Gold Guide: My Must-Have Lipstick Picks

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A lipstick guide has been requested  post by a bunch of readers, which means that I am so glad to share it with you all today! As much as She’s Glitter and Gold is currently a much-loved hobby for me, I always want to produce posts that you want to read. It truly is so much more fulfilling to put something together knowing that it will be helpful to others, which is why I’m so excited about this post! Let’s get started, shall we?

Although I am not a makeup guru by ANY stretch of the imagination, I do love my lipsticks. Day-to-day, my makeup routine is essentially the same, and I am not one to play around with new products frequently. When purchasing a product to add to my arsenal, I always do my research before finally investing in it. However, one item that I do change on a daily basis is my lipstick! This is not to say that I wear lipstick every day – every girls’ lips need a break. I just love to play around with different shades; lipstick has the power to change an entire outfit, and I’m on board with makeup that has that kind of power. I have tried so many brands, shades, and finishes, but have a handful that are tried and true. I wasn’t sure what the best way to break up this post was, but finally went with dividing each section by general hue. Scroll through by shade to see all my favs!

First up we have my two favorite berry-toned shades! Out of all today’s picks, this is probably the genre that I wear the least; however when I do wear it these are the only two lipsticks I use!

1) Model Co Lipstick in “Peony”

2) Colourpop in “More Better”

Pictured above is Model Co’s Peony!

Next up, we have nudes! These are honestly the hardest category to make recommendations on. It really varies by skin tone, as even some of the shades shown above can wash me out if I haven’t recently fake-tanned. Perla is a darker nude, Kitty is a pigmented nude, and Midi and Blankety are completely nude (at least for my skin tone, it depends!).

1) Stila Liquid Lipstick in “Perla”

2) Colourpop in “Midi”

3) MAC Lipstick in “Blankety”

4) Model Co Lipstick in “Kitty”

Pictured above is Stila “Perla”..

Also wearing “Perla” in the post above!

Pictured above is Model Co in “Kitty”.

You know how once you find the perfect red lip you don’t really let go? Nope, just me? Well.. that’s awkward. Anywho, that’s how I feel about these two red lipsticks! Literally my absolute holy grails. I don’t think I can describe the first one better than Sephora does; it really is a true red!

1) Stila Liquid Lipstick in “Beso”

2) LAQA & CO. Pencil in “Ring of Fire”

Pictured above is Stila in “Beso”.

Again, pictured above is Stila in “Beso”.

So I know most lipstick lovers would split their pinks up between bright and mellow, but out of my plethora of pink lipsticks (no girl needs this many shades of pink) these are the ones I reach for time and time again! The brightest one on the far left is Stila’s “Bella”, and is literally the perfect BRIGHT pink hue! The others decrease and become less pink, ending with Benefit’s “Lollibalm”, which is the perfect everyday lip color!

1) Stila Liquid Lipstick in “Bella”

2) Urban Decay Lipstick in “Double Team”

3) MAC Lipstick in “Snob”

4) Benefit’s “Lollibalm”

Pictured above is Benefit’s “Lollibalm”.

In this blog post is Stila in “Bella”.

Pictured above is MAC’s “Snob”.

PRO TIP: The best way to figure out which lipsticks will work best on you is to TRY THEM ON. I know, I know, three dreaded little words. However, Sephora, MAC, and Nordstrom all have a huge selection of lipsticks in store. What I tend to do is have a few shades in mind that I want to try. Whenever find myself at the mall (which is more often then I should openly admit), I will stop in one of these stores and swatch the shades on my hand.  I then will try my favorite on and wear it for the rest of the day. This gives you time to see the color on you for the rest of the day in varied lighting. If you love it by the end of the day, then it’s the shade for you! If not, then at least you tried and didn’t waste the money on it.

I hope this post was as informative and helpful as possible! Keep the requests rolling in ladies 🙂 .

x o .

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