Lisa Eldridge Velvet Lipsticks

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

According to Wiki, the lipstick effect is the theory that when facing an economic crisis consumers will be more willing to buy less costly luxury goods... like lipsticks.


That's what I tell myself to justify my spending as a student many years ago. I felt so much joy every time I bought a new lipstick. I was also very much obsessed so I had tons. Every time MAC launched a new collection, I would buy all of the lipsticks. Sigh, if you remember the Venomous Villains collection (omg… aced the packaging) and the nudes that came out during the Mickey Contractor collection (Yash is now permanent, thank goodness). I always gravitated towards the nudes and reds. If I was daring, muted cool-toned pinks. Never fuchsia or coral because it never went well on my skin. My first favourite lipstick (and I always make sure I have one in my collection) was MAC’s Honey Love. I love their matte formula but I think right now their Powder Kiss formula has topped it. I might swatch that next because I impulsively bought a box of 5 of those from the Holiday collection. Whoops.


Ever since then, I have tried lipsticks from… I would say almost every brand. I was hooked on the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in Insatiable Ivory and Desirable… I loved (and still do) Pat McGrath’s Omi and Realness. I love Duck Cosmetics’s colors and formula from The Love Duck collection. I was once obsessed with Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte lipstick in #34 (available on @shoppaintedbykashf if I’m not mistaken)… and how could I ever forget NARS’s Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Red Square and Dolce Vita! But guys, I think I found the best lipstick formula ever.


Lisa Eldridge is an international make-up artist who makes Youtube videos that really make you conscious of the way you apply skincare and make up (she does it so softly and gently that makes me question whether I’m tugging on my skin a bit too much). When she came out with lipsticks, I knew I had to try them. I love matte lipsticks so when she called them velvet, I knew that was a battle I was going to lose. The first one I bought was Velvet Muse. It’s my favourite lipstick this year and even after buying 5 more shades, Muse is still my favourite. So enough talking, here are the swatches on me. 


Also, I've used some photos from Temptalia because her swatches and photos are ace. I'm not competing with that. So if you want to read what she says... click here and navigate away.


Velvet Fawn




Velvet Muse (my fave!)




Velvet Beauty (too pink for my liking)




Velvet Blush




Velvet Dragon (love this but warmer tones tend to make your teeth look yellower)




Velvet Ribbon




You can get them here. Which one's your favourite?

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