Fave Lipsticks for Work

I’m not a makeup expert, but I do have to do my own makeup for our morning news show everyday. I have bought a gazillion lipsticks and still try a new one every now and then, but over the past few years I keep coming back to these:

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Bauhau5 $20

This is my hands down favorite long lasting lipstick.  I am on-air from 4:30am-9am.  I eat and drink all morning and this is the only lipstick I do not have to reapply. It dries matte, but does not leave my lips feeling like I have been stranded in the desert. Bauhau5 is described as a deep raspberry. It is perfect and always gives me that extra pop on a tired morning.

Nyx Extra Creamy Round Lipstick – Lala $4

If I could find this shade in a long lasting formula, I would be in heaven.  It is a mauve color and on my brown skin, it makes for a perfect pinkish shade that looks good at all times of the day with any outfit. The only downside is that it doesn’t last very long.

Nyx Lip Lingerie – Exotic $7

This is my favorite long lasting nude. It dries up a little bit more than the Kat Von D line, but it’s not too bad. It is also very thick, though that doesn’t bother me. Plus, I can’t beat the price.

MAC Ruby Woo - $17

MAC Ruby Woo is my go to red.  It is matte and described as a blue-red. I get compliments every time I wear it. It is drying and does require several reapplications over our nearly five hour morning show.

MAC Oh Lady - $21

I don’t use this one nearly as often as the other four on my list, but I thought it was worth mentioning because it let’s me shake things up a bit. It’s a deep wine color, but not so deep that it’s unprofessional.