1) One shade that I actually recently came across and purchased is a beautiful neutral pink-red-brown shade (very difficult to describe) by Chanel called 'Bois Des Iles' - I find Chanel's lipshades very complex and unique - it was hard to choose between Bois Des Iles and my other favourite Chanel shades (Amusing and Baroque) - I'm still keeping these as my stand-by's and in my makeup bag, but for some reason, Bois Des Iles really works for me (I have to blog about this shade soon):
2) I got my first Armani lipstick about 8 months ago - its the #504 lip shade and part of the pink family. I always reach for this colour when I want that natural, sophisticated my lips by better look. I usually wear it with Whirl lipliner and I always feel very 'chic' in this colour. Although it looks more neutral in the tube, its a true cool based pink on the lips and works perfectly when I wear colours from my cool winter palette. This is definitely a keeper - I hope they never discontinue this shade:
3) Napoli by NARS is probably the lipstick that I keep coming back to time and time again - I don't wear it often, but for some reason I'm always gravitating towards this colour. On the NARS website its desribed as a cool beige with pink undertones, but its actually more of a neutral beige with peachy-pink undertones on me. In my opinion, its such a fantastic and versatile colour - I can only describe it as 'Pretty' in a tube!!!:
4) My other favourite NARS shade that I'm totally obsessed with is a shade called 'Beautiful Liar' - its described as a sheer spicy coral. The thing I 'LOVE' about this shade is that its such a unique shade - its not that bright, orange based coral that most people are used to - its more of a neutral coral shade that looks fantastic with various lipliners and blushes. It was hard to pick my favourite coral shade and it was a toss up between this and 'Coral Goddess' by Lancome (a lighter, almost peachy coral shade), but like I said, this shade just draws me in like a moth to a flame - lol:
So this is it - here are my top 5 favourite lipsticks. I have to say that I have quite a few lipsticks in my collection (too many to count actually) and I really want to be able to channel that minimal, sophisticated, Chic, european style where a woman has just a few signature shades. I love to play around with colour and I probably always will, but in the end, these are my favourite go-to shades!!!