My 5 Favorite Lipsticks

Do you have a signature favorite lip color? For me, that’s this shade by Yves Saint Laurent. It’s the perfect shade of pink, with just enough color and lasting power to make the formula splurge-worthy. Don’t get me wrong, I also love drugstore beauty buys — which are more practical and budget-friendly for everyday wear. Whether they’re from Nordstrom, Sephora or the corner drugstore, here are five lip colors that have become my go-to favorites:
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine’ (Pink in Devotion): Smooth, moisture-rich color that lasts. (Smells great, too!)
NARS Lipstick (Schiap): A fun, vibrant color for when you’re feeling bold. Perfect for vacation or a girls’ night out.
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm (Vivacious): My choice for everyday wear. You’ll likely find it in my bag at all times.
Milani Lipstick (Flamingo Pose): I’m usually not one for red lips, so this shade strikes a balance between berry and pink.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color (Passion Fruit): A sheer, flattering shade that’s easy to apply for an effortless look.

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  1. I've been dying to buy the YSL in any color – it's just so perfectly pigmented!!

    Posted 8.19.14 Reply
  2. McKenzie wrote:

    LOVE this post!! I'm always on the lookout for a good lipstick to try. Thanks for sharing your faves!

    Posted 8.19.14 Reply
  3. NARS Schiap is one of my all time favorites! I love it!

    Posted 8.19.14 Reply
  4. i have been wanting to try NARS schiap, it just looks like such a fun bright pink!

    right now i am really into mixing my favorites to create new combinations. the current favorite: mac "girl about town" (a ruby red with a little bit of magenta to it) with mac "snob" a light pink that almost looks nude at times. it creates this nice bright pink/red, i can't really explain it, just try it!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

    Posted 8.20.14 Reply
    • You would wear the 'Schiap' color well, MK! I could totally see it on you 🙂 And that's a great idea to combine those two!

      Posted 8.20.14 Reply
  5. We have the same tastes in lip color! Adore those shades! Currently obsessed with Nars Vesuvio.

    XO Chloe – A Latte Lipstick

    Posted 8.29.14 Reply

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