It’s the last week of the New Year, New You #SallyBeautyChallenge. I’ve had such a great time this month, experimenting with new shades and taking all of you along for the ride. Did you discover any new shades you just had to try?
Here’s how the last week went. Keep scrolling to see my favorite of the bunch!
Day 16 – Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Coral Punch
If I was in charge of naming lipsticks, and it’s probably a good thing I’m not, I would have named this Not Quite Ripe Tomato. It’s an orange on its way to red, just like a tomato you pick right before its prime and leave to ripen on a window sill. Can you tell this winter weather has me longing for summer? Only 143 days! But who’s counting? (Me! Me! I’m counting!)
Day 17 – Sally Girl in First Crush
I think Sally Girl is one of our best kept secrets. They’re tiny, inexpensive and the color is oh-so powerful. I have a ton of their connecting eyeshadows, and the lipsticks and glosses are perfect to slip in your clutch for a night out. Sally Girl is also a good way to experiment with different shades, since you’re not making a big investment. Can’t beat $0.99, and you won’t be disappointed with the grapey lushness of First Crush.
Day 18 – Real Colors Hydra Gloss in NYC YA
This lipstick manages to be glossy but super opaque, which can sometimes be a hard combination to find. I first tried Petal Pushers earlier in the month, and I continue to be impressed by the quality of the Real Colors Hydra Gloss Sticks. They’re just so pigmented and pretty! NYC YA is great update for the standard red lip, too.
Day 19 – Femme Couture Ultra Hydrating Colour in Bellini Fizz
I tried to like this one, I really did. I’m loving wearing matte lips, but no amount of accessorizing (remember my rule about how the right accessories can make any lipstick look good!) made this shade work with my complexion. That said, if you are looking for a true matte lipstick with just a hint of color, this may be one of your new favorites.
Day 20 – Palladio Lip Lacquer in Belize Berry
I saved the best for last! I’ve raved about these little lacquers all month so it’s no surprise that one of them ended up being my top pick. Belize Berry has all the things I look for in a good lip product – gloss, staying power, coverage and a beautiful pink shade. Love it to pieces!