Current Lipstick Picks

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick in 925, MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, Kiko Milano Smooth Temptation Lipstick in 04, Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in 09, current lip picks

Hello! Long time no see (again)! First of all I want to apologise for the lack of posts in the last months. It has actually been 3 months since my last post and I can't believe how fast time flies. We are already nearly half way through the year. I have been very unmotivated to blog recently and I decided to stop as I would rather not post anything instead of posts that aren't up to my standards. I will soon be finishing my annual exams so I will hopefully get back to my old blogging routine. Until then I hope that you will bear with me. In today's post I rounded up my current favourite lipsticks. Some I can't stop wearing and others I have fallen in love with. 

Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick in 925, MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, Kiko Milano Smooth Temptation Lipstick in 04, Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in 09, current lip picks
From left to right: Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick in 925 // MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy // Kiko Milano Smooth Temptation Lipstick in 04 // Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in 09

Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in 09, current lip picks
Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick in 925, current lip picks
Kiko Milano Smooth Temptation Lipstick in 04, current lip picks
MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, current lip picks
Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick in 925, MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, Kiko Milano Smooth Temptation Lipstick in 04, Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in 09, current lip picks, lipstick swatches
Kiko Milano Smooth Temptation Lipstick // MAC Matte Lipstick // Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick // Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick

In Malta there isn't a Kiko store so whenever I go to Sicily the first thing that I do is look for a store and have a little splurge. This is exactly what happened a few months ago. Among other things, I picked up two lipsticks which I both love. I have been wearing the smart lipstick in 925 a lot recently. I had been looking for a light brown lipstick for the longest time and when I saw this I immediately picked it up. The only thing that I don't like is that it is not as long lasting. I also love the smooth temptation lipstick in 04. Until recently I didn't really have any pink lipsticks so I decided to give this one a go. It is a lovely nudish pink shade and really long lasting. It is also easy to apply since it is thin, nearly like a lip liner.

Another favourite of mine is the MAC velvet teddy. This one is a more of your lips but better type of lipstick and it has a deep-beige tone. Despite being a matte it is not drying and applies really smoothly. It is also very long lasting. Usually I stay closer to the nudish side of lipsticks but recently I have been really liking the Essence sheer and shine lipstick in 09. As its name states, it is a sheer lipstick with a glossy finish. When applied lightly it goes on as a nice reddish tint but it can easily be built up and turns into a red shade with purple undertones.

What are your current lip picks?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah

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107 comments

  1. I really want to try MAC velvet teddy but it is always sold out :(
    Nice post and welcome back :)x

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    1. Maybe you could check online to see if it's available. Glad you liked the post and also welcome back! I had missed your posts :)

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  2. I want that essence lipstick so badly!
    xx, Sofia :)
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    1. You should try it! The price is really great too :)

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  3. great colors :D

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  4. Great tips and beautiful shades!! ❤️
    Have a fab weekend
    xxx
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  5. Beautiful colours, I've still never tried Kiko (bad blogger much?!) but they seem such great value!
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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    1. You should definitely try them!

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  6. you can never go wrong with nudey shades for summer! I love Kiko, I don't know if I'd cope not having a store near me :P
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I agree! I hope that a store opens soon because visiting once a year only is not enough!

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  7. Great picks, I love Kiko lip products!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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    1. Thanks! They are of such a great quality :)

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  8. Rally great post my dear
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  9. Beautiful colours!
    Have a nice weekend,
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  10. I keep testing out velvet teddy but never end up walking away with it. Beautiful choice of lip colours lovely. :')

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    1. I think that it's the perfect everyday nude. Would definitely recommend :)

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  11. Love these lipstick shades, so pretty .
    Nina
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  12. MAC velvet teddy is one I've been dying to pick up for ages! Also really want to try some Essence products as they're so affordable!
    Amy xx
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    1. That is one of the many reasons why I love Essence :)

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  13. beautiful lipsticks !
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    1. I think that Kiko have some of the best lipsticks :)

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  15. I love Mac velvet teddy! It's a staple in my collection :-)

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    1. It is such a lovely lipstick :)

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  16. Welcome back, Sarah! Nude lipsticks aren't usually what I pick but I have worn Velvet Teddy before and I LOVE how it looks. The longevity wasn't impressive for me though -- maybe that's just me?

    Good luck with your exams!

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    1. Thank you dear! It is a really nice lipstick but maybe it's not the same for everyone.

