This post is obviously about my three favourite high end lip sticks. I literally use these all the time and are just perfection. They are pricier but the use I get out of them, and how good quality they are, make me feel like they are so worth it. I purchased these at Mecca Cosmetica and I had someone suggest all of these for me, so good job Mecca Team!
The first one here is the Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No.5 Gold Peach which is $39. This is my most recent purchase out of these and I bought it as a treat when I got a new job in March. I absolutely love this as you can totally wear it on it’s own as an everyday lipstick otherwise you can put a lipliner underneath. Depending on the lipliner you use you can make it more pink, nude or brown. It also has a super opaque gold shimmer through it which I absolutely love! It’s not really a barely there nude colour for me (particularly with the shimmer!) but I think it’s quite subtle in a bold way. I know that makes no sense, but I hope you know what I mean. You can see my mini haul that I purchased it in here.
Next is the NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red which is $40. I got this when Mecca did my makeup for my 18th birthday. It’s described as ‘bright red from the 1950’s silver screen’ and it definitely is a classic red. It’s my favourite summer red colour as it’s bright, orange based and beautiful! It lasts so well and theres not much else to say!
Last but probably most worn is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella which is $39. This is a gorgeous deep, wintery red. It’s a berry-ish, bright, deep colour that always gets a lot of compliments. I did a blog post over here that explains it a little more.
|Left to Right: Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No.5 Gold Peach, NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella|
In my opinion it is so worth buying higher end lipsticks in classic shades, ones that you know you would wear again and again. Obviously you can find some incredible, affordable lip products from the drugstore but I find the lasting power of my higher end products just that little bit better. Hourglass is a favourite of mine because I find they use really high quality ingredients which is something I do really care about. Whereas a lot of affordable products contain some cheaper, and not as nice, ingredients.
Let me know your favourite high end lip product in the comments below!
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