No makeup look is complete without lipstick or gloss. It’s the finishing touch that takes your look up a notch. Whether you’re only wearing a swab of mascara or a full look, a shimmery or matte lip will make you feel sexy and confident. Here are my top recommendations for lipstick and gloss:
Too Face Melted in Neutral Nude
This long wear lipstick differs from most lipsticks as it is liquid. It spreads on evenly like gloss and then dries to a clean matte finish. It lasts for hours and will even withstand your morning coffee. If the finish is too matte for your taste, swipe a tiny bit of gloss over it to loosen it up.
L’Oreal Jennifer’s Nude
L’Oreal is my favorite brand for less expensive lipstick. The quality is still there and the pigment is strong. Many times with cheaper lipsticks, you make a sacrifice.They don’t glide on easily and make your lips look dry with clumpy color. This is not the case with L’Oreal. This specific color is part of an exclusive collection. It’s Jennifer Lopez’s choice of nude and is flattering with any light to medium skin tone.
NARS Roman Holiday
Pastel pink matte lipstick has been a trend for the past few seasons. Pastel pinks brighten your lips without being super crazy. Make sure to keep the rest of your makeup neutral and natural looking if you’re going to go with this bold, bright lip. This shade of pink is flattering and as with most NARS products, this lipstick is high quality and long lasting.
Dior Addict Gloss In Dormeuse
This shimmery pale pink is a great gloss for adding a pop of shine and color to your lips without being too bold or bright. This is a perfect lip gloss for the office.
This lipstick is a shimmering topaz shade. The formula allows for easy glide on color with a creamy consistency. This color is flattering when paired with peach blush and neutral eyeshadow.
This wine colored lipstick is one of my favorites. The color compares to that of a glass of Merlot and is a perfect lip color for a night out.
Loc by Tati Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Wildest Dreams
Red lips are a tough one unless you are Taylor Swift. It’s hard to find a formula that doesn’t wipe off instantly or smudge on your teeth. My biggest fear is walking around with lipstick stained teeth and looking like a clown. This lipstick stays on through anything and I mean, anything. It lasts me for hours without any necessary reapplication. 4 hours later, it still looks like you just put it on. And no teeth stains either! I highly recommend this brand. Tati Westbrook, known for being a beauty YouTube sensation, killed it with this line.
Chanel Glossimer in Spark
My favorite thing about this long lasting lip gloss is that the berry color is mixed with a little gold. It takes your standard berry stained lip and transforms it into something a little less generic. Adding a little gold shimmer is never a bad thing!