Supposedly the average woman owns 40 makeup products and only carries 5 daily. This could easily turn into a post about how gender specific studies, especially about makeup, are antiquated and insulting but that’s beside the point. Imma talk to you real quick about what’s in my bag.
I own a lot more than 40 makeup products – I think I may own more than 40+ lipsticks alone. While the politics behind the aforementioned study are troubling, there is some truth to the fact that many of us own a ton of cosmetics, but only really use a few daily.
On the daily, I only really carry 3-4 lip products and a compact. Here’s some deets about what’s in my bag right now.
1. Rouge Dior Couture Colour in 080, Red Smile
I’ve been a Rouge Dior girl for years, but this is a new shade for me. This highly pigmented, matte lipstick is quite comfortable and gives off a satin effect. For reference, I currently use Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation in 3N2 Honey and this is red that contrasts very well with my skintone (warm/neutral).
2. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment in Simply Rose
Perfect texture, ideal tint – that’s all you need to know about this stuff. Some of the reviews say it doesn’t taste very good, but honestly, I want to know who these people are cause it’s a lie. Fairly certain that this shade would look amazing on everyone.
3. Sage Tingle Lips Tingly Lip Balm
I feel like I’m living my best life when I put this stuff on. It’s made with all the good stuff – coconut, peppermint and shea. I’m actually obsessed with all of Sage’s Tingle Mint products, so good.