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Sheer Lipsticks

I often hear Beauty Vloggers say: what's the point of buying a sheer lipstick? I get that; they cost the same as the regular formula but you don't get that level of opacity. Sheer lipsticks have a very special place in my heart though. They're usually more moisturising and easier to apply. Where matte formulas can emphasize every line in your lips, their sheer counterparts make your lips appear more youthful and supple. The following are a few of the ones that I've tried.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick 'Sheer Rapture'

From the first time I swatched this I knew it was love.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick 'Sheer Rapture' swatch

M.A.C Sheen Supreme Lipstick 'Bare Again' and 'New Temptation'

I think this is the product that really sparked my sheer lipstick interest. These are OGs...probably the earlier version of M.A.C's now permanent PatentPolish Lip Pencils.

M.A.C Sheen Supreme Lipstick 'Bare Again' swatch
M.A.C Sheen Supreme Lipstick 'New Temptation' swatch

Estee Lauder Kissable LipShine '03 Ibiza Kiss'

These are very similar to the Sheen Supremes; almost identical in fact. This light coral shade is so pretty!

Estee Lauder Kissable LipShine '03 Ibiza Kiss' swatch

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer '07 Paradiso'

There's more opacity in this formula than the aforementioned ones but it's still classified as sheer. That suits me just fine because I usually shy away from coral/orange lipsticks. 'Paradiso' has just the right amount of pink that makes it totally stunning.

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer '07 Paradiso' swatch

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 'No.19 Fuchsia In Rage'

This lipstick is very special since this shade stains. So you get comfort and longevity. Along the way I've discovered that this is the exact same color as M.A.C's Heroine so if you wanted even greater wear, pair it with the Heroine lip pencil.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 'No.19 Fuchsia In Rage' swatch
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How do you feel about sheer lipsticks? Waste of money? Glorified lip balm? Let us know in the comments.

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