Lipsticks from Maybelline, MAC, L’Oreal and Ka’oir

One of my best friends, Caitlin, is going overseas for a while so she downsized some of her lipstick collection, and I was the one who benefited! Of course, I fully sanitised them before use so please don’t think I’m gross. Some of them are ones I had seen her wear and loved, and others I wasn’t quite sure about, but I was excited nonetheless. I spent a pretty fun afternoon swatching and trying most of them on, all for you, dear readers.

new lipsticks

From left to right –

  • Maybelline New York Colorsensational  – 310 Mochachino
  • L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Intense –  290 Plum Passion
  • MAC Amplified Creme –  Chatter Box
  • MAC Amplified – Show Orchid
  • MAC Matte – Russian Red
  • Maybelline New York Colorsensational – 906 Hot Plum
  • Ka’oir – Gorgeous

L'Oreal Paris color riche 290 plum passion swatch, maybelline colorsensational 310 mochachino swatch

Maybelline’s Mochachino was the one that I was the most unsure about – I’d never worn a  brown lipstick before and I was SURE it’d look terrible on me. To my great pleasure and surprise, it actually looked pretty good. What do you guys think? I don’t even have any other makeup on in this pic because I wasn’t really planning on taking pictures of them on my face but oh well.

Maybelline colorsensational mochachino

Next up we have three MAC lipsticks, one of which I had put on Caitlin that time we played makeup artists. I had been considering buying Chatterbox for that reason, so I’m glad I now own it.

MAC Chatterbox swatch, MAC show Orchid swatch, MAC russian red swatch

I wore Russian Red over the weekend, and it wears really well. It did transfer some, as any lipstick does, but it only needed to be touched up once over about 8 hours of extensive eating and drinking which I consider very impressive. The pictures are from the A Beautiful Mess app which I have been (over)using a lot lately, and the floral headband is from Equip – it was a garden party so it seemed appropriate. Typically I have Strong (negative) Feelings about floral headbands on adults, as controversial as that may be.

 

I was very taken with Ka’oir lipsticks when Caitlin blogged about them, but wasn’t interested in paying $15 for shipping, so I was delighted to see this was in the bag of goodies she gave me. I love bright pink lips, and somehow this one is different to all of the other ones in my collection. I feel like it’s a bit metallic, if that’s not a strange thing to say about lipstick.

Ka oir Gorgeous lipstick

She also gave me another pink lipstick – Maybelline Colorsensational in the shade Hot Plum. I’d dispute that it’s a plum shade, but it is very pretty

Maybelline colorsensation 906 Hot Plum swatch, Ka oir gorgeous swatch

I think I may need to expand my storage after these new additions to my collection! If there’s anything you’d like to see actually on my face, let me know in the comments and I’ll take a picture for you!

lena x

PS this is the third time this year that a friend has gone overseas and left me some beauty products – previously, Teresa from Brush and Bullet gave me a whole bunch of nail polishes. The hole in my heart is being filled with cosmetics.

Comments

comments

  • I love Maybelline Hot Plum in the swatches above!
    I’m not a metallic lipsticks kinda girl either.
    P.S. How lucky of you to be getting lipsticks from friends? hehe

    • lenatalksbeauty

      Lucky to get the lipsticks but sad that she’s leaving!!

  • Analesha L

    I’d never heard of ka’oir before but what a gorgeous colour. $15 for shipping is just a bit over the top thou! I’m not sure I knw many people that would pay that!

    Xx

    • lenatalksbeauty

      Yeah, it doubles the price of a lipstick! Ka’oir is quite a small brand I think which is probably why they charge full price for shipping, unlike a lot of online stores which discount it

    • caity

      You do have to be careful with ka’oir – when I put in the order I expected the colours to be way different! Here’s the original post that got Lena hooked on them: http://www.caitlinkimberley.com/blog/2014/10/21/kaoir-a-lesson-in-managing-expectations

  • Laura

    Lucky you 🙂 You got lot of pretty shades! xo’s

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    • lenatalksbeauty

      I do feel pretty lucky – felt like Christmas!

  • Janneke

    Lucky girl! Love the lipsticks!
    http://www.daisyperson.blogspot.com

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Oooh you lucky thing, you got some gorgeous shades x

  • I love Plum Passion & Show Orchid! You can definitely pull off Mochaccino, too 🙂

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

  • The Plum Passion shade is my favourite, it’s so pretty!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal