Last July, I posted a "What's In My Bag?" tour, because I so loved those types of videos on YouTube at that time. Before that, I had always known that I had a problem with lip glosses and balms, but I hadn't truly realized until that day how bad it was, and how much it had spread from balms and glosses to actual lipsticks. I actually own over 25 lipsticks now, in a range of brands and types, -mostly in shades of red and reddish-pink, but with more than a few nude shades thrown in for the days when I want lipstick but not color. The crazy thing is, in all of those lip products, I've noticed a definite trend.
The shades I have are shown in the photo graphic, but are also listed (and linked for easy purchasing if you'd like to try them) below:
- Coral of the Story - a beautiful, bright coral that's just a bit pink against my fair skin. It's a great daytime color, and I'm glad my daughter thought I would like it as a Christmas gift.
- Rico Mauve - this is the first one that I bought for myself, and it is by far my favorite of my collection. When first applied, the mauve shade gives my complexion just enough pop to feel beautiful, and once set, the stain lasts for hours without need to reapply (this is true for the entire line so far, in my experience), and this stain shade is simply perfect for every wear for me. It's my go-to lipstick, always - and I'm never without it.
- Red-ioactive - a red that's just shy of being a true red. On my very fair skin tone, this comes off almost perfectly, with just the right pinkness, just the right boldness, and just the right amount of brazen fire. It's a great color for going out, for a night on a town, or for a date where you want to make an extra-bold impression. Personally? I'll even be bold enough to bust this bad boy out right in the middle of the afternoon. Sometimes a girl just needs a sassy lip, doesn't she?