I've been getting back into wearing lip products on a day to day basis - it's about time, because my makeup collection is filled with more lip products than anything else. For my everyday makeup look, I've been using a lip pencil all over my lips for long lasting color, topped with a comfortable formula. And everything I've been using has been a neutral or nude color, of course.
The Pink-y Nude
On days when I want something a little more pink, I've been starting off with a layer of the Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 010. I've mentioned this lip pencil quite a lot lately, as it's quickly become one of my favorites. The Bite Lip Pencils are absolutely beautiful - so creamy and comfortable and yet longwearing. 010 is my perfect "my lips but better" shade - just the slightest bit deeper and rosier than my natural lip color. I've then been topping it with the NARS Lip Gloss in Chelsea Girls. I've had this shade on my wishlist since it came out, and I'm so happy to finally have it. I've been getting back into lip glosses lately (I just got one of the new Chanel ones a couple days ago - more on that soon), and this formula is lovely. It's not too sticky and yet not slippery - it will definitely stick around on your lips for awhile. Chelsea Girls is a perfect everyday beige-y pink shade that goes really well with the 010 Lip Pencil.
The Brown-y Nude
If I'm not wearing a pink-y nude, it's a brown nude. Again, I start this look with a Bite Beauty Lip Pencil - I just can't get enough of them. For the more brown look I use the shade 036, a taupe-y color with just a hint of rosiness. This shade really defines the lips and helps them look fuller without even having to overdraw them. On top, I've been using the Lise Watier Fondant Supreme Lipstick in Jennifer. I heard of these from Allana Davison's YouTube videos (if you don't watch her do it now, she's a gem), and she always gave them such high praise that I had to pick a couple up when they had a sale for International Women's Day. These are the most comfortable lipsticks I've ever tried. They feel just like a lip balm, but there's definitely enough pigment to consider them a lipstick rather than a tinted balm. The weartime is impressive, too, considering how creamy they are. Jennifer is the most beautiful nude - it looks pretty pale when swatched, but it lets some of your natural lip shade shine through, so it looks incredibly natural and goes with anything. Together with the lip liner, they make the perfect brown nude pairing that I just can't get enough of.
What are your favorite lip pairs for everyday?