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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Liquid Lipsticks

Top to bottom: YSL glossy stain in number 9, Rimmel apocalips in apocaliptic, Rimmel apocalips in Nude eclipse, Hourglass opague rouge liquid lipstick in Riviera. 

Has anyone else noticed lately that liquid lipsticks have absolutely boomed in the past few months? I guess it started with the beloved YSL glossy stains which come in a glorious shade range and have a divine finish and pop of colour. The high street/drug stores quickly took note, and before you knew it brands such as Rimmel, Bourjois and Maxfactor were churning out their versions. I have picked out my favourites, which of course begins with the gorgeous YSL glossy stain in number 9. This shade gives the lips the most incredible hot orangey red glossy finish which I have to say cannot be rivalled. Hourglass's Opague Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera comes the closest to the beauty of the YSL stains, but it is a far more unique, bright orangey shade which I am completely head over heels in love with. My drugstore faves have to be the Rimmel Apocalips which every beauty blogger and their mum went mad for when they first launched. In my opinion they have a much nicer texture and longer wearablility than both the Hourglass & YSL offerings, and my favourite shades are Nude Eclipse (a glossy nude) and Apocaliptic (a glossy hot pink). All in all the liquid lipstick offers a more interesting, shiny & glossy alternative to traditional lipstick which will be sure to see me through the Christmas party season :) 

What do you think about liquid lipsticks and stains? Do you have any favourites? 



  1. Liquid lipsticks are great! I've been coveting the Luna Apocalips for months now but everytime I get into the queue, I convince myself that it won't suit a pale skin tone and chicken out. Perhaps that means it's Christmas wish list material... xx


  2. I have the apocalips and love it! The YSL one looks really good and I will def try it out.


  3. I haven't actually tried any yet, but I have heard such amazing things about the rimmel apocalips. I think that'll be the first one i'll try :)

  4. I have one of the rimmel apocalypse and while I love the shade and how it looks! I don't like how messy it can get!

  5. Topshop actually do some really good liquid lipsticks, they do a deep purple which seems perfect for Autumn! I am dying to try the Rimmel Apocalypse though - that colour you have looks amazing!
    Love your blog:)

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  6. ooooo i've been wanting to try the rimmel apocalips for a while now but after seeing those swatches, i think i'm gonna have to bite the bullet! great post :) xo


  7. I have some rimmel apocolips, haven't got that apocoliptic shade though! its soo nice!!

    www.champagnetote.blogspot.co.uk XX

  8. I have some of the Apocalips and I LOVE them!

  9. I have the apocalips and really like them, I'd love to try some more of the colours though! :)


  10. I love the apocolips :). I really want to try the Hourglass one, it looks so gorgeous.


  11. I don't own any of these liquid style lipsticks, I just kind of missed that whole hype, haha! I am so tempted by the apocalips though, everyone seems to love them! X


  12. liquid lipsticks are so the thing right now. I have yet to get my hands on those gorgeous rimmel ones! keeping my eyes peeled for them! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  13. To be honest I love all of these colours especially apocaliptic :)
    I'm really loving liquid lipsticks at the moment too

  14. Another awesome post! :) I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award because your blog is absolutely amazing!

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.dk/

  15. I think I'm the only bblogger who hasn't tried the Rimmel Apocalips! The shades look lovely. xx

    Fernanda | Ferdie's Beauty Finds


  16. great!!! <3
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    just let me know

  17. I have one of the YSL Glossy Stains from the Spring collection- Rose Forreau, it is so beautiful but I haven't been wearing it much as of late. In Canada they are releasing a Maybelline version of the glossy stains soon which I'm looking forward to (those dang American's already have them).
    xo Loren

  18. beautiful colors :))


  19. I'm a huge fan of lip stains! I love the colour Rimmel and YSL colours!
    Fashion Ganache.

  20. Nude Eclipse would have to be one of my favourites from Rimmel Apocolips too :) the formula on the Rimmel ones is also quite impressive for the price! Would be interested to try the Hourglass liquid lippie :)


  21. Nude eclipse looks like such a lovely shade! I own two of the Apocolips stains but unfortunately went off the colours I'd chosen haha! xo

  22. I love the YSL lip stain the shade is gorgeous <3


  23. Ahhhhh! I soooooooo need to try one of the Hourglass Liquid lipsticks they look gorgeous xx


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