If there’s one beauty category I feel confident blogging about it's lips! I am obsessed with any and ALL lipsticks, lip stains, and lip glosses. To me, lipstick is like the icing on the cake - essentially the one product that completes your look.
I often get asked which ones I use, so pucker up that pout because today I’m sharing some of my all time favorite lip products that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!
But before we jump in, a little personal note from me...
For decades Valentine's Day has been marketed as a holiday that needs to be spent with someone. While I love the intended sentiment, I don’t think that’s true at all!
SO, whether you have a hot date, are heading out with your girls or are spending the day solo, you deserve to get dolled up, swipe on a beautiful lipstick and give yourself some self-love this Valentine’s Day. Remember, there's no better relationship than the one you have with yourself💕
Below you will find the top ten lip products that share a special place in my makeup bag. *Please note that all swatch photos were shot in natural light and contain no filters or presets that would otherwise alter the shade's true color.
Shade: Crème Brulee
This is my OG lip gloss. I've been wearing this brand and shade since college and I absolutely love it! It's a creamy, buttery gloss that provides a sheer wash of color without being sticky. This shade is great to wear alone, but I personally like to top it over a matte lip for a little moisture. Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy969ycnh7f
Shade: Dress Code
This gloss is new to my collection and it doesn't disappoint. While it's sheer, you still get some color payoff. The best part is the plumping effect. This gloss feels cool and tingly on your lips, while helping to give them a slightly fuller appearance. Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97cccnh7f
FAVORITE.LIP.PRODUCT.EVER. I cannot say enough positive things about this lip paint. Any time I've tried liquid lipsticks they just feel dry. I don't know what Rihanna put in this formula, but it's incredible. This formula dries down to a matte all while feeling light as air. As for the color, I'm obsessed with this mauve shade and it lasts a LONG time without transferring! All around an amazing lip product worth every penny. Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97emcnh7f
Shade: Saint Tropez
This shimmer gloss is simply gorgeous! What I love about glosses is that they can be worn alone or as a topper, which is exactly what I love to do with this shade. The rose gold adds a beautiful touch of shimmer and warmth to any look. Click to shop:
If you've never tried a lip stain, you should give this one a try. This formula starts as a cream and dries down as a lightweight matte. The best part is that this rosy pink shade lasts even after eating or drinking eliminating the need to constantly reapply. Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97jbcnh7f
Up to this point we've covered several formulas, but my favorite is definitely cream lipsticks. They always feel nourishing on my lips and have the best color payoff. This mauve shade is right up my alley! Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97mccnh7f
Finishing out my favorite glosses with this winner. What makes it different than the NYX butter gloss is that is has more color and less sheerness. I love the creamy finish and gorgeous peachy color. Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97pxcnh7f
Shade: Touch of Spice
Maybelline is by far my favorite drug store lipstick brand! While these are lower priced, they are certainly not low quality. I love all the formulas they offer and their shade range is gorgeous (can they please bring back 'Warm Me Up'?!). Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97rncnh7f
Shade: Holiday Punch
I couldn't share my favorite lipsticks without including the one I created myself! This matte red shade is the most gorgeous pop of color that I personally created with the Maven Beauty team! If you don't already know my love for Maven Beauty, you can click here to learn more about their custom lip glosses and lipsticks.
Last, but certainly not least is this stunning blue-based red liquid lipstick. I cannot get over this shade. It's bold, it's loud, it makes a statement, and I'm 100% here for it! This formula is creamy to apply and light to finish. The color not only brightens up your beautiful face but also helps your smile appear whiter! All in all a perfect pop of red for Valentine's Day. Click to shop: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy97tpcnh7f
I hope you enjoy these products as much as I have. Wishing you the sweetest Valentine's Day!