My beauty confession: I love using TOPSHOP Lipstick ($12) in Straight Ace, a vibrant purple hue, as my everyday lip color. I know, I know 鈥 it makes no sense to turn to a bright purple shade as my day-to-day choice regardless of what I鈥檓 wearing or where I鈥檓 going. Let me explain.


While this color looks slightly shocking in the tube, it glides onto the lips as a toned-down purple that鈥檚 super flattering. It doesn鈥檛 scream purple, but it does have a unique color that seriously works with everything. While I love how this lipstick looks right when you put it on, I like it even more after I blot it a bit and it fades. It leaves behind the perfect rosy pink-ish wash of color on your lips that will last all day: through eating, drinking and gabbing up a storm. Give this stuff a chance and a try, y鈥檃ll 鈥 trust me.



What It Is: This purple-to-pink lipstick is super moisturizing and smells slightly sweet (in a good way). It鈥檚 not drying like liquid lipsticks are, but it鈥檚 also not a matte finish. It has a slight sheen, which makes the product easy to blot.

Where You Can Find It: You can buy this lipstick online at TOPSHOP.

Who Should Use It: Give this lipstick a try if you want to change up your everyday look! This color isn鈥檛 scary 鈥 I promise 鈥 but it鈥檚 definitely a far cry from your run-of-the-mill nude or rosy pink. It鈥檚 fun to wear for a night on the town or even a day at the office (I do it all the time). It鈥檚 also a dream to layer with other colors, because it provides a versatile base.

Why This Is My Beauty Confession: This is my beauty confession because when I first put on this lipstick, it was not what I expected. Its purple hue initially made me think it鈥檇 be strictly an after-hours lipstick, but after blotting it, I realized it was the best everyday color I鈥檝e used in a long time. It鈥檚 super wearable, very hydrating and feels good on your lips, and the packaging is adorable. Can鈥檛 recommend this stuff enough!

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