Who wants to leave their warm bed on a cold winter morning? Not me.
This means that I have to cut corners and find a lazy-girl’s way of looking good for work.
Shortcut found. Lipstick. Throw on your moisturizer, some mascara, and your favorite color of lipstick for an extremely quick, extremely put together look. Here are my favorites:
Best Dark Lipstick: Revlon Color Burst in Plum
None of us want to look goth with our lipstick like Taylor Momsen, but this color is elegant and goes on so smoothly with a hint of gloss. It’s a great color for any complexion, and stays on forever.
You can apply it as light or as thick as you feel comfortable, and it is a great alternative to a red. It also is dark enough that you can get away with some mascara and look like you spent hours on your make-up (like Charlize).
Best Classic Red Lipstick: MAC Russian Red
If you like lipstick, you must get the MAC matte lipstick on Russian Red. It is the perfect Christmas red, and goes on like a lip stain. It’s not too glossy, but not too dry. Perfect for a holiday party, or a night out on the town. It’s also a color that you can pair with light make-up (like Anne), or dress it up with a smokey eye (like Christina) for an event.
Best Pink Lipstick: Clinique “Different” Lipstick in Raspberry Glace
I came across this color from my mother’s make-up box - she actually gave it to me to wear for dress up when I was little (what a steal!). She obviously didn’t know what gem of a lipstick color she was giving up, and I didn’t realize until I recently started obsessing over lipstick.
Pink lipsticks are kind of a hit-or-miss type of situation for me. However, Clinique’s “Different Lipstick” goes on smooth and creamy (like chapstick), and doesn’t lay on the color too heavily. The Raspberry Glace is still pink, but dark enough that you don’t look like a plastic doll (a la Barbie). Lay it on over chapstick for spring, or lay it on thicker for winter (like Cameron).
Best Coral Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous in Siren
This is not your grandmother’s tacky orange lipstick. Siren gives your lips a gorgeous “I-just-ate-a-Popsicle” stain-like color. It’s youthful and adds a great pop of color to a neutral outfit (like Emily) without looking cheap or aged.