good, but I formed a system in a few minutes you will see and hopefully find it helpful

 Lipstick Queen in Smitten

  Lipstick Queen in Trance

   Lipstick Queen in Moment

From Left to Right :: Lipstick Queen in Sinner Pink, Sinner Coral, Sinner Sunny Rouge, Sinner Rouge

Lipstick Queen in Sinner Pink

 Lipstick Queen in Sinner Coral

 Lipstick Queen in Sinner Sunny Rouge

 Lipstick Queen in Sinner Rouge

From Left to Right :: Lipstick Queen in Upper East, Medieval, Saint Sunny Rouge, Saint Rose

 Lipstick Queen in Upper East

 Lipstick Queen in Medieval

 Lipstick Queen in Saint Sunny Rouge

 Lipstick Queen in Saint Rose

From Left to Right Lipsticks in :: Shiseido OR341, Shiseido PK343, Laura Mercer Coral, Laura Mercer Rose

Shiseido Perfect Rouge in OR341

 Shiseido Perfect Rouge in PK343

Laura Mercer Creme Lipstick in Coral

 Laura Mercer Creme Lipstick in Rose

From Left to Right Lipsticks in :: NYX Bonfire, NYX San Paulo, OCC Liptar Momento, OCC Liptar Grandma

NYX Xtreme Lipcreme in Bonfire

NYX Soft Matte lipstick in San Paulo

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics LipTar in Momento 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics LipTar in Grandma

From Left to Right Revlon Lip Butters in :: Red Velvet, Candy Apple, Wild Watermelon, Juicy Papaya, Pink Lemonade

Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon

Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade

From Left to Right Lipsticks in :: NYX Angel, NYX Merlot, Givenchy Rose Dressing, Mac Please me

 NYX Matte in Angel

NYX Matte in Merlot

Givenchy Le Rouge in Rose Dressing

Mac Matte in Please Me

From Left to Right (not counting the very first one) :: NYX Alabama, NYX Snow White, Mac Viva la glam I, (Comparison swatches next to NARS Shanghai Express and Fire Down Below)

NYX Matte in Alabama

NYX Round in Snow White

Mac Matte in Viva La Glam I

Thank you for powering through ALL OF THESE PICTURES. I hope you guys enjoyed. 


Painted Maypole Pixie said...

No wonder you love your Lipstick Queens so much! Lemmings have been born.

a+++ post

Martha said...

I have a whole new wishlist! Excellent swatches. :)

Nikole said...

Thank you Pixie and Martha!

I love the lipstick queens way too much actually ^^

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Some time on, but a Google search on Lipstick Queen Sunny Rouge brought me here - placed an order :)

Kim S. said...

Oh my, beautiful lips. I just placed an order for LQ Sinner Coral!

Anonymous said...

Great post! is there any difference in NYX Alabama and Snow White, color-wise?

Nikole said...

yes I would say alabama is just a pinch more neutral leaning than snow white. Snow white is a bite more of a vampy slightly more blue leaning, maybe? I would say the undertone of my lips makes the two look very identical.

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