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Lime Crime Poisonberry & Serpentina Lipsticks – Swatches, Photos, Review

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I am no longer a Lime Crime lipstick virgin after I picked up their Alchemy Collection which consisted of a delightful eyeshadow palette (see swatches here) and these two STUNNING lipsticks, beautifully named Poisonberry and Serpentina.

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The packaging of the Lime Crime lipsticks is spangly unicorn fun!  But if I had a large collection of Lime Crime lipsticks (*dreaming*), I would have trouble distinguishing them because they all look the same unless you look at the base for the name.

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Both Poisonberry and Serpentina are of a satin finish – my fave finish!

BE WARNED : I was having a bad lip day when I swatched these so my lip wrinkles and flakies are VERY obvious!  Plus the fact that I used my super sensitive DSLR which picks up every little detail.  Yes, that’s right!  You will soon see that there is green lipstick on my teeth!  Pretend you can’t see it.

Lime Crime Poisonberry Lipstick Swatch

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Lime Crime Poisonberry is a vibrant warm violet berry shade which I just INSTANTLY fell in love with.

Lime Crime Serpentine Lipstick Swatch

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Lime Crime Serpentina is an emerald green shade which is just DIVINE!  I have nothing even similar in my vast lipstick collection and I foresee a lip art video with it!  It did, however, make me look even more yellow than my yellow Asian skin!!!

Buy Lime Crime Lipsticks

At US $15.99 each, Lime Crime lipsticks are the bees knees!  Especially if you are into vegan-friendly makeup!!  I bought mine on the Lime Crime website and worldwide postage is around $10 and it arrived within 2 weeks!  In fact, my lipsticks were of extremely good value as I bought them as part of the Alchemy Collection with eyeshadow palette and both lipsticks at $49.99.  (see swatches here)

What are you waiting for?  Go and take a look at the Lime Crime website :)

Link to Lime Crime Poisonberry $15.99
Link to Lime Crime Serpentina $15.99

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipstick BG 957 – review, photos & swatch

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Say hello to Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipstick BG 957, another addition to my Shu Uemura lipstick collection {see Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipstick RD 165 }

I love the formulation of the Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipstick range as they are so comfortable to wear – very lightweight on lips.

At first, I liked the test-tube plastic cap packaging…but then I have somehow got lipstick smeared on the insides of the top end of the cap and it’s impossible to clean it unless I get a test-tube brush cleaner thingy.

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When swatched, BG 957 appears to be a shiny sheer red with brown undertones.  But on my lips, it is a different story…

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The colour of my natural lips must have somehow neutralised the redness of BG 957 and it appears like my lips but better.  This makes Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipstick BG 957 a very work-friendly, everyday neutral lip shade for me.

Have you tried any of the Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipsticks?  What is your favourite shade?  If only, SU would give them names instead of numbers…

Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick – Review, Swatch & Photos

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Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick is definitely not for the faint-hearted.  Blue lipsticks are not part of my everyday looks…but this is coming from the girl who ACTUALLY WORE BLUE LIPSTICK for her final year dance (prom) at High School.  Yes I did.  And no guys asked me to dance!

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Anyway, what else can I say about Illamasqua Apocalips apart from the blatant fact that it is blue?  It’s not true blue but more of a teal-ish kinda blue.  The matte-ness makes this slightly difficult to wear as the formula is a tad dry and it highlights every little lip wrinkle.  My Husband also refused to kiss me…but then again, he doesn’t like it when  I wear red lipstick either!  Weird man!

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*Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick was a PR sample and you may remember seeing it on this lip art video.

