#Lipstories: Brunch Date

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If you’ve visited a Sephora lately you may have noticed the wall of colorful lipsticks from the brand’s #Lipstories collection. Each bullet is beautifully decorated with an image that is meant to illicit am emotion related to that specific shade. The packaging is very little plastic and mostly durable paper, making it a sustainable alternative to many lipsticks on the market.

A #Lipstories lipstick will be either matte, metallic, or creamy and we will be testing out a new one every week. Rankings will be given based on wearability, ease of application, and overall feel on the lips. Tune in every week to see our results!


In honor of National Lipstick Day today, check out this list for special beauty deals, some of which expire tonight.

  • Bobbi Brown (use code LIPWEEK for a full size Crushed Lip Color with any $65+ order and a free Mini Lip Trio with any $75+ order)

  • Smashbox ($5 off any lip product + free gift)

  • Stila (three Beauty Boss Lip Glosses for $30 (value: $45))

  • Tatcha (up to three lipstick minis with purchase - minimum $100 to qualify)

  • Kevyn Aucoin (free full size lipstick or gloss - your choice - with any purchase of $50+)

  • lilah b.* (free mini lip oil tint with any purchase)

  • Giorgio Armani Beauty (spend $50 and receive a free lipstick, spend $100 and get more)

  • Bite Beauty* (40% off Amuse Bouche lipsticks)

  • Estee Lauder (buy one Color Envy lipstick, get one free)

  • Lancôme (three lip samples with a purchase of $49+)

  • Lime Crime (50% off all lip products)

  • Space NK (free lipstick with $75+ purchase - 12 options to choose from including brands like Hourglass and Surratt)

  • ULTA (BOGO or discount off of major brands across the site - including Kylie Lip Kits)

  • MAC Cosmetics (free full size lipstick with any $25 purchase - 4 shades to choose from)

  • Urban Decay (free lipstick with any Vice Lipstick or Vice Lip Chemistry purchase)

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills (buy one, get one free on all lip products)

* denotes clean beauty brand.



Without further ado I give you:

Brunch Date

Photo courtesy of brand.

Photo courtesy of brand.


Lately, I’ve been a bit adventurous with the #Lipstories colors I’ve tried.

This week I bring it back to neutrals.

Brunch Date is the quintessential nude - it’s going to be flattering on most skin tones. It is a little more brown than Oui! but still have a slight pink to it. This is going to be the neutral with the neutral undertone that will look good on almost anyone. I’d recommend pairing it with Charlotte Tilbury’s Iconic Nude. Especially since you’ll probably need a liner to get a flattering lip shape.

Is it 90’s? No.

While this nude is a little more on the brown side it doesn’t shout 1999. In fact, it’s a very flattering beige that is hydrating and light on the lips. It’s meant to set matte but I find that it’s a little more of a cream upon application. If you do want to matte it out, apply it over a matte lip liner.

Ultimately, the versatility of this shade is what makes it a great choice.

You can wear this shade as the matte that it’s intended to be, add a gloss for a wet look, or layer it over a balm for some creamy hydration. If they didn’t already have their own beauty brands, I suspect the Kardashians would be all over this flattering nude. So if you want to channel your inner Khloé (or Kiley or Kim) grab Brunch Date for $8 at your local Sephora or order online.

Check out my breakdown of the product below.

Color: Warm nude

Finish: Matte

Packaging: Cafe chairs

Wearability: 5/5

Application: 3/5

Overall Feel: 3/5




Cover photo by Kelly Sikkema.