Confessions of a Lipaholic πŸ’‹

My name is Dana, and I’m a lipaholic. You guys, I could not be more serious– I LOVE lipstick. I actually wear a lip color every single day that I leave the house. It makes me feel instantly a touch more put together than I actually am. I also don’t have super pigmented lips naturally so I think my lips blend in with my face if I’m not wearing even a dash of color πŸ’€. Today I’m sharing my absolute favorite lip colors from my collection. (Note: I own almost exclusively matte lip colors as opposed to glossier finishes… just my preference) These are my tried and true (I’ve owned almost all of them for more than a year), hands-down favorites:

(The “select few” that made it through my massive moving purge πŸ™ˆ)


These are mostly my go-to shades for everyday wear, or times when I need a color, but not too much of a statement.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude in XYZ— you’ll be seeing ALOT of this brand in this post because I lovveeeeee this formula. It goes on kind of creamy/moussey and dries matte. This shade is my number 1 everyday color– a light beige, with just enough pigment

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in Seductress— a touch darker/more peachy than xyz, this formula goes on as more of a liquid lipstick that dries matte and stays put

Bare Minerals Gen Nude in Bo$$— deeper beige, but still great for daily wear

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Fierce— similar to bo$$ in color, I like the way this looks over top of chapstick (makes the color a little more muted/blotted)

MAC Velvet Teddy— awesome for daily wear, but has enough pigment to also be a statement. MAC lipstick isn’t super cheap, but isn’t drying and stays on for a good long time– definitely worth the money in my opinion

(Pictured in order top-to-bottom– also, all shades I’m showing you are photographing slightly deeper on my arm than they appear on lips)


Truth be told, I generally don’t love pinks on me– I feel a little Barbie Dreamhouse.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude in Juju— I’d say this is a pinky-beige and definitely wearable for every day

MAC All Fired Up— hot pink-red– a fun statement lip


Absolutely my favorite color category– I think EVERYONE can and should wear a red lip on occasion. NOTHING makes me feel more confident than a bold lip πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

MAC Mangrove— this is an orangey-red and definitely a statement-maker. I love this shade for summer

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Striking— orange-red with a great formula (comes in a cubby stick so lipliner is helpful for clean edges)Β  (also, not pictured because it’s MIA)

MAC Ruby Wooif you buy one red lipstick in your whole life, this should be it. It is a universally flattering, true-red lipstick

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Naughty— also a true-red, but a touch deeper than Ruby Woo and reminds me of Christmas

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout— true-red, non-drying formula πŸ‘ŒπŸ».

MAC Dare You— true-red/deep red that also reminds me of Christmas

(Pictured in order top-to-bottom minus Revlon Striking since I can’t find it)

Deep reds/wines:

I LOVE these kinds of shades, but need to be careful with them in the winter (aka when I’m Casper the Friendly Ghost) so I don’t look too gothic haha

Anastasia Beverly Hills matte lipstick in Rosewood— this is my newest shade, but I LOVE it– it’s an understated darkish red-beige and just really flattering. The formula is super matte and stays on really, really well

Bare Minerals Gen Nude in Swank— deep red-brown

MAC Diva— wine/purpley

MAC D is for Danger— purple-red

(Pictured in order top-to-bottom)

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you enjoyed reading and feel inspired to rock a killer lip this weekend! xo

2 thoughts on “Confessions of a Lipaholic πŸ’‹”

  1. Yessss! This is what I needed! I get so overwhelmed reading through blogs (of people I don’t know) or looking at all the shades in the stores and I just give up. I trust you and your red lips πŸ˜‰ Thank you love!


  2. You are a lipaholic… I guess I knew you loved it and already recognized that you look great in basically every shade, so perhaps it all makes sense!


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