I’ve been taking a break from many things recently, and it seems that includes fun lip colors. I’m trying to get back in the mood for my corals, purples, what have you, but I figured I’d show you what I’ve usually been reaching for lately (save for the vamps, which I occasionally reach for but never as a fail-safe option). I know they all look like the same damn thing, and as a dutiful beauty nut, I’m taking it upon myself to tell you that they’re different! Ahem.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama — I love this shade! Except I realized recently that it has a bunch of v. fine shimmer that gets more and more obvious the more you load it on. So, um. Don’t. Anyway, I love this; it’s a bit of a 90s lip, IMO.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin — I know this as Bea’s favorite NPML (or ever?) shade. It’s very neutral, a sorta pinky-brown that’s pretty perfect for everyday use.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Jubilee — I like using this if I’m feeling more of a juicy lip than a matte finish. It’s a warm nude on the darker side of the spectrum, def. a good nude for medium skintones and maybe a touch darker than a nude (but still a fairly neutral) lip for fair-light skintones.
ILIA Beauty Lipstick in Funnel of Love — This is a pretty bright nude option, with a very slight neon lean. It’s a satin finish and brightens up my complexion. I love using this when I wear fairly heavy eye makeup.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie — This looks like a cousin of Funnel of Love, but a touch pink-peachier, slightly more obvious.
Here are a few photos of me wearing some of the shades, so you can see what I mean!
Anyway, those are my go-tos as of… well, as of the last time I was around here. Do you have any go-to lip colors when you’re too lazy to think? Mine never seem to be the bright ones. x