What's in my Lipwear Collection?

So you may have noticed that I am a big fan of lip color. I used to hate it actually. I have early memories of cranberry colored lipstick being smeared across my lips and prickly brushes coating my face with powders before walking a basket of flower petals down many a church aisle. I used to get teased for having such big lips in grade school. "Carp Face" was a common insult. Getting made fun of wasn't earth shattering to me because I recognized pretty early on that not everyone's opinion of me mattered in the long run, but it was still annoying and sad, like stepping into a puddle that's a lot deeper than you thought and getting your foot and jeans soaked.

 My love for lip color was reignited a year or so ago. I started wearing lipstick more because I felt like going bare-lipped to the office made me look less adult, and therefore less professional. I fell in love with it. It made me stand out and I loved having this bright pop of color on my face.

Currently in my lipwear collection I have (back to front, left to right)

  • SoftLips Honeydew lip care
  • Sephora Rouge Creme Lipstick in Mr. Lover
  • Sephora Rouge Creme Lipstick in 1st Night
  • Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 11
  • Sephora Rouge Creme Lipstick in Love Test
  • Pop Beauty Lip Stain in Poppy Kiss
  • The Body Shop Lipstick in 61
  • NYX Lipstick in Iconic
  • Loreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolor in Target Red
  • Loreal Paris Riche Caress Aqua Lip Lacquer in Coral Tattoo
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime

I like bold colors in sticks that hold in moisture and are high in pigment. Matte and gloss are my favorite sheens are shimmer seems excessive to me since my lips are already big. I'm thinking about eventually investing in a really dark color. I saw a gorgeous black girl in Greenwich Village sitting at an outdoor cafe with this deep blue lipstick and she was absolutely killing it. I'm tempted to try it, but I think that my skin tone wouldn't be as conducive to such daring color play as hers is-- still though, I want to go darker since most of my shades are bright and punchy. 

Do you wear lipstick? What are your preferences and why? Sheer? Shiny? Slick?


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