One of my contributing writers, Melissa, found something called “The Lipstick Challenge” on another blog, and thought it would be fun if we participated. Each day, contributing writers Brandi, Laura, and Melissa wore a different lipstick according to a theme.
Monday | Cheapie
Goal: Wear an inexpensive lipstick that you love.
Lipstick: Rimmel London, Bordeaux
Outfit: White T-Shirt crop with Pleather circle skirt
Review: It didn’t stay on well during lunch time. It also wasn’t creamy and smooth going on.
NYX has a huge array of lipstick color choices, so it was by chance that I stumbled upon Violet Ray. This is an amazing purple shade that isn’t so dark that is skews goth, but is still what I would call a true purple. The Extra Creamy formula is also really great, because while it looks really dark in the tube, it is actually fairly sheer and only becomes dark with layers.
Tuesday | Nude OR Most Moisturizing
I Used my light nude lipstick for class. It Kind of adds a pinkish tint but I wore this to have some type of moisture on my lips for the day since I didn’t wear makeup.
Lipstick: Ciate London Liquid Velvet, Swoon
Outfit: Camo Shirt and black yoga pants
Review: It’s a liquid matte lipstick, so it super smooth and creamy going on. It does tend to get a little clumpy if you apply it after layers have dried. Really long-lasting, when applying be careful with the wand. It is forgiving for the most part, but be sure to clean edges up.
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Coy
I am a HUGE fan of Revlon Balm Stains, so when I was looking for an updated 90s-esque brown lipstick that was the first place I checked. The rose tone of the brown keeps it from going to retro, as well as the lacquer finish. This formula is amazing for all day wear because it is super light and hydrating, as the “balm” name suggests.
On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink
On Wednesday I decided to wear a plum/ pink colored lipstick. I love this lipstick because it has a gloss to it which is good when you want to add some color but don’t want to put on a full face or matte lipstick.
Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational, Party Pink
Outfit: White T-Shirt with light washed destroyed skinny jeans and dark washed bomber jacket
Review: One swipe was nice, but two was better. It did a nice job with layering and it had a nice feel. It didn’t stay on, but my lips were a bit stained from it so it looked fine.
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Smitten
This Revlon Balm Stain is in the original (non-lacquer) formula. As I said earlier, the Balm Stains are amazingly hydrating, my only problem with this formula is it tends to fade fairly quickly. This shade is great because the pink color is very saturated without going neon or pepto-bismol pink.
Thursday | Treat Yo ‘Self (Wear a Lipstick You Splurged on) OR a Long Lasting Lipstick
Red lipstick on Thursday. Goes perfectly with my flannel. I had class all day and a lot of running around to do but didn’t want to feel like a slob so I put myself together. What I love about this red lipstick is that it has an orangish tint to it.
Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, Rouge Scandal
Outfit: Black ribbed crop with destroyed black skinny jeans.
Review:Like the guy at Sephora said “it’s the Cadillac of lipsticks”. Goes on really smoothly, it darkens layer after layer, it smells nice on, it’s amazing.
This color really does last all day. It is super bright, matte, and lasted very well without reapplication through meals! I only reapplied it later that night when it seemed to finally be losing it’s tone. This is a great shade that can brighten up any outfit without adding any more complications to your day.
Friday | Wear Your Absolute Favorite Shade of All Time
Lipstick: Buxom Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick, Vampy Plum
Outfit: White venture top with black easy jeans (I had to go to work…the look is all American Apparel)
Review: So I have a different favorite lipstick, but the two I had in mind are sitting in my purse in a friend’s room. I tried this on at Sephora when I got the YSL lipstick. It’s a super pretty color, I just didn’t realized how it pigments specific sections of lips. It’s a really nice matte, it just hard to control the distribution of gel. I need to try it out a few more times and get comfortable with it. But it’s really cool and creamy! Also I felt like a goth
person/a vampire. For more pictures of me doing the lipstick challenge check out my IG: @l_r_gee
Lipstick: Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Redwood Forest
This Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon is my favorite because I can swipe it on with no thought. In it’s crayon form, it is basically just like applying any of Burt’s Bees other super-hydrating chapsticks. It’s hydrating, with natural shine, and very well pigmented. I love this color in particular because while it is a red, it has a somewhat brown tone to it that makes the red skew almost towards a neutral color. When worn with another red or a contrasting color, it appears more red, and at other times it looks almost like a brown. Redwood Forest is basically a natural, low-key red that works with any look.
Looking good ladies! If you take part in this challenge on your blog, be sure to leave a comment with a link!