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I’m currently away on a business trip and decided to go for a walk to the local CVS to look at the makeup and I thought, I own a lot of lipstick, but I only really NEED 5 shades.
I love lipsticks, and I have way too many, its so hard to pick a few!
I decided to take a look through my collection and come up with 5 essential shades. With these 5, you can complete any look!
Shade #1: A Nude Matte Pink
This one is flattering on most skin tones, and comes in about a zillion shades. If you find one that works for you, use it daily!
A nude matte pink is the perfect day to day shade to wear to the office and just about anywhere you want to go.
My favourite is Urban Decay Vice in Backtalk, it is a comfort matte finish, which is smooth and creamy and dries to the perfect finish.
Shade #2: A Bright Vibrant Red
Had a really good night and don’t want it to show at the office? Slap on some red lipstick.
Not enough time to put on your makeup? Red lipstick is the answer.
Want to be super glam? You guessed it, red lipstick.
You cannot go wrong with red lipstick. It exudes confidence by whomever wears it and can bring your entire outfit from shabby to glam without trying.
I really love Urban Decay Vice in 714. This is a “Mega Matte” finish, so you don’t have to worry about leaving a trail of red lipstick everywhere you go.
Shade #3: A Deep Purple/Wine
This is a shade that should be reserved for the weekends when you want to be trendier.
I love wearing shades like this to festivals, concerts and baseball games. It says “I want to have some fun”.
One of my faves is Urban Decay in Venom. This is a nice cream formula because drying formulas can look really bad when they start to get patchy. Instead of reapplying a bunch, I like to just rub my lips together for a quick touch up.
Drink out of a straw with these colours!
Shade #4: A Vibrant Orange
In the summer, if I am wearing a sundress (which is one of my staples), I absolutely love to brighten up my look.
Orange lips is the perfect way to jump out of your comfort zone with lipstick. You will still feel pulled together and glam like a red lipstick but on a more casual level.
I love Urban Decay Vice in Bang. It is the perfect orange that isn’t over the top!
Shade #5: A Nude Brown
This is a great neutral day to night colour to wear in the fall time.
I love the earthy colours when the seasons change and the leaves change colours.
You can’t go wrong with brown lips when you bust out your sweaters and riding boots.
I love Urban Decay Vice in 1993. This is a universally flattering shade in the “Comfort Matte” formula that stays all day!
What shades can you just not live without? Let me know in the comments below!