Jul 29 2016

Happy National Lipstick Day!

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Inglot Merle Norman lipsticks National Lipstick Day

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!

Inglot fall 2016 matte lipsticks swatches and review on BeautyJudy


A swatch photo taken in direct sunlight, outdoors:

Inglot fall 2016 matte lipsticks swatches and review on BeautyJudy

This photo shows the swatches with lamp lighting indoors:

Inglot fall 2016 matte lipsticks swatches and review on BeautyJudy

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:

Inglot ombre lip look on BeautyJudy

Here’s how I looked:

Inglot ombre lip look on BeautyJudy

I love this ombre lip look!

Just a quick note on lipstick #228:

Inglot lipstick swatches and review on BeautyJudy

228 came to BeautyJudy HQs with the purple you see, #282.

Here are swatches of these two, by themselves, indoor lamp lighting:

Inglot lipstick swatches on BeautyJudy

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!

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Nice lippies! Persimmon is soooo pretty.

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree, I haven’t worn that one yet, it’s on my short list this week!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    Ooh, these Inglot lippies are glorious!

    • BeautyJudy

      I totally agree!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Those Inglot lippies are fab

    • BeautyJudy

      They are!!!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Those Inglot colors are so pretty!

    • BeautyJudy

      Inglot makes a good lippie – I started out totally addicted to just their shadows!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I love 423 from Inglot and the lipsticks from Merle Norman are all so pretty.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Aleya – yes, this is my first time trying Merle Norman but I have been very impressed!

  • marciaf

    You always are so brave with color. I love your layered Inglot look, that’s beautiful on you.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Marcia – I really love playing with color, if I could roll up into work everyday with bolder looks I totally would.

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    So many pretties!

    • BeautyJudy


  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    422 and 423 are my favs!

    • BeautyJudy

      Good choices!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I’ve always wanted to try Inglot, and I didn’t know that Merle Norman was still around! I really love the purple on you. Not everyone can wear it, but you sure can!

    • BeautyJudy

      Inglot is one of my favorite makeup brands. It sorta reminds me of a Mac-type of brand. I’ve loved everything I’ve tried! And thank you 🙂