By reading or following along with my blog, you know that I love lipstick and wear it in every post. I really love lipstick, lipgloss, and anything I can mix & match with different outfits. I love how it can really tie any outfit together or just make your makeup pop! Despite my growing collection of lip colors, I have made it my mission to find the best shades and brands. It is no secret that I will try out any lip color & shade, and these are truly some of my favorite shades and brands.
MAC “Pink Plaid” (matte): I know there are several different MAC colors on here, but the reason I love this brand so much is because of the versatility. This is a matte lipstick and one of my go-to shades for a more neutral palette and everyday shade. This matte isn’t hydrating but also isn’t drying. When it starts to wear off, I can just layer it back on, especially since it is such a light color. I would recommend before wearing this to make sure and use a balm before applying. Since it is a matte lipstick, it does get a bit drying after some hours. Lasts me about 5 hours before having to reapply.
Chanel “L’Exuberante” (velvet matte): This is a matte as well, but a more rich and velvet kind of lipstick. It goes on smoothly and the color is a hot pink and I love it. I find it to be a bit more drying than my normal lip colors, but the color is amazing. It lasts about 4 hours with eating and drinking, and I find it really only wears off on the inside part of the lips. Would highly recommend exfoliating and moisturizing before wearing this lipstick.
MAC “Impassioned” (Amplified, Creamy): This is definitely one of the creamier shades that I own. It is a more coral & neon color and I adore it. If you are not afraid to wear such a bold color, then I highly recommend it! It looks a bit different online than it does in person. It is a bit more pink in person and in application. I would highly suggest either using a liner with it or lining it with a concealer or foundation after application. I found it to bleed a bit and the color is quite intense. Since it is so creamy, it does tend to take a bit longer to dry. Make sure to give it a bit more time to dry. Also, I would recommend only one layer for this, otherwise it takes forever to dry and becomes super bright (this I know from experience). I found it to last quite long, about 4-5 hours. If you plan to reapply, make sure to wipe off when reapplying.
MAC Mineralize “So Good” (creamy & rich): This is easily the creamiest lipstick that I own. There is nothing drying about this lip at all. It is quite shiny and will keep a nice sheen the entire time that you wear it. Being so creamy, it does take a bit longer to dry. I would not recommend wearing white with it, unless you put on the shirt first (I speak from experience). I would highly recommend after applying this to line it with some concealer or foundation and setting with some powder. I find this one to bleed if you don’t line it with something. Although it bleeds, it is one of my favorite colors. It has a nice bright pink, almost red hue to it. It lasts me a longgg time with eating and drinking. It will get on your teeth though, so make sure to double check! I would also recommend putting on a balm first before applying, as this will for sure stain lips a little, even when using a makeup remover.
Revlon “Sweetheart” (Balm Lip Crayon): This is listed as a balm stain, but I would consider it more of a lipstick because of the way it applies. There are two options for this, the lip crayon, which is what I have shown here and an actual stain. I have used the stain before, and it is the non-lip crayon version. I find that one to be much less pigmented and very drying, so I prefer this version! I find this color to be very pigmented and I have this lip crayon in many colors. For the price, I find it to be one of my favorite lip colors. The staying power is not as long as others, I find it to last about 4 hours. When it wears off, it kind of leaves that outer ring of lip color, so I would suggest keeping it on you for reapplication. It reapplies very easily and layers really well. This is incredibly creamy and this color in particular remains fairly shiny all day.
I hope all these reviews help. I wanted to share some of my favorite colors and brands with you. While these colors may not work best for your skin tone, I think this can still serve as a guide for each lipstick itself, regardless of which color you choose. There is a wide range of lip textures here, so I hope this helps! I suggested for a few that you take it off to reapply and trust me I have done the leg work! With a few of these, they become super drying or way too heavy if you don’t wipe it off to reapply!