I have a very pale skin and thus try always to add some color to my makeup routine. Red, brown, fuchsia, pink — most of the bright colors seem to fit me well. At the same time, neutrals and pastel tones make me look even paler and even sick. I rarely wear lip gloss when I am going out because regular lipstick looks brighter on photos, but I have a few favorites that I use during the day. Since my morning and evening lipstick colors differ, I usually have a couple of lipsticks in my purse that I apply in accordance with my mood or circumstances.
Lately, I’ve been using the most the following lip products:
This is my absolute favorite red lipstick! It is not burgundy not pinkish not orange red — but simply red lipstick. I feel that color #104 suits my pale skin and green eyes very well. This color is elegant and thus goes the best with classy outfits such as a little black dress, white long-sleeve shirt, or perhaps a traditional suit. I love the fact that this lipstick stays on the entire night and does not dry out my lips. I also adore the design of the tube: it is so elegant and beautiful that I like to just have this lipstick in my bag even if I am not planning to wear it that day. When I write on Style Sprinter that I am a red lipstick addict, I refer to this specific color of Chanel’s Rouge Allure.
It is hard to find a lip color that looks bright and at the same time not “too much” for wearing during the day. Rouge Volupté Shine is one of those rare products that you can wear at any time. An extra “bonus” is that this lipstick is very hydrating and you don’t even need to wear a lip balm underneath it. I got used to this shade and its consistency so much that sometimes I do not even look in the mirror while applying this YSL gem: somehow this lip product always distributes on my lips evenly. I also never wear a lip liner: Rouge Volupté Shine looks beautiful without any additions.
As I said before, I prefer lipsticks over lip glosses, but this shimmery lip gloss by Chanel is an exception. First of all, it is not sticky and thus you can wear it with your hair down. Second of all, it feels very comfortable on your lips: I would call Glossimer a lip conditioner rather than a lip gloss. Finally, I simply adore the color and consistency of this lip product: it is sparkly but natural, intensive but mild. I’ve heard that some girls put this lip gloss on top of their lipstick, but I personally think that Glossimer in Wild Rose by Chanel is so good that it should be worn independently.
I purchased this lipstick almost accidentally over my lunch break at Times Square. One day I forgot to take my cosmetic bag with me before an important event and got this lip product based on a sales person’s advice. Needless to say, I never regretted my accidental purchase. A bit out of my regular color palette, this shade of MAC’s lipstick became one of my favorite lip products ever. I wore this lipstick only accompanied by Dior Nude Compact Powder.
Nevertheless, my new look got a lot of compliments. I keep wearing this lip product with minimal eye makeup and single-tone outfits so my lips are getting all the attention. I also make sure to have with me a water-resistant makeup remover if I am taking this lipstick on a trip. Girl About Town is pretty difficult to remove, but at the same note it stays on your lips the entire night — I rarely need to fix it even after dinner.
In opposition to a lip gloss by Chanel, I prefer to wear this lip product on top of the lipstick. Stay Glossy Last & Shine has a pretty intense color that could be used independently but in my opinion its consistency is too shiny to wear independently. At the same time, it really adds up depth to any lipstick that you put underneath. I usually combine Stay Glossy Last & Shine lip gloss with Maybelline lipsticks — it allows me to have an intensive bright color that looks shiny and creamy but at the same time stays on your lips for the entire night.
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Thank you for reading about my must-have lip products. I wonder what are your favorite lipstick and lip glosses? Do you prefer waterproof products or those that look more natural? Also, how do you remove your lip products?