Ily Couture cape (it’s so soft!); Old Navy tee and jeans; Sam Edelman Petty boots; ℅ Lulu’s necklace, old (similar.)
All Summer long I live a pretty low key lifestyle. My makeup is neutral, my hair routine is near non existent, and I spend my days by the lake on the beach with my kiddos. I adore it! I spend less time on the exterior and more time with my kids. It. Is. Amazing. Then, like clockwork, Fall arrives and school begins and I find myself longing to have more fun with my makeup and clothes. My full time mama life becomes a bit less chaotic and a bit more regulated. I paint my nails for the first time in months and I find I cannot leave the house without lipstick.
*Sidenote: Sometimes I feel like September is the restart of the year for me, much for than January 1st. I devote more time here on my blog, and more time getting dressed and figuring out what what I want to say (and wear) in this space. I kinda love it;) I may waver back and forth sometimes on whether or not I will keep this space up, but I always, ALWAYS come away with the knowledge that this blog is worth it for me.
ANYWAY. I meant to share more of what I love in regards to lipstick today, and got derailed. Ha.
Let’s talk lipstick then, shall we?
I tend to wear a color on my lips almost all the time when I’m dressed, because it brightens my face and gives me a boost of confidence. I think every outfit looks better with a brighter lip, especially if you are eyeshadow challenged like myself and lips tend to be the focal point! Here are my favorite lip colors and when I like to wear them!
1) It Cosmetics Vitality Lipstain in Je Ne Sais Quoi: This is actually a lipgloss that stains your lips a really pretty pink and is something I wear when I’m NOT wearing a brighter color. It’s natural enough to wear to the gym, and works well for the days you don’t want to worry about reapplying lipstick or being high maintenance. I bought this on a whim last winter and I have faithfully re-bought a new tube every four months or so when it runs out. It’s a dessert island lipgloss for me. It also looks good layered over lipstick! ( I also LOVE this makeup line! Their blush, concealer, and brow gel is AMAZING. Seriously, I’m addicted.)
2) Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick in Lead the Way: I received this lipstick in a gift bag once and was instantly hooked. I love Bare Minerals lipstick (and their serum foundation!), because it goes on really creamy and has a peppermint smell to it. This color is a really dark plum and is a little goth, but I feel really fashion forward and cool when I wear it. Ha! (Cheaper option: Covergirl lipstick in Euphoria! This is a bit darker than the Bare Minerals version, but it gives off the same vibe. I wear them both equally!)
3) Bare Minerals Lipstick in Live It Up: This is my favorite red! I find that a red lip is my favorite, go-to lip color and it really looks great with every single outfit. I wouldn’t leave the house without it! This is a cherry red that is really classic and lasts all day with minimal re-application. (Cheaper option, NYX lip color in Eros! This is a really similar match, maybe even a little more blue toned? It goes on a bit more “slippery” than the Bare Minerals one, but I like the cheaper price;)
4) Bare Minerals Lipstick in Risk It All: This is a really bright pink, with a darker undertone than the cheaper version below. This is a color I wear when I don’t want to go with the full red lip vibe, it works well for work and isn’t super obnoxious or in your face. (Cheaper option, Maybelline lipstick in Fuchsia Fever! This is usually my Summer pink, it has a lighter tone to it and looks awesome with easy looks and minimal makeup, though I do wear it year round sometimes.)
Tell me, what is your favorite lipstick color and/or brand?