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Give me the perfect lipstick, and I can rule the world.

I’ve probably spent way too may hours to admit searching for the ULTIMATE tube of lipstick. And with so many options from so many different brands, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when searching for the perfect shade. Gloss? Matte? Frost? Cream? Shimmer? Yep, its A LOT.

When it comes to my go-to-colors, I tend to primarily float between a glossy nude & a matte red. To me, those are the shades that look the best on me and compliment my features. And while I have experimented with corals, pinks, oranges, burgundy, & lilacs, they always leave me feeling too done up…almost like they take over my entire face….they are wearing me, versus the other way around!

Here are my nude & red favorites, in no particular order…some glossy, some matte, and some creamy!


MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

MAC Plushglass in Nice Buzz

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in Seductive Honey


MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

MAC Lipliner in Redd

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Burning Love

What favorite shade are you wearing to celebrate National Lipstick Day?!

Ps. Have you check out my YouTube channel where I have shared some of these colors?! I’ve talked about my everyday makeup routine, how to achieve the perfect red lip, & even spilled my makeup bag!

  • Amna

    Nice picks! Can’t live without Velvet Teddy — a great neutral without being too nude.
    As a nudes lippie lover, you should try Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat Lip liner in Pillow Talk — such a nice velvety texture and goes with SO MANY neutral shades. x

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