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The Starting Off Project: Week 9. Lipstick

A gorgeous lip colour can add that touch of glamour, and transform your look from day to night.

Colours can vary from a bright red lip down to a sheer nude.  It just depends how brave you are feeling!

Lipsticks: Rimmel Lasting Finish, Soap and Glory gloss sticks and Mac lipsticks


Lipstick can be applied directly to the lip or using a lip brush.  For best results and staying power, use a lip liner then fill in the colour with your lipstick.  For ultimate staying power, apply a lip liner to the whole of your lip then cover with your lipstick.  The liner will act as a base and will hold your lipstick in place.

Tip: To make sure your lipstick doesn’t transfer onto your teeth, put a finger in your mouth, make an O shape with your lips and pull out your finger slowly.  Any excess lipstick will transfer onto your finger.

Pixiwoo show you how to wear red lipstick:

Best Budget Lipstick Buys

Soap & Glory – Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss stick

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist, Raplumzel and Bashful
L – R: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist, Raplumzel and Bashful


I talk about Soap & Glory’s Gloss Stick’s all the time, but they really are fantastic!  They are a cross between a lipstick and a gloss, and are so easy to apply.  There is a good selection, and the colours are really strong.  These Gloss sticks are super shiny and can be applied lightly for a flash of colour, or strongly for a full on colour lip.

Soap & Glory – Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss stick £8.00

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 01 and 107
L – R:Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 01 and 107

Shades: 01 and 107

I am new to red lipstick and purchased these recently.  The colours are bold and bright and they are very long lasting.  The Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks are really popular and there are a great range of colours.  I love these two red shades, and will be going back to purchase some nude colours.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss £5.49

Mac Lipstick

Mac Lipstick in Brave (Satin) and Angel (Frost)
L -R: Mac Lipstick in Brave (Satin) and Angel (Frost)

Shades: Brave (Satin) and Angel (Frost)

Mac lipsticks are amazing!  Mac has a huge selection of colours and there is definitely something to suit everyone.  They are moisturising, long lasting and I just love the packaging.  Mac also do a great recycling scheme where you can return 6 empty pieces of packaging and get a free lipstick.

Mac Lipstick £15.00

Soap & Glory Gloss Sticks

Soap and glory gloss sticks lids off

Whilst watching Fleur De Force’s latest YouTube video yesterday, I noticed how gorgeous her lip colour was, and hastily scrolled to the info bar to find out she was wearing the Soap & Glory Glosstick in Raplumzel.

I hadn’t yet tried any of the Soap & Glory cosmetics, so was excited to see if they were as good as their bath and skincare products.  As with their other products, the gloss sticks are cheekily named; ‘Sexy Mother Pucker’ and claim to give a 3D volume lip shine.

I picked out my favourite three of the five shades they come in (Nudist, Bashful and Raplumzel) and took them home to try.

Soap and glory gloss sticks  Soap-and-glory-gloss-sticks-side

Soap and glory gloss sticks lids off
(L-R: Raplumzel, Bashful, Nudist)
soap and glory gloss stick swatch
(L-R: Nudist, Bashful, Raplumzel)

I love the packaging as you can chuck them in your handbag and know that the lid is going to be secure.  They are as they say, super glossy and have good pigmentation.  As with other glosses you would need to reapply regularly, but as they taste so good I don’t mind this!  I would say they were half way between and lipstick and a gloss, and because of the crayon shape, they are easy to apply without a mirror.

Soap and glory gloss stick in ramplumzel
Trying out shade: Raplumzel

Overall I love these and will probably go back and buy the other two shades.

£8.00 each, available in Boots the chemist