My Top 5 Lipsticks of 2016

my top five lipsticks

Today I wanted to share with you my top 5 lipsticks of 2016. And I have to tell, it was extremely hard to narrow it down to just five, being the makeup addict I am.. But, somehow I managed to and now let’s chat a bit about my top picks.

First of all, I’ll start by saying on most days I wear liquid lipsticks, I love the longevity and the opacity of the formula. Not to say I don’t like lipsticks in a bullet form, I just prefer the liquid ones. One thing you’ll rarely see me with are lipglosses, somehow I never reach for them. I wouldn’t mind trying, for example, the Anastasia Beverly Hills ones, as they seem really opaque, but until then I’m sticking to my regular lipsticks.

So, my favorite liquid lipstick, not just for 2016 but more like all-time is Golden Rose Longstay Liquid Matte Lipstick in 10. I know this color is one of their most popular shades, and for a good reason. It’s a perfect mixture of lilac and gray and being a type of more neutral shade it can go with lots of different neutral. What I like about it is its uniqueness, I don’t think there are many lipstick shades such as this one. And, you will certainly not go unnoticed when wearing it, so be prepared!

golden rose liqiud matte lipstick 10

The next one is again a Golden Rose Longstay Liquid Matte Lipstick, this time in 09. This is, I can safely say, my most perfect shade of red. It even surpassed its main competitor, MAC Ruby Woo! I love this shade of red, because it has blue undertones, making your teeth look super white.

golden rose liqiud matte lipstick 09

As you can see, the Golden Rose Longstay Liquid Matte Lipstick was by far my favorite lipstick formula. Here I just tried to name my most worn ones, but I do own many more of them. For a liquid lipstick, they are quite creamy and glide really nice on the lips. They are a bit drying on me, nothing much but still, that is something you might expect with the liquid formula. What makes them stand out in my case is the opacity and the longevity, it’s crazy! They last the entire day on me, even with drinking and eating. Sure, by the end they do rub off a bit, but you can go over with a new layer with to problem. So, from me, thumbs up for these liquid lipsticks!

The next one is another Golden Rose one but in a bullet form. It’s Golden Rose Velvet Matte in 02. This is a perfect everyday shade for me. It’s a pinky/mauvy shade which can really go with almost everything. This is a lipstick I go for whenever I’m unsure of which one to pick. The formula is really creamy, on me not drying at all. It’s matte and lasts a long time. As will liquid ones, I have a nice sized collection of these.

golden rose velvet matte 02

My fourth pick in my top 5 lipsticks of 2016 is another liquid lipstick, NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm. I got this shade after a saw it in a video by Kathleen Lights, one of my fave Youtubers. This is another neutral shade, but this one on me is a mix of gray and brown. It’s not your typical nude, but if you enjoy not so mainstream shades, this is a great one. This formula doesn’t dry completely so it won’t last as long as some other liquid lipsticks, but in return is so creamy and nice on the lips.

nyx liquid suede sandstorm

And finally, my fifth pick is a really bright orange liquid lipstick, I love this shade so much. It’s Milani Amore Mat Lipcreme in 21 Flame. If you’re looking for the perfect bright, almost neon orange, search no more. I could say it’s a true summer shade, but that won’t be true in my case because I wear all colors during the entire year. The formula is nice and creamy, but it can go a tiny bit flakey during the day. When I wear it, I put one thin layer and go on with my day with no issues.

milani amore matte lip creme flame

Here are the swatches of the shades too, starting with GR Liquid Matte in 10, then in 09, followed by GR Velvet Matte in 02, NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm and finally, Milani Amore Matte Lipcreme in Flame.

top five lipsticks swatch

So, there you go, my top 5 lipstick of 2016. I could go on and on about lipsticks, shades, and formulas, as some of my friends now already, but I’ll stop myself here!

What were some of your favorite lipstick shades and formulas? Do you have any recommendations for me?

Till my next post,

Have a great day, Ana