It’s really more of a personal debate that I have with myself all the time. It’s also similar to the question I asked you guys on Friday about whether you wear heels or flats to work.
Here’s my personal stance on lipstick. I LOVE THE WAY IT LOOKS…. on other people.
I think it’s fashionable and pretty (and also brave) to swipe bright, bold color onto lips. But I just can’t seem to do it. Unless I’m going out to a party, which (let’s face it) rarely happens, I have a hard time considering wearing lipstick. I know of girls who don’t leave the house without lipstick.
And I’m a little envious.
I was saying a few weeks ago to someone that I always feel like a child that has gotten into her mother’s makeup drawer when I have lipstick on. For someone who’s morning makeup routine lasts a total of three minutes, lipstick seems overdone. It seems too bright on my pale skin. It seems… like I’m trying to hard.
Maybe I’m missing something? Was there some sort of lesson that I missed in the seventh grade girls bathroom?
The crazy thing is that I actually own lipstick. I get all swept up in the excitement at the Nordstrom makeup counter. Smooth talking saleswomen convince me that “this shade is perfect“for me. I jealously watch my sister effortlessly walk away with new tubes of lipstick and I have to join in on the fun. And then the lipsticks sit at the bottom of my purse or the back of my makeup drawer.
For now, I have a few lipstick alternatives:
As part of this post, Tarte Cosmetics sent me a huge box of all sorts of makeup. My sister and I spent a good afternoon opening everything up and testing out different colors and deciding who got what. I loved pretty much all the products, but I especially loved all the lip tints. The color lasts a LONG time and it really does feel like lip balm, not lipstick.
The consistency of this is great. Very smooth and very, well, hydrating. I am kind of addicted to lip balm and can’t stand it when my lips feel dry. This is perfect. SPF 15? Even better.
I don’t have this, but I’m super interested in trying it out. It deceitfully looks like actual lipstick, which would be great for parties when I want to pretend like I’m wearing the real stuff. If anyone has used this before, please let me know what you think!
The classic lip balm we know and trust… with a hint of color. I really think Burt’s Bees is just fantastic. I love everything from the face wash to the foot cream. This has all the benefits of the good ole’ minty lip balm and a great color. It would be easy to put on all day, for sure. Maybe consider using the regular stuff during the day and switching to this for nights out!
Now, I want to ask: do you wear lipstick? What brands and shades do you love the most?