Since I started this site, I’ve had an influx of readers who are curious about the lip colors I wear in my photos. It wasn’t until the past year that I actually developed a beauty routine and even then, that didn’t involve wearing lip color. I was always the girl who didn’t see fit to wear bookoos of makeup so I would throw on some lipgloss or chap stick (I know, I know.) I was always worrying what others would think if this girl who never wore makeup all of a sudden had bright red lipstick or winged eyeliner on. Obviously, I’ve shed my shyness and have gained a sense of femininity I never quite knew existed. I thought I was a girlie-girl before. Man, was I wrong. These days, I can’t own enough pink and I actually look forward to putting my makeup on. It’s gotten quite ridiculous, actually.
When it comes to budgeting, I get it. You can trust me on that one. However, I have found that there are some things you just can not skimp on. While I do love my CoverGirl, I also love Estee Lauder, MAC, and Elizabeth Arden. My entire makeup bag is a melting pot of drugstore swear-bys and high-end hopefuls. I’ve found that you can hit up the local Walgreens and snag some amazing lip colors but, at the same time, it’s always fun to splurge a little on those department store goodies. Spend the extra $10-15, treat yourself to something beautiful, and love it. You will feel 100% better and you’ll notice a little more “pep” in your step. Plus, lip color is the perfect accessory on those days that you feel under the weather. The photos that follow are the lip colors you will always see me in, rain or shine.
I only recently started wearing red lipstick when one of my best girlfriends lent me her’s for the evening during my bachelorette party. It’s not that I ever had anything against the hue, I just hadn’t given it a chance. I always thought it would look like I had too much makeup on. You’ll usually see this color on me if I’m out for dinner with the hubby. In this photo, I am wearing CoverGirl #305 “Hot Passion” outlined with MAC Lip Pencil in “Redd”. I also used MAC Tinted Lipglass in “Russian Red”. I found that by outlining my lips with concealer and powder really helps them to pop and gives them more of a defined line. I learned that from the fab Keiko Lynn – you might want to check her out, here.
I love this lip color because it’s light and super simple to maintain. If I’m not feeling a red but I’m still wanting something bright, this is the perfect color. In this photo, I’m wearing Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick #71 “Georgia Peach” (which looks identical to “Fiesta”) with Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipgloss #40 “Rose Emotion” to give it a little shine. It’s versatile enough for a girls night out, day spent in the office, or if you’re like me and sitting in the house on a rainy day gets you down – throw this color on for an instant pick-me-up!
I love this lip color because it’s the easiest to reapply while you’re out without having to take your time and blot, blot, blot. It’s actually more of a nude than the photo shows. I love this lipstick because it has a glossy feel and it doesn’t have a disgusting lipstick taste to it! My mother-in-law bought this lipstick for me years ago and I’ve been buying it over and over again ever since. In this photo, I’m wearing Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick #03 “Crystal Pink”. If you’re not a big “lipstick” girl, I highly recommend this color! It’s like a stepping stone to the makeup world, crossed between a nude and a pink hue.
If you’re feeling a little fun, this color is the one you need. It is crossed between an orange and a red lip color and I love that about it. Perfect for summer, fall, and spring and an easy color to wear! I bought this color because I was running out of another coral colored lipstick my mother-in-law had bought me. Long story short, we went to Dillard’s to pick up a few more of the same color (Hi, I’m Kaitlin and I’m a makeup hoarder) and Estee Lauder had canceled the color. I decided to try a different coral and loved it but I’ll always want that one! In this photo, I’m wearing Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick #55 “Neoclassic Coral”.
My favorites (not shown worn: Emani “Blush” & Covergirl #385) + a gorgeous bib necklace ℅ Word Up by Jenny Guill
So, which one is your favorite? Do you love lipstick as much as I do?
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