Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Saint Germain Lipstick topped with Tartlette Lipglass

I know how many of you were skeptical (if not “totally over it”) about Saint Germain lipstick (releasing with Sugarsweet). I am here to tell you it’s workable, and beyond workable, it makes for the prettiest pink lip combination. Something about the combination reminds me of pink lemonade and summertime, but you know I’ll rock it even though it’s spring. Besides, it’s a warm day with the sun shining… it works :)

Tartlette lipglass was a limited edition lipglass, but it’s very similar to Lychee Luxe lipglass (permanent) and Pink Grapefruit lipglass (limited, but more recent) works in its place, too. If you have none of the both, for color reference, Tartlette is a orangey-coral shimmery shade with decent pigmentation but not super opaque.

So, I might not be able to wear Saint Germain all by its lonesome self, it definitely has lots of possibilities when paired with lipgloss. (And let’s face it, I rarely wear lipstick by itself–it’s all about layering!)

What do you think? Will you give Saint Germain a look-see?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll most likely remember that Chanel Glossimers and I haven’t been on the same page most of our beauty-lovin’ lives. In fact, I wasn’t sold on many of the glossimers I owned!

But I must say that I am now in love with Chanel Pin-Up Glossimer (#42). It’s this gorgeous shimmery concotion of gold and pearl and beige. But you know when it looks most beautiful? In the sunlight. Oh, yes, it simply looks radiant. Like shimmering gold water!

Falling in love with Pin-Up was a complete accident! In an effort to get through all of the lipglosses I own, I’m trying to wear them alone, even if I’m not doing full makeup. I plucked a glossimer at random, and I was just totally wowed when I saw my reflection in my car mirror. My pout looked gorg!

I’ve been wearing it a lot to class lately, but I think I’m gonna have to hide it for a bit so I can wear it come summer. The sun will be out, I will be outdoors more, and Pin-Up can really shimmer then!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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).

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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.

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

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 →

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009


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 →