As far as I can remember, I have always loved playing with makeup. Whether it was pink lipstick, blue eyeshadow, 4 coats of mascara, or maybe a couple of bad choices [mostly just the blue eyeshadow], I have been drawn to beauty counters from a young age. Coming from a family made up of about 87% women, finding my love for lipstick, hair spray, and knowing no recipe is complete without mayonnaise, or butter, wasn’t difficult. I could not be more thankful for those memories and experiences, the good and bad. I should take this time to thank all of those women for putting up with me, and supporting me, through teenage tears and my stroller days. You are heaven sent!
Over the past year, I have found that makeup posts are always popular, and come highly requested – [Thank you to everyone who filled out my survey, it is still open if you would like to submit your response] – which is perfect because beauty is one of my favorite topics to chat about! I love indulging in a big cup of coffee and gossiping about all of the latest product launches, my all time favorites and of course what my favorite shade of pink lipstick is at the moment! If you are love makeup too, grab your coffee and let’s get started!
I feel a girl can never have too many lipsticks, but investing in the right one can be challenging sometimes. Over the years, and many trials and errors, I have found that I can always rely on three [of my favorite] brands to pull me through-YSL, Tom Ford and MAC. They are each unique and wonderful in there own way and I have found that any a color from these lines will never leave me disappointed! With that said, I wanted to share with you why I love each of these brands, their pros, cons, and my favorite colors from each! Before get started, I wanted to mention a quick disclaimer. I have not tried every brand of lipstick out there, but these are my favorites thus far. Also, I am a huge creature of habit and will stick with one lipstick shade until I use it up, if I love it enough, and then go repurchase it!
Three Lipstick Brands to Complete your Collection
YSL is brand that is very near, and dear, to my heart. If I could only have one brand of lipstick, for the rest of my life, it would probably be YSL. They do color so well and I’ve never met a shade I didn’t like. If pink is your color, I would highly recommend you go for YSL. Their Rouge Volupté consistency is creamy, the pigmentation is incredible and the fruity scent, well let’s just say it takes you to tropical paradise! Not to mention how glamorous and timeless their packaging is. Their packaging alone is the perfect accessory to any outfit, add a feminine pink lipstick shade and you have hit the fashion lottery! I also love their glosses, stains and balms. While YSL may not have a pretty price tag, their product is worth every penny. Because their colors provide such extravagant pigmentation, you only need a little swipe and you are good to go. Therefore, your purchase should last you much longer then most products.
Although I am still fairly new to the Tom Ford brand, it didn’t take me long to fall in love. I only own two lipsticks from Tom Ford, but I love and wear them enough that they have made it into my top 3! While there are a few aspects of their formula that I’m not a fan of, the extremely long lasting qualities of their lipstick make it completely worth it! Tom Ford shades pack a seriously punch. The line is very sophisticated, in my opinion, and has an almost sultry feel- or maybe just the colors I own are. I love the sophistication and luxury that surrounds the line and no other brand of lipstick lasts longer, in my opinion. The matte shade seem to dry out my lips, as expected, and will definitely show if my lips are not fully moisturized. However, when my lips are moisturized, Tom Ford lip colors bring deep and matte color, that is just unbeatable!
MAC makeup and lipstick was one of the first brands that I truly became obsessed with. These days I tend to stick mostly to MAC lipsticks, simply because their face products don’t tend to agree with my skin. However, their lipsticks are amazing! I can honestly say that they are definitely the best buy for your money. Their price is so reasonable, the color pay of is really great, their scent is heavenly and they just produce an all around great product. They have an assortment of lipstick collections and the largest color selection you have ever seen! Cream Cup has always been my favorite color from MAC and I recommend it whenever someone is looking for the perfect natural pink shade. It is most definitely a “your lips but better” color that every girl needs!