My 5 Holy Grail Lipsticks

Monday, January 14, 2013

Here they are, my top five favorite lipsticks! 

I have chosen five that could carry me throughout the year.  I have bought these all in the past year, but I will 100% purchase them again and again. For three of these lipsticks, I did some major research on other blogs and YouTube before I pulled the trigger.

The other two were lovely surprises!

MAC Crème Cup (Cremesheen) 

MAC describes this as "light blue pink."

This is a perfect pinky-nude for my skin tone, but I know this color works for everyone as well. This works great alone or under a gloss. This is my go-to lip pairing for a smokey eye look. Its cremesheen formulation is a dream!

I have a thing for smells good and bad and I can't get enough of the MAC lipstick light vanilla smell. Mmm....

MAC Ravishing (Cremesheen)

MAC describes this as a "clean light peachy coral."

Ravishing is a wonderful color for summer. It's perfect with a slight tan and peach cheeks. Corals can be too trendy for day to day sometimes, but I have found that this color is super wearable for work.

NARS Red Square (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)
This is the J.Crew orange-red matte lip! I do believe they've used a variety of lip colors, but I know for a fact that this color has been used on their gorgeous models.
I admit that I didn't want to pull the trigger on a $24 lip pencil but I am so glad that I did. I have found very similar dupes, but nothing takes my breath away like Red Square. I love that I barely need a mirror to apply this and the matte finish is o-so-chic.

UGH! Can't get over this color. I feel like a model wearing it. LOVE IT.

NARS Dragon Girl (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)

NARS describes Dragon Girl as a "vivid, siren red." This is blue-tone red that makes your teeth look white, white, white! For that alone, you should get it, I do not kid you.

Like Red Square, this shade is a head-turner, so you have to be pretty confident to pull this off in the daytime, but I do it! Also like Red Square, what makes this a Holy Grail for me is the easiness of application combined with the unique color and matte finish.

Wet 'n' Wild 906D Wine Room (Mega Last Lip Color)

The Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last lipsticks are so pigmented. Most of the shades are matte or satin finish, which is my favorite. This color is so gorgeous! I have been wearing Wine Room almost ever day this fall/winter season.

I have tons of wine-berry lipsticks but Wine Room just blows everything out of the water. It just lights up my face. And with that crazy price, I have one at work, a couple at home, one in the car, etc etc etc.

Hope you enjoyed!



1 comment:

  1. Trying to love matte lipcolors but it's not happening.. A serious question because I need someone to explain it to me - why do you like matte lipcolors? What is itabout this look that appeals to you - matte as opposed to a shinier product? Thanks in advance ~ SP


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