Everything you need to know about lipstick

Whether you are wearing lipstick, lipgloss, a lip stain or just a lip balm, I’ve compiled many of my favorite lip posts into one place.

I’m one of those people that needs to have something on my lips at all times, otherwise I look pale and washed out. (Cue all of the questions regarding if I “feel ok”.) Even if that is just a tinted lip balm that I carry in my pocket (this is my favorite, especially the new blackberry shade).

My Favorites

My biggest secret to great lipstick is a good lip scrub. I scrub my lips every few days, even if it is just a quick brush when I’m brushing my teeth. I sometimes break out my favorite lip scrub, especially during the winter. The goal is a light scrubbing, don’t go crazy and irritate your lips.

I have tried just about every lip balm out there, and my current favorite lip balm is this one. I keep it on my bedside table to use right before bed, but it’s also at work (since I take in hospital call 1 out of 4 nights), on my vanity, etc. My biggest issue with it is that my daughters also love it, and my 4 year old keeps stealing it!

I’m currently using this lip balm every morning. I put it on with my moisturizer and it sinks in and super hydrates my lips while I get ready. It is the perfect preparation for my lipstick later!

On my quiet days, I already mentioned that this is my favorite tinted lip balm. I mostly wear pink, but the new blackberry is also amazing. Don’t let the dark tint scare you, it truly works for every skin tone!

I have a huge collection of different lipstick formulations, and my favorites are typically ones that aren’t “classic lipstick” products. When I want a bit more color than the tinted lip balm offers, I look for a sheer lipstick. My favorites are from YSL (6, 8, 9. 49), Chanel (my favorite shades are Boy and Boheme) and L’Oreal (Burnished Blush and Varnished Rosewood).

When I want a more traditional, opaque lipstick look I turn to a long lasting option. My 2 favorites are both layered products, the first is from Chanel (Chic Rosewood, Light Rose and Shocking Pink) and Lipsense (I buy from Katie Enos, Beige Champagne, Kiss for a Cause and Razzberry are my go-to shades).

Lip Care Reviews and Posts

The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ
Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask

Lip Color Reviews and Posts

Bite Beauty Lip Trio
Bobbi Brown Nude Lip Trio
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint Review
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons Review
Chanel le Rouge Duo Review: The Best Long Lasting Lipstick
Dior Lip Glow Review
NARS Man Ray Lipgloss Review and Swatches
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Review and Swatches

Lip Tips and Tricks

Lipstick tips you need to know
Lipsavers: The best products to keep your lips happy and hydrated

Best Product Roundups

The Best Drugstore Lippie Formulations
Beauty Bloggers Favorite Drugstore Lippies
Beauty Blogger Favorite MAC Lipsticks
The Best Red Lipstick Shades
Easy to Wear Red Lipsticks

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