We live in what’s technically a “coastal desert,” and the air can get very dry this time of year. My lips tend toward dryness as it is, so I don’t want to wear anything that’s going to exacerbate that.
My lips used to ALWAYS be chapped, and were often flaky no matter how much balm I applied. A few years ago Brian gave me a lip treatment product to try, and it’s become one of my Holy Grail products. I apply just a drop of Re-Creation Lip Treatment 2-3 times a day and it not only moisturizes but smooths and has improved the texture of my lips. I also apply around the outside of my lips to plump and reduce those lines.
When we travel, I toss a tube of by Terry Baume de Rose Lip Scrub in my bag. It’s a great on-the-go lip smoother and balm.
My makeup preference is for a more natural look, but I do think a bit of subtle, sheer lip color brightens up my face and adds definition. Most days I opt for a sheer shade that’s just a little brighter than my own lip color.
The challenge with sheer moisturizing lipsticks, though, is that they can be short-lived. These are the best I’ve found for conditioning, color, and longevity.
Another recent fave is the Sheer Moisture Lipstick from Brian + MW. My go-to color is “Passego Puro,” but I also like “Mea’Ono” for a more pinky shade. And “Roj” is a great MLBB color that suits many people. If you need color recommendations, Brian is always happy to help!
Someday when masks are no longer part of our daily lives, I’m looking forward to the return of The Red Lip. 💄 Kosas “Thrillist” is a fabulous warm red that’s highly pigmented but not drying. There are several shades available in this formula.
What is your favorite lip color?
Fall sales are landing!
Talbots – 40% off entire purchase
Bloomingdale’s – Friends & Family, 25% off
Vince – 25% off sitewide, code INVITE25
rag & bone – 25% off new fall, extra 30% off sale
J.Crew – up to 40% off fall essentials
Ann Taylor – extra 50% off sale styles
Tomorrow I’ll be going LIVE with Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 to talk about how we’ve revamped our wardrobes to incorporate our color palettes. We’ll kick things off at 10am PT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET, and I’ll post the video to my Instagram feed afterward. Hope you can join us!