Favorite Lipsticks // Everyday Wear

Summer is officially coming to a close ... well, at least summer break is. Everyone is back to school shopping, kids are headed back, and we're all getting that fall itch. At least here in Texas where the temps are still three digits (and there is no end in sight) we are ready for some cooler weather. I wanted to share with you all, since the end of summer is so near and the start of fall right around the corner, my favorite lipsticks. 

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To clarify. My perfect every shade, everywhere, everyday lipsticks. 

Starting from Nude to Vibrant.

Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit - this is the perfect matte nude lip. I use this for a very subtle amount of color and a brilliant matte finish that feels like chapstick. Do you know how sometimes nude lips are just a little dry? Not this lip paint - it feels like a cloud on your lip. No exageration.

L'Oreal Cosmetics Colour Riche Lipcolour in Fairest Nude (800) - For a touch more on the pink side. I use this lipstick when I just want to run out the door. A slight shine perfect for everyday use.

L'Oreal Cosmetics Colour Riche Lipcolour in Toasted Almond (843) - This is a deeper nude that is perfect for when you're a bit tanner, or those with darker skin tones! 

YSL Rogue Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick in Nude Lavalliere - For a slightly baby pink nude option with loads of shine.

YSL Rogue Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick in Rose Saharienne  - Moving away from the nudes, this vibrant pink is great for going out on a date or for a little more color added to an outfit.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Red Clash Matte Finish - A bold, matte, deep pink. Worn casually with a white top, or for going out with a black top (pictured above).

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho -  The true deep blue-red. Not a perfect red, and not an orange red, this lipstick is perfect for the night out, or the coming holiday/fall seasons.

These are the lipsticks currently in my rotation. A little matte, a little shine, and enough variety to get me through any occasion. I like to keep variety without feeling like I have an excess of beauty products. What are your favorite lipsticks?? Let me know and check out more of my shenanigans on Instagram!

Top:   Pleione Clothing    Bottoms:   Lucky Brand     Shoes:   Target

Summer Essentials // On The Go

This summer I have been very busy - between traveling, working, and hustling I've had to create a comprehensive beauty routine to combat this Texas heat. 

Here is a glimpse at some of my summer on-the-go products. 

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid. A good friend of mine showed me this miracle formula. If you have pesky blackheads, or buildup of any kind, this product is amazing. I use this between washing and moisturizing my face in the morning and at night. Perfect for sensitive skin!

Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-Aging Cream Moisturizer. I love Origins - I've never been lead astray and this anti-aging moisturizer has worked wonders. I really love how it has sunscreen in it - I can't go anywhere without a little sunscreen on. We've got to protect our skin!

Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Oil. I have used the Clean Energy cleansing oil religiously, and I just recently tried the new Modern Friction - it's amazing. It works the exact same way as Clean Energy but it smells like cucumbers. If you've never used a cleansing oil, it comes out as an oil you rub onto your face. You gently rub water into your face after the oil and it turns into a cleansing milk. I personally like using cleansing oils more than a general cleanser because it gives you a little added boost of moisture. 

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. This is a very new find for me. I (as mentioned before) have trouble with clogged pores, and I had been using a full coverage foundation, which is great every season besides summer. This BB Cream gives my face the coverage I need, adds some SPF, and doesn't clog my pores. Plus, it has a gorgeous matte finish.

Davines OI Oil. I use this after I get out of the shower to give my hair a little added moisture. Perfect for a touch of shine as well. Love, love, love.

Real Her Beauty I Am Perfect Liquid Lipstick in Ladylove. Brush on and go, for a nude-pink matte look. Perfect with any outfit, and it's cruelty free!

VERB Sea Spray. I've already gushed. Read my previous post about all of my favorite VERB sea collection products here. I love this for sprucing up my curls - and just about everything else. Always $14!