My lips but better: every day lipstick

I have a love/hate relationship with lipstick. I love the idea of it but kind of hate wearing it. It’s either uncomfortable or once I walk out into the light of day I realize it looks ridiculous.

And don’t even get me started on the kind of lipsticks you have to babysit.

You know the ones I’m talking about.

I tend to lean on the natural side of the makeup spectrum. I can totally appreciate a full on face of makeup, but that sort of thing just doesn’t fit into my life very often.

So when it comes to looking put together without looking silly, a your lips but better lipstick is a must. And trust me, I’ve been on the hunt for one for way too long.

And then I accidentally found a combo that worked like a dream!

Rimmel Kate Moss: 104 + Loreal Paris Colour Riche Balm: 818: Nourishing Nude


The Rimmel lipstick is a semi-matte finish, and if I’m totally honest I’m so over matte lipstick. It’s like the word fetch–stop trying to make it happen, okay? It looks good on like 2% of the population, and if you’ve got lined lips like mine, forget it.


So while I like the color, I rarely wore it. It was comfortable enough, but like most matte lipsticks it was slightly drying. No thanks.

Slipping the Loreal Colour Riche Balm on top was a game changer though. Not only did it soften up the color, it created a buttery, glossy, dreamy feel on the lips. Yes, please!


rimmel kate moss: 104 * Loreal Colour Riche Balm 818

Better still, you can pick up this duo on one of your weekly Target trips (don’t lie, you know you’re there at least once a week).

Do you have a favorite “my lips but better” lipstick or combo? Share it below!

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1 Comment

  1. kristen

    October 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    mine is milani nude creme. i can’t stand lipsticks you have to babysit, or even ones you need a mirror to do (which is basically everything for me). i’m not good with lipstick, i worry about it and i feel like an idiot. and yeah, matte defintiely does NOT look good on me, but the milani nude creme? goes with everything, dressy or ‘casual’. i love it. i hope they never stop making it.

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