I don’t know about you but I grew up dying to wear lipstick. I couldn’t wait until I was allowed to wear makeup and show off my bright pink smackers. Well, that all came to a screeching halt when I realized my lip blew up like a hot air balloon after putting on my first Mac lipstick. Fast forward a few decades, and luckily, my body doesn’t react quite so badly (I still can’t wear MAC). But, I was beyond excited when I realized there were certain brands of lipstick and lip gloss that I could tolerate. Not only will these glide on without drying out your lips, they’ll actually feel good…what a concept!
If you’re looking for a perfectly pink hue for your lips, look no further than Bare Minerals. This formula glides on like butter and provides medium buildable coverage with a rich, creamy texture and modern, radiant shine. As if that wasn’t enough, natural oils and butters moisturize, smooth and condition lips for a healthy, radiant pout. I have this in “Tutu,” which might be the most perfectly ballerina pink ever.
This lip crayon is such a fun color and I get a ton of compliments when I rock this shade. It’s called Bloom and it feels like summer captured in a bottle every time I wear it. Most lip crayons I’ve tried are quite dry and just leave my lips feeling flaky. But this brand slips on like a favorite pair of jeans. Electric, high shine color combines a luxurious glossy look with intense saturation and impressive staying power. Plus, it’s enriched with antioxidant Vitamins C and E as well as conditioning Mango Oil and Shea Butter for nourishing protection.
This gloss is my go-to product when I want a bit of color but still a semi-neutral shade. I wear this beautiful gloss in Petal, which is a bit more of a soft coral than a pink. It’s formulated with jojoba, avocado oils, and aloe extract, plus Vitamins C and E to help hydrate lips and keep them smooth as a baby’s bottom. This pairs well over a lipstick for a bit of sheen or add a few layers for some serious shine.
Okay, you can not go wrong with Huda Beauty’s Liquid Matte Lipstick. Trust me, I was nervous to wear a matte lip but once I tried this amazing brand I was hooked. It glides on like a gloss and dries like a matte, without completely making your lips feel like a desert. Huda makes so many shades and almost all of them work on any skin tone, so don’t be afraid to try that color that’s always interested you. This stuff sticks, too. Sip on a cup of coffee without even thinking about leaving a stain.
Sephora Collection Neon Lipgloss -$10
First of all, this lip gloss is $10. You can practically buy every color at this price (and yes, they make electric blue). This is for the gal who want so make a statement and stand out in the crowd. It comes in a range of neon colors from purple to orange so you better be ready to rock it. I’m loving pretty much everything from the Sephora Collection – from their Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss to Colorful Eyeshadow. Don’t skip out on their signature brand – it’s seriously addicting!