the lipsticks

URBAN DECAY IN NAKED – this one is down to the nub now! I use it practically every day. It’s the perfect pink! It’s more pigmented than the NARS Cruising Lipstick I used to wear religiously (which was semi-sheer), and I like that about it. It gives just enough color to look like I’m wearing lipstick without looking like I’m wearing too much!

CHARLOTTE TILBURY IN VERY VICTORIA – Meghan Markle turned me onto this one! She wore this the day of her engagement announcement to Prince Harry. It’s more of a brown-pink, in a semi-matte formula. It’s very buildable – for the most understated look, I’ll do one soft swipe on both my top and bottom lips, but the more you layer the darker and more pigmented it becomes.

SMASHBOX BE LEGENDARY LIQUID METAL LIPSTICK IN MAUVE SQUAD – this formula is sort of a mix between a lipstick and a gloss. I love the purply, sparkly undertones in this one and it looks FAB with the below lip gloss.

the gloss

Chanel lip gloss is my very favorite formula! I have acquired so many colors now, and always want more. It’s not too sticky and the colors are all so gorgeous! My favorites are the one with a little sparkle/shine to them, specifically #774 – Excitation (sheer gold shimmer), #712 – Melted Honey (sheer bronze/gold shimmer) and #119 – Bourgeoisie (rose pink shimmer). I’ve layered all three of these glosses over the lipsticks mentioned above and love each and every one! What I love about layering the gloss, is it generally subdues the pigment of the lipstick just a tad. Plus, who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

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