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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.