As part of the New Year, New You #SallyBeautyChallenge, I’m spending the month of January getting out of my lipstick rut. I’m trying 20—count’em TWENTY— new shades! A girl needs to switch things up once in awhile to keep it fresh, and I have definitely been wearing the same boring colors for too long.
So, out with the old and in with the bold!
Day 1 – Palladio High Intensity Lip Balm in Lilac Jazz
This is a new product in the Palladio line, and it had me at first swipe. Like the name suggests, this balm packs a whole lot of pigment. It applied easily and dried matte, but didn’t feel chalky. The color was a bright berry, which was a little unexpected with a name like Lilac. Makeup names are strange, amirite? Anyway, this was a winner all around!
Day 2 – Real Colors Hydra Gloss Stick in Petal Pusher
I wear a lot of eye shadows from Real Colors and especially enjoy their palettes, so I was excited to try their lipstick. This is a great one for those who want a lot of color, but prefer the feel of lip gloss. It was really slick and shiny, but covered well. Petal Pusher is a cool toned light pink that I’m definitely going to be wearing all summer.
Day 3 – Palladio High Intensity Lip Balm in Spicy Peach
Looking for the Holy Grail of matte, nude lipsticks? Well search no more because I’ve found it. Spicy Peach is where it’s at! It’s nice and opaque, with enough pinky peach undertones to keep you from looking sickly. Perfect for pairing with a smoky eye.
Day 4 – Femme Couture Prime Wear in Blushing Red
This shade is not for the shy! File this one under “Statement Lip.”
I’ve been a fan of the Femme Couture Prime Wear line for several years now, but never tried Blushing Red. I love that it’s a red that leans toward berry, more than an orangey red. The key to rocking a red lip is making sure you find one with the right undertone for you, and this one is right up my alley.
Day 5 – Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Angelica
Remember the 90s? Angelica gave me a total flashback to my teenage love affair with a lipstick called Raisin. I wore it every day of middle school with my Doc Martins and baby doll dresses, until it disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Main suspect? My mother. #notafan
While I liked the feel of this lipstick (it’s really moisturizing), I think it may be a little too brown for my more mature taste. To each her own, though.
Check back next week for the next five in the Lipstick #SallyBeautyChallenge!