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RED LIPS-- IS IT FOR YOU?

I know everyone sees all the celebs wearing the cherry red lipstick and wants to try it out but scared to because it is SO bold. I personally think it’s a great look! It’s different, fun, and daring. I feel like red lips are all about confidence. If you believe you look good in it, everyone else will too. That being said, BOYS HATE IT! I don’t know if its too different for them or they just don’t understand fashion, but I have yet to meet a guy who actually thinks red lips looks good on anyone that isn’t on a runway. My two personal favorite red lips are below: 

Personal Favorite 1: YSL Rouge Pur Couture

                                               YSL Rouge Pur Couture

Personal Favorite 2: Bobbi Brown Vixen Red

                                                                  Bobbi Brown Vixen Red

My advice is that if you are doing red lips for a date or before dinner/ drinks, carry the lipstick with you throughout the night! Although these shades are HIGHLY pigmented (when I say highly, I mean HIGHLY), it’s never a good look when your lip color fades. The purpose of red lips is to be BOLD, so to maintain that look throughout the night, make sure to throw your lipstick in your clutch. Below are some of my favorite celebrities rocking cherry red lips:

                             Cameron DiazMegan Fox

                             Gwen StefaniAnn Hathaway

                             Lauren ConradRihanna

                             Kim KardashianAngelina Jolie

 Least Favorite: Kim Kardashian

I think the best look on her is nude lips, but it’s always fun to change it up every once in awhile!

 Most favorite: Rihanna

That girl can pull off ANY look, but because she has amazing plump lips, this red really works on her. 

Are you daring enough to wear red lips?

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MAKE UP DO's AND DON'Ts: VANESSA HUDGENS

Has anyone else noticed how different Vanessa Hudgens looks post break up with Zac Efron? Did she break up with her glam squad too? She cut off her gorgeous hair, started dressing “edgy”, and completely changed the way she does her make up. I thought celebrities up'ed their style after a public break up. I was looking at some pictures of her pre-breakup and post-breakup and it made me sad. Vanessa, you are naturally stunning, BUT if you are going on the red carpet, look in the mirror first! She’s the perfect celebrity for my first “Make up Do’s and Don'ts” posting. 

MAKE UP DO’s: You don’t always have to go dramatic with the eyes. 

Vanessa goes for the natural look and sometimes that’s the best approach. You don’t want to always looked caked on. A nude lip, subtle shadow, nice lashes, and glowing face is a great way to look naturally glamorous. I am obsessed with her entire look in this picture. Her dress, hair, and make up accent each other perfectly. I love that she wore a long necklace with the low cut neck line too. 

                                         Vanessa Hudgens

MAKE UP DON'Ts: Don’t wear a dark lip color with smoky eyes

Combining the two can lead to a clownish look. My advice is to stick to one or the other. Either wear dramatic eyes or dramatic lips– NOT both (unless you plan on doing a photo shoot for vogue). Smoky eyes in my opinion looks best with nude lips (learned that from Kim Kardashian). 

                                       Vanessa Hudgens

SIDE NOTE: Has anyone else noticed how amazing her cheek bones are? She always knows exactly how to smile to accent them too! 

Which Vanessa do you like better? Pre or post Zac Efron?

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DISCOVERY OF THE DAY: A GREAT SMOKEY EYE KIT DOES EXIST!

My friend came over and asked me to teach her how to do smoky eyes. I’m all for helping my friends learn to do proper smoky eyes because a. then I don’t always have to do it b. its such a glam look if done properly and a trashy look if done wrong. She came to my apartment with a new makeup kit she bought from ULTA earlier that day. She said that she had no idea where to begin and figured this had all the things she needed. I was reluctant at first but I thought I would give it a shot since I had never personally used the kit she bought.

The kit is called “Close Up: Real Life to Red Carpet Tutorial” by LORAC. I have always been a fan of LORAC bronzer but am now officially obsessed with the whole line! The kit contains everything you need for the perfect smoky look. Granted, the pigmentation isn’t as great as MAC, but the primer you apply before helps do the trick. ALSO, the kit tells you exactly how to apply the eyeshadow down to applying the mascara. Every product in the kit is worth it–even the brushes! The best part about it all is that the WHOLE kit (including primer, 3 eye shadows, 2 sided brush, liquid liner, and mascara) is $36.00! You can find this kit at ULTA.

SIDE NOTE: I only suggest purchasing this kit if you feel like you need a lot of the items in it. Many of you may just be looking for a strong black eye shadow. If so, I say stick to MAC.

             

By the way, I seriously feel like I have tried every single smoky eye kit there is out there besides LORAC, and I NEVER really found a kit that really fits everything that I am looking for. Usually the kits contain items that are useless to me that just get stuffed to the bottom of my makeup bag. Here is a list of smoky eye kits that I think are NOT worth it: 

  1. Stila Talking Eye Kits
  2. Covergirl Smokey Eye Kits
  3. Smokey Eyes Sephora
  4. Kim Kardashian’s Smoky Eye Kit

I was REALLY disappointed with the Kim Kardashian’s kit. How can someone who always has such fab makeup on at all times sell a product with such crappy pigmentation? Seriously Kim, you have enough endorsement deals under your belt. No need to market a bad product #justsaying 

Have you ever tried a smoky eye kit? Thoughts?

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