national lipstick day

National Lipstick Day 2017: my current go-to lipsticks

chanel rouge coco shine summer 2017 lipstick colors

Happy National Lipstick Day! In celebration of this day, I thought it would be fun to share with you my three favorite lipsticks for the summer season. While dark colors, and trendy paintable lip colors are great for evenings out on the town, I prefer something a little more subtle and natural during the day.

I have been wearing Chanel’s Rouge Coco sheer lipsticks since I was in my early 20’s. This is my favorite sheer lipstick on the market. It never cakes, and always leaves subtle color. You can see my review of the their summer colors here.

estee lauder pure color love lipstick collection review

The new Estee Lauder Pure Color Love collection is so fabulous! I am addicted to their wide of range of colors. This has become my go-to cream lipstick. I love the subtle pink shades in the collection for summer, and plan to wear darker colors when fall rolls around. You can see my review of the collection here.

yves saint laurent volupte sheer candy lipstick review

I bought this YSL lipstick back in January and am almost done with the tube. I wear it all.the.time! I can’t wait to see the new colors YSL introduces for the fall season. I will be ready for a new tube when fall rolls around! You can see my review here.

What are your favorite lipsticks of the moment?

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My current lipstick favorites

best lipsticks for Italian skin

Clockwise from left: Christian Louboutin Private Number / c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Chanel Melancholie / Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss / MAC Fabby

Happy National Lipstick Day 2016! In honor of lipstick everywhere, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite lipsticks of the moment, as well as one fun fact about lipstick!

Fun fact: “Egyptians like Cleopatra crushed bugs to create a colour of red on their lips.” (Source Google via Wikipedia)

Can you imagine wearing crushed bugs on your lips? I can’t. Ew! It is incredible to learn what women did for fashion in ancient times. Who knows, maybe someday future humans will look at our high heels as some sort of weird torture device. Ha! But I digress. . .

I am a huge fan of pink lipstick, and soft brown lipstick. I prefer matte, and sheer lipsticks, over cream; and I always look for a blue based shade, they help make teeth look whiter. Love that!

Fall 2016 is all about red nail  polish, and red lipstick. I am not a big red lipstick person, or red nail polish fan, so I will be skipping this trend in favor of my tried and true pink or brown lipstick hues. For the end of summer, and early fall, the lipsticks pictured above will be my go-to shades.

I definitely reach for Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa the most, with Chanel Melancholie being my next go-to lipstick. Chanel Mighty, and Energy, were my go-to lipsticks earlier in the spring season, but they have both gone missing! I suspect my daughter has snatched them up; she is famous for stealing my nail polishes. I need to watch her more closely. .

Last week, I bought MAC Fabby, and Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss for transitioning into the fall season. Watch for upcoming reviews of these two lipsticks. I’m really excited about these two colors, and the formulas are fabulous!

What are your favorite lipsticks? Happy National Lipstick Day 2016!

My favorite lipsticks:

Happy National Lipstick Day!

dolce and gabbana shine lipstick shine on

Pictured: Lipstick c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Shine Lipstick” in “Shine On”

Happy National Lipstick Day! In honor of National Lipstick Day, I thought I would talk a little about my favorite lipsticks! But first, let’s review a small bit of lipstick history.

Lipstick was first thought to have been invented roughly 5000 years ago by Sumerian women. According to Wikipedia, Sumerian women crushed gemstones and used the paste to decorate their lips and eyes. Can you imagine crushing gemstones to make cosmetics?! I would die. My instinct would be to create sparkling jewels! But I digress. . .

The use of lipstick continued throughout ancient, and modern history, with civilizations using different types of ingredients to make lipstick; sometimes with toxic results.

Lipstick became popular in England in the 1600’s when Queen Elizabeth used it to color her lips. Only upper class women, and actors wore lipstick at that time. As history progressed, lipstick was commonly thought of as risque; Nice girls, young girls, and unmarried girls, were not permitted to wear lipstick. It was not until the mid-twentieth century that lipstick became acceptable to wear at any age; and in any demographic. Until this time, lipstick was, in general, red. It became acceptable in large part due to new colors brought to market such as pink, peach, and white. The newer colors were seen as less racy, and more of a fashion statement. Isn’t that amazing!

My favorite lipstick colors are pinks, light purples, and sheers. I tend to gravitate towards shine lipsticks, and sheer lipsticks. Matte and cream lipsticks feel too heavy on me. 

The lipstick brands I gravitate towards are Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and Tom Ford. They have the most amazing colors, formulas, and results! The Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick featured in the photo above, is my new favorite lipstick. It offers a light, warm shine on the lip which is sheer, and easy to wear on a daily basis. It matches everything! Love that!

I placed all my favorite lipstick lines in the shopping widget below. What is your favorite lipstick?