A Denver Home Companion | toiletry tuesday lipstick

never underestimate the power of the perfect lipstick. i keep all of mine in a linen pouch in my purse to choose based on my outfit and/or my mood. and don’t forget that sometimes all you need is some nice lip balm and, in the sun, spf.

they all look the same in my board above but i swear they’re not! 1. nars shanghai express: great for that dark red sultry look. || 2. lipstick queen jean queen: perfect for everyday jeans and t-shirt outfits where you may just want to accentuate your lips without changing their color. || 3. mac ruby woo: the ultimate red. this shade looks good on everyone and is your classic, bright, sexy red (pictured below). || 4. nars heat wave: more funky than the others, this is a bold coral with an orangey tint. fun for late, summer nights. || 5. r.l. linden beauty & co la balmba rosa healing rose balm: i use this as needed moisturizing my kissers and right before i go to bed. || 6. lipstick queen medieval: want that bitten lip look? this shade is actually a sheer gloss that adds a tint of red; it’s all vitamin E and pigment. || 7. sun bum lip balm w spf 30: protects your lips for the rays.

i’m on the hunt for a nice light pink (as you can see i tend to lean toward RED). any suggestions for a muted pink?

A Denver Home Companion | toiletry tuesday lipstick

here i am wearing mac ruby woo. photos by harper point.

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  1. Alli says:

    The red looks great on you. I’m the opposite, I tend towards pink shades. My everyday go to is twinkled pink by Revlon. My splurge when we were overseas was Legende by Chanel. And my going out on the town bright pink shade is Sugar Poppy by Revlon.

  2. Hannah says:

    I am a huge fan of the YSL stains–they have some great bright pinks. I am on the hunt for the a go to berry colored stain for the fall.

  3. NARS Cruising, if you want REALLY muted (but gorgeous), and come on, if you don’t have NARS Dolce Vita… is lipstick even worth having? 🙂 Bobbi Brown Pink Mauve is good, too.

    • emily says:

      um, donna, where has dolce vita been all my life?! thanks so much for the recommendation because, at least according to google images, it looks like the perfect shade of pink.

  4. Lynn says:

    Check out Ilia, especially the lip crayons and RMS….favs!!!

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