NARS Audacious Lipstick in 'Lana'. I swatched this radiant orangey-red color a few weeks ago and promised myself I'd buy it only if I finally got my act in gear and started tracking every day in #weightwatchers. Two weeks later, I was down three pounds, just in time to pick up this (and a few other lovely goodies) in the Sephora Friends & Family sale. I guess if anything will get me motivated, it's a seriously sexy red lipstick.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips (Matte Revolution) in 'Tell Laura'. Ugh, this is just so perfect. I'm going to see if I can wait like maybe... 4 paychecks before I buy my next color in this formula. I feel magnificent in these lips.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in 'Sexy Sienna'. Ok. In a word, this lipstick is revolutionary. Ok. Perhaps that word is a bit hyperbolic, but YOU GUYS, this formula is AMAZING. I had already spent a fortune today when I sauntered up to the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Bloomingdales to "just try on" one of the matte colors, and was almost to the parking lot when I realized how lightweight and perfectly silky my lips felt, and like some damn Siren song, the Charlotte counter beckoned me back and managed to pry one more chunk of change out of my wallet. Am I sorry? NO, because it's 5 hours later now and my lips still look delicious. And apparently there are '3D glowing pigments' in this tube? I'm telling you, I believe it!! In Charlotte's words, I am "litchrally lit from within!". Now I'm just sitting here daydreaming about owning all the colors. PM me for my address if you'd like to pony up for the next tube. My wallet needs a rest.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in 'Pink Guava'. Hmm. My second Bobbi lipstick and, once again, I'm not in love: this got trapped all over my lips today and kinda takes awhile to layer up to get decent all-over coverage. BUT the color is super delicious: the perfect match to the Chanel 'Turban' polish on my nails. Anyone have any dupes for this color in a formula they love?
Clinique Pop Matte Lip Color + Primer in 'Ruby Pop'. A cheerful pinky red almost exactly the color of Dorothy's slippers, I like to imagine her as MAC Ruby Woo's goody-two-shoes little sister.
Lancôme Lip Lover in No 339 'Fuchsia Attitude', on top of MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner in 'Dynamo'. Am I the only American Lisa Eldridge fan who first discovered Lip Lover glosses through her channel, but misheard them through Lisa's silky-posh accent as "Lip Lavas"? It always made me think of the most gorgeous volcano ever. 🌋💄❤️
Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipstick in 'So Sofia'. Wore this for my Mother's Day brunch today, paired with sunglasses, a pancake or 4, and 2 mimosas: a combination I highly recommend on Mother's Day and all the days. Super creamy and saturated, it's almost a neon red. Pretty killer. Go Marc go!
@lorealmakeup lipstick in no 843 'Toasted Almond'. I picked this up recently at Walgreens for purely nostalgic reasons. Not quite sure this brownie-nude color is doing much for me now, but ca. 1994-1997, this babe was my constant companion. And nothing takes me back to the mopey melodrama of high school like the smell of L'Oréal Colour Riche lipstick. I tell you, it is Angst in a Tube. 😩💄
Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in 'Vintage Rose'. Got this in a gift with purchase when I picked up my 'Peach Lingerie Shimmer' blush, and the two go together perfectly!
NARS Audacious Lipstick in 'Grace'. The last of my 3 Audacious colors, this one's not quite red, not quite pink, not quite coral, but quite entirely fabulous. Each of the Audacious colors are named for a certain Hollywood starlet, and I'm assuming this color's namesake is Grace Kelly. Speaking of Grace Kelly, have you all heard of a podcast called You Must Remember This? I heard Sali Hughes mention it once and checked it out for the first time last week, and discovered it's the most incredible resource for Old Hollywood Gossip Junkies like myself. I listened to the stories on Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly, and I learned such delicious dirt about all three women that I didn't know before. Highly recommended listening, especially while wearing your vampiest red lipstick.