Lost in a Lipstick Jungle: Losing My Lipstick Virginity

I don't wear lipstick.



I don't think I've ever worn it. Apart from the free lipsticks I got on the cover of Just Seventeen or Shout as a 12 year old I don't think I've used it. I'm a gloss girl. Glosses, plumpers, stains, sheens, balms. But lipstick? No.
This year I vowed to change that, I promised myself I would pop my lipstick cherry. I recently had seen some wonderful lipstick posts, they filled me full of envy for their beautiful berried lips and I decided 'now is my chance!'. So I meandered into Boots to look for a red that I liked. Ideally I wanted a berry red, not a corvette red or a pinky red, berry red was my goal. And I found it. Hurrah.

I picked up the 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Rich. It's new on the rack and I found that it was the only one that had the right shade I wanted.

With and without flash

A simple mascara and lippie combo

Pin Up make up

Up close on the lips, I was trying some shading and highlighting techniques but it created a really cute plummy pink colour. This is with flash same lips as above. It's much darker minus the flash. 

I am totally useless though, it seems to come off really quickly as it is very creamy and shiny. But how the heck do I keep it on. I've been caught red faced more than once the last few days with dark lip liner and no lip colour on my lips (it's very Jersey Shore I'm told) help me beauty girls what do you use?

So what do you think, shall I go back to no lippie?

Much Love


Boho Vanity said...

no way, the color looks so so nice on you! i definitely think you can rock lipstick. i'm from the us but i've heard 17's 'beehive' lipstick shade is amazing too xx
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sherri said...

Thanks :) I'm glad you like the natural! I love lipstick and I sure can some splurge on some!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

It looks good on you! Glad you tried it. There's so much out there. It's easy to change it up!

harri said...

No you should definatly stick with it, it looks stunning on you! <3

Sian Ryan xo said...

definately dont give up it looks amazing!! if your having problems with its staying power, maybe try a lip liner to match and lip primer too? dont give up hun!

Sian xo

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

There is a lipstick sealer that keeps your lipstick on for ages... its called lipcote. its supposed to be the bomb!

Robyn said...

LOVE that colour on you! I'm a total lipstick girl. I love the look, feel and colours you can get. I recommend ELFs lip primer (I'll be doing a post on it soon if that's any help!) but also if you put a little bit of lip balm on first I find this helps a) moisturise my lips and b) keep my lippy on for longer. You should try the natural collection ones too, they are amazing for £1.99!

DawnieP said...

You guys rock what ace suggestions! Gonna give them all a go!

Dp x

Jessica said...

Looove that colour on you, may have to try it myself as I'm not yet brave enough to part with my baby pinks and nude lipsticks!
And the Lopcote sealer is a classic, can't go wrong it stays on all night, and the bottle'll last you forever :)

daisychain said...

For my first lipstick I splurged on a MAC one. No regrets, I now own several!

Sandra said...

Don't give up on lipsticks, it really suits you!


Samantha said...

I love lipstick on you. It looks classy :) I, too, prefer gloss but maybe I'll try out a few tubes as well and see how it looks on me.

xo, Samantha

Eloise said...

KEEP THE LIPSTICK! It looks really pretty! Your just 17 comment made me lol, I used to hang on to the freebies too!
If you're after a more neutral day shade I couldn't recommend Mac Creme Cup enough, I didn't used to wear much lipstick but since owning this I wear it pretty much everyday


Ashley Isaacs said...

Pin up style is my favorite.........your newest follower...............xx


Knight'sEclectic said...

It looks great on you, I've got no new tips other than those already listed by others. Just remember, if all else fails, get a cute compact mirror and check and reapply it makes you look ever so ladylike hehe x

BDP said...

Lovely colour, especially love your pinup look! I'm new to lipstick this year too, and I find that a good exfoliate (I just rub with a damp flannel, classy girl!) and balm base is the best way to start. I also use ELF lip-lock pencil to stop it bleeding/smudging out. Oh, and blot blot blot! I apply, then blot, then apply, then blot. My lippie usually lasts (with the odd mini top up) all night through many many wines.

Strawberry Blonde said...

I love it on you Dawn... def don't get rid. The lasting power may be related to the formula... is it quite a moisturising/glossy finish? Unfortunately the drier formulas last longer, but I've been amazed a couple I've tried recently - Bobbi Brown Lip Color (reviewed in Jan) - stays perfect for hours, literally (£18 ouch). Make Up Forever is another one, which costs £££ but really moisturising and long lasting.

I know Mac Pro longwear are meant to do what it says on the tin as well - might be worth a try.

With the one you have, try this:
- apply a thin layer of foundation on your lips (or primer),
- apply lipstick with brush (this helps it last),
- blot with a thin piece of tissue,
- then reapply with brush.

Another trick is lipliner all over your lips, below the lipstick to stain them before doing the above.

Hope that doesn't sound too confusing!

Nic x

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely shade! :) It deffo suits you!! :)


Claire | French for Cupcake said...

Looks great! You should try sleek pout paints and some lipcote, tastes like crap but it works! x

Carol said...

Thank you for my blog comment! I have also become obsessed with lipstick this year, blaming my sister who has just become an Avon lady. I use lipcote, despite the weird stingy sensation when I put it on at first I swear by it:)

Caz x

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

love the pin up look

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