I got some great feedback on my fall lipstick ranking so I figured I’d make a comeback with a new theme in mind. Soft pinks, pinky nudes, mauve lipsticks and glosses… call it what you want… but these shades have pretty much ruled my on-the-go makeup pouch for quite some time. Simply put—these colors work year round. I’ve ranked my favorite mauve lipsticks. From liquid lipsticks to glosses, I’ve ranked my favorite mauve lipsticks.
Le Metier de Beaute
As much as I love a good cream or gel blush, I’ve always been a powder devotee when it comes to my rouge. With warmer temperatures right around the corner, Le Métier de Beauté The Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope has me all giddy for spring. I’ve been alternating daily between these two shades in the scope: Velvet Underground, a pure matte salmon-pink; and Dali, a pure matte classic pink. Both of these shades are primed with a base of pure white (which is why it lays on skin with brightness and clarity). Ondine, is a silky matte beige-nude (a pretty bronze for summer) and Electra, is a sheer gold luminizer. When I’m not in a rush to primp, I like to apply Electra on the tops of my cheeks for a shimmery finish. (Side note: I stumbled upon this really helpful guide on Pinterest on how to apply blush according to your face shape.) If you’re unsure how these shades will look on your complexion, I highly recommend visiting the Le Métier de Beauté counter at Neiman Marcus and spending some quality time with their experts. I always leave with a bevy of samples and a Parisian chic makeup look.
Last year it was my mission to find my signature red lipstick. This year, it’s all about finding the perfect pink pout. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I couldn’t think of a more perfect reason to treat myself to a new tube. Depending on your mood, the type of finish and staying power, I’ve rounded up the best hot pink lipsticks for date night.
I love the creamy consistency of Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick in melted fuchsia. It has true staying power and it instantly brightens my mood.
There’s something about a tube of Le Metier de Beaute Lipstick that just makes me feel so Parisian. This formula (shade is called Paris) has a silky finish that won’t smudge or feather.
Revlon is my go-to drugstore brand for lipstick budget buys. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, 815 Fuchsia Shock looks like a lipstick and feels like a balm. I do recommend applying lip liner as a base if you want a full coverage lip look.
Every now and then I crave an ultra glossy pout so I reach for Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss in hot pink vinyl. But be warned—it is a little sticky and you’re significant other may avoid kissing you.
I’ve always had a special place in my purse for NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu, a bright pink portable pencil that’s shinier than a lipstick but a lot less than a gloss.
Do you have a go-to pink lipstick? Leave your picks in the comments section!
Like any typical wardrobe, Washington women tend to stick to neutrals. Which is why this fall’s nail polish trend is perfect for the polished working go-getter. Enter gray nail polish. I love a soft subtle gray manicure that complements any look, not to mention won’t scare your employer. For a night out on the town, coat your digits in polishes with a shimmery finish. If you’re a nail art junkie, try Nails Inc.’s Fishnet Magnetic polish for a 3-D quilted effect. Whether your sporting gunmetal or metallic hues, those with fairer skin should stick with steely tones and those with darker complexions will look polished in paler versions of the new neutral.
On Saturday, my nearest and dearest came out to celebrate the launch of Politics of Pretty. My beauty sanctuary, Neiman Marcus hosted the soiree, serving up guests with mimosas [read: many] and makeovers.
The girls got tutorials from Le Métier de Beauté, Chantecaille and Laura Mercier before embarking on makeovers all of the above and other beloved brands.
DC Scout Editor, Dominique Vu, getting her makeup done by product specialist, Michael Reinhardt of Le Métier de Beauté.
Gorgeous Politics of Pretty readers: Brittany Dortch, Zandra Devine and Courtney Hammond.
The beautiful lady who planned my amazing event, Liberty Jones. There are not enough mascaras in the world to thank you.
I alternated between makeup and the mimosas. Laura Mercier’s sweet spring palette.
National Makeup Artist Ivan Castro chatted with guests about Le Métier de Beauté’s latest products and must-haves.
Photos courtesy of Liz Fassbender & moi. Special thanks to Jeannine Barnes with Chantecaille and Steven Neal with Laura Mercier for the spring tutorials!