Anyways, I thought I'd try to distract myself (since there's no chance in hell I'll be able to get to sleep feeling like this) by doing this post, which I've been wanting to do for AGES - my favorite lipsticks! Ha, it feels so trivial tonight, but that's exactly what's so great about it. :) Lipstick is my favorite beauty product and I own WAY too many - it was quite a challenge even narrowing it down for this post! And after digging through them all, I realize I should do a post on awful lipsticks that don't suit me at all, too...
Hope you enjoy - and of course, if you'd like arm swatches or lip swatches, I'm always happy to oblige, just ask! :)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture #06 Rose Bergamasque (this is my 2nd tube, and I have another backup!)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture #24 Blond Ingenu
YSL Rouge Pur #148 Tea Rose (discontinued - gutted! This is my 2nd tube and it's almost gone...)
Tom Ford Blush Nude
I wanted to include YSL Rouge Pur Couture #10 Beige Tribute here as well, but I couldn't find my tube ANYWHERE at the time (of course, I found it the next day.. typical). Also forgot to include YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige and #2 Sensual Silk. Can you guess what cosmetic brand is my go-to for lipsticks? ;)
MAC Fleshpot (too nude to wear alone, but I like it as a base for brighter shades!)
MAC The Faerie Glen
Revlon Soft Nude
Boots Natural Collection: Apple Blossom
I'm always looking for great nude lipsticks - I can't get enough! Basically, if it has "peachy pink, nude, pale" etc. in the description, I'm interested. Right now I'm eyeing Lime Crime's new Coquette lipstick and MAC's Playing Koi (which will be released with the Quite Cute collection in April).
YSL Rouge Pur Shine #93 Pink Lychee (this is almost a balm as it's very sheer and lightweight, and the lasting power sucks! The color is gorgeous, though, as is the packaging)
YSL Rouge Volupte #19 Frivolous Pink
MAC Viva Glam Gaga (probably my all-time fave - this is my 2nd tube)
Bobbi Brown Bikini Pink
I've also been loving Rouge D'Armani 508, but I don't know if it's a favorite yet! Another great one I forgot to include is Revlon Primrose - I'd call it a universally flattering lavender pink.
Chanel Rouge Allure Genial
NYX India (this was tricky because it's not really a coral, pink, or nude - it's a mix of all three! I just stuck it in this group because it was so small otherwise!
MAC Jazzed (2nd tube - I wore this almost daily until YSL came out with the Rouge Pur Couture line...)
YSL Rouge Volupte #27 Rose Paris (this is a truly unique shade, a bright coral-y pink with a touch of red - in my top 10 of all time for sure, and great for summer!)
I thought of including MAC's Cut a Caper, but really Jazzed is quite similar and I wore it to DEATH, so I thought, why bother? Lancome's Chris & Tell is another great coral shade in my collection, but I hate the taste/scent of Lancome lipsticks so much I almost can't stand to wear it!
MAC Ruby Woo (perfect for a retro red lip)
MAC Lady Danger (bright orange red - great on its own, but I really love it dabbed in the center of the lipswhen wearing Ruby Woo)
MAC Jungle Red (dark and dramatic)
I'm not a fan of berry shades. Go bold or go home! Actually, go bold or go nude. ;) (Hey, I'm talking about lipsticks, pervs!) I've always wanted MAC's Russian Red but have yet to try it, which is why that one's not on here, if you were wondering. :) I did two posts about red lips a few months back, so if you missed those and are interested in reading, click here and/or here. :)
I hope you enjoyed reading this - it was really therapeutic for me to write it! I'm already feeling a bit better, less "woe is me" and more "I can get through this."
Remember ladies (and gents), don't ever let anyone make you feel like you aren't beautiful and fabulous. Because you are.
As always, thanks for reading.
By the way, I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger the past few weeks! I've really missed you and hopefully I won't let us be apart so long ever again!