These are the actual lipcolors that I'm loving right now. The not-too-holiday and the not-too-spring colors. They look good on skin that hasn't seen the sun in months. And super moisturizing, of course!
For me, January is about doing the things that I wanted to do around the holidays, but I was too busy! Reading books, watching movies, squeezing into a pub booth with good friends! January is less about events and more about being present. I also feel hopeful in January - the start of another year to get right, the things I was getting wrong in the past year.
For a January lipcolor, I like warm nudes or light, happy pinks that make it look like I've been out in the cold. You also need a good red. Because every month needs a good red. Since we've been seeing so much red with holiday decor, I love a warmer tone that doesn't feel like a leftover holiday color. RMS Beauty just released their Wild with Desire Lipsticks and 'Rapture' is the perfect warm red for right now.
How to apply lipcolor:
The first thing about applying lip color is to have a smooth surface on your lips and to moisturize before applying the color. There is the PERFECT product that does both - exfoliating and moisturizing. This is a year-round prep for your lips, but I ESPECIALLY need it in the colder months. The Henne Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator is a STAPLE for every makeup bag. Get it now and thank me later.
Next, carefully and evenly apply lipcolor. The best way to do this is with a lip brush. I was never a believer before. I just felt like a lip brush was 'extra' or people were trying to be too fancy. Trust me. It makes all of the difference for even application. You can also skip a separate lip liner if you use one. Although, I love lip liner. So, if you really want a perfect lip. Use one. I carry a nude with me everywhere because I can drag the lip color up to the lip line with it. It works for just about every color. But, it's also great to have a go-to red like this one.
Without further ado, these are the lipcolors to wear right now.
Swatched in the photo above, from left to right:
Kosas in 'Rosewater' - a little 'rosie' in color and the perfect 'i just stepped in from the cold' look (obvi, i love the name!)
Spela in 'Flirt' - matte pinky-nude perfection.
100% Pure Matte Lipstick in 'Pink Canyon' - a darker, pinker nude that will take you right into spring
Spela in 'Spa Day' - a pink-brown matte nude a la Kardashian
RMS in 'Rapture' - the red to wear right now. warm and bright all at the same time.
I also love these products for lips:
Henne Lip Tint in 'Bare' - on-the-go, wear to the gym, moisturizing and so slick
100% Pure Creamy Long Last Lip Liner - pinky-nude lipliner that works with just about any lipcolor
Lip Diamonds - the must have lip exfoliator to prep your lips for color
Lip brush - for the most even application