Lazy Girl’s Guide to Lipstick | The Essentials


Lipsticks these days have no boundaries what so ever, when it comes to colour, finish and lasting power. Basically, the possibilities are endless. But for a girl who is just staring her collection or for someone who just doesn’t even know where to begin exploring all the lipstick options in the market, this post just might give you a head start!

For a girl/boy starting out, I have narrowed it down to 4 types of lip colors that are most desirable in the market(from research).

1.) Nudes

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche in Beige Sienna. I got this fairly recently and I made a post about it too! (LINK) The finish of this nude is quite sheer. I usually like pairing this with a heavy or a tad bit drying lipliner so the combo is a long wearing and comfortable lippie.


Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lipstick in Lychee Parfait. This shade was literally my go to lipstick in my last term in Uni. It is just such a wearable nude(like every nude) and it is just so comfortable. Its finish was not a matter but not a gloss or a lustre either. I just can’t describe it! You just have to know that it is so darn great!

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy. This has got to be my favorite matte lipstick to date. Not only is it my favorite shade(nude) and it is matte but it is very comfortable to wear. Its the type of shade that I would still wear even if I was in my 40’s. I just love it so much that I am never letting go of it.

2.) Plums

Wet n’ Wild Silk Finish in Just Garnet. This is quite the shade for a more daring foe. It is a demi-matte rasberry/berry colored lipstick. I definitely wouldn’t wear this on the everyday. But it definitely can be someone’s cup of tea.

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche in Pearly Flirty Berry. This is definitely one of my comfortable plums. It is the same formula as the Beige Sienna nude I talked about earlier. It is a sheer finish. Its the type of shade that you can just slap on with some mascara and hurry out the front door.

3.) Reds

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple. This was actually my very first red lipstick when I first started my love for makeup. It is definitely a more moist finish than other reds in the market but it is just as vivid. The finish makes it very suitable to wear on a nice summer outing.

Pink Sugar HD Lipstick in
Va Va Voom. This brand is Philippine-made and I think they do

such good quality products that you can literally put beside world renowned brands and see no difference. They are seriously stepping up their game. This red is so vibrant. Its quite hard to believe that this wears so well with what price I got it in!

4.) Pinks

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 106. Okay, so the world already knows how well Rimmel London pulls off a good lip. But I didn’t know that they can ace a super vivid shade like this! It is definitely what we all call a ‘hot pink’ with a rather blue undertone.


NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Antwerp. NYX have a billion shades in their lip creme collection and this has to be the cutest pink they have. It is definitely similar too other pinks but the thing that separates this from others is its comfortable wear throughout the day.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 103. This is yet another Rimmel London lipstick. But this is more of a nude with a stumble pink undertone to it. This was definitely one of my favorite shades the time I got this and still sort of is!

L’Oreal Paris Moist Matte in Dewy Beige. This type of pink I can say is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea but it is one for those who prefer a more iridescent pink. Though its is a bit sheer and easy to wear but I personally think this isn’t for every skin tone. But at the end of the day, YOU DO YOU!

**All photos were taken from a Sony A6000**

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