Thursday, June 27, 2019
Today I’m going to talk about summer lip colors. I like to change it up for fall and winter, so I’m strictly talking about summer lips! Also, great minds think alike so please check out my friend Kellyann’s post from yesterday about her favorite lip brands and colors. I swear I’m not copying off of you, Kellyann!
First of all, I really like buying lip colors and I really like having something on my lips, even if I’m going out on the boat.
You have heard me talk about Lipsense before, but I will say it’s hard to get (you must purchase through Facebook or know a consultant) and it’s expensive, so because I’ve talked about it before a long, long time ago, I am strictly going to talk about grocery store, Ulta, and drug store brands today.
I own six colors of Lipsense and have shown them below. I like to replicate the same colors in my LS as I have in my “normal lipstick” arsenal. The photo below represents – gulp – $150 of my hard earned cash. I didn’t buy it all at once and I will say that it lasts forever and doesn’t come off on your glass. But, it feels a bit weird and like rubbing alcohol going on your lips and you are supposed to do three applications followed by their gloss.
Well, I said I wasn’t going to talk about it and then I did! Oops!
Here is my current summer collection of “normal” lipwear.
In the summer I want:
a hot pink
a magenta/purple color
a soft pink
an orangey red
I like the coral and pink for day and the brighter colors for night unless I’m going somewhere out of the ordinary.
I also like to “match” my lip color to my outfit. Is that wrong?
Let’s start with NYX brand. Their butter glosses are amazing. They are only $5 and they smell wonderful and have the perfect consistency. My skin tans pretty easily but also burns so I would say I have a light-medium skin tone. I usually use these as a top coat but sometimes will wear them alone.
Starting from the top:
Sugar cookie – the tube is a magenta so this is a weird name. I don’t regularly eat magenta sugar cookies, but whatever.
Eclair – a medium pink
Creme Brulee – a pinky nude
Lingerie Shimmer gloss
O.k., our grandmothers probably swore by Revlon but I really think it’s a great product. It has a nice consistency and lasts fairly long. The top two and the bottom are all Revlon Superlustrous lipsticks and they sell for 5.99 people!
Top: Wink for Pink
Second one: Blushed
The next two are Maybelline ColorScentational and they are about $6 each, too.
Third one: Brazen Berry
Fourth one: 5th Ave. Fuchsia
Last one: Kiss me Coral
You’ll notice I didn’t mention my all time fave Revlon Goldpearl Plum. I’ve put that up until fall. I don’t necessarily think it’s too fallish, but I am focusing more on the above and below for now.
Most of these are a few years old, but that’s how long they last and I don’t see a difference in them as they get older.
In my photo on the cake stand, I also have an Ipsy pink gloss that I use as a top coat and a Revlon matte stick that I often put below the Kiss Me Coral. I don’t know the brand of the gloss and I don’t even know if they make the Revlon matte stick anymore.
I am really big on layering. I usually can’t stick to just one color and I think it’s kind of fun to see what two colors look like together.
As far as high end brands:
I have used MAC before and loved it. I had a color called “Angel” and I know that Joanna Gaines uses “Fresh Brew” and everyone is crazy for it.
I have heard Bare Minerals is great and I looked for a shade called “Hustler” and couldn’t find it.
What do you think? Any favorites that you see here? What should I try?
PS – I recently cleaned out all my lipcolors and it felt great to declutter and just keep what I love. Thanks, Marie Kondo!