Hope y'all had a great weekend. Three more weeks and it's goodbye 2012. I'm kinda sad about it, especially since there is one more thing that I dared myself to do this year, but I'm still procrastinating! 

I was gonna split this post up and do it brand-wise, but I know I will get bored in no time and won't finish what I started. So.... I decided to make it a BIG post, and put them all in one.

Here are the Best Lipsticks of 2012 that I picked out from my collection....

Best MAC Lipsticks 2012:
  1. MAC Party Parrot (Matte) from Iris Apfel Collection ~ Limited Edition. I love this lipstick so much that I feel I should have given it a 5-star rating. Look & Review here
  2. MAC Watch Me Simmer (Amplified) from Shop Cook Collection ~ Limited Edition. Photos & Review here
  3. MAC Peach Blossom from Cremesheen + Pearl Collection ~ Limited Edition. Review here
  4. MAC Ruby Woo (Retro Matte) ~ Permanent. This definitely deserve a 5-star rating now. The very matte finish is just da bomb. Look & Review here
  5. MAC Viva Glam V (Lustre) ~ Permanent. This is such a great natural-looking mlbb (my lips but better) shade. It's famous for suiting most skin tones. Sorry, I totally forgot to review this when I told you in the May Favorites post that I would >.<
  6. MAC Modesty (Cremesheen) ~ Permanent. Another nice pinkish nude that's quite similar to MAC Patisserie. Yet to be reviewed here.
  7. MAC Scarlet Ibis (Matte)  from Marilyn Monroe Collection ~ Limited Edition. Swatched here
  8. MAC Love Goddess (Matte) from Marilyn Monroe Collection ~ Limited Edition. Swatched here
  9. MAC Rebel (Satin) ~ Permanent. Look & Review here
  10. MAC Cosmo (Amplified Creme) ~ Permanent. Review here 
 *There are 2 more that deserve a mention: 
  • MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Bare Again. It's such a nice peachy nude shade. Swatched here
  • MAC Patisserie (Lustre) ~ Permanent. Still my go-to MAC lipstick until now. Review here

Best Maybelline Lipsticks 2012:
  • Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Coral Lustre ~ Review & Swatches here 
  • Maybelline Color Sensational The Jewels Berry Brilliant ~ Review & Swatches here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Pleasure Me Red ~ Review & Swatches here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Totally Toffee ~ Review & Swatches here


Best Colorbar Lipsticks 2012:
  • Colorbar Crème Touch Lipstick in Passionate. Review here
  • Colorbar Velvet Matte in Obsessed Orange. Review here 
  • Colorbar Velvet Matte in Thrilling Pink ~ Review here 
  • Colorbar Velvet Matte in Bare ~I know I got this last year, but I wore it more this year. Review here

Best Chambor Lipsticks 2012:
  • Powder Matte Lipstick in Orange Flambe. Worn here
  • Powder Matte Lipstick in Rubis Rouge. It's a very matte neutral red. It looks warmer than MAC Ruby Woo, but it's not a warm tomato red either. 

Best Revlon Lipsticks 2012:
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart. Review & Swatches here
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle ~ Review & Swatches here
Best Topshop Lipstick 2012 ~ Lip Stick in Clueless

Best Deborah Milano Lipstick 2012 ~  ~Milano Red #9. Shown here

Best Max Factor Lipstick 2012 ~ Elixir Lipstick in Eternal Flame #630

Best Lakmé Lipstick 2012 ~ Rose Kissed Lip Love Lipstick. Review here

Best Faces Lipsticks 2012 ~  Moisture Rich Lipsticks in Ultra Pink 09 & French Rose 07

Best Make Up For Ever Lipstick 2012 ~ Rouge Artist Natural N35. Swatched here

Best Lipstick Packaging 2012:
Hello Kitty Lipsticks ~ Review & Swatches here

Etude House Dear My Lipsticks. I have not even used or photographed the lipsticks yet Shown here

Hope you enjoyed this lipstick porn =D
Which are your favorite lipsticks? It would be very helpful to everyone if you state your skin tone as well.

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


  1. Thanks for sharing. Wow! You are such a cool beauty blogger. Look at all those lipstick! I really like Maybelline "Totally Toffee" - gorgeous color.

  2. Wowwwww... what a compilation.. loved it CZ :)

  3. oh.. lipstick and lip swatches galore =)

  4. I loved this best ! Girl u have put in a lot of effort to do the compilation !

  5. Wow wow wow..!!
    Loved the details and lip swatches :)

  6. awesome list. definitely love the revlon lip butters this year!

  7. I have a few common fav..the pics look awesome together ;)

  8. Super post CZ!..we do share a few common ones..Revlon Colorburst Fuchsia is up there on my list

  9. Great article….!!! Nice to know about new things with helping concept.
    Thanks for sharing this useful information.
    Keep up the good work
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  10. Cuteness OVERLOAD with the Etude House Bow lipsticks!!! I love bowss ;)


  11. beautifulllll colors CZ :D :D and equally beautiful pics :D

  12. Wow! Do you think that Deborah n.9 is a dupe of Love Goddess?

  13. Nice compilation and you have very pretty lips shades collection

  14. Lovely colors! Try Deborah Atomic red shade #19, its a very nice shade of pink.

  15. Which camera do you use btw? You can probably do a tutorial on self photograpy for bloggers, you take amazing pics!

    1. Will check it out sometime. Thanks you! I use a Sony Cybershot...tutorial? I'm very flattered you suggested that, coz it's still a challenge for me. Maybe will do it someday :)


  16. amazing lipsticks especially the MAC ones and I really missed on many. For Max Factor I saw a lovely gorgeous magenta pink which I suggest you should add in your collection.....Lovely post n lovely pics

    1. I love magenta pink lippies so I will check it out Neeraj, thanks!


  17. I love Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart,Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Maybelline Color Sensational Pleasure Me Red,Maybelline Color Sensational Totally Toffee,

  18. Whoa! Too many in number.

    I have so far used Oriflame Studio Artist lipsticks and they're quite nice. A lot of colours in the collection and decently priced too.

    Thanks for the post.

  19. Whoa! Too many in number.

    I have so far used Oriflame Studio Artist lipsticks and they're quite nice. A lot of colours in the collection and decently priced too.

    Thanks for the post.


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