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Makeup Monday: My Favorite Lipstick

Glamorous, my go-to lipstick

I have a favorite lipstick. I wear it often, several days a week.

I was cleaning my makeup case out and paring down over the weekend and I realized that of all of my lispticks, I have 3 or 4 that I wear on rotation. The others are pretty much one hit wonders--I wear them now and then but not enough to ever buy a second tube.

I have some lipsticks I really adore, but only once before have I found a color and formula I love enough to repurchase. The last one I bought 4 or 5 tubes of: Estee Lauder Futurist Lipstick in Divine Wine. It has since been discontinued and I have used every tiny bit left from each tube.

I was looking at my lipstick supply and I realized that I only have one other that I truly would miss if I didn't have it to wear: Smashbox Photofinish in Glamorous. It is the perfect color for me. I have very fair skin (For reference I wear Everyday Minerals Intensive in Fawn or else Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer in Fair) with lots of ruddiness and not a hint of warmth in my skin tone. You can look through and see the blue veins and pink and you know I am a "cool" girl.

I have blue-green eyes and Glamorous is a subtle pinkish plum, but not a dark plum. It is a great plum for fair skinned women with cool undertones. I wear it very often, either on its own or under Cargo lipgloss.

I love the formula because it hydrated the lips. My lips are moist all day long, and I require maybe 2 touch ups in 14 hours (I drink a pot of coffee a day, so I do need to touch up).

Glamorous is on my lips right now. While the ingredients list could use a little overhaul, this lipstick is paraben-free and palm oil free.

I do believe this has replaced my beloved Divine Wine!

Find it at Ulta, Sephora,, and--if you're lucky you can find it for $8 or so on eBay!

What lipstick shade is your go-to shade?