It’s time for another round of our favorite game: Use, Abuse, Lose. Yes, I decided to change the name. If you didn’t get in on the fun last week, it’s like Date, Marry or Dump, but waaaaaay more fun because it involves beauty products–not boy bands. Last time, we had to choose between mascara, liquid liner and eyeshadow. And we’ve also debated about nail polish colors. This week, it’s all about lipsticks. Lots of people has a love/hate relationships with different lipstick colors, so this will be an interesting one. For red, pink, and nude lipstick, which would you use, abuse and lose?
Here are my choices:
USE: Pink Lipstick
Instead of thinking about specific lipstick colors, I’m basing my vote on the general categories of red, pink, and nude. Some people might disregard pink lipstick because they have horrible mental images of Barbie-colored shades or the neon pink lipstick they wore at 13. I like pink because there are a variety of wearable options from subtle rose shades to bold fuchsias, which are a fun alternative to red. Since it’s a versatile color, I choose to use it.
ABUSE: Nude Lipstick
I tend to play up my eyes as opposed to my lips, so I choose to abuse nude lipstick. I prefer more natural peach or rose-toned nudes instead of to the 60s foundation lip. Nude lipsticks are low maintenance. You don’t really have to apply them with a brush and it’s not extremely obvious if you get them on your teeth, which is a good enough reason for it to be the most used product in my makeup bag.
LOSE: Red Lipstick
As I am not a huge bright lipstick fan, I am ditching the red lipstick. I love bold lipsticks in theory. I recently had an obsession with purchasing every plum lipstick I could find, but I never seem to wear anything that is a strong statement, like red. I jut know it is going to end up on my chin 20 minutes after I apply it, so I don’t bother actually using any other bright lipsticks I buy. I want to change, but I just can’t be bothered. Sorry red.
Tell us in the comments which lipsticks you would use, abuse, and lose.
Use, Abuse, Lose is our much more fun version of Date, Marry, Dump. We give you three products and you decide what to do with each one. Click here to read more Use, Abuse, Lose articles.