Obsession of the Week: Lipstick Jungle

For as long as I can remember I have always been obsessed with lipsticks and lip-glosses. I remember picking up my first flavored Lip Smackers from the beauty department at the drugstore, and loving the cherry or strawberry taste. My taste in lipsticks has evolved over the years, and I have developed quite the collection. Lipstick is the perfect accessory that can completely transform your look, going from bland to glam in just seconds!


This week I thought I would share some of my lipstick obsessions with you! Here are my top picks:


Bag balm:
Now I know what you are thinking, this container does not look like your traditional ChapStick- that’s because it’s way better than any other lip treatments out there. Bag balm is made in Vermont and is actually used for cow udders or on cuts and scratches- but don’t get grossed out just yet, this is my best-kept beauty secret! I got this tip from one of the girls on MTV’s Laguna Beach (way back when MTV did behind the scenes tours of their rooms and stuff). One of the girls swore by bag balm, and I just had to try it myself. It is actually the perfect lip treatment, with no sent, and a super moisturizing texture- kind of like Vaseline, but better. I usually always apply it before going to bed, but it is also a great option for during the day when you are on the go. The only inconvenience is the container format- it’s not very purse friendly. You can usually find this bad boy at your local hardware store!

Everyday lip-gloss:
This MAC lip glass was actually my first MAC lip product that I got for my 16th birthday. I remember requesting that exact color, and I have continued to buy it ever since. MAC’s Lip glass in Underage is a great color if you are looking to create a neutral lip with a hint of peachy pink. It’s a great look for everyday, but it can also look great with a smoky eye for a more sophisticated evening look.

Red lipstick:
Every girl needs a great red lipstick as part of her lipstick collection. Red lips are no longer reserved for special occasions and nights out. Now the rules are that there are no rules! Just remember not to overdo it with the eye makeup if you opt for a red lip, especially during the day. My go to red lipstick is Chanel’s Rouge Allure in Passion. This is a classic full body red lipstick that will look great on practically everyone.

My new favorite lipstick color is actually a bright fuchsia- it’s the perfect pop of color that will transform any look and bring it to that next level of glam. There are so many shades of bright pink available, but my personal favorite is Nars Cosmetic’s semi matte lipstick in Funny Face. This color stays on for hours and doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry. It is the perfect summer accessory that will definitely make you stand out in a crowd.

No lipstick pro works without her set of primers! Much like the way you prime your face with foundation, it is equally important to prime your lips especially when applying a bright lip color. Think of your face and your lips as a canvas where everything needs to be evened out. Using a good primer on your lips will not only make the lip color last longer, but it will also look better on your lips. I have switched primers throughout the years and lately I have been very satisfied with MAC’s Prep Primer. This uncolored primer works like a magic eraser and evens out your lips, leaving them lipstick ready!

What are your favorite lipsticks?

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