My Luxe Lipstick Collection

There’s something to be said about beautiful packaging.  I know it’s what’s inside that counts and all that, but I can’t help myself, especially when it comes to lipsticks.  No doubt the high-end variety offer some very unique and über luxurious designs and luckily the actual lipsticks themselves are some of my favourites.  So, if you are looking to splurge on some high-end lipsticks, or just plain curious, here is an insight into my luxe lipstick collection.

How could YSL not feature here??  I’ve mentioned the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stains in countless posts (seriously long name I know), and I’ve added to my collection with the YSL Vernis A Levres Vinyl Cream Liquid Lipsticks which are creamier, very pigmented and have a high shine to them too.  I have the colours 412 Rose Mix which is a bright rose-pink and 402 Rouge Remix, which is a bright cherry red.

Centre: YSL Vernis A Lèvres Vinyl Cream in 412 Rose Mix

Another favourite from YSL is the Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks, the formula of which sits somewhere between a lip balm and a lipstick.  These have a very creamy formula and offer just the right amount of pigmentation to give a more natural finish than anything too heavy.  I’m loving the colour 12 Coral Incandescent which is a bright coral.

Of course Charlotte Tilbury with its oh so lovely rose gold packaging is another favourite for high-end lipsticks. The one featured here is the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Coachella Coral.  This is a medium pink coral with a satin and opaque finish and perfect for everyday wear.  I also love the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks and have the colours Sexy Sienna which is a peach and Lost Cherry, a bright pinkish red.

Centre: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Coachella Coral

When fashion houses launch their own beauty ranges it’s so exciting, isn’t it?  That said, it always takes me a while to succumb to the temptation, mostly because I want to make sure I choose a colour that I will get use out of.  Luckily the Tom Ford Lip Colour in Something Wild and the Burberry Lip Velvet in Honeysuckle are my kinda colours.  Of course the branded embossing on the lipstick itself helps.  Something Wild is a pinkish coral and Honeysuckle is a peachy pink with a orange undertone and very natural looking.

Left to right: Burberry Lip Velvet in Honeysuckle and Dior Addict Extreme in Cherie Bow

You can never really go wrong with Dior in terms of formula, packaging and colour selection.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that Dior was my first high-end lipstick purchase.  The one featured here is Dior Addict Extreme in Cherie Bow, a peachy pink and very creamy in formula.  You don’t get this anymore but to be honest all of Dior’s lipsticks are amazing.

The Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in 022 Red Bow Tie has some serious cuteness factor about it.  Super girly with its heart-shaped opening, this lipstick is great for layering.  The first layer applies like a tinted lip balm and the more you apply the more pigmented and shiny the finish – genius.  This colour is a lovely bright cherry red.

Centre left to right: Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lipstick in Torerra and Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Lipstick in Red Bow Tie

I thought I would leave the most outrageously decadent lipstick I own until last.  The Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour was actually a birthday present from my sister last year.  It’s probably not something I would buy myself but as a birthday treat I am not complaining, especially so as the lip colour Torerra is a glamorous party red and just check out the box that it comes in.

These are certainly the most luxurious lipsticks I own, but what about you?  Do you have your eye on any of these? x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Those are all gorgeous and such luxurious looking lipsticks! I kind of wish it didn’t but nice packaging on lipsticks really gets me, damn that good marketing! haha. I’m loving Charlotte Tilbury products at the moment and that coral lipstick looks beautiful 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • I know, I did it over time I must add! x

  • Yes, they do!

  • I agree, drugstore can be just as good x

  • Yes, I know what you mean! x

  • Yes I was very lucky – I wouldn’t buy it for myself either x

  • Thanks lovely. Yes I agree, best to buy Louboutin in store if you get the chance x

  • Thanks 🙂

  • Drugstore lipsticks are also very good and I have many of those too!

  • You can’t go wrong with either of these x

  • They are aren’t they x

  • Out of all the high end designers that do cosmetics, I think YSL really has the most stunning branding. You would almost buy the lipsticks even if they weren’t good purely because they’d make nice decoration around the house.

    Adrianna x |

  • So much gorgeous lippie

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • Oh you have such a beautiful collection of high end lipsticks. That Tom Ford one sounds gorgeous, I’ve been dying to try a TF lipstick for ages!

    The Makeup Directory

  • Such pretty collection! I’m loving the look of that Dior Addict Extreme lippy! x


  • Although I prefer liquid lipsticks, I love all these lipsticks especially that Louboutin because, just look at that packaging! 😀

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • Ellese Launer

    I am such a YSL fan. I have a Dior lipstick but don’t use it as much as I probably should. Thanks for sharing your collection! Xo, Ellese


  • The most pricey lipstick that I have is the Tom Ford ones and I love them, wish I didn’t though because now I want every shade!

    Danielle xx

  • To be honest I have some budget friendly lipsticks that have amazing formulas and I absolutely love using them but you can’t beat the feeling of holding a luxurious product in your hand 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Drugstore versions are just as good I agree but yes nothing like a bit of luxury every now and then!

  • I only have a few luxe lipsticks and among them are the Kiss Kiss lipsticks by Guerlain I won in a recent giveaway. Other than that MAC is my most expensive brand of lipstick, somehow I never splurged on them.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Ooh so many beautiful lippies! I still don’t own any Tom Ford and can never see myself splashing on Louboutin lipstick but I adore YSL & Charlotte Tilbury. Dior is next on my wishlist! xx


    • Me neither but as a pressie i was super excited. You would love Dior x