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.
@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 'Raquel'. For me, this is a tough nude to wear for anything other than a 60s-themed costume party. And since my invites to 60s-themed costume parties are few and far between, I rarely wear this one. Unlike the very sheer Lancôme 'Nuit & Jour' I posted yesterday, NARS Audacious lipsticks are opaque but creamy. I think even an opaque/matte formula would be more forgiving than this, since the creamy texture tends to move around and get trapped in my lip lines. If you're bold enough to try this, though, give it a go! A bold black eyeliner probably wouldn't hurt, either.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'. This, along with the Marc Beauty black gel Highliner, was the 2015 Sephora birthday present, and I picked it up when Janey was about 7 months old. I remember applying both while feeling super schlubby after a pumping session one night, and just the two products looked divine and immediately perked me right up. I love it when makeup does its job. ☺️
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in 'Grande Dame'. Bought this several years back with my buddy Chaunette while on the hunt for a "daytime color with personality". It's since discontinued, but it was quite lovely while it lasted!
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. 🎉
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in 'Amethyst'. Got this in a gift with purchase, so sadly mine is missing the gorgeous gold packaging, but it's not a bad nude! It seems to have some kind of light reflectors in it that aren't typically my cup of tea, but they're making that photo look pretty hot, right? I should keep her out more often.
Chanel Rouge Coco in no. 434 'Mademoiselle'. Big sister to no. 402 'Adrienne', and killer on top of Charlotte Tilbury 'Pillow Talk' liner. Also, saw Mary Greenwell use both of these shades one time on a Get the Gloss video, so I didn't really have a choice, now, did I?
Baby's first Chanel lipstick purchase, and still my favorite, easiest nude: Rouge Coco in no. 402 'Adrienne'