Monday, 30 October 2017

SPOTLIGHT: 3rd Quarter 2017 Fave LOTD's - Part 1...

It's time for another round of fave LOTD's  These are for the three months up until end September, and I'm continuing on with splitting the post into only two parts instead of four as it's the only way they'll see the light of day in 2017! So here we go with the lippies that made my personal cut...

These posts are a beaut reminder for me of the stunners that are in my collection, and I even use them as a reference when I'm ferreting around for a particular colour, and can't remember what it's called or who made it. Hope you enjoy these browns, oranges, reds, corals & nudes ...

  1. BYS Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Hot Cocoa - quite drying but I included it as it's such a fantastic brown for the cooler weather.
  2. In the second pic, I added Cosmoholic Gold Gloss over the top of the same BYS lippie to see what would happen, and I wasn't disappointed - instant shimmer and shine,  plus it made the matte product wearable in the comfort department. I love how this gloss makes any lipstick multi-dimensional and vibrant. 
  3. The third one is NYX Liquid Suede - Downtown Beauty - an unusual brown with yellow/green tones, goes so well with olivey/khaki outfits ...

  1. Of course, brown doesn't have to be dark and broody, and this BYS Matte Lipstick in Espresso is the perfect cool weather shade for the not so daring - like most matte lippies it's a little drying, but a beauty for the price. 
  2. The middle one is from a range that you'll be seeing a lot more of in this post - ModelsPrefer Artist Collection Crayons in the shade Bare. These little pencils are $5 for 3 from Priceline - whoa! A brilliant range of colours, you can wear them on lips, cheeks or eyes, and although they're not a standard size for a sharpener (grrrrr!) I'm able to keep the point using the large side of a Manicare one. These crayons are also terrific as lip liners - I think I bought the whole set! 
  3. This last lippie I've had for ages - Nude by Nature Mineral Lipstick in the shade Sassy. Not the first time this has appeared in one of these posts, gorgeous autumnal shade, and fabulously nourishing formula ...

  1. Only a couple of oranges this time around - it's a challenge to find one that isn't streaky, but NYX has nailed it with this Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Solar Energy - beautiful colour, beautiful formula. Love this whole range actually  
  2. In the middle is another ModelsPrefer Art Crayon in a shade called Poppy - it's ever so pretty hey? 
  3. And the last one is another of these crayons (see I told you there'd be lots!) - this one is Carnation, and just tips over into a red ...

  1. Oh my, the reds! Can't beat a scarlet hue for giving me a lift on a dull day, or with a monochrome outfit. On the left is Bourjois Rouge Laque in Self Peach - why oh why haven't I tried Bourjois lipsticks before? Who knows, but I'm making up for lost time - fabulous formula, amazing pigmentation, lasts for hours, total winner! 
  2. Middle one is a long-time fave - Maybelline Color Sensational Fatal Red, fatally awesome. 
  3. And on the right is W7 Liptember Devils Darling - even MORE intense, and a steal at $4.99, plus the proceeds go to a women's mental health initiative. I buy some of these every year ...

  1. Moving onto the starring red in my kit - L'Oreal Color Riche Moisture Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary. I already have a spare of this wowser - if you're serious about red lippie, then you MUST get your hands on this classic hottie  
  2. #2 is NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Apple Crisp - so vibrant, so comfortable, I've said before these are my all-time favourite glosses, and that's still the case. 
  3. Last one is Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in Best of the Best - really the only one in this shade family with some blue content, love it ...

  1. This darker red is ModelCo Lip Crayon in Red Velvet - I wear hardly anything from this brand, their products don't ring my bells at all, but this came in a Lip Monthly bag. It's really quite creamy, and one of the deepest reds in my collection. 
  2. The second one is Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine - divine by name, divine by nature.  
  3. And lucky last is another ModelsPrefer Artist Crayon in the shade Berry. I included it here because to me it's a red rather than a berry ...

  1. This first one is in a family all its own - gee is it a mauve, a nude, a pink? Can't nail it down but it's a stunning shade - Covergirl Katy Kat Matte in Catoure. Nothing else like it in my kit - ADORE!  
  2. Centre one is Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Party Pop, another one from Lip Monthly. I included it as it's such a gorgeous corally shade, but it's very very drying, so I may have to toss it. 
  3. On the right is Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Flirtation - such a comfortable formula, love just about all the shades in this release ...

  1. And the final three! First up is ModelsPrefer Artist Crayon in the shade Coral - pale but ever so flattering on this old chook.  
  2. Centre stage goes to So Susan Liquid Matte Long-Wear Liquid Lipstick, shade Pumpkin  - quite a mouthful but the most comfortable long lasting matte liquid I have ever tried. Survived turkish toast wth vegemite & a fried egg - thank you Lip Monthly! 
  3. And finally another of the Maybelline Color Sensational Bold range - Gone Greige. I'm not a nude lover, but I'm crazy about this mushroomy beigey beauty ...

So that's it for the last quarter, which I don't know about you but it whizzed past me in a blur.  Do any of the above lippies take your fancy? Is there a favourite of yours amongst these?

Next up will be pinks, purples, plums and berries ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx


  1. I really like the Revlon Flirtation on you! Xo

    1. Thanks Amy - it's a coral that I reckon would suit lots of gals, even those who don't think they can wear corals ♥♥♥

  2. So many gorgeous hues that look perfect on you, Kat xx

    1. Aww Indie, you always say the most lovely things hon ♥ Some of these look a lot better than others, but you know me, I get bored so easily unless I have lots of choices lol ♥♥♥

  3. I love these "Wall of lips" posts Kat! The Cosmoholic Gold Gloss certainly changes the base colour! I might need to check out those ModelsPrefer Artist Collection Crayons: there are some nice shades there.

    1. Ooooh loving your description hon - can highly recommend the ModelsPrefer crayons. I particlarly love them because I doubt I'll EVER have to throw them out because they're past their time, I'll actually finish them long before it gets anywhere near that xxx

  4. I'm drawn to the deep reds!


    1. They're spesh hey Ingrid - bold and defining, very flattering if one can find just the right shade, and they don't scream look at me ♥♥♥

  5. Doesn't time just FLY? I cannot get over how soon Christmas is coming! I love all of your lippie pix. I can never take a decent photo of my lips, you are perfect at it! I love the lighter shades here, the pinks especially. I just read Ingrid's comment above, and I have to say for some reason I am really drawn to the deep red lippies at the moment as well! Must be the season! :)

    1. I know Candy, I know, it's kinda scary how the months seem to scoot past faster and faster every year. Thanks for your glowing feedback gorgeous - if it's any consolation, it took me MONTHS to work out how my lips looked even half decent in the camera, and there's only one angle and that's straight on, which is why all my pics are the same lol ♥♥♥