One of my unofficial 2014 goals was to find a great lip shade. I have been an Aquaphor love for years and years but sometimes you really do need to step it up and a little color never hurt. I have searched high and low for a color that would work well with my skin tone and that gave me the pop of color I envied on other girls. I had no real guidelines and searched high and low for options, but unfortunately most of the drugstore kind did not pass the test. Here are the ten I found:
NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita | Make Up Forever Artist Intense in COLOR 8
MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red | NARS Lipstick in Flamenco
MAC Satin Lipstick in Captive | Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in 07 Peach Absolut
Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Luminizer in Fabulous Fig | Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Endless Pink
Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry | NARS Lip Gloss-Lip Stain Gloss Duo
From these I have worn each half a dozen times and with a combination of my thoughts, my friends input, and how it looks in photography I have found my four signature shades:
One and four are now my go-to daytime shades perfect to swipe on before a meeting or to put the finishing touches on a brunch look. The second and third colors are great evening shades and while I love the idea of a fire engine red lip, I have accepted it is not quite my shade and a deep berry is better with my skin tone. I am so happy one of my 2014 goals has been completed, even if it is a few weeks late, and I have now have go-to shades!
What is your favorite lip color?