I own quite a number of lipsticks but there are a few that I always reach out for. I have found these tubes to be the most flattering on my skin color, plus they can work with a variety of looks, from safe to risque. Sure, I like a lot of other shades, but these particular lipsticks will always be my staples!
Aside from their gorgeous shades, these lippies can be relied on when it comes to staying power and comfortable texture. They're also not the flaky sort as long as I use a lip balm as base.
Indeed, I love, love lipsticks since they can instantly make me feel pretty even though I'm wearing minimal makeup. They also have the ability to cheer me up and allow me to take on a different personality for the duration - imagine that power! Anyway, I'll stop gabbing now and show you my top lipstick picks:
L-R, MLBBs: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Bois de Rose, Bobbie Brown Lipstick in Brownie Pink, Guerlain Rouge G in Galia
MLBB or My Lips But Better shades are a no-brainer. They're the kind to wear when you're going to the office or whenever you simply want a no-fuss au naturel look.
Estee Lauder Bois de Rose
Guerlain lipstick in Galia
Corals and nude: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Crystal Coral, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coral Berry, Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick in Coral Fantasy, Avon Moisture Seduction Lipstick in Tangerine, MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Blankety
Pinky corals work beautifully with my yellow skin! I like wearing them when I need a bit more oomph in a neutral look. I don't wear that many nudes since I find that they're not flattering in photos, but when I do wear a nude lipstick, I always gravitate towards MAC Blankety (mainly because of the reliable formula).
MAC lipstick in Blankety
Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Crystal Coral
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coral Berry
Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick in Coral Fantasy
Avon Moisture Seduction Lipstick in Tangerine
Pinks: NYX Lips Lipstick in Love Angel, NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana, Colour Collection Color Intense Lipstick in Tea Rose, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp, Paul & Joe Lipstick C in Afternoon Delight
There is nothing like a good pink to make a woman feel ladylike and pretty. I like my pinks with dainty dresses and skirts since they complement the mood.
NYX Lips Lipstick in Love Angel
NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana
Colour Collection Color Intense Lipstick in Tea Rose
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp
Paul & Joe Lipstick C in Afternoon Delight
Brights: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia, Avon UMR Lipstick in Charming Pomegranate, VMV Hypoallergenics lipstick in It Girl, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice
Bright lipsticks are show stoppers. When I'm feeling blah I can depend on my brights to get me out of my moody rut. They're also for lazy days when I can't be bothered to wear eye makeup - they're a class of their own! I like reds and fuchsias when it comes to bright lipstick. NYX Louisiana is actually a bright pink, so that should be here.
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia
Avon UMR Lipstick in Charming Pomegranate
VMV Hypoallergenics lipstick in It Girl
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice
Hope you enjoyed this little show and tell. For full reviews, you can search for these lipsticks in the search box on the right sidebar. So, how about you, which lipsticks are your favorites in your collection?