5 Essential Lipsticks

Happy Thursday beautiful readers!

I must admit that I have waaay too many lip products in my makeup arsenal. I recently cleaned up my makeup stash and I found myself throwing out most of my eye-shadows/eye products but the day I throw away a pretty lip color is the day hell freezes over. I don't know, just something about a fun lippy makes me so happy and feel uber confident! 
I counted up 24 lipsticks and 12 lipglosses. That's 36 lip products (not including chapsticks and lip balms which is a whole 'nother story).
Do I think people need that many lip products? Not at all. It won't stop me from keeping them and insisting that I use every single one (truth is, I don't :/). I do, however, think that I can boil it down to five essential colors that everyone probably should have:

Classic Red: I think every woman should own a perfect red lipstick. Note that not all reds are made the same. Find a shade of red with either a cool or warm undertone (depending, of course, on your skin tone). Personally, I love my matte neutral red lipstick from NYX in 'Perfect Red.'

Soft Pink: Pink pouts are flirty and girly. I love 'Airy Fairy' from Rimmel - it's soft, smells good, and has small gold flecks that shimmer just a bit. 

A "My Lips but Better" Shade: I think this is also a no-brainer - everyone should have a nice lip color that is close to their natural lip color. I love my Dior Addict Lip Glow. I know this is quite pricey but it will flatter every skin tone (because it enhances the natural lip color). For a cheaper option, my personal favorites are Revlon Lip Butters in 'Berry Smoothie' and Maybelline's Color Whispers in 'Rose of Attraction.' An MLBB shade will mean something different for everyone though so try them all out!

Bright Trendy Color: What's the point of lipstick if you're not going to have some fun with it? A fun lip color can be a huge mood-booster! I really love my Revlon Lip Butters in 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Sweet Tart. '

Dark Vampy Color: Perfect for cooler months - my go-to is this Makeup Academy lipstick in 'Shade 1.' It looks red but it has deeper undertones and it's darker than it looks in the packaging. 

What are some of your go-to lipsticks?


  1. You're picked awesome essentials. I would agree that if I were to only own five *gasp* those would be the types of lipsticks I'd keep! I have been looking for Airy Fairy for SO LONG now. I'm wondering if I should just search for it online, because it seems like no shop in my area sells it. You're right, it's so perfect!! I also love the looks of that bright orange color, I'm assuming that's Tutti Frutti? haha! Love the name too!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  2. Love all of your choices! I've been more into lipstick recently but have a hard time wearing it in the winter because my lips are constantly so chapped.

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  4. I love more natural shades so My Lips But Butter is favorite but they are all beautiful colors!


  5. I am a nude shade king of girl but sometimes i find myself wearing red for like a week :)
    Great choices , thanks for sharing !



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