Why These Lipsticks Are Like The Ideal Boyfriends
I was shopping with a friend the other day and she kept browsing through the makeup aisles searching for the 'perfect lipstick'. She was ranting about how hard it was to find a decent lip color that matched her skin tone and her personality, and as I listened to her talk, that's when it hit me -- searching for the perfect lipstick is much like searching for the perfect boyfriend, although admittedly sometimes the lipstick hunt is harder.
When it comes to the ideal guy, most of us want similar general characteristics: someone who's consistent, loyal, and you can depend on no matter what. Before finding Mr. Right, however, you most probably have to go through different relationships with different guys before finally settling on 'the one'. The same goes for lippies -- remember that sticky lipgloss you used to wear in middle school? Or that cheap lipstick you used to wear that made you look older than you were when you first started delving into the world of makeup? Chances are, you're still in the process of searching for the perfect lipstick (not to mention, the perfect boyfriend). Am I right?
Well, look no more! Here are my top lipstick choices that have been tried, tested, and proven to be just like the ideal boyfriend depending on what you're looking for in a guy.
They're clingy but not too clingy, meaning that they'll stay on your lips pretty much for the majority of the day but you'll have no trouble removing them when the time comes. These lippies are also loyal because they'll never desert you (they'll probably be available in stores for a long time considering they're considered 'classic shades'). Trust me, these are all affordable and worthy additions to your make-up bag.
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN 'ABU DHABI'
Meet my own personal boyfriend. Its brownish nude color suits most skin tones so one can never go wrong with it, just like typical Mr. Nice.
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN 'CANNES'
Think of this lip cream as Mr. Romantic, if you're a "hearts and flowers" type of girl. It's a subdued dusty pink rose color if you want to go for a sweeter look.
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN 'AMSTERDAM'
This is Mr. Fancy Pants. The arm candy who takes you out on fancy dates and showers you with overpriced presents. You probably won't end up marrying this guy, but he's great if you're not looking for anything serious as of the moment so you can brag about him and post photos of your expensive dates on Instagram.
A gorgeous and rich red shade, 'Amsterdam' is great for night outs and parties.
LIME CRIME VELVETINES IN 'CASHMERE'
I'm sure you're all familiar with this shade since it's one of Lime Crime's most popular ones. 'Cashmere', a pretty greyish beige color, is just like that simple guy who likes to keep your relationship semi-private and lowkey. It does not demand attention from others, but people who notice will recognize its beauty.
LIME CRIME VELVETINES IN 'SHROOM'
A brownish orange shade. Just like that stable boyfriend with the stable job, you can always depend on this lip color for any occasion.
LIME CRIME VELVETINES IN 'SALEM'
You know that bad boy who you can't help but feel attracted to? Just a little bit dangerous, and a little bit wild? That's 'Salem' -- a gorgeous shade of dark brown and a definite head-turner! Maybe not an everyday go-to shade but it's perfect for those nights when you're feeling extra naughty.
PINKIES IN 'BARK'
A basically perfect nude brownish pink shade. Classic, simple, and consistent. Maybe we're better off in the future marrying men like this. Doesn't mean we can't use the other shades in this list as well in the meantime, though.