Quick Swatches : MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

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The other day I rocked up at my local MAC counter in my post-gym sweaty workout gear sans make-up.  I was dying to buy my first ever MAC red lipstick and I had decided that it would be from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection which has just been released.  There were only 4 of the MAC Marilyn Monroe lipsticks on display so I swatched them on the back of my hand :-

  • Deeply Adored (matte) – vampy deep blue red (altho the lipstick bullet looks more plum)
  • Charmed, I’m Sure (matte) – also a blue-based red (very similar to Sisley Rouge Passion)
  • Love Goddess (satin) – vibrant pink, almost fuchsia
  • Scarlet Ibis (matte) – bright orange-based red
  • Pure Zen – which was not available to swatch – is a rosy beige according to Temptalia
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I’m a satin lippy kinda gal because I like making my lips look juicy.  But I umm-ed and ahh-ed to myself and decided that I would buy Deeply Adored because you can do so much more with a darker lipstick – but after no-one served me after waiting there for a good solid 15 minutes, I upped and left.
There are 2 things I want to say :-
  • MAC SA’s ( = sales assistants) have a really bad rep for giving bad customer service – and I hate to say this so publicly on my blog but it’s true.  Le sigh.
  • The MAC Marilyn Monroe lipsticks cost $38 AUD in Australia but only cost $16.50 USD in USA!!!  Totally not fair!!!

Have you bought anything from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection?  Which lippy shade do you like the most?  And do your local MAC SA’s ignore you too?


Karen Murrell Carnation Mist Lipstick

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As promised from yesterday’s post, say Hello to Karen Murrell Carnation Mist Lipstick.

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Karen Murrell Carnation Mist Lipstick Swatch : a lovely rosy pink shine

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Karen Murrell Carnation Mist Lipstick On My Lips :  Very Angelina Jolie-esque lips, dontcha think?

Lip Stalker Summary

Karen Murrell Carnation Mist Lipstick 

  • Description : Rosy pink satin finish lipstick
  • Similar : to nothing I own!!
  • Smells : Cinammon (I like!)
  • Price : around the $30 mark NZD,
  • Famous last words : Nice neutral pink everyday lipstick colour for the conservative ladies

Same time, same place, next week for the next Karen Murrell Lipstick swatch :)

Introduction to Karen Murrell Lipsticks

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Hello there!  Yes, your favourite stalker, Lip Stalker, is indeed still alive and kicking!  What happened?  I lost my lipstick loving mojo for a couple of months.  [ Long story => I blame it on my hairy upper lip.  I used a hair removal cream on it and it stung like a mofo to the point I shed tears and afterwards, not only did I have a hairy upper lip but it was enhanced by a 'tache rash too!  Not cool!  Now the rash has calmed down but I have a 'tache - I'm growing it for Movember :P ]  Cheekiness (and hairy-ness) aside, let’s take a look at this awesome foursome of Karen Murrell Lipsticks.

  • 06 Carnation Mist – peach pink
  • 07 Fuchsia Shock – bright vibrant blue-based fuchsia pink
  • 08 Coral Dawn – orange coral (similar to Kit Fire Lighter)
  • 09 Sandstorm – nude beige

Who is Karen Murrell??  A New Zealander who has created a certified organic skincare ranges and natural lipsticks.  Best to check out the website if you want more info :

And uh…I can’t find the lipsticks I reviewed on the website so I am not entirely sure if they have been discontinued or getting rebranded or waiting to be released…oops!  I actually got sent these eons ago so I do apologise if you’re reading this Karen!

Karen Murrell

Lip Stalker Likes

  • Whenever I wear 07 Fuchsia Shock and 08 Coral Dawn, the compliments are never-ending and I always get asked where to buy it.
  • The lipsticks are ever-so-slightly tingly and have a cinnamon-y smell (I like that spiciness about it!)
  • Satin finish – I prefer this to matte finishes
  • Doesn’t dry out my lips due to its moisturising ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter
  • They are made totally of natural ingredients and do not contain any mineral oils, animal-based material, parabens or preservatives.

Lip Stalker Dislikes

  • Not easily available to purchase in Australia
  • Cannot distinguish what colour it is unless you store it upside down to show the label but I am OCD-ish and I don’t like storing things upside down

Of course you can see what the lipsticks look like on my lips!  I have FOUR lippylicious Karen Murrel Lipstick lip swatches waiting for you…one day at a time :P  Same time, same place tomorrow!


