My Week in Lipsticks #3


The past week has been hectic to say the least. It's funny because although I came up with this concept and it really seems to have spread, I haven't done one of these posts myself in ages! I guess it's because I only tend to do it when I've not just had my standard, boring week at work that probably no one cares about... But this Easter weekend has been my first chance in a long while to actually do a spontaneous blog post so I thought I'd bring back this beauty and lifestyle format.


Monday 
Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Leo | $18
Admittedly, as far as Mondays go, this one was pretty chipper! Probably because I only had a two-day working week... After the madness of the end of the financial year, things have finally calmed down at work and my team went for a long lunch and a few drinks to celebrate the result we achieved. Leo is one of those perfect workday lip shades - the formula is described as 'sheer matte', which is pretty accurate. It gives an almost stain-like effect, meaning that when it fades after a few cups of coffee or after lunch, you aren't left with that awkward 'lip liner' look. It's also a very natural brown nude, which is the kind of shade you really can't go wrong with.

Tuesday 
Urban Decay Comfort Matte Lipstick in Carnal | £15.50 
It was another day at the office but my last one before my little break! We had a really great networking event with some of our customers at lunch time over food and a few drinks, which was really great for me because I'm new to my role so really need to get out and build relationships with as many people as possible. Carnal is one of my favourite lipsticks; weekday, weekend, day or night, it just always seems to do the job! It's a warm brown-toned nude that's not too bold but is still rich enough in colour to be noticeable. I love this formula, as it's creamy and pigmented but still has a completely matte finish despite not drying out my lips. It also wears incredibly well, which is essential because I'm definitely the kind of person who ends up so busy that I blink and two hours have passed, so obviously touching up my lipstick is the last thing on my mind!

Wednesday 
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal | £20 
After running a few errands in the morning, it was time to head to the airport for a few days in Amsterdam! I will definitely do a proper post on my trip but in the meantime you can check out my Instagram. As we'd be heading out for dinner pretty much as soon as we'd all arrived and I wanted something hydrating on my lips, I opted for my trusty Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment which is tinted with a warm rosy-nude colour. It's just so effortless and adds a wash of colour whilst being super-nourishing. After a few delays and annoyances (travel-wise) along the way - the girls were together and we had a nice dinner in Amesterdam before crashing out!

Thursday 
Ofra Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Miami Fever | £11
After a full day out in Amsterdam to see the canals, visit museums and experience what the city has to offer, we headed back to the Hague for the evening, where a friend of mine lives. We had an amazing dinner and went out for a few drinks, which turned into going to a club! I think Miami Fever has become my default 'night out' lipstick; I don't suit traditional reds so the warmer, more orange tone of this works so much better for my skin tone. It's comfortable and not too drying but also incredibly long-wearing for when you're eating and drinking. 

Friday 
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park | $6
I knew the trip would fly by and of course it did! For our last day we decided to stay in the Hague. We had a bit of a wander, visited a museum and had a really great lunch before heading back to the airport in Amsterdam to catch our flights home. Admittedly it was one of those days when I put on my lipstick in the morning and I was so busy it didn't get touched-up once! However I love this shade; it gives the look of a matte lipstick, is completely opaque in colour and incredibly long-lasting. However it's also comfortable and doesn't cling to any dry patches on my lips. The shade itself is a gorgeous everyday peachy-brown nude.

Saturday 
Lancome Juicy Shaker in Vanilla Pop | £19.50
After getting a few jobs done in the morning, I headed over to my grandparents' house for Easter. Myself and my mum grabbed some food at Pizza Express before I finally got to see Beauty and the Beast, which of course I really enjoyed! It was a pretty chilled, laid back day so I threw on my fail-safe Lancome Juicy Shaker, which is almost like a bio-phase lip oil. You just dab it on for instant hydration and to get a glossy look to lips. The colour itself is a red-toned berry colour.

Sunday 
ColourPop Matte Lippie Stick in RAYEzor (discontinued) | $5
For Easter Sunday we had a family meal at my grandparents' house with most of us there. It was quite a relaxed day and it was really nice to see everyone there. I headed back home to Birmingham in the evening ahead of a massive revision session on Easter Monday for my upcoming exam. Oh joy... Sadly the lipstick I wore has been discontinued. Although it's matte, it does have a creamy formula and slight sheen, plus it feels comfortable on the lips. It's a perfect peachy-brown nude colour that works as a Spring shade on my skin tone.




What did you get up to over Easter and which lipsticks came along for the ride?



