There always seems to be so much to do and not enough hours in the day. Between work, social media, taking care of the house, eating healthily, and more, it can be difficult to find time in your day to take care of everything else. Things start to fall to the wayside, and usually it starts with your day-to-day treats. Maybe you skip your bubble bath and take a quick shower instead. Or rather than cooking a healthy dinner at home, you microwave something that’s largely unidentifiable. Well, here’s one thing you won’t have to worry about: finding the perfect lipstick color. I’ve done it for you, so at least in this small way, you won’t have to put your makeup needs second to everything else.
A lot of companies and celebrities put out nude shades this year, like Victoria Beckham’s peachy matte nude. However, this light shade is not nude on a lot of people—though it’s still a very pretty color. Instead, I prefer Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Violet Conviction, which you can get from Sephora. It’s a rich berry-like color that pops, much like the classic bold red lip. However, this lip stain locks onto your lips without bleeding, fading, or needing to reapply every few minutes. It feels weightless, though, and it looks great on a variety of skin tones.
If you’re looking for a night-out go-to, a red lip is hard to beat. Generally, bright holly reds are perfect on any skin tine, but one of my favorite lip pencils from NARS just came out with a new shade: Mysterious Red. Generally, I like their brighter, more orange Dragon Girl, but Mysterious Red is bluer, richer, and, as the name suggests, very femme fatale. It’s an excellent spin on a classic.
Also, if you’d like to go more purple than blue, another berry blast comes in the form of Stila Stay All Day MATTE’ificent Lipstick in Framboise. It’s a long-lasting lipstick that’s sure to make it to midnight!
Whether you choose a subtle nude that matches your skin tone or go for a bold blast of color, your lips are sure to steal the show.