Style | My Five Holy Grail Lipsticks

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Lipstick used to scare me. Until recently I wouldn’t wear it in public. I loveddddd how lipsticks looked, but I didn’t feel confident wearing it. I really really really wanted to wear lipstick so I pretty much forced myself to wear it. Now I’m lipstick obsessed and I have FIVE holy grail lipsticks. I’ve come a long way ;).

The perfect lipstick shade is hard to find. After a ton of testing and recommendations, I eventually figured out what I wanted in a lipstick. Coincidentally, all are pretty similar — diff shades of rosy nude and deep red. Here are my five holy grail lipsticks:

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{ Swatches left to right: Diva, Whirl, Lolita, City, Meow }

My Five Holy Grail Lipsticks

1. MAC Matte Lipstick “Diva”

Diva’s one of my favorite dark lipsticks! This deep red lipstick makes me feel vampy and diva-ish. I pair this lipstick with MAC Burgundy Lipliner. I’m wearing “Diva” in the photo above!

Shop it: Mac Matte Lipstick “Diva”, $17

2. MAC Matte Lipstick “Whirl”

Whirl is THE lipstick that turned me into a lipstick lover. I didn’t really wear lipstick until I met Whirl.  This rosy toned nude is totally a Kylie Jenner kind of lipstick. When IDK what lippie to wear,  I wear Whirl.

Shop it: Mac Matte Lipstick “Whirl”, $17

3. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Lolita”

Lolita is a cult favorite nude lipstick. It’s perfectly described as a matte dusty rose. I especially love Lolita in the spring and summer. Sooo pretty!

Shop it: Kat Von D Studded Kiss “Lolita”, $21

4. Winky Lux Lip Velour “City”

City is another favorite dark lippie! This lipstick has a deep plum tone. Just like Diva, it gives vampy vibes. I’m completely obsessed with this pretty color. You may have seen me wear it on this post about teeth. I’m wearing City below!

Shop it: Winky Lux Lip Velour “City”, $14

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5. Winky Lux Lip Velour “Meow”

Meow is one of Winky Lux’s best sellers. It’s a super pigmented pink-nude matte lipstick. It’s flattering and easy to match your outfits to.

Shop it: Winky Lux Lip Velour “Meow”, $14

What are your holy grail lipsticks? Try any new colors lately?

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Priyanka
    April 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    These are really pretty shades! I have to try Winky Lux lippies, I love the Flower Balm!

    xo,
    Pri | Paint The Town Chic

    • Reply
      Melissa
      April 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you!!! Oooo 😍😍😍 I haven’t tried that yet! I do love the Winky Lic Flower Balm packaging. So pretty!

  • Reply
    Noelle
    April 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Love the colors! I shed to using glosses but I’m ready for some vibrant and great lipsticks. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply
      Melissa
      April 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks Noelle! What are your fav glosses?

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    Chrystina
    April 25, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    These are so fun! And I love the shot of them all on your hand.

    • Reply
      Melissa
      April 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you Chrystina!! I put lipstick swatches on my hand and then I wanted to add texture to the photo w/ my denim jacket — I was worried it would smudge everywhere after I put on the jacket. PHEW thankfully it didnt haha <3

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