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It’s National Lipstick Day!!!
I recently received a few lipsticks to try out from Inglot and Merle Norman, and decided to play around with them for a National Lipstick Day post!
I went with a creative lip look using some of Inglot‘s Lipstick shades, both matte and regular. The brand’s matte lipsticks are opaque and super matte – but not drying. They are made with Vitamin E, macadamia oil and avocado oil to moisturize/nourish lips.
First, here are swatches of the matte colors I have on hand!
A swatch photo taken in direct sunlight, outdoors:
This photo shows the swatches with lamp lighting indoors:
430 is a bright peachy color; 402 is a an antique lace kind of color; 423 is a bright pink color and 422 is a grape color.
All four of the matte lipsticks do indeed glide on very opaque, and have a consistent matte formula. I needed makeup remover in order to clean the back of my hand after swatching them, and the colors wore well, needing touch-up a few hours after application when I wiped my mouth after a meal.
So check out my look!
- First, I applied 423 to the outer lip line, bringing it into the lip on the outer corners.
- Then, I applied 430 all over my lips.
- I finished by adding a regular Inglot lipstick, 228, in the center of my middle lip, out on either side, and then a bit on my up lip, in the middle, blended out.
Check it out, steps 1-3 from top to bottom:
Here’s how I looked:
I love this ombre lip look!
Just a quick note on lipstick #228:
228 came to BeautyJudy HQs with the purple you see, #282.
Here are swatches of these two, by themselves, indoor lamp lighting:
These are both regular Inglot lipsticks, which contain Vitamin E and apricot kernel oil. These two lippies, just like my other regular Inglot lippies, are non-sticky. 228 is a great layering lippie! I also wore 282, check it out:
The Lipstick Matte lippies are $15 and the regular lipsticks are $13, and can be found on the Inglot website or in stores.
When it came to Merle Norman, this was a new-to-me brand, although it’s not a new brand. I tried Age Defying Lipcolor, and Creamy Lipcolor shades.
A sunlight swatch:
Left to right: Sweet Dreams, Guava, Hussy, Persimmon, Cameo Shrimp.
The Age Defying Lipcolor is a smoothing smoothing lip color with the brand’s own “age-defying complex” that increases moisture retention and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines while providing full color coverage.
The Creamy Lipcolors are moisturizing and glide right on.
I wore Hussy, an Age Defying Lipcolor, to work the Wednesday:
Hussy is a fantastic red lip whether you’ve got date night, a presentation at work (we all need a power red!) or … it’s Tuesday. Lol!
The only complaint I had about this lipstick was feathering and spreading. Not good with a bold lip color. I had to do some damage control. Yesterday, I wore Sweet Dreams, one of the Creamy Lipcolors, and made sure to lay down a lip primer along the edge of my lips to prevent feathering. It wore great. I didn’t get a picture, but I love that lippie.
You can purchase Merle Norman at one of the brand’s studios. The Creamy Lipcolor is $15. To find a location, enter your zip code on the website at MerleNorman.com!
Check out my Instagram for the lip color I’m wearing today! I’m beautyjudy on IG – my feed pulls onto the homepage of my blog!
So tell me what lipstick you’re wearing to celebrate National Lipstick Day, or which one of these lippies you would wear?!
Disclaimer: I received the Inglot lipsticks for honest consideration from the PR/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!