Confession. I am a lipstick hoarder. I love lip colors. I will try them all without a second thought. Something about having on lipstick instantly makes you look more put together.
I can’t be the only one that carries six different colors around?? These are my favorites you will find me in all summer long! I am especially loving lip stains this year. I love knowing that I will swipe it on, go have drinks with my friends, and not look like a hot mess by the end of the night.
My favorite three lipsticks for the summer are Chanel (La Romanesque), YSL Volupté Shine (5), and Lorac Matte Lip Color (Peach). All three are a creamy texture that doesn’t dry out your lips.
I’m also kind of obsessed with lip stains right now. These are my five favorites. They have the best staying power, even through eating and drinking. I always start by exfoliating. You can do this with a sugar scrub, or even with a soft toothbrush. If I am using a matte stain I make sure to do a quick swipe of lip balm so my lips don’t look dry. Blot the balm so that the stain goes on smoothly and evenly.
My favorite matte stains are these from Stila. I got one in a Birchbox and fell in love. I purchased Beso, Venizia, and Bella. (You can find this trio as a set on Birchbox, or singles at Ulta, or Sephora.) Tip: Make sure to keep some qtips and a good makeup remover nearby when applying, you’ll want to clean up right away if this gets on your skin, like I said these have great staying power.
Then there are the Chanel stain / gloss duos. (Insert heart eyes emoji.) These will forever be my favorite. They keep your lips looking hydrated even if you don’t exfoliate before hand. The color does not budge. This is probably my favorite lip product ever purchased. I’m wearing Chanel Shocking Pink in all these photos (the other is Rose). You could fall asleep wearing this and it would still look perfect in the morning!