The Birchbox Beauty Diaries is a regular feature where one of our staffers tries out a new beauty look every day for one week. Whether it’s lipstick or eyeshadow, different hairstyles or fun makeup techniques, our employees will give you five different ideas for how you can shake up your routine.
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A Week of: Fuchsia lipstick (Nothing scares her!)
Monday: Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Spark, $23.69, amazon.com
Mondays are always a bit of a trial so I definitely like a fun lip color. This gloss looks sparkly in the tube but goes on glossy and shimmery. It’s thick enough to add color but sheer enough that it’s not a crazy lip statement.
Tuesday:NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Funny Face, $24, amazon.com
I discovered this perfect fuchsia through my friend Nandita, who spied it on the models at J. Crew’s Fall 2010 collection viewing. I’ve since turned many friends on to it. I love that it’s matte—when paired with a bare face, I feel almost Parisian.
Wednesday: Lime Crime CentriFuchsia, $16, limecrimemakeup.com
We joke that this is Birchbox’s official color because this hot pink lipstick seems to look good on everyone in our office. The formula is super pigmented and extra creamy, so it goes on smoothly. It also stays put—I woke up the following morning with a pink stain on my lips.
Thursday: Chanel Lipgloss #65, $24.80, izzybeautyshoppe.com
This gloss looks intimidatingly bright in the tube but slides on sheer. It’s really easy to wear—definitely a good baby step for pink experimentation. I also like that it makes my lips look smooth and polished.
Friday: Urban Decay Lipstick in Jilted, $9.99, amazon.com
Fun fact about this guy: you could use the tube, which has a tiny sword for a handle, as a weapon should you get stuck in the wrong part of town. (I’m sure my Dad is really excited to hear me say that.) Funny packaging aside, I love the magenta shade, which has blue-ish undertones and makes my teeth look whiter.