I’ve been slowly but surely cleaning up my stash of beauty products and I’m doing an audit on my lipstick and gloss inventory.
As I sifted through all my lip products while throwing out old, expired tubes, I realized I have a type. Most of my lippie collection consists of pink/nude and pale pink shades. Yes, a few classic blue-red lipsticks, but mostly lipsticks and glosses that are super neutral or very pink. My Glossier BDC in Mango is the closest thing I have to a coral shade.
Out of my entire collection, these are the best lip gloss and lipsticks I love and use often.
Total lippies: 33
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick: It’s a very classic, pinky-nude lipstick. It does have a matte finish so I purchased the matching lip gloss separately so I could layer it on top for a more luminous look.
Glossier Lip Gloss: I have all three shades—original/clear, red and holographic. The original is my favorite and personally I think it’s the best lip gloss. I keep this in my purse at all times. It instantly glams up any natural daytime look.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in Nude Lavalliere: I love this pinky-nude color, it’s very flattering against my fair skin tone. The packaging is limited-edition but you can still shop this same lipstick and shade.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fu$$y: This is a shimmering cool-toned pink lip gloss I’ve been using for over a year now and it looks super flattering on my fair skin tone. Compared to other lip glosses, I don’t find the formula to feel tacky so my hair doesn’t get stuck to the gloss.
Marc Jacobs Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick: I have the shade, Sugar Sugar, and it’s a beautiful shimmering nude. A couple layers of it on my lips and it looks opaque enough to look like lipstick, which I love. It’s very hydrating and compliments any makeup look.
Kylie Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Bare: I’ve only owned the matte lip kits from Kylie Cosmetics so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I love the velvet finish. My dry lips in the winter time really can’t handle matte lipstick without cracking.
Glossier Balm Dotcom: I own every single flavor but if I could narrow it down to two favorites it would be Rose and Coconut. You can shop Balm Dotcom here.
NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight: This shade was one of the first lip glosses I ever spent my hard earned babysitting money on when I was a teenager. Of course, I purchased a fresh tube earlier last year but I will say it is a stickier compared to others. I’m willing to look past that though because I’m just obsessed with this pink sherbet shade.
MAC Lipstick in Crème Cup: This is a neutral-toned, medium pink with a creamy pearl finish. I wore this shade on my wedding day and so I hold this lippie near and dear to my heart.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy: I think most Chanel makeup products are overpriced but if I were to recommend one thing, it would be a Chanel lipstick. Rouge Coco Shine is a sheer lipstick and honestly looks and feels like a balm, but that’s why I love it. Boy is a beautiful rose pink with just a hint of gold. If you decide to order from the Chanel website then you’ll also receive beautiful packaging and free samples.
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What is your favorite lip gloss and lipstick? Let me know in the comments!