I’m not sure when I became such a lipstick lover. I remember in high school and college, I would just put on chapstick or maybe a little gloss and call it a day. Now, I literally can’t leave without my lipstick! It just makes such a difference and gives me confidence… even when confidence is the last thing I might be feeling.
I remember being a child and visiting my grandparents (Oma & Opa) in Germany for the summer. I loved going to the grocery store with my Oma and I remember she would always apply lipstick before leaving the house- it didn’t matter where she was going. I wondered what was so powerful about lipstick that it must be applied before seeing anyone or going anywhere. Now I know.
Lipstick can be a magical tool for us women to use whenever we need a little confidence boost. It’s hard to put on lipstick and think “meh.” Lipstick is meant to enhance and draw attention to our faces. It’s meant to add color and depth and deliciousness.
Just like most women, I have 3 favorite lipsticks that really make me feel good, which is why I keep them stocked at all times.
- Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo. Probably the BEST lipstick I have ever used. I love this brand so much because it’s hydrating and applies so smoothly onto the lips. I have 3 different colors that I love so much: Activist, Inventor and Warrior. The names of their lipsticks are so inspiring for women!
- MAC Cosmetics Lipstick. The OG of all lipsticks in my bathroom. Do all girls start out with MAC? If not, they should! MAC offers SO many different shades. My all-time favorite lipstick shade from MAC is New York Apple. It is a beautiful red that you can wear to work, out on a date, etc. and has little specs of gold. Highly recommend!
- Marc Jacobs Le Marc Creme Lipstick. Not only is the packaging to die for, but Le Marc Creme Lipstick lasts for up to 10 hours! The formula used for these lipsticks is genius. Your pout will not only hold the applied color for hours, but it will also feel hydrated and plumped. There are so many colors to choose from… my favorite is Creamy Nude for an all-day look.
If there are any brands or colors you highly recommend for me to try, I would love to know!