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37 comments

  1. I really enjoyed reading this, I've got my first Colourpop order on the way with some lipsticks so can't wait to try them. I love the look of Ofra Mia I Fever.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  2. I really like this kind of post! Lifestyle posts are always an interesting read - maybe because I'm nosey haha. Amsterdam must have been great, little city breaks are a good way to relax and do something different once in a while. The Ofra lipstick is gorgeous, although it would probably not suit my skin tone at all. I love Carnal as well, that's a type of shade I don't have but would love to get for a more browny nude look!

    Julia x
    Last Post: A Spring Day in Warwick | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/spring-day-in-warwick.html

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  3. Loved this post Jasmine. Urban Decay Carnal is totally my kind of shade, definitely one to add to my wish list, I've not tried their lipsticks before.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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  4. Beautiful selection! Colourpop "RAYEzor" is really catching my eye- I love their lippies!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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  5. Loved reading this one Jasmine - you've got some gorgeous picks here for the week! x I especially love Urban Decay's Carnal; it's a stunning shade! x Thanks for sharing! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. I wear it so much it's ridiculous haha xx

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  6. I love the sound of the Fresh lip treatment! RAYEzor is such a gorgeous shade, pity it's been discontinued!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  7. I barely did wear any lipsticks over Easter, days with the kids at home call for minimal and quick makeup, so I usually skip color and opt for a clear lip balm instead.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  8. I love the mix of beauty and lifestyle! Your trip to Amsterdam looked amazing on Instagram. I really need to get Carnal. The Glossier lip product sounds so good to xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  9. Love this mix of diary and makeup! You definitely have a lipstick type ;) x

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  10. Echo Park is such a lovely shade! I do love my nudes but I have moved onto blues and purples at the moment! NYX has some brilliant bride shades out!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    xx

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  11. Such a good idea for a post! Echo Park looks like the perfect shade :) xx

    Francisca | www.franciscamay.com

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  12. I love the concept of this post! And you've reminded me that I have UD Carnal and have barely worn it. Must dig it out! Sounds like you had a fab week
    Lisa
    Beauxdiaries.com xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa :) ah it's sic a good shade! xx

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  13. Aw I loved this post! I love the Fresh sugar treatments for a quick colour x

    Lily | www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  14. I love reading these kind of posts! So many lovely picks, I haven't tried any of these but dying to try the Colourpop ones! xo

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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  15. I love how natural and brown-ish all these colours are, definitley the kind of lipsticks i would wear! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  16. Echo Park is stunning! I saw Beauty and The Beast today and loved it so much more than I thought I would! xx

    Beautylymin

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  17. I love this lipstick diary. Such a cool idea. I haven't used Echo Park in ages, and I can't remember why because its one of my faves xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  18. What a great idea for a post! Echo park looks amazing!!!

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  19. These are lovely lipsticks! Really digging the UD one :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  20. All the lipsticks are fantastic but the colours of Urban Decay stick is the best ever!
    www.spaghettitrends.com

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  21. I love this post idea, I've been wanting to write one of my own but I just can't seem to ever think of the right way to write the content sadly! I have wanted to try a Lancome Juicy Shaker for ages as someone with drier skin, these are so ideal! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. They're really lovely and nourishing :) xx

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  22. Love the look of all these shades!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  23. Great idea for a post. Love the glossier in leo shade. I hardly ever wear lippy!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

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  24. I would love to try some Glossier! I've heard it's coming to the UK soon and I'm definitely eyeing a few bits up!

    Fatima x www.fatimawrites.co.uk

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    1. I pretty much love all of the products I have from them! xx

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  25. Carnal is a beauty! RAYEzor too. ColourPop's collaborations always have the most beautiful shades. Creature from their collection with FeralCreature was such a lovely shade too.

    I would have expected more pigment from the Glossier but I suppose it does exactly what it says it does! I cannot wait for their UK launch! Those Cloud Paints will be mine!

    Anything that leaves a stain I'm so down for. I've found the Fresh lip treatments are the best for hydration and a lasting stain.

    And the scent!

    (Too many exclamation marks from me today, I'm sorry)

    Shanelle || SLovesAutumn

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  26. Love the fact that that Glossier lipstick doesn't give you the manky lip liner look haha! I love the sound of that Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, that's such good product to have in your collection, I like that it has a little tint to it too. Echo park is such a beautiful colour
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  27. I have hundreds of lipsticks and literally never wear them because I don't wear makeup to work anymore!
    I need to pull them out at the weekend!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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  28. I love this idea for a post, so clever! It's super fun for a lipstick fiend like myself! You've added some products to my wish list!!http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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  29. Thank you for all of your comments xx

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