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beauty: Valentine's Day lip picks for every mood

beauty: Valentine's Day lip picks for every mood

I love love. Even the years when I was single, I still celebrated Valentine’s Day. The world has commercialized the holiday but it’s still meaningful to me. The celebration of Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be and certainly shouldn’t be just about romantic love. Love your boo, love your family, love your besties, love your dog. Valentine’s Day is for everyone. And everyone needs the perfect lip color to wear on February 14th. Check out my top 5 lipstick picks for Valentine’s Day.

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If you’re like me, you’ll be working late on Valentine’s Day. A sheer red-pink tint, like this Colourpop Blotted Lipstick in Ice Cube, will be the perfect hint of color to rock in the workplace. Casual and comfortable - it leaves you with that 'I just ate a cherry lollipop’ look. No fuss, no muss but still a little festive.

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For all the ladies celebrating Valentine’s Day with your girlfriends, try a bold pink. This liquified lipstick from the Too Faced Melted line is the perfect one for a night on town. Almost neon, Melted Candy is a beautiful pink for making a serious statement. Wear it with your confidence and have the best night ever.

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This matte, blue-toned red will give you some serious 2015 Taylor Swift vibes. If you want to feel like a queen of pop on Valentine’s Day, try this Elf Matte Lipcolor in Rich Red. Just don’t smash your ex’s car in. Shake It Off instead.

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If you’re more a Marilyn Monroe than a Taylor Swift, this Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Red Velvet is for you. A classic brick red with a comfortable matte finish Red Velvet is a perfect date night.

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Maybe I haven’t convinced you that Valentine’s Day is actually awesome. That’s ok. I still got you, girl! This last pick is for those badass bitches who love a dark lip. Get down with your bad self, girl. Bite Beauty Liquified Lip in Infuse will bring you all the Valentine’s Day vampire vibes you need.

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In case you’re still not decided, here’s a side by side comparison of all 5 shades.

L to R: Colourpop Ice Cube, Too Faced Melted Candy, Elf Rich Red, Bite Beauty Red Velvet, Bite Beauty Infused

L to R: Colourpop Ice Cube, Too Faced Melted Candy, Elf Rich Red, Bite Beauty Red Velvet, Bite Beauty Infused

Do you have a go-to red or pink lipstick? Tell me all about in the comments.

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