Today let's talk about something I feel very strongly about (ha! passion!) lip colors. I am a true lip gloss/stick/color hoarder and have no less than four in my bag at a time. I mean, a girl has to have options, right? I definitely have very different color choices for different seasons. In the Summer I stick to light neutrals so I can show off my tan, and in the Winter I wear a lot more brights to make everything brighter and cheerier.
Here is what is in my current Winter rotation right now...
left to right:
Honest Beauty Lip Crayon in Mulberry Kiss - This is an amazing wine colored lip crayon that gives serious color. It's intense and on the matte side, but goes perfectly with a really subtle eye and face. The color stays put without being drying at all.
Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss in Tutu 1 - (not available, but Pink Buff literally looks exactly the same.) I love Bobbi Brown glosses because they're not super sticky, they give great color, moisture and stay on for a long time. I have been buying her glosses for over ten years and will always continue to do so because they are AWESOME!
Trish McEvoy Lip Color in Precious Pink - I am a huge Trish McEvoy fan (even if she doesn't rank well on the chemical usage scale, oops!) and her lip colors are definitely one of the reasons why. They all give a sheer wash of color, while moisturizing and have a delicious minty flavor to them. This shade gives the most perfect pinky pink color that can be built up.
Trish McEvoy Lip Color in Perfection - Same reasons as above except that this really is perfection, as in the most perfect nude lipstick ever. I think it's such a perfectly light and flattering shade that will match almost any skin tone. I wear this almost daily and keep a tube in my bag at all times.
YSL Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in 203 - This is a mouthful to say, but it's a great gloss for a reason. It gives amazingly pigmented color for a gloss, is uber lightweight and stays put. It almost seems to seal your lips so that the color stays on for hours. I recommend trying the colors on in store because they can look very different on than what they do in the bottle!
NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue - This is THE best bang for your buck lip color IMHO. It's a fun, girly pink that is moisturizing (do we see an avoid dry lips theme here?) and just doesn't appear cheap at all. A lot of budget brand colors can seem funky on, but this looks like a really beautiful shade of pink with purple undertones. It's my go-to girly color and I love the $5 price point!