What are your favorite lipstick colors? Most days, I wear Bobbi Brown’s Extra Lip Tint (currently two for the price of one! — these sold out earlier in the Nordstrom sale but have been restocked!) in “Bare Pink,” which glides on like a balm but leaves the prettiest flush behind. It can be applied sans mirror. Love.
When I want a little more definition, I like Chantacaille’s Lip Chic in Bourbon Rose, which is similarly moisturizing in formula but imparts a bit more pigment (and the slightest hint of sheen), or Maybelline’s Color Sensational in Romantic Rose. Both of these look very natural on — sort of like a “turned up” or “more polished” version of my natural lip color.
When I’m doing a red lip (haven’t done this in literally a year, I think — sigh) for an evening out, I love Mac’s Lady Danger, which is more of an orange-y red and SO dramatic and fun. When I’m going for a dramatic color in a matte formula like this, I always start the night by applying this scrub, moisturizing with 8 Hour Cream, and then applying this lip primer, which a makeup artist once described as “velcro for lipstick.” It’s truly amazing!
I also have to say I am very impressed with Nars’ Liquid Lipstick for big events where you really want the lip color to stay and you don’t have the opportunity to constantly be checking your lip color in the mirror / reapplying. I recommended this for a friend’s wedding day and she said it was amazing — she barely had to reapply.
One color I’d love to try is Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling Pillow Talk, which people rave about as the perfect nude lip color.
What about you?!