My Five Favourite Everyday Lipsticks

Only You, Cannes, Mehr, Nude-ist, Tea Rose

When it comes to lipsticks I seem to be all or nothing, its either vibrant reds, deep maroons or nude and natural, I tend not to stray in between. I like what I like and I stick with what I know. So today I thought I’d share with you my five favourite lipsticks for everyday wear. As you can see there’s a common colour running through these five, but I’ve finally found a nude colour that suits me as my lips are naturally quite pigmented so typical ‘nudes’ make me look ill.

Although each of these lipsticks are similar shades, they all wear quite differently. First Only You, which is part of the Ellie Goulding range from Mac, is a cream-sheen so is quite subtle in colour and quite nourishing on the lips. I tend to reach for this one when my lips are on the drier side and I want a quick swipe of colour without too much upkeep. I admit it doesn’t last that long but its handy for those days when you haven’t got the time to faff on worrying about how your lipstick looks and touching it up, it just wears off gracefully.


These three shades are probably the three I reach for the most. Since NYX finally arrived in Newcastle I’ve been a little obsessed with their matte lip creams. The first one I tried was Cannes which is my perfect ‘your lip but better’ shade – yeah I said it. Out of all the liquid lipsticks I’ve found so far, these have my favourite formula. They’re soft and nourishing and wear off really nicely, I’ve tried a few that when you re-apply them they become a little crumbly but this just glide on perfectly. Next, I have Mac’s Mehr which I often describe as my ’90’s mom’ shade, this one is a little more grey if that makes sense? It adds a more grungy feel compared to the others which are a little pinker toned. I think this is my way of justifying why I have so many similar shades.

If I remember correctly I think Nude-ist was the first lipstick of this shade I tried, it was the first liquid lipstick I tried too. That quickly resulted in a liquid lipstick obsession, so this one is a little nostalgic shade for me. Out of the liquid lipsticks I have, I think I prefer the NYX formula over this one, plus this is a little bit more expensive. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love it, I think this one takes a little longer to dry, but that gives me a little longer to perfect my pout.

Finally, I have the NYX matte lipstick in Tea Rose, after the success of the matte lip creams, I decided it was time to try one of their other lipsticks. This one I tend to reach for if I’m in more of a hurry, for some reason I seem to take longer to perfect the application of liquid lipsticks, so having one like this helps for those days when I just don’t have the time.


I’d love to know what your favourite lipstick shades are because you can never have too many in your collection right?