On a daily basis, and for everyday wear, I generally opt for lip gloss over lipstick. Lipstick is just too much fuss for me and I'll inevitably get it on my cheek without even knowing it and walk around looking like a clown for the remainder of the day. I will wear it on occasion though, for my husband, for Halloween, or to give an outfit post a pop of color, but I generally feel self-conscious with it on. I also would rather play up my eyes and have them be the focus of my face rather than my lips/mouth area.

I've been wearing Lip Fusion lip gloss {in sweet & bare} for at least 5 years now and still love it. It doesn't "plump" as they say it does but I don't mind the flavor and like the way it "wears", which is important to me. I just ran across City Lips and I'm actually really intrigued. I know none of these plumpers actually do too much plumping but their ads may have sold me.

So since I don't wear lipstick too often, I don't usually like to spend too much on it either. Unless it's a great red, which I can wear years from now, provided the tube is still fresh enough {uh, my mom has lipsticks from the 70's, I'm not even kidding}, I'll stick to drug store brands so I can try them out with very little loss if I hate them. Last week I picked up a few bright colors and was pleasantly surprised.

I was looking for some fun brights and found this great pink by CoverGirl LipPerfection in Temptress Charmeuse 400 $5.49 {buy it here}. It's vivid yet rich, so it doesn't have that chalky zinc-oxide look... though I was looking for that as well. I wore it in L'Oreal Colour Riche in Peach Fuzz for $7.95. I was more looking for a chalky bright peach lipstick but couldn't find one so I grabbed this as an alternative. And, it's just okay. I like the peachy color but it's kind of sticky -- though I don't mind the flavor. It goes on shiny, like a gloss, and the peach color is not so bright. Good though if you're looking for a peach gloss... rather than a bright peach lipstick.

Continue reading about Maegan's lip product recommendations here.

Lovelies, what do you prefer on your lips? What are some of your favorite lip balms, glosses and lipsticks?

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