Olypsticks: The Lipstick Olympics

Saturday, February 22, 2014

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics coming to a close this Sunday, I thought it would be fun to put my lipstick collection to the test and determine my favorite lipsticks in several categories - and the Olypsticks was born!

Obviously, this is limited to my own collection of lipstick and is not all encompassing. Please please tell me your favorite lipsticks for each category too (OR YOU COULD DO YOUR OWN OLYPSTICKS POST ^O^)! <3

Prettiest Tube:
Gold: Tom Ford, Paradiso // The rectangular tube's striking white and gold design screams luxe and elegance.
Silver: MAC, RiRi Woo // MAC's limid edition collections are always among my favorites for their original packaging, and this rose gold design for the RiRi <3's MAC collection is practically perfect!
Bronze: Revlon Lip Butters, Wild Watermelon // I'm smitten with the pretty quilt patterned case that houses the matching lip color inside!

Best Matte:
Gold: MAC, RiRi Woo/Ruby Woo // While this matte lipstick *does* have a very dry formula, this is without a doubt my favorite red for it's gorgeous color and staying power.
Silver: Wet n Wild, Cherry Picking
Bronze: Revlon, Wine Not // Revlon's matte line is unfortunately no longer in production, but keep your eye out for Wine Not, Really Red, and Strawberry Suede on ebay, Amazon, and in drugstores that still stock older products because their formula is amazing - vibrant, completely matte, and not too drying!
Honorable Mention: NYX

Most Pigmented:
Gold: Urban Decay, Jilted // Hyper pigmented and available in a large array of colors, Urban Decay's new line of lipsticks are stunners.
Silver: Wet n Wild, 24 Carrot Gold // If you've been following me for a while, you will know Wet n Wild's line of lipsticks are some of my very favorites (ever) - they out perform some of the "high end" lipsticks I own in terms of pigmentation and longevity and are only $2 a pop!
Bronze: MAC, Ruby Woo // One of the most talked about reds on the market, this lipstick would look good on just about anybody.

Best Value:
Gold: Wet n Wild, Red Velvet // Again, I can't stop seeing praises for these lipsticks - ONLY TWO DOLLARS.
Silver: Revlon, Lover's Coral // Revlon never fails me; with a pretty selection of colors, smooth formula, and with good color pay-off - these lipsticks are a steal at $6 (and are always going on sale)!
Bronze: NYX, Chloe // NYX has quickly become one of my very favorite makeup brands - their round lipsticks are only $4 a pop and with a huge variety of colors, you're bound to find one you'll love!

Most Moisturizing:
Gold: Revlon's Lip Butters, Sweet Tart // After hearing rave after rave about them, I thought there was no way Revlon's lip butters would live up to the hype - they did. Ranging for sheer to more vibrant colors, each one I've tried is incredibly moisturizing and comfortable on the lips - I have three and I can't help but want a million more!
Silver: Too Faced, Juicy Melons // This lipstick just glides on my lips, keeps them hydrated, and still provides good color pay-off - truly impressive.
Bronze: Urban Decay, F-Bomb // The moisturizing formula and high pigmentation of this lipstick makes it a star in my book! Only downside? This lipstick definitely needs a lipliner to keep from feathering!

Best Scent:
Gold: MAC, Rebel // MAC's infamous sweet, vanilla scent is an obvious answer, but it's truly my favorite!
Silver: Too Faced, Juicy Melons // I was immediately struck by the original fragrance this lipstick has - it reminds me of chocolate oranges (I'm not sure why?)!
Bronze: Tom Ford, Paradiso // Along the same lines as MAC's signature scent, this lipstick has a very sweet smell that is absolutely beautiful!

I'll be back next week with a sugary sweet outfit, until then…! <3


  1. Loved the concept of this post, so creative! And I'm definitely a lipstick junkie so I adore reading your recommendations. I wish I could get hold of Wet n Wild lipsticks, I love matte formulas and that colour looks stunning! xx

  2. you create such creative and beautiful content!!

  3. Kailey you are the absolute cutest!! This is such a lovely idea for a post & the little medals are adorable! I'm definitely going to search out a few of these lipsticks.