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Australian beauty addicts have been rejoicing recently due to Illamasqua’s historical move to reduce prices.  Aussies have always had to pay over-inflated prices for cosmetics which is not fair.  I totally agree because as you know, I am from Scotland so when I came to Australia, I was uber-shocked at the crazy prices for drugstore cosmetics; let alone premium cosmetic brands!  Anyway, I am paying tribute to Illamasqua today by showing the classic matte red lipstick – Box – and the newest Empower Palette on my other beauty blog today.

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Illamasqua Lipstick in Box is designed and named after Illamasqua’s Creative Director Alex Box.  She is is instrumental in shaping the brand’s product development, imagery and creative vision from conception to execution.  This is a big bold blue red matte lipstick that every girl should own in their lipstick collection because it is HOT and it makes teeth look extra white which is a big bonus!

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Show-stopping red!  Illamasqua Lipstick in Box – buy it now if you want to have sexy lips like mine *wink* !!!

Illamasqua Lipstick in Box
RRP : $24 AUD
Available in Illamasqua counters in selected Myer stores or online at

Illamasqua Lipstick in Box is a PR sample but all opinions and lips are my own ;)


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Another day, another Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick!!!  Remember 353M Rose Pitimini?  I actually wore that to the Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick launch in Myer a few months ago.  And inside the goody bag was this goody – 163M Dans Ses Bras - another to-die-for lipstick!

I won’t rave on about how much I love the packaging and the lightweight formula of the Rouge in Love lipsticks because you’ve heard it all before.  But the name is a tad suss though.  I studied French years ago at school but if memory serves me correct “dans” means “in” or “under”…so the names “dans ses bras” makes me think “under your bras”.  Ahem…!  I am sure it doesn’t mean that…but anyway…let’s move on…

Lipstick Swatch : Lancome Rouge In Love 163M Dans Ses Bras

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163M Dans Ses Bras is a vibrant coral watermelon red.

Pout ‘n’ Pose

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What’s The Gloss?

Lancome Rouge In Love lipstick in 163M Dans Ses Bras
RRP : $45 AUD
Buy at :  Myer,
Lip Stalker says :  I’m in love with Rouge In Love!

Have your lips been touched by Rouge In Love yet?


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Every woman needs a bold red lipstick.  Here’s one which may tickle your fancy – Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in Rouge Passion L33 (RRP : $62AUD in David Jones)

Encased in a gold coloured case, it screams luxe.  But then again, I would expect nothing less from Sisley.  There is a bold S engraved onto the lid – both front and back.  Just running my finger around the lettering gets me high. (I am a beauty blogger so things like that make me very happy!)

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S is for Sisley.  S is for Sexy.  S is for Sultry.  S is for Successful.  Yes, wearing the Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in Rouge Passion L33 makes me feel Sexy with my Sultry red lips which makes me feel like a strong Successful young woman, thank you very much!

And S is also for Swatch!  Here’s the swatch of L33 Rouge Passion on my NC-30 skin.  It is a classic blue red which means that it will make your teeth appear whiter.

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Some things I need to advise you about Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L33 Rouge Passion :-

  • You will not want to use it because you will not want to ruin the famous gold spiral bullet stamped with the Sisley logo!  (I admired it for weeks!!!)
  • Direct application is slightly tricky with such a strong bold colour so use your lipstick brush or even dab on with fingers for a softer look
  • It lives up to its name of being long lasting!!  And then it slowly fades into a pretty berry stain.
  • You will get compliments and you will get asked what lipstick you are wearing!  Guaranteed!
  • And if you start wearing matching red clothing, then you’re on the same wavelength as me.  Check me and my red lips and red sweater out!

Last but definitely, not least…  I give you a picture of my not-so-perfect lips wearing this perfect red.

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At the time of writing, Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipsticks come in 34 different shades at $62 AUD and are available in David Jones.

Extra reading : 5 Reasons Why I Love Bold Red Lipsticks!

Note : Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L33 Rouge Passion is a press sample.

 Have you tried Sisley lipsticks before?  What is your perfect red lippy?