The Everyday Lip Stash

Ever since I got my new makeup drawers (these if you were wondering), I've been a lot better about rotating products in and out from week to week to make sure I get better use out of my collection. These drawers live in my bedroom so it's easily accessible when I get ready in the morning, and the rest of my collection is kept in a desk in another room. Despite using one of the smaller drawers to store everything lip-related, it still fits a good amount of products. I've been keeping some essential everyday picks inside - whether they're neutral in color to go with everything, moisturizing, long-lasting, or just something new I want to make sure I test out.

I keep a stash of lip liners handy because they're perfect for smudging into the lips post-lip balm for a long lasting stain. My favorites that I always have to have around are the Marc Jacobs Poutliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim(rose), the MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl, and the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheats in Pillow Talk and Iconic Nude.

For me to choose a lip product for the day, it's going to have to be comfortable throughout the day. The best low-key pink lip (that really looks like an enhanced version of your lips - a true MLBB) is the Glossier Generation G in Like topped with their Rose Balm Dotcom. I tend to keep these two in my workbag at all times because it's just my favorite combination. I also love the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Aquarius (the perfect everyday nude), and I like to keep the luxe option of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria around for good measure, too.

Some new options I've been keeping close to make sure I test them out are all quite different formulas. I recently gave into the hype of the Lancome Juicy Shakers and picked up the shade Vanilla Pop for myself, and I'm basically obsessed. I love how easy it is to apply and how comfortable it feels on the lips. I need to get another shade or two. I've also got the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Queen B kicking around since I just got it last Sunday. This is a really nice liquid lipstick formula so far - not too drying and quite comfortable. The shade is a nice dusky mauve that works for every day. And for a traditional lipstick I've got one of the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in the shade Backtalk (I've actually picked up three more since then, so expect a review coming soon). This is a "comfort matte" formula, which is exactly what it sounds like. It reminds me a little of the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick formula mentioned above. The color is actually very similar to the Too Faced option (see the comparison here), but I don't mind as the formulas are so different.

What kinds of lip products do you keep close? Are you a neutral lover like me, or do you wear bolds on a daily basis?


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