  4. i love this! i also love lipsticks and i've recently fallen for wet n wild! they dont (seem to) have it in the UK, but i bought 'purty persimmon' on ebay recently to replace my favourite lipstick that's almost gone and isn't sold anymore. i really love it and want more colours now!

    also, do you have any recommendations for nude lipsticks? preferably with a pink/rose tint :)

  5. This is the cutest idea! I am glad you like the Revlon lip butters! They are quite lovely, I actually just picked a couple of them up for my mom and sister for Valentine's Day! If you like these you'd probably like the Maybelline Color Whispers as well :)

  6. best idea for a post ever! I kind of want to do this too haha. The Tom Ford lipstick looks gorgeous and I totally agree with your thoughts on Ruby Woo/RiRi Woo- makes up for its dry formula with general amazingness.

  7. this post is so adorable (and helpful)! I really want to try Too Faced's juicy melons! it sounds divine.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca.

  8. this is the cutest post ever! i feel too overwhelmed trying to pick from my collection but i may give it a shot later!

  9. I loved the pictures!! So professional and cute :3 also, I looove lipsticks, and you have the prettiest lipstick collection!!! I think that I'm now more obsessed because of you <3 <3 xoxox

  10. Yay olympics! This is so cute and super helpful! Thanks so much for sharing! ♥

  11. Love this, and I love how you made them little medals! My fave colour is probably Bourjois Paris's Rouge edition 13. But I''m actually liking topshop lipsticks at the moment too, I was pleasantly surprised. I also love Seventeen's stay pout range for long lasting lipsticks. I just love lipstick really <3

    The Quirky Queer

  12. Such a cute idea! And all of these lipsticks are such pretty colors. :)

  13. This is so cute, I wish I had more lipsticks so I could do something like this!


  14. I love this idea! very clever :D


  15. Cutest post EVER!!! I <3 you Kailey. :)

  16. I love this concept and your recommendations are great. I'm seriously going to be scouring for some Wet & Wild lipsticks on my next drug store adventure. I also really like the scent of the Kate lipsticks by Rimmel, but maybe that's just me.

  17. Heyyy really GREAT idea!!! in TheHappyPotatoes we do our own olypsticks or something similar hahaha :)
    We really enjoy your fun and cute posts (* 0 *) you rocks!

  18. this is one of my favourite ideas, the little medals are so sweet! all of your lipsticks are perfect, will have to try out wet n wild lipsticks... if i can find them in england :/ love your blog! x

  19. This is so cute! I'm going to keep an eye out for Tom Ford lipsticks. They look so gosh darn pretty! I have Mac's Ruby Woo & I absolutely love it!
    P for Pearl

  20. This is such a great feature! I love the fact that you mix inexpensive/drugstore brands with higher end cosmetics. I usually don't shell out for the nicer stuff but sometimes it's fun to splurge - in the meantime, I agree that Wet & Wild is a total bargain!

  21. This is SUCH an amazing idea, I will definitely be using this post as a reference the next time I buy lipstick!

    Junebugs and Georgia Peaches

  22. I'm right there with you about the Wet N Wild lipsticks. I wear them multiple times a week and they're glorious. I have almost all of the colors. I actually wore 24 carrot gold today! The Revlon Lip Butters are great too! I have 4 of those and could definitely go for more. I really want to try those Urban Decay lipsticks sometime, but they're so out of my price range right now.

  23. What a fun post!! :) I absolutely love this idea of Olypsticks. You are one clever little lady! ♥ Tom Ford's packaging is TDF. AH.

  24. This is the most original content ever! It is unique and very cute because you seem to have a magical touch on things. I'm loving seeing new things from you Kailey <3 Olypsticks are born for sure!

    Chamomile Dealer

  25. We already know I'm a huge lipstick junkie (I last counted 38 lipsticks hehe) but this is just THE perfect post! xo

  26. hahah this is sooooo cute! What a great idea!!

    love, polly :)

  27. Hiiiiiiiiiiii :D I finally made a post about lipsticks inspired in yours! hahaha but more simple..


  28. This post is so cute! It's such a good idea, I'm going to be posting my favourite lipsticks soon, please have a look at my blog :) xx


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