Happy National Lipstick Day

In honor of today being National Lipstick Day, I wanted to pay tribute to a few of my favorite shades of lip colors.  A quick swipe of color on your lips can transform your look in an instant.

Red gives off a confident, sexy vibe, ready to conquer the world. I often will apply a red lip for an event after work or a girls night out, but save the date night red for a special occasion. My favorite brand for the scarlet hue is Make Up For Ever from the Rouge Artist Intense Collection in “Moulin Rouge.” I line my lips with MAC Pro Longwear lip pencil in “Kiss Me Quick,” then top it with Make Up For Ever in “Moulin Rouge.”

Pretty in Pink is a saying for a reason, not to mention the classic movie. I love a petal pink lip and for this I most often use my favorite standard lip liner, MAC “Cream of Spice” and top with a gloss. The two perfect pout lip glosses I am loving right now are Kevyn Aucoin’s “Valentina” (a gorgeous dark pink) and MAC’s “Pure Silliness” (a bright, poppy pink a la Nicki Minaj).

Nothing is better than Nude. A nice nude lip is my go to look since I prefer a smoky eye. This shade will take you through the entire day and night. I line my lips with MAC “Cream of Spice” and top with Giorgio Armani lipstick in shade 111, which was gifted to me by Giorgio Armani Pro Makeup Artist, Tim Quinn, years ago and I continue to purchase to this day.

Enjoy the day and try a new shade!

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Giorgio Armani lipstick retails for $34 and can be purchased at

Kevyn Aucoin lip gloss retails for $30 and can be purchased at