The Ladies Lounge- The Ultimate “Everyday- Lip” guide for olive/tan/ NC 30+ skin!

I have been slacking ladies, apologies.

I have so many posts in the pipeline, but have near- zero energy left at the end of the day to actually check up on the blog, reply to comments, or even put up the occasional “hello- post”.

I have had this post- idea for a while now, but have been putting it off because I will have to click and edit over a dozen pictures. But I’m in a ladies- lounge post sort of mood right now 🙂

I’m away from home, and therefore have no access to my lipstick stash. I shall therefore post pictures from the respective websites (lazy shortcut I know!). But trust me ladies, these are all fail- proof everyday lippies that you can slap-on on any given, busy day without a care or bother of how they might turn out.

They are all intensely researched, tried and tested under varied (read “extreme”) conditions and temperatures, and will never appear “made- up” or “doll-ey”

Here’s presenting my top selection for the everyday- chic, work apropriate lip products.

And yes, almost all belong to the same (or similar) color family of “pinky- browns” (with a hint of peach possibly). It is a personal preference and one that me thinks (humbly of course) looks great on us yellow/ olive toned ladies. It is also very muted, and hence appropriate even in the most conservative (read “male- dominated”) of work settings.

To the brights- loving, adventurous ladies or those working in more colorful, creative environs, the following list might appear a tad boring. You ladies may find my “party-lippie-list” (in the works) more appealing!

I promise I shall do swatches and reviews someday 🙂



  1. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ – Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 – ULTIMATE BEIGE (3)s1148436-main-hero-300



  2. TOM FORD Lip Color, Indian RoseNMC0Z06_mk


  3. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nudeel_sku_YJRR18_558x768_0



  4. MAC Satin Lipstick TWIGmac_sku_M3EW33_640x600_0


  5. MAC Amplified Crème Lipstick COSMOmac_sku_M3LN02_640x600_0


  6. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Rose Stiletto 9ff4773f1cb5e9308d94fbf85d219f6e0


  7. BURBERRY LIP DEFINER – DUSTY ROSE NO.02900ef67dff459b1c5a22ea10dc09fbc68811b993


  8. MAC Lip Pencil SOARmac_sku_M38059_640x600_0


  9. MAC Lip Pencil Spicemac_sku_M38022_640x600_0


The last two are discontinued I think, as I can’t find them on the Revlon website. But if you can get hold of the Revlon ColorBurst lipcolors in Soft Rose and Rosy Nude do pick them up, they surely are a bang for your buck!

Barely there



There you go ladies, the next time you are at a lipstick counter, and are looking for an everyday lipstick, or if your are a lippie- newbie and are not too adventurous, these would be great, safe- choices for work- wear.

And yes, they can be rocked by anyone, but are particularly suited to the lovely, tan folks here.

Till next time.

Dr J.

*All pictures are from the respective product/ brand websites except the last.

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