Couple any of these winners with a distracting shirt for all awkward meetings/presentations/Mondays and you win at life:
- Make Up For Ever #40: This is my newest horse in the stable, the color is like a hot orange almost neon and I f’ing love it, though it’s not for the faint of heart. It has a very lipstick-y smell however and the wear length is medium, make sure it’s in your pocket when you walk out the door, you’ll need to reapply after coffee. It has a satin finish and I wish it was matte but that’s OK, anyone have a great matte orange lip?
- Sephora Hot Tango: A great bright red, not brickish or brown or purple, and good and matte. Overall I like the way Sephora lipsticks wear. It’ll last you all the way through 3pm lunch, and even as it fades it doesn’t change into a weird color.
- YSL Nude Beige: I bought this one in a moment of weakness after I had been sick for an eternity and hit that point where I would pay whatever it took to feel joy again. I guess lipstick was the trick. It’s ridiculously expensive for a lipstick but the packaging is gorgeous and it is very silky and tastes nice. Technically not a power lip in a color sense since it’s so subtle, but I put it on the list anyway because $$$.
- Sephora Mr. Lover: Another Sephora brand winner, a great fushia that goes with everything. If you want one great lipstick to wear with your entire closet buy this one. I also really like how the Sephora brand doesn’t have a terrible smell or slick feel.
BONUS: That sweatshirt with freaking lipsticks on it for Opening Ceremony, so weird, so wonderful… just enjoy it, it’s four hundred freaking dollars anyway.