winter lips


oh man, december – you have been a real doozy.


just one more day of work stands between me and a loooong holiday break. so while i round the corner into 2017, here are a few of the shades brining me much confidence and joy.

  • a full-coverage matte from lipstick queen (in coral) hangs on aaaall day without quits. it’s super comfortable to wear and i’m able to get a pretty precise line straight out of the bullet. i especially love this one as a secret weapon for when i need to detract from a random breakout, drab skin or more-tired-than-average eyeballs.
  • a charlotte tilbury shade named after salma hayek that the artist herself calls a “luminous modern matte.” i went in lusting the ever popular shade, bitch perfect, but left with this instead. it’s my daily go-to and i think the formula is absolute perfection – kind of like cashmere. i’m likely going back for (many) more.
  • this surprising-for-me choice from MAC continues to delight. if you told this girly blogger that she’d be rocking a brown lip on the reg a few years ago (or ever) i would have laughed in your face. now, this shade somehow makes me feel polished and edgy at the same time. it’s my ultimate go-to and confidence booster.
  • i found this boldly bright balm stain deep in the comments of an allure article ode to my lipstick queen fav. apparently the “original” green-to-pink custom beauty has been around for 30+ years and lasts for 12+ hours. best of all? it’s a whopping $6 and, thanks to prime, it can be in your hands by the weekend.

what’s your go-to lip to cure the winter blues?

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