Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shedding Light on the Brights (Lips that is...)

Photo From Teen Vogue

So recently I decided I wanted to venture into the beauty department a little more confidently. Being blessed with naturally tan skin, I have always enjoyed the undertones of my skin and embraced this with warm tone makeup in simple shades. My daily routine includes some foundation and concealer (solely for cover-up purposes) mixed with a bit of light eyeliner and subtle bronzer. Then, I'm out the door. My lips are usually forgotten or lightly bathed in lip balm (to combat the dry, cracked lips I battle during the winter time). But with the pretty makeup trends this summer (Hello, How can I ignore coral lips?) I decided to drive myself over to Bloomingdales to dabble in a few different shades of Orange, Coral and Fuchsia.
With a bit of extra confidence in tow, I walked up to the friendliest person behind the counter and the two of us tried a few different shades on. We selected a few good colors, the top being:
Orange Shade- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Per Couture in 13 Le Orange
Coral Shade- Mac Sheen Supreme Gotta Dash
Fuchsia- Mac Pro Lipstick Full Fuchsia

On the request of me helpful sales man, I also purchased a lipgloss (rusher, lusher) to combine with the lipstick for a heavier look. Top tips I took in from the application process and sheer wisdom of my makeup man:
1) Bath your lips in moisture pre-application of color- seriously. If you skip this step the color will deposit into the cracks in your lips.
2) Make sure to blot your lipstick color by patting your lips together lightly. This was the hardest to follow for me, believe it or not. Being not so lipstick savvy, I was not really used to putting on lipstick and my nude color is not exactly as demanding. But this is def a rule to follow to avoid looking like you got swallowed up by a crayon box, or a crazy toddler's barbie lipstick makeup kit.

I rocked the coral lipstick color to my dad's birthday brunch in our kitchen complete with warm cinnamon rolls and extra icing, figuring the several cinnamon roll tastings would provide a true test to the durability of the lipstick. It certainly passed the test! I would say it was a hit.

PS- I am looking into SLR camera's still! Anyone have any good suggestions?

Strange Talk Eskimo Boy is basically on repeat right now on my computer. The music video is delicious, as well. What are you super into right now?


  1. Love the video. I love that 80s music is back with a twist. Late 90s bored me big time. Love the bright lips. :)

    Heel in Mint

  2. Thanks for the comment! of course we will follow...cute blog!