I thought it would be fun to share a couple of illustrations of my lippy collection.
You can clearly see from my blog photos that  I’m a big fan of red lipstick. My favourite brands are Chanel and Mac.  Now I knew I owned a fair few red lippys,  but it was only when I got them all out to photograph and draw these illustrations that I realised just how many different shades of red I owned.
Every now and then I branch out to a dark plum shade and on the very odd occasion I have opted for a corally pink shade.  But it’s  mostly classic red that wins my vote.

My collection spans from high end with Chanel retailing at £28, MAC is a good mid range at £15 and cheap as chips is Kiko with a price tag of just £4!

I have to confess that Chanel lippys are my favourite, they are perfect and never dry my lips out; plus they have a nice finish.   Mind you, I do love MAC lipsticks, but in recent years MAC has mainly produced matte lipsticks, which I do like,  but they don’t half dry your lips out.  But what they lack in moisture, they make up with really good pigment and choice of shades.

What turns your head when seeking out the perfect lippy?

Kiko Raspberry Red
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 38 La Fascinante
Mac Dark Side
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 47 L’amoureuse
Topshop Falling Fast
Mac Retro Matte Ruby Woo
Mac Matte Russian Red
Kiko Burgundy Creamy Lipstick
Kiko Burgundy Smart Fusion
Nars Cruella Valvet Matte

Illustrations by Amy Purfield-Clark