I thought a short, breezy and fun post would be a good way to start us out this Monday. I’ve really been loving lipsticks this year, which has certainly not always been the case with me. In the past I’ve usually favored a stronger eye look over a lip. Perhaps it was my eczema flare-up in the spring, or perhaps my preferences have just simply changed, I don’t know, but now I loveeee a good lip look! (I mean, I actually started using brushes to apply my base this year, so I guess anything is possible in 2020!)
So in today’s post I’ll briefly take you through my most loved lipsticks at the current moment. These are the lippies that I’ve found myself reaching for constantly in the past few weeks. Good news is they’re all pretty comfy to wear; great news is they’re all affordable too. Truth be told, I have spoken about all of them on here before so I won’t go into an insane amount of detail. But I will link the previous relevant posts on each product in case you want a deep-dive.
Let’s get started!
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GLOSSIER GENERATION G LIPSTICK IN CAKE
What it is: A lip color that gives the look and finish of just-blotted lipstick, without the blot.
WHY IT’S SPECIAL:
- Dialed-down pigment adapts to your natural lip color and gives a casual look that appears a little different on everyone
- Diffused, matte texture makes it easy to swipe on anywhere—no mirror needed
- Comes in six essential shades @ $18.00
- Vegan & cruelty-free
No matter what other lipsticks capture my attention from time to time, I always, always come back to Cake from Glossier. This is mainly for two reasons: the color, and its natural, unoffensive wear-down. Firstly, it’s the only peachy neutral I have in my collection that’s completely matte (but still comfortable). So bingo, it automatically stands out. Secondly, its unique formula – a blotted-down stain – wears away very comfortably throughout the day without leaving any dryness or goopiness on the lips. It just lightens and lightens until there’s nothing left; I very much appreciate that.
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REVLON ULTRA HD GEL LIPCOLOR IN HD SAND
- Our advanced lipstick formula suspends vibrant color pigments in a clear gel base, so it’s super lightweight
- The tip is thin, so you can easily get precision color, whether or not you’re near a mirror
- The formula is intensely hydrating and infused with hyaluronic acid
- Because sometimes you want a little something extra, we added a touch of creamy mango and whipped vanilla scent
- Available in 15 shades @ about $7.00 from Amazon
I “rediscovered” this lipstick during my April content series on forgotten lippies, and I have to say I’ve been using this bad boy A LOT since then! Unfortunately someone told me on Instagram that Revlon is discontinuing this formula, and from the looks of it online, they are right. I only see these available on Amazon now, but perhaps they’re still available in-store; I must make a point to check when I’m back in a CVS or Walgreens. I use HD Sand, a peachy-beige not too dissimilar to Cake, strictly as an ultra-moisturizing topper for other lipsticks. Whenever I wear Tom Ford Universal Appeal, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi, or even Glossier Cake sometimes, I apply a thin layer of HD Sand on top to add some shine and a boost of moisture.
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ELF MATTE LIP COLOR IN TEA ROSE
This convenient lip pencil creates exact color application with twist up ease. The pigment rich color glides on effortlessly and easily to provide long lasting matte color. The enriched Vitamin A, C & E formula moisturizes and hydrates lips for beautiful healthy looking lips. Sharpener included.
Available in 9 shades @ $4.00.
I just did an entire post on this ELF lipstick (linked below), but I’ve been reaching for this one a lot recently when I want to do a slightly cooler-toned ombre lip. The color Tea Rose is completely unwearable on me on its own – a light lilac-grey – so I have to mix it with warmer or more neutral pinks or nudes to make it work. But it looks absolutely gorgeous when mixed! The texture is matte but it has a slight sheen to it, so it’s not very drying at all. I also have to say I love how small the bullet is too!
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What are your most loved lipsticks at the moment? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica