Burberry Lip Velvet in 'Orange Red'. Once my tube of MAC 'So Chaud' became loved to a millimeter of its life, I decided to graduate to the big guns and found this Amazon in a Tube at the Burberry counter. What Burberry's marketing team lacks in imaginative naming, they more than make up for in luxurious packaging: the magnetic closure is everything and THE BULLET IS EMBOSSED IN PLAID, PEOPLE. All that, and it manages to stay put well past 3pm. 'So Chaud' was fun while she lasted, but now that I'm past 35, I don't mind spending $35 on a tube of lipstick to feel fancy.
Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer in no. 06 'Rose Pop'. This little beauty came free in a gift-with-purchase at the Bloomie's Clinique counter, and it made me realize I should revisit this humble line for some equally amazing mattes. It sits all day better than any other mattes I've tried by MAC, Chanel, or Burberry. And it's $18.50, whaaaatttt?
Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in 'Birthday Suit'. After spending approximately $9 bagillion in 2016, it was only fitting to receive this lovely little birthday token from Sephora in return. 🎉
MAC 'So Chaud': first MAC lipstick purchase and my forever signature red, now beloved beyond recognition. ❤💄❤
When I had the brainstorm of creating an Instagram account all about my lipstick collection, I decided it was only fitting to name the account after my first grownup lipstick purchase; hence "EmilySoChaud".