Viewing entries tagged
lips

Comment

PACKAGING PERFECTION: BURBERRY LIP MIST LIPSTICK

I came across this lipstick a few months ago and couldn’t stop staring at it… #suckerforfabpackaging 

Burberry Lip Mist Natural Sheer Lipstick:

Every detail about this lipstick is perfect. From the outer packaging to the intricate details on the actual shade itself. Beyond that, the texture of the long lasting lipstick is noticeably creamy. The idea behind the name of the lipstick is the moistening element, leaving your lips feeling hydrated. It def on the pricier side, but if you’re a designer buff, I recommend trying this line out! If you’re looking for more affordable shades, check out my posting on the perfect pink lip or the safe yet sexy nude lip. Below is a picture of my four favorite shades in the line that I have found look great with my skin/lip pigmentation:

                                        

  • 202 Brown Sugar: If you are looking for a neutral color that can be worn often, this is the shade to go with. It blends well with the natural color of my lip and adds a little more luster than most of my lip sticks.
  • 207 Camelia Pink: This one is a fun fuschia shade that screams personality. It def takes some getting used to as most bright pink lip colors do, but if you are looking for a color that’s diff from your regular shades, I’d go with this one. Depending on your skin color, 207 will be your best bets for a bright, fun pink! 
  • 208 Stormy Pink: This shade didn’t have as dramatic of an impact on my lips as 207 did, but still added a noticeably pinker tone to my lips. 
  • 209 Feather Pink: This shade showed up on my skin as a lighter pink. I think this shade would look better on someone that was a shade lighter than me, but you could def make it work if you have a darker complexion as well!

For tips on how to wear pink shades, read my blog on what clothes and hair dos go best with this look!

What do you think of the Burberry lip mist? Are YOU a fan of designer lipsticks?

Comment

Comment

HOW TO ROCK IT: PINK LIPS

Heres a few tips to follow when wearing pink lips:

  • MAKEUP: Pink lips work with the same rules as red lips or anyone other dramatic lip color. You can’t overdo the eye or face makeup if you’re wearing it or they look will go from glamish to clownish. 
  • CLOTHES: When picking out an outfit to go with your pink lips, try something different too! You’re already going out of your comfort zone, so why not go all the way? I like how pink lips look with leather items (leather jackets, tights, or accessories). If you’re feeling really bold, mix and match the pink lip with a different color outfit rather than the standard white or black pieces. Pink lips with an yellow blouse? Pink lips with a green jumper? The sky is the limit!
  • HAIR: This depends on the occasion, but if you really want the pink lips to stand out, wear your hair up. This will bring more attention to your face and specifically to your lips. If you are still trying to get adjusted to the look, wear your hair down but try something different. If you normally wear a side part, change it to the middle. If you always wear your hair straight, do some soft waves.

          

What do you wear and pair your pink lip with?

Comment

Comment

THE PERFECT PINK LIPS

I LOVE fun lip colors! I’ve always been a fan of red lips on my skin, but it’s been a struggle to find the right shade of pink to match my skin tone without making me look silly (by pink I mean a BRIGHT shade not a nude toned). I know a lot of my friends want to explore with different lipsticks too. Because they can’t find a shade that fits their skin, they resort to the typical nude lip look. 

This set me on a mission. I went to Macy’s to try on an assortment of colors and play around with the different brands. I wanted a color that fit the season. It had to be vibrant, fun, and scream fierce. I’ve been noticing lately that celebs are going beyond the red lip color on the red carpet too. Here are some of them rocking the perfect pink lips: 

   After being on the hunt, I found three great shades! They really make me feel like Barbie and work well with my skin. Here are my recommendations for the perfect pink lips:

                          

1. L'Oreal Colour Riche Paris Wild Plum (Pink) 2. MAC Gulabi Bright Fuchsia 3.  YSL Forbidden Burgandy


These colors look VERY different your lips than they do just by looking at them. I was surprised to see some shades that appeared to be way too bright ended up fitting my skin color and some that looked really dark showed up super pink. Make sure to try the shade on and NOT purchase online. Also, they are listed in price from cheapest to most expensive. If you are having fun and just want to try a new color out, go for the cheaper one and see what you think, but keep in mind the pigmentation will not be as high.

I hope you guys try out these shades or other fun pink lip colors. They are great for spring and summer. Get out of your comfort zone and dare to be a trend setter. You will be surprise to see how many people admire you for taking risks and being different! 

What do you think of pink lipstick?

Comment

Comment

NUDE LIPS: THE SAFE, SEXY WAY

Everyone has that lip color that they love and usually resort to when nothing else looks right. It’s that color that makes you feel confident and ready for a night on the town. My go to lip color is the neutral look with a little gloss. It goes with every outfit and compliments heavy eye makeup well. My routine is usually to do a nude lip stick and top it off with a gloss. **BEAUTY TIP** For those of you who usually just put on a little gloss before going out, I recommend you try this out! It brings the right amount of attention to the lips and accents the rest of the face well. Here is my usual lip routine:

  1. Pick my favorite neutral lipstick color: Lancome Color Design Pale Lip
  2. Apply from left to right on both bottom and top lip. 
  3. Pick my favorite neutral lip gloss color: MAC Florabundance A80
  4. Apply to the middle of bottom lip and dab lips together spreading the gloss evenly across both the bottom and top lip. This allows the gloss to feel goopy on your lips (especially important for MAC glosses because they are so thick).                                 

               

LIPSTICK: I’ve been through several MAC VIVA Glam shades, and they work great too! I wanted to experiment so I tried out a new brand, and there was  something about the pigmentation of the Lancome Color Design that I loved. I don’t like using shiny or shimmery lipsticks; I believe that is the job of the gloss (not really a fan of glitter on lips anyways). The lipstick should just provide a base coat and be matte. 

LIP GLOSS: What I love about the MAC lip gloss is how thick it is. You only have to use a little bit and it goes a long way. It stays on a long time too! The annoying thing about lip gloss is that we all want to take it with us when we go out. When we look in our purse the next morning, it’s usually gone. I hate when that happens after spending almost 20 bucks on a lip gloss. That is why I’ve learned to take a cheapo lip gloss out with me. I know the idea sounds annoying because you don’t feel like it gives the same impact as the MAC gloss, but I really think it’s the smart thing to do (after losing 10 too many). My favorite cheapo lip gloss is L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Soft Nude. It comes on very light compared to the MAC lip gloss but the color matches PERFECTLY with the Lancome lipstick I use. 

                                                                           

Favorite celebs rocking the nude lip color. You can see how the nude lip adds the perfect shine but brings the attention to other features of the face (like the eyes)!

               

SIDE NOTE: Instructional videos coming soon!

What’s YOUR go to lip color? 

Comment

Comment

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?

Comment