Give a girl the right lipstick and she can conquer the world!
But seriously, there’s something kind of amazing about sliding on a lipstick & tackling the day! (am I right?!)
That being said, I should probably take my own advice. In the last few months, I’ve found myself layering the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask over my recently plumped pout & heading out the door. With literally hundreds of beautiful lippies sitting idly in my collection, enough is enough + it’s time to start using some of these bad boys.
I thought it might be fun to pick a lip combo every week that I’m going to solely reach for. Posting about it will not only hold me accountable for using them, but hopefully I’ll start #projectpanning some of these lipsticks! Plus… maybe it’ll give you some lip combo ideas that you’ll want to replicate. Who knows! By now, it should also come as no surprise that I’m ALL about a nude lip. Posting these weekly lip combos will hopefully push me out of my comfort zone & as the weeks go on, the lip combos will get darker (hello Fall)!
Anyways, without further ado, let’s get into it!
Kicking off my first weekly lip combo are the following two lippies:
L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner in the shade “Beyond Pink”
For someone who is as lip obsessed as I am, I’ve never really been into lip liners. It took getting lip injections (more on that later) to finally see the value, because the bigger the better, right?! Since entering into the world of lip injections about 2 years ago, I’ve been on a constant search for the perfect lip liner. One that not only matches my lip color (and therefore looks natural), but one that lasts a long time without budging! Who knew that the perfect lip liner was in front of me this whole time…at Walmart. The L’Oreal Colour Riche liners are pretty perfect if you ask me. They retail for $11 CAD (even though that kind of seems insane for a drugstore brand with only 0.2 g of PRODUCT in it) and they come in 8 perfect shades. No matter what the lip color, they’ve gotcha covered!
Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Lipstick in the shade “Pillow Talk”
Anyone who is a fan of Charlotte Tilbury will know a thing or two about the “Pillow Talk” lipstick/shade range. I’ve been a longtime fan of the Matte Revolution lipsticks (specifically in Pillow Talk) and made the incorrect assumption that the Superstar Lips Lipstick would be a similar shade to the original. To say I was shocked when I opened up the little lipstick box would be an understatement. This lipstick was NOT at all what I was expecting and held no resemblance to my original Pillow Talk lippie. The original was a pinky nude and this appeared brown…very, very brown.
This my lovely friends, is a prime example of how NOT to judge a book by its cover, or in this case, lipstick by its color. While the bullet does appear to be quite dark, one swipe on the lips and you’re left with the perfect Fall time glossy nude. Emphasis on gloss! This is one glossy lipstick lovelies! Not only that, but it’s long lasting, incredibly hydrating + truly unlike any other lipstick I’ve tried in my 30 years of existence. Sephora.ca offers two of these Superstar Lips Lipsticks in Pillow Talk, one with a shimmer finish (which I purchased), and the other a metallic finish.
All in all, this is the loveliest LITTLE lipstick I’ve ever set my eyes on. Why is the word “little” in caps, underlined + bold you might ask? This might be one of the most expensive AND smallest lipsticks I’ve ever purchased. For $42 CAD, this beautiful rose gold encased lipstick is the same size as one of those long, narrow Soft Lips balms…you know, the ones that cost $3 because you’re getting the tiniest amount of product?! I understand that you’re paying for the name, however for that price I would at least expect it to be the size of a regular lipstick, no? I mean, it’s not like I’m expecting it to sing and dance for me while I put it on (haha). *Rant Over*.
Anyways, I’ve been loving this lip combo and am excited to see what next week has in store!
What lip combos have you been loving lately?
Thanks for stopping by + until next time,