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Top 5 Favorite Lipstick Formulas

Top 5 Favorite Lipstick Formulas

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Applying 'Birthday Suit' by Tarte Cosmetics

Did you know July 29th is National Lipstick Day? To honor my new second-favorite holiday I'm sharing, in no particular order, my five favorite lipstick formulas! 

Tarteist Lip Paint by Tarte Cosmetics

I'm wearing shade 'Birthday Suit' which is a pale, pink nude shade.  This formula is AH-MAZING, it is creamy, moisturizing & smells of peppermint!  The pigmentation is beautiful, and the lip paint dries matte without drying your lips.

Cashmere Slip Longwear Lipstick by the Kristofer Buckle Collection

I had never heard of this company until I was reached out to, but I instantly fell in love.  Each lipstick has a complementary shade to create the perfect ombre lip shade. The formula is creamy, with a satin finish.  Longevity/wearability is beautiful.  I've worn this lipstick out at night and never had to reapply.  Today I'm wearing 'Bardot' with 'Doll' in the center.

'Bardot & Doll' by Kristofer Buckle Collection, pictured right.

Vice Lipstick by Urban Decay Cosmetics

Applying with a small ELF angle brush, 'Bruise' Sheer Vice lipstick by Urban Decay Cosmetics

I never pictured myself loving a sheer lipstick, but 'Bruise' by Urban Decay is so beautiful.  Since it's sheer it melds to your perfect lip shade, making it great for all skin tones.  You can build up the color or keep it subtle.  I decided to melt my lipstick into a small pot so I apply this color with a brush for an even and precise application.  I've found that wearing this out you may have to reapply, but unlike many lipsticks it fades naturally, avoiding the dreaded naked spot in the center of the lips.



Satin Liquid Lipstick by Colourpop Cosmetics

Wearing shade 'Dohee' by Colourpop Cosmetics

I'm wearing shade 'Dohee,' which I believe was limited edition, but we're here for the formula.  Like the sheer lipstick, I think the best kind of lipstick to wear out on a date or to dinner because it fades naturally. Their matte liquid formula leaves my lips feeling dry and cracked, so this formula seems to work for me.  


Melted Lipstick by Too Faced Cosmetics

Too Faced's 'Melted Melon' Melted Lipstick

I find Too Faced's Melted Mattes to apply patchy in some spots, but the original Melted formula is unmatched. I once sat on the floor of a Sephora for an hour to test all of the shades in hopes of narrowing it down to a few, if that gives you any indication of how much I love this product. These lipsticks are beautiful by themselves or mixed together.  Longevity is average, and reapplication is easy since it doesn't dry down to a matte.

I'm wearing shade 'Melted Melon,' my perfect summer shade.


Happy National Lipstick Day! I can only hope your day is as perfect as your pout!!

Wearing 'Dohee' by Colourpop Cosmetics

Stay Colorful,

Samm 🌈

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