They say the eyes are the window to the soul but the smile, the lips, they are by far the curb appeal. A lip can tell you a lot about a person and how they are feeling on any given day. It goes beyond the natural shape and fullness of someone’s pout. Your lips tell your story before you even speak a word. A woman can conquer the world in the right lipstick. The right shade of lipstick can change your life forever.
Want to change up your look? Not really into cutting off all of your hair? Don’t have time to drop 30 pounds before the Bikini season? As if we’ll even have a bikini season this year. Don’t have a zillion dollars to overhaul your wardrobe? I’ve got you covered. Why not express yourself via your lipstick? Who cares if you’re not going anywhere, think of the selfies.`
Sounds simple right? Maybe it doesn’t sound like it can do that much but have you ever pulled your hair down out of that pony, wiped off that chapstick and replaced it with a fire engine red lip stain? Life. Changing! I’m not even joking, you can go from daytime to playtime and sweet to sexy with the simple swipe of a lip brush. The magic of a strong lip is powerful.
Believe it or not, a change of lip color can change your perspective and change your state of being. A bold color can be empowering while a light one can be softening. A gloss can be flirty while a plum can be super serious. It’s your lips, you decide what you want them to say about you…nothings off-limit.
Disclosure: Thanks Tarte Cosmetics for gifting me all of the amazing colors and types of lipsticks to try out for the purpose of this post. All opinions are true and mine.
The right shade of lipstick can change your life forever.
A matte, like Tarte’s Tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in OG can make you feel serious and introspective. A touch of spice gives a different kind of energy and your entire vibe changes. Suddenly you’re a bit sassier, more bougie and even a little bit ratchet in the best kind of way.
Nude lipsticks may appear to be just a slight enhancement of your natural lip color but in reality, it’s your inner-self living its best life; more comfortable in your own skin.
A matte red like Tarteist quick-dry matte-lip paint in cheerleader can make you feel like a force to reckoned with. A strong red lip can fix any outfit, and give you great confidence. It makes you look bold and confident and that is what a great red lipstick is all about.
A gloss like Tarteist glossy lip paint in goals or snap can make you feel fun and flirty. Lip gloss was the first makeup that I ever wore and I love it. A shimmery gloss is an easy way to get full, 3D-looking lips. A perfect nude plumping gloss gives your lips a whole new dimension.
A deep plum lippie like Tarteist glossy lip paint in poison can make you feel like a bad bitch and give you the self-confidence to take on the world.
A subtle, flesh tone like Rainforest of the Sea color splash lipstick in rum punch or siesta can give you comfort and make you feel your most self. A matte mauve can make you feel pretty and feminine. It’s the perfect color to take you from day to night. Wear it to work and then to a happy hour afterward. This is a perfect balance.
A bold red like Tarte’s crystal cream in power can make a woman feel confident and sexy. Red lipstick feels like an instant infusion of passion. Not only does red lipstick make your teeth look whiter and brighter, it evokes emotion and passionate responses in others.
A matte deep black can make you feel powerful and fierce.
Tarte’s double duty beauty glide and go buttery lipstick in tangerine target coral red creates a powerful statement, complimenting skin with a bit of a tan, and brightening the face. It unleashes confidence and power that can pick you up on even your worst days.
The truth is that the right shade of lipstick can change lives and for me, throwing on red lipstick is the makeup equivalent of putting on a pair of heels. It’s my armor and helps prepare me for whatever life throws my way. It’s empowering. A bold red lifts my mood and makes me feel fierce. It’s my way of reminding myself that I’m a force to be reckoned with.
What’s your favorite shade of lipstick and why?