This has been a requested post from a few people, but I can recall Christine asking me a while ago so it's about time I put it together. If you have a specific post request don't hesitate to ask and I'll mention and link to you in your requested post!
Narrowing down my favorite lipsticks to just a handful was tough, but I picked my ride or die's. Some are drugstore and some are higher end.
Starting from the top and working clockwise:
Maybelline Color Sensational in the color Nude Lust. ($5) This is my favorite for a skin toned lip. When I don't want any color, but you need something...I go for this one because it's almost close to my skin color so it just blends in.
Too Faced, Melted in the color Melted Sugar. ($22) I love the melted lipsticks! They are so smooth and pigmented. My only warning is they show every crack in your lip because it settles into those lines so make sure to put on a layer of chapstick first or use a lip scrub before putting it on.
Milani in the color Uptown Mauve. ($6) The best jewel toned lip! I have owned this for over a year and I just love how rich it is. It's a holiday go-to and definitely a favorite I lean towards in the Fall and Winter.
NYX Lip Butter Gloss in the color Creme Brulee. ($5) I love using this gloss as a top coat to my nude lipsticks if I want a bit of shine. I love pairing it over the Melted Sugar lipstick I have best! I also wear it by itself if I'm running to the grocery store in workout clothes or something casual like that.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. ($8.99) There is no name on this lipstick, but it's a muted pink. I saw these in CVS a few months ago and I just had to try it. I am a sucker for the word "matte". I'm impressed with the pigment and how long this stays on. It's definitely a matte formula, but it doesn't try my lips out like some matte lipsticks do.
MAC in the color Creme Cup. ($17) I bought this as another addition to my nude collection, but it ended up being more pink than I realized. I still really love it, but I consider it a Spring color.
Revlon Lip Butter in the color Cupcake. ($6) An oldie, but goodie! I get asked about this lipstick every time I wear it in pictures. It really just pops as a pretty, sheen pink. Super girly, super pretty! It's also extremely soft and buttery on my lips, but it doesn't tend to last very long (probably hence the price point). I do own a few of these and love them!
MAC in the color Twig. ($17) I saved the best for last! This is my absolute favorite lipstick between the formula and the color. It's my go-to if I can't decide and it's the only lipstick I would continue to purchase over and over and over again. When people ask me if I think MAC is worth the money I say YES! Especially for your every day lip colors. They last forever!
** In honorable mention I wanted to share that I recently bought the Kat Von D lipstick in the color Wolvesmouth ($21) and I'm currently trying it out to see if I like it. I've heard great things about the formula, but we shall see :)
These are a few lipsticks I haven't really cared for. The second Loreal Duo lipstick is ridiculous. I swatched it on my hand and 24 hours later it hadn't budged and wouldn't wash off. I had to use nail polish remover to get it off! I guess if you are going to a wedding and want a lipstick that won't move this is your girl, but be prepared to scrub your lips painfully to get it off.