Week in Lipstick


Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all had a great week and have lots of things to look forward to this weekend. It's a long weekend here in the US so I'm going home to visit family for the first time since Christmas. I'm very excited!

Today's post is going to be a bit of an unconventional one in that I'll be talking about myself more than I generally do. If you've been looking to learn a little more about me, this will give you a sneak peek into my life! This post ties together the lipstick picks I wore throughout the week along with what events occurred outside of my makeup world. It is inspired by Sally O'Kelly's Week in Lipstick posts, which are some of my very favorites to read!

Monday: I chose to wear the Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Brooklyn Thorn to start off my week. We got hit with more snow again on Sunday night leading into Monday so it was quite a dreary morning. I tend to match my lipstick to my mood, so the greige-toned Brooklyn Thorn matched the "blah" vibe of my Monday. The one redeeming quality of my day was watching The Bachelor in the evening - is anyone else a Bachelor franchise superfan like I am? It's totally my guilty pleasure!

Tuesday: For Valentine's Day I wore Colourpop's Ultra Satin Lip in Prim. A deep, vampy red was the perfect choice for the restaurant my boyfriend and I dined at for our VDay celebration. We went to Max Brenner's Chocolate Factory for dinner. As you can likely tell, this is a chocolate themed restaurant that is just to die for! I ordered a chocolate martini (garnished with a chocolate dipped strawberry), a chicken sandwich that used savory rosemary waffles instead of bread, and we split a massive chocolate mud pie with peanut butter ice cream for dessert. We had such an incredible evening!

Wednesday: I kept my makeup super simple this day, so I paired Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Plath with olive green winged liner. I'm a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and on Wednesday we had a Galentine's Day celebration! It was spa night themed and I got to teach a quick makeup class to my sisters. I focused on the topics of winged liner, smokey eyeshadow, and contouring. It was nerve-wracking but a ton of fun! 

Thursday: I received some super exciting news Wednesday night and was feeling bright and energetic on Thursday, so I reached for one of the brightest lipsticks I own - Colourpop's Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog. Some background before I reveal the exciting news: at the university I attend, we have a program called co-op where we work full time in the field that we're studying for six months. I've done two co-ops throughout my four years here, each lasting from January to the end of June. Because of this, I've never been able to have a true spring break experience like most American college students do. This year is different - since I'm graduating, I'm not on co-op this term and will be traveling to San Francisco to stay with my generous relatives for spring break! I've never traveled to the west coast so I am beyond thrilled. I cannot wait to be in the warmer weather and see all the sights!

Friday: I am still buzzing with excitement about my upcoming vacation, so I'm once again wearing a bright lipstick! Today it's Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V. Wearing a bright pink/purple lipstick two days in a row is quite unusual for me as I generally stick to reds, nudes, or vampy lips. I haven't felt this energized and recharged in quite some time, so bright colors are appropriately complementing my energy! I worked for most of today and need to pack up for my trip to my hometown tomorrow, but this lipstick certainly adds some brightness to my otherwise standard day.

Saturday: Tomorrow I'm looking forward to volunteering at an event that teaches science to young girls! I'm in my senior year of undergrad studying biology and I'm all about fostering a love for the STEM field in girls. We need more women in science! We will be doing fun little experiments with them, teaching things like traveling water, surface tension, and capillary action. I'll be wearing the BH Cosmetics Metallic Liquid Lipstick in Lucy - a fun lipstick for a day that's bound to be a blast!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my week! If you like posts like this, be sure to comment below and let me know if I should continue doing them. Feel free to tell me about the best part of your week as well!