Over the weekend while visiting my folks, we got to looking through old albums from my mom’s family. One thing that came up was that my grandma always wore red lipstick and my mom had memories of her touching it up right before my grandpa got home from work. That got me thinking about my own stash of lipstick and the colors I love.
So… while my kids were napping I plopped in front of my bedroom window, turned my iPhone on selfie mode and got snapping! These are the shades I’ve worn regularly in the past, plus a few new hues I’ve just picked up! No filters, just good afternoon lighting! And… taking selfies like this feels so weiiiiirdddd.
Clinique Different Lipstick in A Different Grape (top left) Although the name implies a purple tone, this is my day in, day out neutral lip stick. It’s a great color for a polished look, especially if you want to play up your eyes a bit more. I’m almost out (and I never run out of lipstick!) $17.50 at Sephora
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip in Dance with Me (top center) I picked up this color when I did that mini makeover a few weeks ago - and I still love it! It’s a long wearing formula that doesn’t need touched up much (say, after a meal). It also makes my teeth glow white (thanks to some blueish undertones) $21 at Ulta
Maybeline Color Sensational Lip Color in Pretty in Plum (top right) This is my most purple lip and looks really pretty with navy eye makeup (I like to do a navy liquid liner and blue mascara with it). $7.50 at Ulta
Tom Ford Matte Lipcolor in Black Dahlia (middle left) I ordered this lipstick after seeing it in a magazine tested on six different skin tones. Looked pretty on them, looks good on me! It’s definitely dark, perfect for when I’m feeling like a moody bitch! $54 at Nordstrom
NARS Matte Finish Lipstick in Red Lizard (middle right) This was the lipstick color that started it all for me nearly ten years ago. It’s not too blue and not too orange - the perfect classic red! This is the only tube of lipstick I’ve ever bought a second tube of… I love it that much! $28 at Sephora
Amuse Bouche Lipstick from Bite Beauty in Jam (bottom left) I love the rich saturated berry tones happening with this color. It looks pretty full force (as seen here) or dabbed on more subtly! $26 at Sephora
MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili (bottom center) Hello free sample! I love this color and have been wearing it a lot lately (see here and here). I think I’ll end up getting a full sized tube of this spicy orange toned red! $17 at Ulta
MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave (bottom left) For days when I want to go even more neutral than the Clinique Grape, this will do the trick. I just bought it this morning after testing out a dozen other “nude” shades (which honestly just looked like concealer on me #notcute. This has a natural, barely there color that’s really pretty! $17.50 at Ulta