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Friday, 5 April 2013

One's A Party, Two's A Crowd... NOT!

So a few months ago (I'd say maybe a month and a half seeing as I haven't had this blog for long) I had a near mental breakdown when I discovered Topshop in Sydney stopped selling the Beguiled lipstick that I so badly loved for the season. My love for wine is slowly becoming a sickness, I need help!


As a last minute I'm bored but I have 20 minutes until work starts visit to Myer in the city, I made an impulsive splurge at MAC and purchased a wine shaded matte lipstick, Diva. Not only that but I purchased the closest shade of lip liner available, Burgundy. 



I felt pretty good with myself as I went to work for a few hours; knowing that my quest for the perfect shade of wine was completed I thought I'd treat myself to a little bit of shopping. That was when I saw it, dammit. On the shelves of the Topshop make up section, the word Beguiled just staring back at me, smiling. I was furious, I was confused, I was silly. Without even thinking about what I had done just six hours earlier I marched to the counter and completed the transaction for my lipstick.


So, I guess you can now say I have two of the same shades of lipsticks - and this actually isn't the first time! You can't tell me you've never bought the same nail polish shade because you liked the shade so much! Hmm, thought so!



I noticed however, as close as they may be, when I used them I noticed significant differences. Which is odd considering I thought I loved the Topshop's coverage! And I still do, I'll have you know. Diva seemed to glide more easily, I guess that's what is expected from a MAC lipstick. I felt that I instantly knew I'd get a much fuller lip from it. Whilst Beguiled, whilst it has amazing pigmentation too had more sheen to it, so it made me even more happier.

MAC's Diva in Matte vs Topshop's Beguiled, in natural light
In terms of value for money however, I still believe I'm in a win win situation. I have yet to fall for a drug store brand lipstick; they either seem to thin, last for a very small amount of time and seem to be worth double what I paid for with Topshop! In Sydney, MAC lipsticks usually range between $20 - $30 so it's a given you expect top notch standards, which I do and did receive. For only paying $15 at Topshop I'm still so pleased with the amount of pigmentation and the duration of the lipcolour. Given you use a lipliner like I do, I can actually go a whole 10 hour shift of talking to people.

Why can't all my other lipsticks last like this?

So I guess this union could only mean one thing: t that I now have a Beguiled wine lippy for the day time and a Diva matte lippy for night! And if I ever had to go from day to night I wouldn't have to worry about removing one shade to another, because I could simply go over it like a usual lipliner would. (BWHAHAHA)

I guess when you put two shades of wine together you really get to spot the difference; one makes me feel like red velvet cupcakes the other makes me want to write love letters and seal it with a kiss.

MAC's Diva in Matte vs Topshop's Beguiled, in flash
What I've also fallen in love with in terms of lip care is my spur of the moment purchase: Lush's Mint Julips Lip Scrub. I've been sick of having such horribly chapped lips, and since winter is slowly approaching I couldn't deal! I'm actually surprised with how addicted I am to it, and how I need to refrain from eating it every now and then. But it tastes like white chocolate, with a minty twist its delightful even if it is just tasty sugar.



 So how about you guys? Ever loved a shade so much you splurged like I did in the same day? Or perhaps, anything in general? Maybe I should stay away from the wine for a little while...



32 comments:

  1. haha wow! They are such nice colours! I definitely want to try the Lush lip scrub! I would love it if you took a look at my blog; maybe we could follow each other:) xx
    http://colourmein-sc.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. i absolutely love the lip scrub! it smells so delicious i can't help myself! but i'll check out your blog! :) x

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  2. Your blog is lovely! I have followed you...

    channichic.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much! i've followed you back x

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  3. I very nearly bought diva the other day! It's gorgeous xx

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    1. it really is such a gorgeous colour! definitely worth it! :) x

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  4. Love the blog, I'm following back!
    Diva is such a brilliant colour, I'm a sucker for reds too :)

    http://mapetiteinfini.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much! me too, such a classic colour!

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  5. I love the lip sugar scrubs from Lush so much, great post!
    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. nice shades;)X


    http://throughartrelatedtofashion.blogspot.com/

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  7. signature lip colours! lovely blog

    love georgia
    x

    learningwithlipstick.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank youu! i'll check out your blog :) x

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  8. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for following me hun, i am following you too :) I love the look of Diva! and i also lovee your blog header btw.. lovely blog :) xxx

    www.stylebykls.blogspot.com

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  9. Sure!! I just followed you via Bloglovin and gfc :) now I wait for you :)

    www.modishyou.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank you so much for following me! Now I'm following you! :)

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  11. beautiful photos <3

    love your blog so much, follow u now beauty :*

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  12. They are both pretty shades :) I just started following you feel free to follow back if you want to!

    Xx
    /S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

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  13. I actually love topshop make up especially the lipsticks - for the price it is i think it's really great quality! great post :) <3 <3

    http://stylingbyjong.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog! :)
    Your blog is fab and I now follow!
    This is a great review, I've used Topshop's lip marker before which is really good, but will definitely be purchasing one of their lipsticks now! :)

    Sophie x

    Daydreamsandstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I love the wine shade! I prefer Mac because I haven't tested the Topshop yet! :)

    http://dresstoexpressyou.blogspot.gr/

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  16. Lovely shades darling! I'll definitely get Diva for fall and winter! :)) Great post! <3

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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  17. Nicw shades, prefer the Topshop one though :)

    I really like your blog so I'm now following you on GFC. Would love it if you checked out my blog as it would mean a lot! Maybe even follow back if you like it ;)

    Looking forward to your next post xx

    http://beautytricks1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Love those colors My obsession are all shades of purple, dark colors. I feel it looks nice of darker complexions

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  19. Love the MAC shade especially!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  20. I have the same MAC lipstick, I must say it is very very bold for me but I think it is nice with simple outfits. <3

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  21. I just bought some chocolate mint lotion and love it...Now I feel like that lip scrub would complement it well. :)

    www.ameliorerlavie.blogspot.com

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  22. All these picks look awesome!
    http://futurereflectionsk.blogspot.com/

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  23. That mint scrub sounds so tasty!!! I have it in strawberry, I see a trip to lush on the horizon :)

    http://graciiousme.blogspot.co.uk/

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Hello! Thanks so much for leaving a comment it actually means the world to me knowing someone is reading! With that being said I do read every comment and try my best to reply. If you'd like me to check out your blog feel free to leave a link, I would best appreciate it if you followed back too!

Much love, Niki :) x

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