It’s about time for another makeup post! If you haven’t already realized, I love me some colorful lipstick. During the winter and fall, I almost always go for a nude or dark red but once that sun starts shining I’m all about that bright pink! I thought it would be fun to round up a few (haha, more like a dozen) of my favorite colorful lippies. I try to go to Ulta, Target, and Sephora for beauty items so I have a few lipsticks that are under $10, too!
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:: PINK ::
Pink is definitely my go-to shade. I normally have a neutral/brown eyeshadow shade on my eyes and pink tones tend to match up best. However, I have been going for the “no-makeup” makeup look lately, which means no shadow most days.
For a bright pop, the shade ‘Elusive’ from Revlon does not disappoint! It has a matte finish and is seriously bright. Maybelline is one of my top choices for drugstore lipsticks, and this tube is a gorgeous, bright pink!
I have a little obsession with the Kylie lippies. I’m not going to lie, they do tend to rub off when I’m eating and drinking but I always love the shades she carries. ‘Koko K‘ is my everyday, go-to pink lipstick. I love the matte finish and it’s a very girly pink. I’d suggest getting the kit, which includes the liner, for the ultimate lip. I also have the ‘Posie K‘, but that’s a little darker and I don’t wear quite as often. ‘Maliboo‘ is another pink shade, but a hint on the nude side.
If I’m feeling a little bit bold, I’ll grab ‘Vixen‘ or ‘Daydream‘ from the Lorac Alter Ego line. I like to wear darker pink lipsticks with either a pink eyeshadow look or white/silvery shadow. Both these lipsticks are creamy, long-lasting, and beautiful shades. I have a full review of these Lorac lippies right here.
I received the bareMinerals ‘Marvelous Moxie’ gloss for Christmas and I’m finally getting around to wearing it. This gloss is almost clear, but there is just a hint of pink which is perfect for a very simple makeup look. I also layer this onto a matte lipstick for a glossy finish!
You can’t go without a Mac lip tube during the summer. I actually only have 2 Mac lipsticks out of almost 100 (slight obsession..). Ulta recently started carrying Mac and I just about flipped out. I always had to order online so I bet I’ll be growing my collection with Ulta! For a muted pink/plum, ‘Craving‘ is your guy. Such a gorgeous shade, I love it. The color is in between a vibrant POP and a subtle pink. The perfect in-between little tube.
:: NUDE ::
I wear lots of nude lipsticks. A lot. They’re simple, match almost every eyeshadow and makeup look, and look pretty with a casual outfit!
I’ve had this lipstick (shade: Nude Embrace) from Maybelline for several years. I can’t believe there’s still something left in the tube, ha! It’s got a pink tint to it and works with every makeup look. Plus, matte finish (obviously). Be careful with picking out a nude, I’d suggest going into Sephora or Ulta (or Target) and finding the right nude that matches your skin tone. You’d be surprised at how hard it is!
This nude (shade: Om) from bareMinerals has been amazing. I just got it and was surprised at how much I loved it. The finish is matte and it’s long-lasting. I love that it’s a tinge darker than my everyday nude, but not a dark brown. Although, I lost it a few weeks ago and can’t find it (Sarah, if you’re reading this, release the tube. I know you took it).
If I want a dark nude, I grab ‘Choker’ from Tarte. It’s pretty dark, so I only wear it when I’m feeling dramatic but I luv luv luv it! The formula for this lipstick is v dreamy, too.
:: REDS + ORANGES ::
‘Mary Jo K‘ is the ultimate red lipstick. The lipstick that Taylor Swift probably uses and is the best for a red lip. Super duper matte and BRIGHT red. This shade is gorgeous and I wear it at least once a week in the summer!
I know a lot of you probably wouldn’t wear this shade but I thought I’d add in a crazy color. The L’Oreal Infallible lip paints come in several colors and are great lippies. Not only did I get a purple shade (more so pink and perfect for fall) I got This orange lipstick legit looks like paint and I LOVE it. I rarely wear it because let’s get real, it’s kinda cray. However, it’s such a fun lipstick shade! The shade is ‘Bewitching Bordeaux‘.
Estee Lauder has a really pretty red lip that’s a tinge orange. The color is very bright and stays on long. My favorite shade is ‘Defiant Coral‘.
On a side note, who comes up with lipstick names? They’re so strange.
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