8.31.2012

Beauty- My Favorite Lip Colors

Lipstick can be scary.  Unless you're at a nice makeup store you have to drop $10+ on a tube and hope the color works for you.  I'm not into that.  I love Sephora for lip color.  You can ask a very helpful Sephora employee for advice on brands, colors that compliment your skin color, and they'll clean samples off so you can try them without fear of germs.  After doing all of those things I've found some favorites and thrown all of my other lip products away.  Although I buy Nars which is slightly expensive it lasts all day and I trust the colors.  I also no longer feel the need to impulse buy at drugstores.
Here's my rundown:
  • For the everyday I have a tube of Burt's Bees original in my makeup drawer, my purse, and my work tote.
  • If I just want a lil something for errands or dates like putt putt I go with a tinted Burt's Bees that you can get anywhere.  I love Peony, Champagne, and Rhubarb the most.
  • My everyday lip color is NARS Niagara.
  • If I'm feeling sassy or if my outfit needs something extra I go with NARS Carthage.
  • If I'm dressed up for a date, a fancy wedding, or if I'm feeling classic NARS Red Lizard is the PERFECT red for most skin colors.
Some things to think about: If you're nervous about trying something bold give it a test drive on a day at home.  Matte lipsticks stay on longer because they have less oil in them.  Put on Burt's Bees original every morning so it can soak in while you do your hair and other makeup.  That way you have a nice, moisturized canvas for any lipstick!  I hope that helps you take the guessing game out of lipcolor for you.  It can be intimidating, but lipstick can pull your whole look together and make you feel much more stylish.  Love, Mallory

12 comments:

  1. great shades! i recently made the jump to purchase Nars lipstick and i love it!

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  2. I LOVE all these shades, but do you know of any that are very similar by a cheaper brand? Thanks

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    1. I understand, I'm on a tight budget. However, I've never found any that I love as much because Nars lasts all day because they have a lot less oil in them, so they don't feel as slimy on your lips either. These are the only 3 lipsticks I own. I do have one Covergirl lip stain in a hot pinkish color that lasts all day. Just make sure you use a little bit of chapstick before applying. They will dry your lips out. I think I liked a Rimmel classic red at one point, it was super cheap.

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    2. Wet and wild is a really good really cheap brand. But my favorite drugstore lipstick are from maybelline and Revlon. Revlon has many gorgeous, long-lasting duped for MAC lipsticks.

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  3. OH my gosh this is incredible. I may need to save up a little and buy some Nars. I love the subtle and then the bold color!

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  4. Pretty! I find that the Burts Bees tinted balm always gets onto my teeth though. ALWAYS. ~karen

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  5. I have been looking for that everday shade for AGES now! Thank you so much!! I'm having a giveaway if you've like to enter, http://improvisedintentions.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-giveaway.html xx

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  6. perfect! i've always wanted to have a collection like this but i didn't know where to start. thank you to this blog post :)

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  7. i want a nars niagara that is worth 24$ in amazon.. if it really stays the whole day i will definitely buy that on my next paycheck. i hope..

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  8. Thanks for posting this! Great photos of the lovely lip colours. Do you use any lip liner with these? If so, which brands and colours of lip liner work well with the lipsticks you have selected? I am going to buy the NARS Niagara tomorrow! What a perfect shade for daily use!

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    1. I actually don't own any lip liner. I find that the Nars, especially the matte ones don't slide around at all.

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