Lipstick Details: (from left to right) Maybelline Color Sensational in Fuchsia Fever | NARS Audacious in Lana | Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude (old), similar in Nude Attitude | Chanel Rouge Allure in Excessive (old), similar in Insaisissable | Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach (old), similar in Apricot Fantasy | Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Plumalicious
I hope all the Moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! I know my sweet children and husband treated me to breakfast in bed. I'm not the type to lay around the house so I was busy most of the day working on my new office space. I will be periodically updating you on the process and can't wait to show you the big reveal! Now let's talk lipstick...
I really enjoy buying a new shade of lipstick or seeing a fabulous color on a friend and running out to get it the next day. The tricky thing with lipstick is it looks different on everybody. I have a hard time finding the perfect shade of red. They all seem to turn pink on me. I have a really cute story about lipstick and my little boy, Andy. I like to throw on a fun bright lipstick when I'm at my sister's house just to catch people off guard. Recently, I had chopped off my hair and decided I was going to put on the pink Maybelline lipstick that you see in the pictures above. I walked out and Andy stopped and stared at me. He's at this really fun age and very curious about everything. He turned to me and said, "Momma, you got new lips?" We all got a great laugh and I proceded to tell him, "No, Andy it's just my lipstick. Do you like it?" He then said, "No, Momma! You got NEW lips!" After hearing that again I couldn't help but just laugh and let him think I really did get new lips!
All the lipsticks above are the ones I pull out on a weekly basis. I wanted to talk a little about each one and the story behind why I own that shade of lipstick. Enjoy!
(1) My favorite pink lipstick, Maybelline Fuchsia Fever, I discovered from a friend on a Bachelorette party. It was one of those she had and everybody had to put it on before we went out on the town. It's my go to pink lipstick and if I ever want to calm it down a bit I can add the nude on top. The pink is pretty bright, but very fun!
(2) The NARS, Lana, is my newest purchase. I went into a makeup event at Saks with the intention on trying an orange/red shade. Thankfully the makeup artist had done numerous celebrities including Oprah, whom I love, so she knew exactly what she was doing. It was the perfect opportunity to try something different. I have been so happy with the Lana lipstick and receive numerous compliments. It's going to be my shade for summer.
(3) The Revlon Soft Nude is a great everyday lipstick. I use it most days because it gives you just enough color. Since I'm a teacher I don't feel comfortable walking into work with bright pink/red lipstick. I know it can be done but I'll save those shades for events/parties. This is the shade that I normally wear to work.
(4) I bought the Chanel Excessive from a department store a few years ago and it's the perfect shade of red for my skin tone. Make sure if you're looking for a red you have a makeup artist that understands your skin tones. This is so important when picking out a lipstick but especially the PERFECT red lip color. Don't be afraid of red either. If you find the right shade, it looks amazing on everybody!
(5) The Revlon Peach lipstick was a purchase I made for a wedding and one that I am always falling on when I'm not in the mood for red or pink. It's a good in between color and not very dramatic. It's also a good one for the summer.
(6) The last lipstick, Revlon Plumalicious, is also a recent purchase. My coworker and I realized we loved this color after seeing it all over the magazines last Fall and into the Spring. I remember seeing it on Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum's wife, and she looked absolutely stunning. She is gorgeous in general but I loved her plum lipstick. It was something I definitely wanted to try and am so glad that I did!
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Photos by: Sara Cooper and Graphics by: Amanda Kridel