Favorite Lip Colors of 2018

There is no shortage of lipsticks and I’ve got cases full of them to prove it. So why is it, having all those options, we end up using only two or three favorites at most? This is simply because they work, they do their job and most likely they smell and taste good. Just saying. The moment I feel like I am sticking a little too close to my safe bets I try to branch out and find some new reliables for my makeup kit.

After careful consideration here are my top nude and pink lipstick finds of 2018.

 

  1. TOO FACED: MAKEUP ME HAPPY

Why I love it: This color is PINK. Like REALLY pink. So I love using it on clients who want POPP’IN PINK on their lips and can’t get enough pink. What’s really cool about this pink and why I use it often is that a little bit of this goes a long way. I mix in a smidge of this with my regular nude pinks to brighten the lip and get a more “glowy” and fresh look. Try it and you’l truly understand the multi use of this power pink!

 

2. YSL: ROUGE PUR COUTURE SLIM MATTE #17 NUDE ANTONYM

Why I love it: The formula lasts, smells like a floral and does not dry out the lips. This came out earlier this fall and really delivered a wide range of colors. My favorite was #17. I was looking for some updated plum colors that didn’t match what I wore in the 90’s and fell in love. As a bonus lip color- go for #17 if you want do go deeper and more vampy.

 

3. L’OREAL: PARIS ROUGE SIGNATURE LIP STAIN #416 I CREATE

 

Why I love it: Lip stain indeed. Non drying and I love that I can blot and use this as a flushed, natural lip look on commercials. This one passes the test of being able to be worn and look like your lips always look this healthy.Work it!

 

4. NEUTROGENA: HYDRO BOOST HYDRATING LIP SHINE IN BERRY BROWN

Why I love it: I am a gloss girl. The glossier the better. I also always have to have something on my lips or they get chapped. This lip gloss stays put while hydrating and the color is incredibly natural. I have even tried it with different lip liners and the truth is I just can’t go wrong using it. The fact that it is perfection on any skin tone is a plus. This drugstore find also has such a friendly price that I end up buying 5 at a time so I can load up my commercial makeup kits.

 

There you have it! So many of you always ask about my lip color and chances are it’s one of these that I am wearing daily. Be sure to subscribe for my next post where I spill the tea on all my favorite reds!

 

Happy Painting!

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STYLEWHIRL is a global lifestyle & fashion blog comprised of fashion tips, truth bombs and visual artistic expression meant to empower women of all ages and encourage positive change. Written and curated by its founder, STYLEWHIRL documents the life, style and travels of Alicia Artista. Alicia is a Mexican- American writer and on camera beauty expert represented by CESD TALENT in New York City. Alicia is currently a full time entrepreneur with over 20 years in the beauty, tv and film industry. She is now also a full time blogger. For full bio and classes with Alicia go to aliciaartista.com

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