5 Lipsticks, 5 Personalities

October 1, 2015


5 Lipsticks, 5 Personalities. The shades every woman needs in their vanity M Loves M @marmar

Lipstick is by far my favorite beauty product. If you knew how many tubes of lipstick I had, you’d probably laugh. I store them in a shoebox that’s basically overflowing. The last time I cleaned out my purse, I found 6 tubes in there. SIX! That’s a lot, but I guess I just like to be prepared. 
Lipstick is one of those items that can immediately transform a look. I think that’s why I like it so much. I’ll go from a nude shade to a coral in a matter of hours, depending on how I’m feeling or what I’m doing.
I love trying out new lipstick brands and one that I’ve been really impressed with is Buxom. Their Bold Gel Lipstick collection features 30 different shades that come in saturated satin & matte colors. They’re all super soft and pigmented and I love how they glide right on and feel lightweight, yet last for hours. I thought it would be fun to show 5 of their different shades. Each has their own personality, from the feminine pink to the edgy purple. Take a look and let me know which one is your favorite!
The Lipstick Shades you Have to Try this Fall M Loves M @marmar

CLASSIC RED with Buxom Matte Wildfire

When I want to look a little more dressed up, I’ll always reach for a classic red. Red looks good with everything, even jeans and a white tee. It’s such an iconic shade and one that every woman needs in her beauty drawer!

classic red lipstick with white button up M Loves M @marmar
white button with jeans and red lipstick M Loves M @marmar

FEMININE PINK with Buxom Matte Defiant Bloom

Pink is a lovely shade because it has a softness about it. It’s an easy color to wear to the office, or when you don’t want to go as bold as a red. Pink is a good gateway lipstick for those of you just getting used to the idea of color on your lips.

feminine pink lipstick M Loves M @marmar
pink bow blouse M Loves M @marmar

BOHO NUDE with Buxom Nude Exposure

Nude is a color that was hard for me to pull off right away. I am so used to wearing bright and bold colors so seeing a nude shade took a little getting used to, but now I love it! I think nude lipsticks, like this one, look beautiful with boho and casual outfits, but you can also wear it to accentuate a smoky eye.
boho mustard blouse with nude lipstick M Loves M @marmar
nude lipstick M Loves M @marmar
For an outfit that’s a little more bold, I’ll often choose a shade that’s has color but isn’t too intense. This lipstick is the perfect neutral mauve, and it’s especially great for fall!
bold geometric dress with yellow heels M Loves M @marmar
try choosing a less intense lipstick with a bold outfit M Loves M @marmar

EDGY PURPLE with Buxom Matte Vampy Plum

For a bold nighttime look, I love reaching for darker hues, like a deep purple. This Matte Vampy Plum can build up to be even darker, which is a great feature. It’s a perfect shade for those wanting to add a sultry intensity to their look.
wearing darker lipstick with an edgy outfit M Loves M @marmar
vampy lipstick with gray t-shirt dress and leather jacket M Loves M @marmar

Definitely check out some of the other Buxom Bold Gel Lipsticks! There are so many gorgeous shades in the collection so you can’t go wrong! Another one I love is Extreme Heat. It’s a beautiful satin hot coral!
This shoot was so fun to put together and I’m so grateful to the incredible GLAMSQUAD team getting me hair and makeup ready. With 5 different girls/personalities, I needed to bring in the professionals. They always do the best hair and makeup. If you’re in LA, NYC or Miami definitely contact them for your next event. They’re on-demand through their app so they’ll come wherever you are- office, home, hotel, etc. 

Disclosure: Thank you Buxom Cosmetics for collaborating with me on this post. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. I’m so grateful for fun opportunities like this one that allow me to share my love of beauty!

photos by Valorie Darling

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