Pucker Up! It’s National Lipstick Day

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I’ve always loved lipstick, especially bright, bold, sexy red hues. It’s instant gratification in a tube. Just one single swipe can make you feel pretty and ready for the day, and and that’s why I’ve always loved it so much! When I was undergoing chemotherapy for my breast cancer, there were days that I simply didn’t feel like wearing any makeup. However, I noticed that if I applied even a light coat of lip gloss, it reminded me of how good a beautiful lip color could make me feel about myself. It’s such a subtle and easy thing to do, but it can really make all the difference when you’re feeling kinda….blah.

Today is #NationalLipstickDay, so I figured what better time to share a roundup of some of my faves as well as some of YOURS!? A huge thank you and a KISS to those who participated in my recent convo on Instagram. Here we go:

The Perfect Red

SaltyGirl Beauty is one of the clean beauty brands that I fell deeply in love with when I founded Cancer Fashionista, so it comes as no surprise that their signature “Emelia” shade ($28) is on the top of my list. It’s simply the perfect red and is made with all natural ingredients like organic mango, cocoa and capuacu butter to soothe chapped lips. What more could a girl ask for? How about 10% off at checkout with code CF2021. Click the link here to shop!

Pretty In Pink

I’ve gotta tell you, this Pinky Lip Kit by Rinna Beauty ($45) is the best I’ve ever used! It comes complete with the “Lil Extra” lip liner, the “Slay All Day” lipstick and the “Not so Heavy Crown” lip gloss. The lip liner is a twist-up, so you don’t have to mess around with a pencil sharpener. The lipstick and gloss both have a rich, creamy texture which makes them very easy to apply. Did I mention that the lipstick has a magnetic closure so you never have to worry about it opening up in your handbag…LOVE that!

Go Nude

Thank you Jen H. aka @mommachimu, my amazing friend over on the West Coast for sharing her favorite lip color – “Bikini Babe” from Huda Beauty! I’m always looking for a good nude and this densely pigmented, liquid matte lipstick does the trick! It offers one-stroke color with a buttery, suede-like finish…need I say more? This fabulous shade is normally $20 but currently on sale for only $12, so grab one while you can!  

 

The Best Of Both Worlds

What happens when red meets a luxurious liquid matte formula? Just ask the fabulous @trish_newyorkcity who shared her beauty secret with us! Thank you Trish, we love those red lips on you! Introducing “Hot Mama” from The Lip Bar. This fire-engine red can be all yours for only $13.

Stila- Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

I love when my fellow beauty bloggers chime in! Thank you to @candice_sabatini for letting us in on this wonderful secret, especially for my red lipstick lovers out there. Check out “Beso” by Stila ($22). This is the ultimate power pout with its creamy yet matte full coverage lip color that delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to 12 hours of continuous wear. Plus it’s enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil. I mean, does it get any better than that? 

Mirror, Mirror

Last, but certainly not least, I couldn’t resist sharing this super stylish travel mirror with you! Thank you Fenty Beauty for creating this unique mirror ($22) with a clever kickstand that makes is super easy to apply your lipstick wherever you go!

So there you have it! A wonderful cross section of pinks, nudes and reds and even a fab compact to ensure you always have a picture perfect pucker…and just in time for #NationalLipstickDay. Whether you play it safe with a neutral, or go for a daring red, lipstick is a fun and easy way to update your look and add a splash of color to your beautiful face on even your toughest days.

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