5 Favorites: Lipstick

Hey guys! I hope this week is treating you well so far. Today I thought I’d share my five favorite lipsticks. I know that not everyone can wear the same colors as I do, but even if the exact colors don’t work, perhaps you’ll find some new lipstick brands to try.

Before I apply lipstick, I always line my lips and fill them in with MAC lip liner in Spice, and I almost always use MAC tinted lipglass in Cultured on top.

MAC Lip Pencil in Spice + MAC Lipglass in Cultured

I find that applying lip liner first helps my lip color stay on so much better, and putting a gloss on top helps my lips look fuller and keeps them moist. The only regular exception is when I wear red, and then I line with glo Minerals Precise Micro Lipliner in Aster Red.

My 5 Favorite Lipsticks

#1. NARS Rosecliff // This is my go-to everyday color that I wear with the MAC lip liner in Spice and then top with the MAC tinted lipglass. This creates a nice, neutral everyday lip. The lipstick itself is moist and goes on easily and stays on well for hours.

#2. Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Pink Mauve // This picture looks nothing like the real lipstick color. It’s much darker than this. I like this for a darker everyday color, but I definitely have to lighten it with the pink lipglass or it’s too bold for my tastes. This is another creamy, semi-matte lipstick that is moisturizing and long lasting.

#3. Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Roseberry // For a drugstore lipstick, this is my favorite brand. It goes on smoothly and feels moist and hydrating. I also have this lipstick in a lighter pink that I wear sometimes, but the Roseberry color is a nice everyday brownish-pink shade.

#4. Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Daybreak // I like this for a natural pink lipstick that goes on fairly sheer and moist. This is the only lip color I wear without a gloss on top. I actually keep this in my purse and use it to layer on when my lipstick wears off during the day. I wouldn’t necessarily buy this again because it’s so expensive (it was an impulse buy; I usually stay under $30) but it’s a wonderful velvety-soft formula designed to coat your lips.

#5. GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper in Lust Red // This is what I wear when I want a red lip, and I line with glo Minerals Precise Micro Lipliner in Aster Red. I like this because I can blot some of it off and it’s not so bold. It’s also supposed to plump your lips as you wear it, but I dunno about all that. It definitely tingles so it feels like it’s doing something.

I’m not one to change things up very often so I’ve used all of these for at least a year. I’m getting ready to replace my Nars Rosecliff because it’s by far and away my favorite daily lip color. I don’t really change much when the seasons change, but I’ve been wanting to find a really cool darker brownish burgundy for fall. Any suggestions?

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