The perfect accessory to complete any look is a good lipstick, especially a statement lipstick. It has the power to define your whole look.


We all know how hard it is to find a good lipstick that will answer to all our needs. For myself, I have a certain criteria for choosing that perfect lipstick. I have to like the texture, it has to have long lasting power and be pigmented, in other words, I have to like the formula of the lipstick. I have tried a lot of lipsticks over the years and these have been my favourites for a while now (some for years and others, I discovered recently). I wear these lipsticks year-round but they are amazing for this time of the year.


Chanel’s Rouge Allure

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They are pigmented and bold, yet ultra fine and lightweight on the lips. It almost feels like a second-skin. Every shade will make your lips radiant. The green tea and sweet almond oil makes the lipstick moisturizing and long-wearing. My personal favorite is the ultimate red lipstick…the classic “Pirate #99”.


Marc Jacobs’ Le Marc Lip Crème

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This is one of my favourites I discovered earlier this year. This lipstick stays on all day…seriously, and it will not dry your lips. I love the rich, matte and velvety formula. It keeps your lips moisturized and delivers an instant boost of color. When I wear this lipstick, it usually stays on for 9 to 10 hours, even after eating and drinking (no lip pencil needed). I like that I don’t have to worry about touching up. I absolutely love the color “Blow” (a deep burgundy color).


Nars’ Audacious Lipstick

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This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner for a good reason. This latest best-seller is a modern and bold lipstick that offers a color-saturated coverage. It is very pigmented, ultra-soft, and glides on smoothly. It also come in an amazing array of colors, from nudes to pink and bright reds to deep plums.


Tom Ford’s Lip Color 

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Tom Ford loves the drama, that’s probably why we like him so much. His lip colors instantaneously create a powerful and sophisticated look. The colors are vibrant and daring, and are available in a spectrum of pigmented hues. I especially love my TF lipstick because it is one of the most comfortable lip colors I have ever tried. It is so light weight that after only a few minutes, you forget you’re wearing lipstick. You can also try the Tom Ford’s Lip Color Matte if you want less of a shine.


Giorgio Armani’s Rouge Ecstasy Express Moisture Rich Lipcolor

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This innovative lip color has a moisturizing layer to protect and repair the lips. It is comfortable and soft like a lip balm. The long-wearing, velvety-soft formula will leave you lips feeling soothed and saturated with color.



Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Matte Lip Color

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I love all Bobbi Brown lipsticks, but this one, is my favorite out of them all. Unlike other matte lipsticks, this lip color is incredibly creamy and smooth. The highly pigmented formula conditions and locks in the moisture. Colors range from nudes to brights and bolds.


Bonus Tip:

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If sheer lipsticks are more your thing, you should definitely try Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine, Dior’s Rouge Baume or Dior Addict Lip Glow, Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color, Nars’ Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil or YSL’s Volupté Sheer Candy. They are perfect if you want a moisturizing, light, sheer veil of color to enhance your lips.