Happy Monday, everyone! How did we all do with keeping the life balanced this week?
I feel like I failed at my own personal challenge to be more present. My goal was to turn off my phone at 9pm and finish my night without looking at social media… But I just couldn’t seem to consistently do it. Which is giving me a sense of frustration with myself.
It is so hard not to get caught up in seeing how many likes or follows I’ve gained, but I know it’s better for my sanity to have a few hours to disconnect.
But a new week means a new chance to do better!
This week has been dreary with a constant drizzle, it feels less like summer as this month goes by. Sometimes you have to create your own sunshine! 🙂 I’ve found that the perfect lipstick makes me feel summer ready in no time!
I’ve picked out my favorite six lipsticks perfect for summer time!
This Tom Ford Ultra Rich Lip Color is the epitome of the perfect summer lipstick! It isn’t super opaque, but easy to build, it’s a great coral shade that brightens any look. Gorgeously luminous, it is ideal in the summer when I want hydration and every inch of my face to be dewy.
Charlotte Tilbury has some of the most glamorous packaging! And anyone who knows me knows, packaging goes a long way for me. The Matte Revolution Pillow Talk is surprisingly hydrating and such a lovely nude that it’s just an enhanced version of your own lip, making it looks so full and plump!
Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Vermillon is a raspberry satin finish that gives a bit of edge without being too dark for the summer.
Revlon Super Lustrous in Pink in the Afternoon was a dupe for Audrey Hepburn’s lipstick in the taxi scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It is such a pretty pink and it never hurts to feel a little like Audrey 😉
Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche in Cayenne is a vibrant red that instantly draws the eye and is also hydrating! This is a natural oil based lipstick, so know that it transfers like nobodies business. Implement any tricks you have for making a lipstick transfer proof.
Last, but certainly not least, Clinique Pop Matte in Ruby Pop has a primer infused into it to make it easy to apply. The thing I love most about reds is that they are an easy way to elevate simple makeup. They transition so well from day to night, too.
I don’t normally love mattes, especially during the summer when I want to feel hydrated, but what I’ve found is using a lip mask (like this one from Bite Beauty) stops any of them from feeling overly dry or tight!
I hope this post was helpful and brings a little sunshine your way!
See you next week!