First off, I just wanted to start out by saying I’m sorry we’ve been MIA this last week. It has been a crazy week of changes for Steph and I at work but I’m happy to report that I’m starting a new position as of tomorrow! Change is always good, even though I was sad to close that last chapter.
However, I’m here to talk about one of my favorite things ever. LIPSTICKS!
I didn’t start getting into lipsticks until after high school but once I did, I was hooked. I have a bigger collection of lipsticks than I would like to admit but I’m going to show you what my top 5 are right now.
First and foremost, you should always prime your lips before you put lipstick on, especially matte lip glosses because it dries out your lips. I usually use a chapstick before I put mine on but when I’m being a good girl, I use the MAC Prep + Prime Lip.
You can get this great primer from Ulta here.
My first two faves are from the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick collection by Smashbox. The pretty red at the top is Bang Bang and is my go-to red lipstick. The color is so pretty and deep. The thing about red lipstick is it goes with almost everything. Black/dark colors? Yes. White/tan/beige? Yes. The poppin’ pink on the bottom is Shockaholic. I absolutely love this one because it always makes me feel like spring. I love pairing this baby with dark blues and whites.
Shockaholic and Bang Bang are both available at Ulta!
My last three favorites are all Kylie Lip Kits. I’ve got to hand it to her, they’re freaking great lipsticks. Regardless of what you think of her, you have to try these out.
This is Posie K. It was my very first lipstick from her brand and I’m still in love with it. I bring this around with me all the time because it’s such a classy color and honestly goes with everything (give or take a few colors). I love the dusty mauve colors and this one is perfect. I will definitely be re-ordering this baby once it’s gone.
I LOVE dark lipsticks. Anything around this color (even the deeper purples) and you’ve got me hooked. This is one of my newest Kylie purchases called Clove. I wore it out for the first time this weekend at a carnival with my boyfriend and I was in love. The best thing about dark lipsticks is that it goes well with dark clothing and if you know me, you know that’s my favorite color range.
The last one is Show Off, which is also a new purchase! It’s a bright, light coral pink and it’s so cute!! This is definite spring/summer lipstick and it’s perfect for white clothing and lighter colors. I can’t wait to play around with this one more!
Don’t be afraid to try new colors. Remember that lipstick always looks different on than it does in the tube AND that it looks different on different people, especially different skin tones. In conclusion, you’re going to have a blast trying them on. Worst case scenario, you don’t like it and you can send them to me 🙂
Let me know what your favorite lipsticks are (especially the matte ones because those were meant for me)!