Current Favorite Lipcolors

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NARS lipstick in “cruising”  |  Urban Decay naked ultra nourishing lipgloss in “beso”  |  Buxom Full-On lip polish in “Sophia” |  REVLON  Colorburst Matte Balm in “elusive”

As I get older (I guess it’s time to face reality) I’m noticing that I enjoy wearing lip color way more than I used to. In the past, there were many days I only put some gloss on in the morning and didn’t touch it up for the rest of the day (and, if I’m being honest, there were many days I didn’t use any lip products at all!)

I like the way lipstick or gloss brings a little extra color to my face and I have to admit that it gives me a more “put together” appearance.

This is totally random, but since I’m always freezing cold (like, space heater at my desk even in the summer, cold), the outline of my lips often has a blueish hue. I’ve noticed it over the years (and have even seen my doctor about the constant coldness) and thankfully there’s no medical issue. Still, though, the blue cast can make me look a little…dull, so that’s just one more reason I’ve been adding color to my lips.

For everyday and office wear, I’m still drawn to neutral shades (though I’ve tried some bright pinks and reds recently that are gorgeous) and I’m sharing my favorites with you today. Among these I have a lipstick, lip crayon (stain) and two glosses.

NARS lipstick in “cruising”
I’ve reviewed this one before, but it’s basically the “your lips, but better” shade. It’s not too pink, not to brown and just gives you own lips a more uniform and even appearance with a wash of neutral color.  I can’t rave enough about it and I think the shade would work for so many different skin tones.
IMG_3939Urban Decay naked ultra nourishing lipgloss in “beso”
Beso is the Spanish word for kiss, and I love that this gloss gives your lips the perfect “kiss” of color. In the tube and when you initially apply the first swipe, it appears to have a very purple/berry undertone. On my lips though, it turns into this gorgeous pink when I finish applying it. It makes your look “complete” without looking overdone or severe. It’s the perfect everyday gloss and color. I’ve even layered it over my NARS lipstick. I like to describe it as giving a “buildable wash of color.”
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IMG_9255Buxom Full-On lip polish in “Sophia”
I’ll admit that this was a total impulse buy at Sephora right before Christmas. I saw the color and really liked it from a quick swatch and decided to go for it. I didn’t realize it was a “plumping” gloss until I used it. Normally I HATE plumping glosses but the tingle on this one is mild (read: it doesn’t burn like the fire of a thousand suns) and the color is a pretty pink that’s neutral and soft but not too light or nude. It also has a slight shimmer to it— very nice on its own or layered over lipstick.
IMG_9954IMG_9917REVLON  Colorburst Matte Balm in “elusive”
H-E-B sent me this matte lip balm crayon a few months ago and I loved the color so much that I found myself wearing it a ton. In fact, I love applying it and then layering the NARS lipstick over it if I want to intensify the color. For lighter coverage, I apply the lip crayon and use my finger to blend. For more intense color, you can fill your entire top and bottom lip— much more bold that way but I like that either way you apply it, the color looks great and is long-lasting. This shade of pink works well for making more nude glosses and lipsticks a little “pinkier,” if that makes sense.
IMG_6693What are your favorite neutral lip colors? I’ve just ordered this one in “taffy,” recommended by one of my blogger friends and I can’t wait to try it!


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11 Comments

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    Mimi
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    The Buxom one is my favorite on you. I recently purchased The Artist’s Studio Tinted Lip Treatment in Soft Rose from Anthropologie and absolutely love it. I usually go for bold colors, but this is perfect for everyday wear. Try it out 🙂 Also, for a cheaper option, I usually pick up a Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss on my Target outing each week, and keep one in the car and almost all my bags and jackets 🙂 It just adds a nice tint and smells yummy.

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    Ellie
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the review Veronika! I haven’t tried any of these except for the Nars lipstick in a dark burgundy color called Audrey. The color payoff was mind-blowing. I have noticed that different colors have different staying powers though-I tried a nude one and it wasn’t as good. But I think Smashbox matte lipsticks are better overall.

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    Evelina
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I love all of these. I am always looking for the perfect “your lips but better” shade. I am definitely going to give that Revlon one a try 🙂

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    Chas
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I have a few you should try! They are neutral but I love when you wear more color. 🙂 Clinique Black Honey Gloss, L’Oreal Glossy Balm (it’s my no makeup lip stuff) in Lovely Mocha, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Gloss in Rebel Red – but just one coat or it’s TOO red.

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      Veronika
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you!!! I like adding new ones to my list to try 🙂

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    Tammy
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I love the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm !!!

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    Sara
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Beso is one of my faves!!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

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      Veronika
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Yay! It’s one of those funny colors that looks one way in the tube and another when you blend it out on the lips. I love it!

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    Natalie Mattson
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Those are all lovely on you! You’ll love Too Faced lipsticks, they’re my fave because they’re creamy and their colors are awesome, but I haven’t tried “taffy”. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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      Veronika
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      I can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂 I will review it for sure!

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    Lina
    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Please make more YouTube video I love to see your videos but you didn’t upload since 2014

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