Growing up, I was always addicted (addicted is putting it lightly) with chapstick. I think I got it from my dad, but it's never been medically confirmed. I always carried it in my pocket, purse, and even in my SPORTS BRA while I played sports. It was only within the past 2-3 years that I finally ventured into lipstick, lip gloss and tinted chapstick. The key for me is a product that has SPF (a major bonus!), leaves my lips moisturized and doesn't dry them out, and stays on for a long time!!
I am a huge fan of MAC. Pretty much all of my makeup is purchased there. When I started wearing lipstick on a more regular basis, I started off with MAC Lipglass Viva Glam line. I think I still have this in my makeup organizer and I like to wear it during the warmer summer months.
These days, I'll carry Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with a combination of 1-2 lip colors in my bag any time I go out. However, I did just see that ChapStick recently launched a new line of Total Hydration 3-in-1 that can be found solely at Target. I'm dying to try this product and I'll let you know how I like it when I do.
Everyday Go To
I forget which style blogger recommended Fresh Sugar Lip, but I'm hooked! I started off with the Nude color for a slight shimmer and tons of moisturizer on the lip. With SPF 15, I wanted a more vibrant color to spice things up and tried the Tulip color. AMAZING! This is the perfect color to throw on and know it will stay on for a while.
My boyfriend knows that I always have some color on my lips. Luckily, he doesn't mind it! When I want a darker, deeper color... I'll grab MAC Lipstick in Twig. I really can't say enough amazing things about MAC's lipstick. I swear it never comes off. Even at night when I'm washing my face, I have to really scrub hard with my face wipes to make sure I get it all off. I am constantly getting compliments on this color as I feel like it is not too bold, but still a statement. Some other MAC Lipstick favorite colors are: Up the Amp, Dark Side and Heaux.
Lady in Red
Like I said, I haven't always worn a lip color until recently. So, pulling off a bold RED lip was a bit nerve-wracking for me. I think it was my sister's bachelorette party where we had our makeup done for the big night when I first rocked a red lip. After that, I pulled the trigger and purchased a lipstick of my own for future nights out. I decided to try something less expensive as I wasn't 100% ready to commit. I opted for Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Very Cherry. For only $8... this was a no brainer. This is the perfect color that truly radiates your face. This is another one that stays on perfectly. This is more on the matte side, so I'll throw a red lip gloss on over it when I want more of a shine look.
What's up next for lipsticks? A girlfriend of mine swears my NARS Funny Face. I picked it up at Sephora on New Year's Eve. I have to say... this might be a new front runner for me.