Lipstick Love: National Lipstick Day


If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I love me some red lipstick! So in honour of National Lipstick Day, I thought I’d share my favourite formula, colours and some fun things I learned from researching lipstick shape personality tests. Yes, I clearly have too much time on my hands – or maybe I have the perfect job….hmmmmm.

My all-time favourite  formulation is usually on sale somewhere for around $8.99 and is, drum roll please; Maybelline COLORsensational lipstick.I’m sure there are lots of amazing designer lipstick products people love, but I’m a mom on a budget with a slight obsession with lipstick so these are perfect for me. They are really nice and pigmented, the lighter shades last almost all day, and the darker shades need no more touching up than my pricier lipsticks. Added bonus; COLORsenstational lipsticks are gluten free! (Not all Maybelline products are though, so if you try another product, be sure to do your homework).


My go to colours from the collection are (from left to right):
Nude – Crazy for Coffee
Everyday Bronzey Pink – Summer Sunset
Fuchsia – Fifth Ave. Fuschia
Red – Red Revival (of all the reds I own, this is hands down my favourite red!) 

lipstick-4{The lipstick on the right is the most used, so I decided my shape is concave}

So I did a little google based unscientific research on what the shape of your lipstick says about you. First of all, I found no studies to back up any of this, however, it was a fun way to spend 15 minutes. I tried a few different tests and some were sort of close, others were totally off, and then I stumbled on this one from Beautylish and it was perfection. Based on the concave shape of my lipstick I’m a romantic (collective awww). 

The Romantic:
“Passionate, sensitive, and shy. A die-hard Jane Austen lover, you crave fairy-tale romance like no other. You’ve sculpted a concave shape from firm lip pressure in the center of your pucker—just where your Prince Charming would plant the ultimate kiss.”

If you have a few minutes pop over to Beautylish and figure out your lipstick personality, be sure to leave me a comment letting me know the results. Just for today, kisses for everyone, tomorrow it’s back to hugs!

*PS: I was not compensated or perked for this post. Those are my very own lipsticks, bought with my very own pennies. Well actually loonies because the Canadian penny has been discontinued. 



  1. July 29, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    love the summer sunset one. very nice shade.
    right now I am all over the Burts Bees Tinted lip balm. it’s a great light summer choice. and all natural, which I love.
    But when I am going out on the town….it’s MAC Pro Longwear Pink Cranberry.

    • July 30, 2013 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks for sharing! I haven’t tried either, will have to check them out.

  2. August 2, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    raj, what perfect lipstick choices! i had no idea it was national lip stick day! how fun! I must go out and buy some of these fun colors now to celebrate 🙂

    • August 2, 2013 / 9:13 pm

      You are too cute! I tried to tell my husband I needed new lipstick to celebrate and I got an eye roll! Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comments:)

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