50 Shades

Alright so there aren’t actually 50 shades, but it’s so much catchier than 14 shades…

This is just a little collection of lipstick swatches and examples of what they look like on! I also included a few little tricks to get your lips nice n’ gorgeous. Personally, my lips are my favorite part of my face (okay maybe second to my eyebrows), so I really like to play them up whenever I can. Adding a lip color can really change the whole look of your makeup and bring it all together. As you’ll see I love nudes and berry shades, but there are literally millions of colors out there. 

First, it’s soo important that you use a lip liner! Even if it’s just a nude shade, it will make a huge difference. You’ll have a definite stopping point so all you have to do is color in the lines. It also helps the lipstick from bleeding onto the skin so you don’t get those little feathery lines on your face.


I also suggest going over your lips with any type of concealer or foundation. This just neutralizes the lip tone so you get the greatest color payoff from whichever product you want to apply. It’s not absolutely necessary, but you will get a more intense color if you add this tiny step.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick ($7.49)

This is a super creamy formula that is ultra hydrating on the lips. It leaves you with a glossy finish and a decent wash of color. It is not as opaque as I would like, but the color is still vibrant.

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shade 905 Brazen Berry

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shade 900 Hot Plum

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick ($4.00)

This could be one of my favorite lipstick brands, which is very surprising for the price. The shades are really pigmented and go on ridiculously creamy. Again, they have a more satin finish so they do not dry out your lips, but give the effect of wearing a gloss (sort of). They feel beautiful on the lip and for $4 each, they are a great product to own.

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shade LSS522 Circe (one of my favorite nudes)

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shade LSS583A Haute-Melon *the picture does not do this color justice, it is a very bright coral/orange color

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shade LSS516A Chic Red

***TIP! I went way outside of my natural lip line, but that’s an easy fix! Grab a concealer and just trace the bottom of the lip and blend it out. Quick and simple fix to make sure you don’t look like you have Lindsay Lohan’s over injected lips… sorry Linds. IMG_5337IMG_5338 IMG_5340

Chanel Rouge Coco ($35)

Whenever I’m wearing this, I cannot help but reapply it. Not because it fades quickly, but it has the best formula. It is so creamy and soothing that you may want to grab the lipstick instead of your Chapstick It’s seriously that good

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shade 05 Mademoiselle 

MAC Lipstick ($16)

I am not crazy about this formula, but the color is practically famous. This is probably the most nude shade I have ever worn, but it has its cons. Personally I find the lipstick a little drying while leaving a strange tingling on the lips. This could totally just be me, but who knows. 

***TIP! This shade is perfect for popping on the center of your lips to add fullness. Just dab some on the center of the top and bottom lip, rub together and voila! Instantly plumper looking lips.

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shade A42 Myth 

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21)

This is a very unique product. You get very intense color, some shine, and it has the ability to last all day. It’s basically a stain, lipstick, and gloss all in one. Too Faced has found a one-stop shop to the perfect lip so if you want something incredibly simple, this is definitely for you. One last great thing – the shades are named directly according to the color, what you read is what you get.

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 shade Melted Violet

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shade Melted Nude

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shade Melted Peony

Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick ($9.49)

Just a little something weird: If you love the true smell of a lipstick, this particular one is dead on. Along with a hydrating formula, this brand always provides great color payoff and a long wear.

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shade 712 Hot Coral

Chanel Rough Allure ($35)

Can we just take a moment to admire the one and only Coco for a second? Okay good. Nothing from this brand is ever disappointing. This has to be one of the longest-wearing lipsticks I have ever put on! It will honestly last through just about anything without ever feeling like it’s drying out. The colors are absolutely gorgeous. I mean what could possibly be classier than Chanel lipstick?!

IMG_5342 ***TIP! To get a perfect Cupid’s bow (the V shape at the top of your lip), take the tip of the lipstick and draw an X. This will get right into the tips of the bow and end up ***flawless each and every time. 

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 shade 104 Passion

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick ($5.79)

This is another great drugstore line for those of you who don’t want to spend tons of money on expensive lipsticks. In my personal opinion, this is the best drugstore lipstick to purchase if you’re looking for something that you don’t need to reapply. This product lasts hours without needing to be touched up.

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shade 124 Bordeaux

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22)

I call this the “special occasion” lipstick. It is so luxurious and vibrant that it’s almost too good to waste day to day. With over 20 shades to choose from, it would be impossible not to find one you’re in love with.

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shade Shame 


Just like Annie said, you’re never fully dressed without a smile! Show off those lips ladies, and let me know what some of your favorites are! Xoxo

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