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  17. Oooh great picks, I need to try the Essence lipsticks - I really like their lip liners! xo

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    1. You should! I need to try some of their lip liners as I heard some really great things about them :)

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  18. aww velvet teddy is such a must!!! with brave they are my top 2 MAC nude lipsticks.

    xx from Brighton
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    1. It is a really great lipstick :)

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  19. Mac Velvet Teddy is my all time favourite, I'm definitely going to have to try some of the others out, I love nude shades.

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

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  20. I'm loving the look of the Kiko Smooth Temptation lipstick! I wish they had a store near me!

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    1. I also wish for a store nearby!

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  21. So many pretty colors. I just picked up YSL Beige Tribute and wear it with MAC Spice liner. It's my fav combo!

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    1. That YSL shade looks so pretty!

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  22. Aww, these shades are really pretty! I would love to get a red one soon! <3
    Simimaus

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    1. Red is a must in every makeup collection :)

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  23. The MAC lipstick is beautiful! Nice to see you back in the blogging world!

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  24. I wondered where you had been! You were right to take some time off if you felt like you weren't in the mood for blogging. Hope you'll get your mojo back!
    All these lipsticks are lovely, Kiko lipsticks in general are amazing value for money, although it's annoying that the Smart Lipstick isn't that long lasting. I guess we can't have it all haha ;)

    Julia x
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    1. Thank you Julia! I hope to get in full blogger mode after my finishing exams. I love that lipstick shade so much that I don't even mind that it's not long lasting!

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  25. Probably the Mac is my favorite shade darling
    xx

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    1. It comes a close second for me! :)

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  26. I try to get some use out of my orangey reds this summer, but your picks are amazing as well. The Kiko lipsticks are really amazing quality, at least the ones I have tried so far.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I don't have any orangey reds as I'm not such a fan of bright lippies. Might give them a try this summer!

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  27. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest Nail Problems beauty post.

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  28. omg i cant even choose which one is my favourite ! so many beautiful shades

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  29. Amazing colors of lipsticks!!!


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  30. Interesting post, I do not have opportunity to try that KIKO MILANO brand, that lipstick look amazing.

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    1. Glad you liked it! If you find a store definitely try some of their products, you can also search online :)

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  31. Great post, I've been wanting to try Velvet Teddy it looks like such a beautiful shade!

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  32. Hey liebe Sarah!

    So viele coole Lippenstifte, ich mag die Farben alle total gerne <3

    XXX,



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    1. Danke Wiebke!Ich bin froh, dass Sie sie mögen :)

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  33. Great picks, I have a similar color palette for summer. I have also been in love with brown and gold lips.

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    1. I have not yet tried any gold lips but they sound fun!

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  34. These all look like beautiful lipsticks. The shades are just beautiful! I need to try out the kiko lipsticks x

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  35. I'm into rosy shades also..they are so effortless!
    Omnivogues

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  36. Lovely lipstick choices! So perfect for spring and summer!

    xo,


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  37. That KiKo colour though, obsessed! Have to try it out asap! Love me some dark lips :)
    xx
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  38. Velvet Teddy is probably my favourite lipstick that I own! Great picks X
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  39. ooohh, i really want to try kiko cosmetics!

    Have a wonderful week ahead!
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    1. I definitely recommend their lipsticks :)

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  40. I have to look around Kiko in my country, I'm curious if it's available, because I see that this Italian brand has nice lipsticks :)

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    1. They have a lovely selection of makeup!

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  41. Welcome back! This is such a great list of favourites however I think Velvet Teddy is too light for my skin tone, Twig would suits me better. Have you tried that?

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    1. Thank you Shireen! I have not tried it yet but it looks lovely :)

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  42. beautiful colors!!!All the shades seems so wearable!!

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  43. Amazing colours :)
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  44. I love love love lipsticks, they are my all time favourite items and those Kiko picks you have there look so up my street. Hope your well ♥

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    1. Me too! Lipstick make up most of my makeup collection!

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  45. Lovely nude shades for summer...love all of them..great post...xoxo, neha

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  46. Love seeing your lipstick picks!

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  47. Never tried Kiko makeup before, but these lip products look so nice!
    I love the Rimmel kate moss lipsticks :)
    Loved this post ♥

    Megan xx | itsmeganrose.blogspot.com

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    1. I recommend that you try some of your products! I have never tried any kate moss ones but I like the lipsticks from the normal range :)

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  48. These are gorgeous. I typically go for mauves myself. ;)
    - Sanjana
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  49. I love Kiko's Smart lipsticks, they smell amazing too! Essence's Smooth Temptation lipsticks are something I've never seen before but it sounds great :)


    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I agree! I love the kiko lipstick scent!

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