This week, I discovered a new drugstore brand of makeup called Milani, whose matte lipsticks are kind of divine. I bought four in two days, even though I rarely wear lipstick, and… well… now I’m obsessed. So I’m challenging myself (and anyone who wants to jump in for however long) to wear a different color of lipstick every day this week (all seven days) including the four new colors I bought, plus three older favorites. You can see all of the lipsticks here along with the names and brands they are.
I decided to start out with this purple lipstick because… well… why not? Jamie of Petite Panoply has a killer lipstick game (like, seriously, black lipstick, blue lipstick… yeah), and has been inspiring me to step out of my standard rut of reds and mauves for more unusual shades. I originally bought this color for my mom, on whom it looks much less bright due to her darker coloring, but when I stole it to try it on, I knew I needed one for myself. I’m so in love. The matte shades from the Milani range tend to stay on a lot better than most lipsticks I’m used to, although this purple doesn’t fade quite as nicely as the pink that I got, probably because it doesn’t really blend as well into my lips, so you can tell more where it wears off. But it still lasted through breakfast and lunch (about six hours) before I needed a refresher, which I think is pretty impressive! Especially for a lipstick that costs under $7.
I am excited to create makeup looks around the lipsticks for the week; I am probably most intimidated by nude lipstick, but I found a nude (Milani again) color that I actually love, so this week I’ll tackle wearing it without looking too washed out. I swore I would never be a nude lip person because the colors I’ve seen and tried have been so pale and unflattering, but now I’m a convert.
Dress, vintage/thrifted | cardigan and tights, target | belt, thrifted | shoes, Modcloth | lipstick, Milani Matte Glam | glasses, c/o Firmoo
What lipsticks do you tend to gravitate towards? Personally, my standard lipcolors are bright reds, bright pinks, or just clear lip balms.
Aaand there’s an entire post devoted to lipstick. Haha! I hope you all have a great start to your week! I promise my next post will not be all about makeup. I think.
By the way, I’m sorry for the slight out-of-focus full body images; they looked focused on my camera. Ugh.