Hi twirly girlys! I hope you are all well and happy and are kicking 2013 off in style! (I however can't just yet... I'm currently sat in my onesie with a diet coke, sharing a scotch egg with Buddy watching Come Dine With Me! I know right... living the high life?!) I will however make up for these weeks once I'm properly better and up and about again. So watch out World!! ;P
I decided my first '2012 favourites' post was and had to be dedicated to lipsticks. In 2012 my love for MAC lipsticks was well in truly reignited. I went from having 3 to I think I have about 35 now. So yeah... addiction to the bullets of colour is well under way! I am pretty well versed with MAC lipsticks as I used to love them but I had a massive makeup clear out this time last year and chucked a load out. Some were passed their best, some were given away and some were just hideous choices so I began 2012 with just 3 (Snob, Ruby Woo and Russian Red). I gradually repurchased some of my 'go to's' and also discovered some firm new MUST haves.
I struggled to pick JUST five lipsticks but here they are:
L-R, Hue, Lickable, Rebel, Shy Girl, Costa Chic.
Hue - This is my perfect nude, it has a slight pink tone to it which just really works on me. No matter what makeup look I have going on, this will more than likely work perfectly with it.
Lickable - A bright pink which is blue based. I feel like I suit this and it's one of those colours that's bright enough but not in a OTT way. I almost picked Girl About Town instead of Lickable but I find that GAT is more of a night time lip colour whereas this I think is fine for day time wear too so this won!
Rebel - OMG. I will never not have Rebel in my collection. I love this shade. It's vampy and intense but in a girly way. It's soooo clever. It makes your teeth look white and it's fairly versatile... I have both Magenta and Currant lip pencils and if I want a darker look with this lip I use Currant but if I want a brighter lip, I use Magenta. Or even both for an ombre effect. Amaze. Could talk about Rebel all day.
Shy Girl - This is another nude but it's like a peachy nude as opposed to pink. I probably wear this more than Hue because it's slightly warmer and I feel like it warms by brown eyes up. Again, couldn't live without this shade. It is very similar to Innocence from the Glamour Daze Collection so if you're a fan of that you'll probably love this one.
Costa Chic - I purchased this by accident. I wanted Vegas Volt after seeing it on blogs but when I swatched it, I was a little disappointed because I fancied something more on the peach side of coral. Then this jumped out. I bought it and it became my lip of choice throughout the summer. I ended up getting Vegas Volt too and despite my initial reservations of it, I do really like it.
So there you have it...my top lipstick picks from 2012. It was really hard to pick these! I have found some really good shades which I know will be in my collection for years to come... like Syrup, Brave, Diva, Up The Amp and Speed Dial to name just a few. Have you got 'go to' lipsticks? Are you a MAC fanatic like me at the minute or are you a lip balm and go girl?
If you've posted your top lipstick picks please leave the link to your post below because I'm uber nosey and LOVE reading them!!