last year, i shared a few of my favorite lipstick shades that i frequently wear (see HERE), but i wanted to share an updated version of that post, complete with lots of pictures below so you can see each shade up close! i still wear several of those shades i blogged about last year, so a few of them are still here, but i’ve added a few new colors to the mix.
i can’t walk by a make up counter and not check out the lipsticks! it’s my thing. i love testing and trying new shades and kinds, and since i don’t do a whole lot when it comes to a make up routine, applying a bit of lipstick always helps me feel a little more put together than i might feel.
also, just a fun fact about these photos josh took of me in the different shades….i kept running inside to change my shirt and lipstick but i’m actually wearing striped pajama pants and slippers in all these photos! haha! the perks of shooting a photo torso up! ;)
here’s my top 5 go-to colors right now….
nars, schiap: gosh, do i love nars. they always get it right when it comes to the right amount of moisture for their matte lipsticks. this bright pink is a fun one that i wear year round. it stays in place perfectly without any lip liner, too. so i can often apply it on the go without even a mirror. it just works really well!
troi ollivierre, george: so one of my go-to colors for years when i’m wanting a brighter orange-y red has been nars heatwave. i’m still am a fan of the heatwave color and texture, but in november i bought this troi ollivierre color which i saw on the jcrew website and had to try since they are always spot on with their color choices. it’s similar to heatwave, but it has a touch more orange to it that i really love (although it’s translating more red in these photos!) this is another one that stays in place really well, which makes eating and drinking and carrying on with my day a piece of cake.
kat von d, underage red: i’ve been looking for something to replace my mac ruby woo for ages. i have loved the ruby woo color, but the matte finish is a little too dry for me, which makes it hard to wear without feeling flaky within a few hours. after testing out a ton of different reds one night after i tucked all the kiddos into bed and took myself on a sephora date by myself, this one proved to be everything i had been searching for. i love this color, and even more, i love that this one is a matte finish but it’s not too dry. it’s my favorite shade right now.
nars charlotte, oxblood burgundy: so this is going to sound so silly, but one of my winter goals was to wear a darker lip. i have always struggled with the darker lips, feeling like they look all sorts of wrong on me. i’ve tried so many this last fall, usually to wipe them off within an hour because it just feels ridiculous. i finally found a shade i like in december when we were in arizona. i do need to use a lip liner with this shade (i use this velvet one), to help hold the darker color in place and not have it bleed anywhere. it also helps eliminate any ring that can sometimes appear with a darker color. i don’t wear this one too often, saving it for date nights or special occasions, but i really love it. it’s a fun one for sure.
maybelline, pink me up: you’ve probably heard me preach about this color already. for years and years and years, this shade has been my everyday color. i buy it in crazy bulk and have one in every handbag and diaper bag i own. i seriously love it. it has a lot of great moisturizer in it as well, so i basically apply it like one might a chapstick. all day every day…. i’m in this if i’m not in a brighter shade up top.
a few other things i’ve found helpful with lipstick wearing:
i love THIS sugar scrub which i use about once or twice a week on my lips to exfoliate and help with dryness.
i do tend to get lipstick on my babies sometimes, but that is what wipes are for.
happy lipstick wearing, folks! but in all seriousness, for the day your hair isn’t done and you’ve got spit up somewhere on you and feeling sort of drab, lipstick! it changes things so fast! ;)