I have always been in love with makeup, but it wasn’t until the last few years that I’ve gotten halfway decent at it. One thing I’ve always loved is lipstick, I think that comes from how much my mom wore it. She had (and I still have it, I know that’s gross) a Mary-Kate and Ashley brand lip color that she would wear. I think the fact that it’s a Mary-Kate and Ashley brand you should be able to figure out that this lip color is old (I don’t use it, just keep it for the memories).
The thing is, sophomore year of high school this boy I was ~seeing~ made a comment about how my lips were too big for my face, and I believed him. I never wore lipstick because of this, even though I know it was just a snide comment, it stuck with me that lipstick would just exaggerated my already too large of lips.
But then I remembered, boys ain’t shit.
So in college I fell in love with it again. I have a huge collection and tend to stick to darker tones. I have a few high end brands that I live for
- Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lipsticks: I know they’re the same formula as colourpop, but I love the branding and will be a Kardashian/Jenner fan until I die. My favorite shade I own is “Kristen”. It can be slightly drying, but I have never had any problems with flaking, discoloration, or transferring. Only issue is it requires a lip liner- which when I’m lazy seems like the end of the world. This red shade is the only red I will wear, because it’s bright enough to catch some looks, but doesn’t have the whole clown effect. (top left photo)
- Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint: If I had to choose one lipstick to wear for the rest of my life it would be this in the shade “Rose”. I can not say a single bad thing about this lipstick. It i THE PERFECT NUDE. I know that’s a big claim but I truly truly TRULY believe it. Does not stain, does not transfer, does not require a million coats. This is my holy grail of lipsticks. (top right photo)
- Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick: If I’m being honest I don’t really like KVD’s brand. The only thing I’ll use is “Lolita” lipstick. The color is beautiful. It last a long time.I don’t like KVD but this lipstick looks hella good when I feel like putting in the effort. (bottom photo)
For drugstore brands there is only one I’ll really use
- Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color: I own a few shades of this brand, and it’s honestly a very good brand. It’s not drying, flaky, or discolored. Only issue is that it requires multiple applications throughout the time you wear it, which makes it hard when you’re going out and don’t have any pockets or a purse to put it in.
My biggest secret is that I get most of my lip color through Ipsy. For $10 a month you get 5 products, which are usually travel size. I’ve never been disappointed with a month. Yes, there’s products that I don’t use that I’ve received but every month I have received a full size lipstick (usually from a brand I don’t recognize, but have received colourpop and MAC) and have loved every single one. Basically, I’m getting a tube of lipstick for only $10. It’s a blessing.
Moral of the story: don’t listen to dumb boys and wear all of the lipsticks.