One of my philosophies in life is that you can never have too much lipstick. It's the cherry on top of your look, one of the few things that you can change throughout the day—whether you feel like putting on a nude lippie in the morning and then changing it to a shocking plum midday (this is actually just me justfiying the five lipsticks I have in my bag, LOL)—it just really pulls together your entire look. It's also safe to say that lipsticks were one of the first few things we "borrowed" (read: nicked and never returned) from our mom's makeup kit, because it made us look and feel very mature.
Now that we are working girls, we have a bit more money at our disposal, and we can afford to splurge a bit and invest in more *~luxury~* items. Sure, the lipsticks we used back in college have no doubt already cemented their place in our permanent makeup collection, but there's something about swiping on a high-end lipstick that immediately makes you feel like you can stand a lot taller and feel more confident (and more boujee, TBH.)
Since there's sweldo already (hurray!), here's a guide to lipsticks that are worth the splurge if you're trying to *slowly* add some luxury makeup products to your collection:
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
To many, this iconic black bullet is their start to high-end makeup. Ruby Woo is one of MAC's bestselling shades, and for good reason, too. It's a vivid blue-toned red that will make your teeth look whiter and brighter, plus it's a comfortable matte that won't dry out your lips throughout the day.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, P1,100, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Obsessed!
If bright reds aren't your thing but you still want to make a statement, go for a warm-toned dark orange hue for that pop of color. This pigmented lipstick from Pat McGrath has a soft powder matte texture that feels comfortable on the lips.
Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick, P2,400, Sephora
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Sugar and Spice 286
This dark mauve lippie from Marc Jacobs will complement every skin tone! It has a rich, creamy finish that boasts of full pigment and 10 hours of wear.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick, P1,895, SephoraContinue reading below ↓
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in N304
Be the center of attention when you swipe on this mandarin red hue on your pout! It has a comfortable matte finish that isn't drying and can last through food and drinks.
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick, P2,080, Sephora
Dior Addict Gel Lacquer in 447 Sun Valley
If super matte lipsticks aren't your thing, then this Dior gel lacquer just might be your new jam. It has the full pigment of a matte lipstick sans the dry, cracked feeling. It just feels like a hydrating balm! This shade is a cute peachy color that will make your lips look plump and juicy.
Dior Addict Gel Lacquer, P2,250, Rustan's The Beauty SourceContinue reading below ↓
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Coral Blaze
This coral red hue is flattering for all skin tones, and its formula is very comfortable to wear! It has shea butter to ensure that your lips stay hydrated all day.
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick, P1,500, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Brownie
If you're a '90s baby, this lippie is for you! Think rich, brown hues of the grunge decade, but a lot more wearable. This brownish pink lipstick might be your new MLBB. ;)
Bobbi Brown Lip Color, P1,600, Lazada
Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Burning Love
If you want to keep things low-key, this muted brownish red shade is perfect for you! Its ultra matte finish is fuss-free, so you don't have to worry about constantly reapplying throughout the day. The Pure Color Love Lipsticks come in four finishes: ultra matte, edgy creme, shimmer pearl, and cool chrome.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick, P1,400, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Morocco
This shade is actually part of the first 12 shades that NARS launched which helped cement their status as the cosmetics giant that it is today. This warm cinnamon lippie has a non-drying formula that is semi-matte but with a velvety finish. It's long-wearing, but still very comfortable on the lips.
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Morocco, P1,500, Rustan's The Beauty SourceContinue reading below ↓
Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Purple Noon
If you want something that can effortlessly take you from day meetings to girls' night outs, this berry plum shade is your best bet. The ultra-moisturizing formula easily glides on the lips with no tugging, and its long-lasting formula means less touchups during the day.
Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Purple Noon, P2,820, Rustan's The Beauty Source
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