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29 Jul


I’ll make this one short. With everything going on in our world right now, it seems silly to even acknowledge a “holiday” like National Lipstick Day. Especially the day after the first woman in American history has accepted the nomination for #POTUS. Cue glass ceiling: shattering!

That said, I’m the first to throw on some lipstick or gloss when I need a quick pick-me-up. I’m not proud of this. And I’m not not proud of it. It just is. And it really helps.

Pick a shade. There are millions. Even blues and greens lately, thanks to brands like Make Up For Ever and Kat Von D. Of all the many makeover tricks, throwing on some lipstick is by far the easiest – and least expensive. When you just need something to make you feel a little more you, or a little less you – a new lipstick is much cheaper than a new dress or shoes.

Lately I’ve been loving everything Bite Beauty launches – their Amuse Bouche collection being the most recent. If you prefer natural products, this brand is a must-try! They’re devoted to creating lip color that’s “good enough to eat.”

But my drawer runneth over with beautiful shades and formulations from personal favorites such as Buxom, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, LORAC, Smashbox, NARS, Tarte, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Hourglass, Jouer, and more, that I celebrate today.

Happy #NationalLipstickDay, all… and TGIF!



National Lipstick Day (really!)

29 Jul


Today is “National Lipstick Day.” At least that’s what the web and PR mavens tell me. So who am I to argue.

In honor of said holiday, I’ll share a few fun facts about the beloved product.

First off, it’s been said that the beauty industry remains afloat during a recession or when others are in turmoil because a woman can purchase one lipstick and feel like she’s had a makeover. Instant “feel better” status. I believe this.

Here’s a few you may not have heard…

  • At one point (1650 to be specific), some governments such as the British Parliament attempted to ban lipstick from being worn. WTF?
  • Wearing red lipstick early in the Greek empire signified a woman was a prostitute. It’s still a popular shade in the field, I hear.
  • Rumor has it, Elizabeth Taylor once banned all other women from wearing red lipstick on her film set. Actually, I’ve heard of way worse diva demands and dressing room riders.


Annnnd here are a few lipsticks worth trying if you haven’t yet.


Love this brand. Love this balm. It delivers gorgeous sheer color with SPF, is enriched with Vitamin E & Cocoa Butter, and has a light coconut scent.


This particular color is a distinctive lush nude. This is also my new favorite lip brand. In fact, it’s made with only food-grade ingredients and so free of all the bad stuff that it’s actually healthy enough to eat! Just in case you’re going on Naked & Afraid…you could bring this dual-purpose product as your “one” survival item.


Leave it to Tyra Banks to make a sparkly red and gold shade that’s a universal head-turner on everyone!

Happy Lipstick Day to all!


It’s National Lipstick Day…

29 Jul

Nope, not kidding. I’m told National Lipstick Day is July 29th. I’m not certain how one celebrates such a holiday, but I’m on board. Sure. Why not.

So today, in the spirit of all that is matte and shiny, here are five lipsticks I highly suggest trying out.



Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

It goes on like a gloss and gives the full-coverage of a lipstick sheen. It’s got tons of pigment so I prefer it for evening. It doesn’t bleed or come off on your wine glass either. Fave shades: Dolce (nude cinnamon), Amore (deep plum)

For a more natural looking lip, try Stila’s Long wear lip color.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick is a newer formula that boasts anti-aging ingredients like Resveratrol to combat those lip lines we love so much. Twenty-one berry-to-bubble gum shades that will help us keep wrinkles at bay. Fave shade: Cava (lilac beige)



Any woman worth her gloss knows NARS. To know him is to love him. Today I’ll just suggest one of his lesser-mentioned lipstick hues: Mayflower. It’s a gorgeous sheer shimmering raspberry. Super pretty to brighten up the complexion.


Bare Escentuals BUXOM Big & Healthy Lip Tarnish

Bare Escentuals is one of the only natural makeup lines I’ve bought more than once. And it’s mostly because of their lip collections. The BUXOM Big & Healthy Lip Tarnish is a plumping and moisturizing lip stain. Goes on like a stick, looks like a sheen. Fave shades: Mug Shot (nude pink), Busted (cherry red)

SMASHBOX – Be Legendary Lipstick

Last is Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick. It’s just good, reliable lipwear. Fave shade: Fig (a sexy reddish grape)

All are available at Sephora!

Happy Lipstick Day, gorgeous!