‘put on some lipstick and live a little’

We all love a good lipstick, don’t we? We search the beauty counters high and low for that perfect shade. It is either a matt finish or a glossy finish we after. We like to wear that perfect red for that special occasion, or that pretty pink for a girls night out. Oh and don’t forget that gorgeous nude.

In this post I have put together my five favourite lip products for five different occasions. Be it date night, girls night out, dinner and a movie, a casual day out shopping or a night out partying.

Occasion: Date Night

Lip Product: 3INA The Chubby Lipstick in Shade 102

Date nights are for getting all dolled up. So this doesn’t stop you from wearing a bold lip. This shade from 3INA (more in 3INA here) has a smooth matte satin finish that I simply love. It is a stunning dark red with a subtle pink undertone. It is beautifully pigmented and long lasting, perfect for the ultimate date night.

R149.95 from 3INA

Occasion: Girls Night Out

Lip Product: MAC Saint Germain

AKA: Barbie Pink

Girls night out is all about dressing up with the girls and putting on your most girly face. That means a very bold pink like this Saint Germain from MAC is a must. It is ultra creamy, with a subtle shine but full of colour. I don’t think you get any girly than this shade.

R240 from MAC

Occasion: Dinner and a Movie

Lip Product: Smith & Cult in The Lovers

The prettiest shade of pink is the order of the day for casual dinner and a movie. This is a recent favourite of mine as I received this at the media launch of Smith & Cult in South Africa. I love a good lip gloss and this definitely ticks all the right boxes. The formula is amazing, the colour is stunning and it is long lasting.

R356 from www.quintessentiallyyours.co.za

Occasion: Day at the Mall

Lip Product: Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in Sparkling Miracle

I love just a subtle shade with a little bit of shimmer for a casual day out. This Sparkling Miracle from Essence is just that.

The colour is a perfect dark pink and theres just a little bit of sparkle.

R44.95 from Essence

Occasion: Party Night 

Lip Product: MAC Prolong Wear Lipglass in Driven By Love

Now this is when you go all out with a red lip. But not just any red lip. It must be extra bold and extra glossy. And this lip glass by MAC is all that and more! The shade is totally pigmented and the gloss is ultra glossy!

R370 from MAC

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