I am a crazy hoarder and control freak… I’m not saying the two things go hand-in-hand, but, in my case, they do. I cannot stand the thought of NOT having something I need. I buy everything in bulk (Costco’s dream) but, because I like choices, I buy MULTIPLE products in bulk. Hence my makeup collection.
My purse is a wasteland of good intentions. I am terrified of being without something I could possibly need so I carry everything. Lotions, sunglasses, books, medicines, mirrors, powder, pens, brushes, body spray, perfume, contact cases, hair ties, nail clippers, toothbrush… you name it, and I’m sure you’ll find it in my bag. You will also find SIX red lipsticks. Yes, six. I carry six shades of red lipstick in my purse every day. Here they are:
Each shade is different so it never looks like I’m wearing the same lipstick. I switch it up based on my outfit or mood of the day. The Stila is too bold for day wear (in my line of work) but is fantastic for night. You could drink an entire bottle of bourbon and it won’t wear off a bit. The others can be worn day or night.
As a fair-skinned blonde, blue-based cherry and cranberry shades work great for me. There are numerous skin tones so I’ll be broad: based on my research, fiery, orange shades work for those with medium skin tones, and deep and pinkish reds work for those with dark skin tones. That’s a generalization. If you are not sure about color, ask a representative at Ulta or Sephora- They’ll help you test in order to find the perfect shade.
Today I’m wearing Laqu & Co.
Disclosure: my wisdom teeth are killing me… I’m having them removed this month. I’m not normally this chipmunk-like.