There are a bajillion lipstick shades out there, but sometimes I still can't find the exact one I want. It's a sort of in-between color that's slightly undefinable: a punchy coral that manages to be bright, but still soft. I cut up two of my favorite lipsticks and mashed them together (since I apply them with a brush, they're still usable). I combined Maybelline's "Coral Crush" and Topshop's "Whimsical" to create my own neon apricot shade that I now keep stored in an empty eyeshadow pot.
I wear lipstick on an almost daily basis, but only started using it a few years ago. I found the entire process intimidating - from picking the right color (these are my favorite five), applying it without looking like a clown, to having it stay put for more than 10 minutes. ...read more