Lipstick: a teeny tiny tube yet the perfect outlet for expressing one’s moods.
If I could vaguely recall, the very first makeup product that I used was none other than a lipstick. Even when you don’t have a full face makeup on, a swipe of lipstick can instantly boost your overall look. Fast forward years later, I’ve now collected many lipsticks. Who else is guilty of having one too many lipsticks on their vanity (some of which even left untouched)? Well, it is hard to resist when there’s a myriad of colours and finishes to choose from.
Do you ever notice that your lipstick of the day differs according to your mood? Here are my picks to go with every vibe.In other words, feeling lazy. Nude tones it is! My recent go-to is the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in 15 Lover. True to its name, it stays on for long hours and doesn’t smudge at all. A similar pinkish-nude shade is BH Cosmetic’s Liquid Lipstick in Clara, which is an all time favourite of mine. Since this muted, natural-looking lipstick has a matte finish, occasionally, I like to top it off with the Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm in 009 Halo Purple. This iridescent lip balm adds a subtle holographic glow, making for a shiny finish. On the side note, the Dior Lip Glow works well as a lip balm on its own. Put it on overnight and wake up to soft and smooth lips. Goodbye dry/chapped lips!
Dior Lip Glow in 009 Halo Purple (via Sephora)A dark mauve pink shade that is suitable for both day and night, Revlon’s ColorBurst Matte Balm in 225 Sultry. (God forbid) If I could only own one lipstick for the rest of my life, this would be it. It’s my MLBB (my lips but better) lipstick. I even repurchased it recently. This velvety matte lipstick is not only lightweight, it is moisturising as well.
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 225 SultryRed lipstick is the way to go! Mood aside, a red lipstick is an essential to own. It just screams sultry and sexy. It’s perfect for glam night out. Or you could even wear it during the day if you’re feeling extra daring. I used to do that on a daily basis (almost). The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick was my favourite lipstick. It’s very pigmented, with a creamy matte finish. My current favourite shade is the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in 308 Shanghai Scarlet. This shade is now saved for when I’m up for a strong makeup look.
Maybelline Color Sensational LipstickYou can’t go wrong with the classic pinks. Pink lipsticks may seem intimidating at first, especially bright pinks on olive skin tones. That was until I tried Chanel’s Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur in N7 Fuschia. Although it is an intense shade, I would say that the underlying purple undertone compliments my skin tone well. For someone who swears by matte lipsticks, I’m really taken by the satin finish of this fuschia lip crayon.