This is something kind of something super lame to admit, but lipstick has pretty much terrified me for a long time. I have pretty large, full lips, so it’s easy for me to look ridiculous with lipstick. Over the years, I’ve come to love it. I don’t like wearing a ton of makeup, so it’s really easy to swipe on only lipstick and mascara and leave the house and still look put together. Here are my 5 go-to lip shades that are always in rotation!
1. MAC Cosmetics ‘Dubbonet’
This was one of the first red lipsticks I’ve ever purchased. It was a great ease into bold lipstick because it’s cream based and a little orange-based so it’s not too vibrant.
2. MAC Cosmetics ‘Rebel’
This is not a safe color at all and I was kind of timid wearing it at first. I quickly ended up loving it! The best thing about Rebel is that it looks amazing on pretty much every skin tone and it is such a fun purple lip color. This one is definitely my go-to in the fall/winter!
3. MAC ‘Flat Out Fabulous’
If you’ve been reading along this summer, you know that Flat Out Fabulous is my jam. It’s the perfect, matte fuchsia lip that’s sure to turn heads during the warmer months!
4. IT Cosmetics ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ Lip Flush + ‘Love’ CC+ Lip Serum ℅
This is my ultimate shade for work and super casual days. I love the subtle pink of the flush and the serum, and not to mention the lip flush really gives my lips much needed hydration. The lip serum also contains anti-aging ingredients, so not only is it gorgeous, but it’s good for you as well! Win/win!
5. Makeup Meltdown Custom Shade ℅
Yes friends, this is a custom lip color that I helped create all by myself. My friend Jenn let me borrow a lipstick at SBScon, and I knew I had to snag this shade for myself. The owner of Makeup Meltdown, Aleah, visited me at my apartment and helped me create a lip color to that would compliment my skin tone perfectly. I showed her photos of myself wearing my friend’s lipstick and she was able to imitate that color perfectly.
She mixed the color on-site, and once I decided on a shade, she had it created and shipped it to my house the very next day. Not only was I able to choose my own lip color, but I was also able to select my own personalized case for it as well. I had to opt for the black and gold case, it gave me serious Chanel vibes! The best part about this entire process is that when I’m ready for a refill, Aleah has saved my custom lipstick combination and I can order another tube with ease.
If any of my D.C. readers are interested in creating their own custom lipstick, Makeup Meltdown is hosting a free event at Vida Fitness on Sunday, August 23rd from 3-5pm (open to nonmembers as well!)
What is your go-to lipstick color?