Color is something I tend to shy away from. An ultra bright eye shadow look, green mascara, or ombre multi-shade hair are not my strong points. Pair my color intimidation with my conservative work setting, and you’ve got yourself an all natural, nude-color-loving beauty blogger. For me, color is good, but in small doses - think neon manicures on short nails or pastel pink lipstick on a sunny day. With the official arrival of Spring today, it’s time to do a bit of spring cleaning and replace my moisturizing, darker lip colors for SPF, long lasting, bright shades lipsticks.
Maybelline Limited Edition Buffs Ravishing Rose is a matte pink from the Maybelline Dare to go Nude Spring 2014 Collection. The Buffs lipsticks have a rose scent, apply easily, and have longevity due to their strong pigmentation.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm SPF 15 in Pink Satin adds just a touch of moisturizing color and muted sparkles (with SPF protection!) (review and swatches here).
Mac Limited Edition Sweet and Sour is my go-to orange for a Sunday brunch outing - this cream sheen shade is bright and commands attention while also being flattering (review and swatches here).
For those days when I feel a bit more adventurous, I love wearing the Maybelline Color Whisper in Oh La Lilac - this is my ‘Barbie’ lip color as it’s a pretty balance between pink and rose lilac (review and swatches here).
And because no lipstick repertoire is complete without a red shade, I have to introduce you to my Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Private Party lipstick (thank you to my fiance for this lovely gift!). Velvet Rope by Lipstick Queen is a collection that features soft matte shades reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour. Private Party, a bright pink-red color, has an amazingly soft texture and pigmentation (well worth the investment for any lipstick lover!).