Back In Time with N Collection
Do you ever like to go through your stash and rediscover old favorites? Since I wasn’t wearing makeup (to help clear up my acne) for so long, I was really itching for *some* makeup to play with… which meant lips! I didn’t want to go too bold with my lip choices, because without more makeup to complement the bold lips, it would make my face look incomplete (at least to me).
This leads us to 3N Lipstick paired with 2N Lipglass! Think of 3N as one of those “my lips but better” (MLBB), with a little extra pink to give lips a natural flush. 2N Lipglass adds the sparkle and the shimmer, complementing the pink hues with some beigey-pink. Add in multi-colored shimmer and you’ve got an easy, oh-so-wearable combination perfect for a neutral look or on its own.
If you can’t get your hands on 3N Lipstick, try Hug Me lipstick instead. If 2N Lipglass eludes you, try Luminary lustreglass (it’ll work well with this combination in particular).
Jonesin’ for Strayin’
If you’ve looked at swatches (or even tried it on in-store) of Strayin’ lipstick from MAC’s Hello Kitty Collection and thought to yourself, “This is just too bright!” I urge you to think again! First, whenever a lipstick seems too bold or bright for you, remember you can always sheer it down by using less, mixing it with clear gloss/balm, or blotting after applying.
But more importantly, you can always use a lipgloss to blend the color and adjust it to the perfect hue flattering for you. Strayin’ runs on the cool side, and I tend to look better with warmer tones. By adding Nice To Be Nice Lipglass (a glittery orange-y gloss) on top, I was able to warm up the lipstick to just the right shade that works well with my skin tone.
Here are three random lip swatches I’ve had in my picture folder that I haven’t yet posted!
Benefit 24K Sexy Gold Lipstick
B-Babe and All Mine this way… Continue reading →
Dior Pink Drama Lip Color, Dior Delicious Plum Creme de Gloss
As promised, here is part 4, featuring another 75 lip color combinations. You can see Part 1 and Part 2, and Part 3 from before. All in all, there are just under 400 lip color combinations! Whew!
Go see the rest! Continue reading →
Wild ‘Bout You lipstick, Crystal Rose lipglass
Periodically, I try to put together posts of all of the different lip color combinations I’ve used in different looks in one large post so they’re easy to find and reference. You can see Part 1 and Part 2 from before. Here is Part 3 — 75 combos! Part 4 will be posted tomorrow (another 75 combos).
Seventy-four more await you! Continue reading →
I thought I better do a Royal Tour trio look before I returned it! I’m spending the day with my sister, and I’m pretty sure we’ll be heading to the mall at some point in the afternoon, so I’d like to return some Dame Edna stuff–I just really was disappointed by some items I bought. We’re going to see Marley & Me, so I only wore this look briefly, because I just know I’ll be crying like a baby at least once during the movie–no need to have violet streaming down my face, LOL.
Oh! Oh! I would like to say that the lips I used in this look are far brighter than I’d normally pair with this bold of an eye. I really wanted to do *some* lip combo using the Dame Edna products, thus you have it You can also blot down the lipstick so it’s more of a stain before you put the gloss over it to make it less in-your-face.
What are you all doing for New Year’s Eve?! I ask today, because I know there are several international readers, so I’m sure your NYE is coming up just a lil’ faster than mine
You will need the following…
- Eyes: Violet pigment (violet base), Dame’s Desire eyeshadow (light purple), Royal Tour eyeshadow (medium purple with fuchsia), Climate Blue eyeshadow (blue-purple), Femme-fi eyeshadow (highlighter), Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner (purple), (Plushlash mascara (black)
- Cheeks: Don’t Be Shy blush (cool pink)
- Lips: Gladiola lipstick (purple-fuchsia), Hot Frost lipglass (medium pink)
- Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Dame’s Desire = Beautiful Iris; Royal Tour = Satellite Dreams; Climate Blue = Contrast; Femme-fi = Shroom; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Gladiola = Up the Amp + Girl About Town; Hot Frost = Cultured
Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Violet pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Dame’s Desire eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Royal Tour eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Climate Blue packed on and drag into crease using the 239. Darken crease with Climate Blue eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Femme-fi underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Don’t Be Shy blush using the 129. Apply Gladiola lipstick to lips, and then top with Hot Frost lipglass for color and shine.
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