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Lipstick Round-up || My Ride or Die's

1.26.2016

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. 

Lipstick Round-up


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 :)



Lipstick Dumps:

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.

What is your favorite lipstick? I'm always looking to add to my collection :)
8 comments on "Lipstick Round-up || My Ride or Die's"
  1. I am also a lipstick junkie and must admit that I love Milani's lipstick formula, I own way too many lip butters, and I am also obsessed with anything matte. Im glad to hear that you like the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color. I hadn't bit the bullet yet because I wasn't sure if it was drying. I have the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita - gorgeous color - BUT it is drying. I am actually currently obsessing over NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick.

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  2. First, this image is AMAZING!!! I love it. I want to try the Mabelline Color Sensation lipstick! I really want to get into lipsticks but my husband hates them. I want to ease him in with some softer shades! Have you tried lip stains? I want to try those too so that it doesn't rub off on him (and baby!)

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  3. OMG I love that mauve!! So gorgeous! I don't know if I would have the guts to wear it though.

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  4. First of all, LOVE that photo. It's gorgeous and so creative! Second, those Milani and NYX colors give me heart eyes and they are two of my favorite brands so I might have to scoop those up! Thanks for sharing love! xx

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  5. Um, can your photo be any more awesome? Anyways, I can't wait to pick some of these up! I love Maybelline and L'Oreal lipsticks, and I agree with you about MAC! Syrup, Modesty and Viva Glam II are my favorites.

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  6. So so so excited you did this post! I'm trying to get more into lip products and we have a very similar skintone so i'm writing these down. I've been wanting to try a Mac lipstick and now I know a couple colors to swatch for myself. Thanks!

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  7. Which are the longest lasting or hold up without coming off on cups or glasses? That's my major must with lipstick (which is typically why I don't wear it).

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  8. i want to wear lipstick but i kiss vi too much i know it'll just end up all over her face. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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