Thursday Guest Post- All About Bobbie
Hey there, everyone! My name is Bobbie, and I’m your guest poster today! I suppose I ought to introduce myself- I’m a 122-year-old textile artist from eastern Canada. My hobbies include knitting, weaving, drawing, and listening to loud music. Of course, I also blog about indie makeup at All About Bobbie, which is the main reason why I’m here.
I was having a bit of trouble figuring out what to do for this post- most of the companies I would do an overview of would just be reposted information from my blog anyway. Then, as I went to put on lipstick after having my photo taken for a picture ID, it hit me. If there’s anything I know about besides really bad movies about sharks and music about how hard it is to be a teenager that no girls love, it’s blue lipstick. While I dabble with other colours, I can’t get over my love for the blues. They were what led me to indie in the first place, and now here I am. So, may I present to you, Bobbie’s Current Top Five Favourite Blue Lipsticks!
I must note before I start in that this is 100% my opinion. For example, there are very few lip glosses I like ever, so blue gloss is kind of unrepresented. There are a bunch of nice ones out there, but I’ve not fallen madly for any of them yet. As well, I’m half-vampire, so light blue shades don’t look that great on me and there aren’t any here.
Honourable Mention- Shiro’s Robe And Wizard Hat Intertube
This one doesn’t get a place on the list since you can’t actually buy it anywhere. It’s kind of a pity, since this is my go-to blue on days when my lips are really gross and chapped. For an opaque blue, it has a surprisingly moisturizing formula, and the subtle gold sparkle is a nice touch. If someone randomly offers you this on the street corner or something, take it, it’s nice.
5- Alchimia Apothecary lipstick in Abyssal
Available here. Alchimia is also discontinuing their cosmetics, but the lipsticks are still available. Their formula is quite nice- a good blend of going on opaque and staying around for a while. Sometimes you have to build up the colour, but it’s a pretty good deal. Abyssal is a very bright blue with a bit of shimmer, but not as much as Robe And Wizard Hat.
4- My Beauty Addiction’s HD Lip Paint in Indigo
Available here. MBA actually has a lot of different blues, but Indigo is one of my favourites. It’s a bright blue with warm purple undertones. I really do like the Lip Paints- they have a nice, thick, creamy formula that stays opaque for ages. The only issue is that it tends to stain the lip. Since I wear lipstick every day anyway, it’s less of an issue for me, but if you need to not look like a zombie bare-faced, the HD Lip Paints might not be for you.
3- BeautyBarBaby’s Opulent Opaque Lipstick in Frozen
Available here. I’m a new convert to BeautyBarBaby’s lipsticks, but I really do like the highly pigmented formula. If you live anywhere warmer than here you might need to refrigerate them once in a while, but mine are good at room temperature. This is another bright blue, but it’s a bit more tone-down and cooler than the others. For, you know, your low-key blue lipstick days.
2- Fierce Magenta’s Midnight Sky
Available here. It was hard trying to figure out which of my Fierce Magenta lipsticks would make the number 2 spot, since anyone who knows me knows I will talk about them at any opportunity. The lipsticks are among the best indie lipsticks I’ve found. They’re creamy, moisturizing, and last a respectable amount of time. It eventually came down to “which is the most stereotypically goth” and Midnight Sky easily won that category. It’s a shimmery dark navy blue that’s almost black. It’s still one of my go-to colours.
1- Melt Cosmetics’ DGAF
Available here upon occasion. Melt is often sold out of this, as well as other shades like 6six6 and Bane, which I also desperately want. It’s also a bit pricier than the rest. I don’t know if I would have it if it wasn’t gifted to me. That said, I am so happy I do. It’s a matte royal blue, and it’s actually one of the longest-lasting lipsticks I own. This has lasted me through pasta before. If you can get your hands on it, do so- you won’t be disappointed. (And if you are, I’ll buy it off you, since I can always do with a spare.) The colour is lovely, the formula is lovely, and even the packaging is nice and nonoffensive.
So, there you have it. My six go-to blues, out of the many blues I own. Thanks for reading- I’m going to go look over all the lipsticks I have and try and figure out why I have so many.