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Happy Wednesday, y’all! Thanks to Jaclyn Hill’s (problematic) lipstick launch, the whole beauty community is taking a deep dive into their lippie collections.
Side note – have you seen the videos of people pulling hair/fibers and plastic balls out of their lipsticks?! I wanted to purchase one of the combos so bad, but lordy we’re gonna need an explanation!
OK, back to the post… if you have been following along recently then you know that I have been going through essentially everything – clothes, shoes, beauty, makeup – and getting rid of things that I don’t genuinely LOVE. By doing so, I not only am able to more easily access my favorites and find the holes in my wardrobe or makeup routine. I realized that I was often reaching for the same old neutral lip combo that was so close to my own lip color, I might as well have been just slapping on a clear gloss.
So, ya girl went on the hunt for a fun bright shade for Summer, a classic nude that is flattering on my skin tone, and a pretty pink shade for more casual days. After quite a bit of trial and error, I found three ride-or-die lippie combos and am so excited to share them with you!
P.S. My train case and lipstick case are both from Victoria’s Secret. Now is the perfect time to snag them if you love pink because they’re in the midst of their Semi Annual Sale!
Let’s start with the brightest and most fun lip combo of the bunch! As someone who takes a ton of photos for my job, I noticed that my lips were totally washed out in all of my images and videos. So naturally, I popped over to Ulta in search of something bright and coral. Kylie’s Lip Kit in Dazzle wound up being perfect – super pigmented, but still totally wearable.
I begin by not only lining my lips with the Dazzle liner, but also filling them in before applying one layer of the liquid lipstick. While this particular Kylie Lip Kit is a velvet so it isn’t transfer-proof, I much prefer it to the mattes because they’re so comfortable and more hydrating on the lips.
If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll add some of Stila’s Liquid Lipstick in Bellisima to the center of my lips for some added dimension and poutiness. This shade was a T.J. Maxx score for $4.99, so be sure to check out your local store for beauty steals.
Not only does MAC’s Electric Wonder Collection have absolutely stunning packaging, the products themselves have quickly become holy grail. On any given day, you’ll typically find me wearing a nude lip.
Depending on how self-tanned I am, I will swap between MAC’s The Naturalist and Feelin’ Sedimental lipsticks, with Feelin’ Sedimental being the lighter nude of the two. Both work beautifully with Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and topped with MAC’s Lipglass in Coral of the Wild.
Pretty in Pink:
Marc Jacobs’ Beauty recently released a new shade – Sugar High – and oh em gee! It’s literal perfection. Pinks tend to be extremely hit or miss, so when I saw how stunning this combo looked on Tati, I immediately splurged on the whole Sugar High collection before it even hit Sephora stores.
I line my lips with the Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil, then apply the Le Marc Lip Crème, and finally top the look with Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss for an added punch of pink.
This is definitely the priciest combo of the bunch, but is hands-down my favorite. The formula of the Le Marc Lip Crème is not only pigmented and hydrating on the lips, but lasts forever! What more can a girl ask for?
If you’re looking to give these three products a try, there is a $25 mini kit that’s limited edition!
Let me know your favorite lipstick combos in the comments below! I am always looking for new products to try!