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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: My Favourite Pink Lipsticks

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In case you didn’t know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women. In 2017, it is estimated that 17,586 women and 144 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is important to remember that most people survive breast cancer. The chance of surviving at least five years has increased from 72% in 1982-1987 to 90% in 2017 which is fantastic and we should try to do everything we can to keep this momentum going!

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So, I thought to honour that and get everyone thinking about the cause, I’d do a post of my favourite pink lipsticks.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Gemini

As I’ve mentioned before, I love Jeffree Star’s liquid lipstick formula. I think I  could even say it’s my favourite… It’s super thin, pigmented, long wearing and builds fairly easily. I love the shade Gemini as it’s a very wearable deep brown- pink nude that isn’t too bright. It dries matte and lasts all day.  I also love the applicator, it’s a small curved doe foot that contours with the lips really easily. I’ve heard a few people hate the smell and say it smells of chemicals, but I don’t mind it at all and it doesn’t last.

This product retails for $18USD and is sold at a variety of retailers. The full list is on the Jeffree Star Website. 

NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie – Exotic

The lip lingerie is another formula that I think is great but definitely not my favourite. However, it is definitely my favourite that is available from the drugstore so I do enjoy wearing it. It’s definitely the longest wearing product out of all of these. This shade, Exotic, is stunning. It’s very similar to Jeffree Star’s Gemini, but it’s deeper and has a more terracotta undertone. I don’t like this applicator as much, it’s still a doe foot which is good but it’s very big and long and can be difficult. But I still think it’s a fantastic product and I have quite a few other shades. Link here for my previous blog post.

This retails for $14.95AUD from Priceline which is a fantastic price and I’d definitely recommend it!

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick – Jacquard 

I love the Colour Pop formula. It’s also very very thin and long wearing. I don’t wear it very often because Jacquard is a very summery, bright, peachy, coral shade, but when I do, I love it. It looks beautiful on and is very comfortable to wear. It has a nice and small doe foot applicator that’s easy to use.

This product retails for $6.00USD and can be purchased from the Colour Pop website. 

Sash Cosmetics – Instigator

I’ve spoken before about how I love the Sash Cosmetics formula. It’s very smooth, pigmented and comfortable to wear. I love the shade Instigator. It’s a lovely warm, deep pink that is quite muted with a bit of a purple undertone. It has a lovely luminous finish and is great for everyday wear.

You can purchase this product for $16.95 from their website. I love being able to support a small Australian brand so I highly recommend checking them out.

Chantecaille Matte Chic – Jerry

This product is very new to my collection and I’m so happy about it. It’s a beautiful product that applies very easily as it’s a whipped formula so isn’t too liquidy. Even with a matte finish it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t bleed. It isn’t transfer-proof at all so keep that in mind. The shade Jerry is a light nude pink with a peach undertone.

This product retails for $57AUD and can be purchased from their website or Mecca. It is a very expensive and there are definitely other brands with just as good, if not better products so I wouldn’t say that this is a necessity, but I definitely love it.

download ❤ All of these products are cruelty free ❤

 

To donate or learn more about breast cancer check out their website. There are so many ways to help out whether they be big or small so have a look to see what you can do 🙂

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ALSO! It’s super important that all women know how to conduct a breast self-exam to be aware of any potential lumps. Here’s a link of how to conduct one.

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