The Challenge | Discover the confidence, fun, and wickedness that is red lipstick (or red lipgloss!). Who are you when it comes to red lips?
“I couldn’t!”| Your Challenge: Wear it in the comfort of your own home.
“Only when I’m alone–just to experiment!”| Your Challenge: Go out and paint the town red–with red lips that is!
“I do love a particular shade of red…” | Your Challenge: Try a new kind of red. Blue-based. Orange-based. Yellow-based. Matte, creamy, glossy.
“I rock red lips all day!”| Your Challenge: Show others the many joys of red lips by submitting or sharing your favorite products, techniques, and experiences.
Are you ready for Temptalia’s Red Lips Challenge? I took it last night, and I hope you will, too.
If you take the challenge, I encourage you to submit the results in picture form to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as all testimonials and written results are happily taken–just include your comment on this post! If you’re a little wary of your photos being on the blog, think about posting them on the forum, where only members can view your photos.
Sarah Jessica Parker is traveling the world to promote her long-awaited film, “Sex and the City: The Movie” and her makeup artist Leslie Lopez has been using the Dior products Parker loves along the way:
DiorShow Mascara in Black
DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation
DiorBronze Essential Bronzing Powder
Dior Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Jersey Pink
I know we have many readers who are excitedly anticipating the release of the SAtC movie! Who is your favorite character? Who are you most like?
Mineralize Skinfinishes are coming out, but not quite in the way people have asked for–they are existing mineralize skinfinish naturals on one half with a “Natural and Shimmer” mineralize skinfinish on the other side designed to highlight the planes of the face.
Mineralize Skin finish
Light Medium/Natural and Shimmer Pale golden beige/Warm yellow beige
Medium/Natural and Shimmer Soft creamy beige/light peachy pink
Medium Dark/Natural and Shimmer Caramel/Light tan
Dark/Natural and Shimmer Deep caramel/Mid tone yellow gold
Deep Dark/Natural and Shimmer Rich golden bronze/deep copper bronze
189 Face Brush Rounded-paddle face brush with chiselled shape on each side for effortless placement and blending of product.
So I know we had a post a few weeks ago about what kind of look would you want to wear but haven’t, and a lot of you mentioned red lips. You’re not alone with having a bit of trepidation when it comes to consideration a red lip–I have plenty! Especially when it comes to deeper, vampy reds. I invite you to take the Temptalia Red Lips Challenge and try out some reds for yourself. If you’d like to post your results, just send them along to email@example.com. But I still urge you all to try them out, even if only in the bathroom by yourself!
For my challenge, I chose my arch nemesis: Alta Moda. You can see how Alta Moda looks on its own, but how I attempted to make it more “me” friendly by adding a lipglass on top. Plus, you can see a comparison of this look with and without upper lash liner.
I used Cash Flow paint pot (LE) on lid, Casablanca eyeshadow (LE) on inner and middle of lid, Embark eyeshadow on outer lid, Smut eyeshadow on outer crease, Nylon eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line (in some photos), Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Other Worldly blush (LE) on cheeks with Daisydust beauty powder (PRO) to highlight. I wore Alta Moda prolongwear with clear gloss and Red Romp lipglass (LE) (in some photos) on my lips.
** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available – may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!
Cash Flow = Patina; Casablanca = Nylon, Other Worldly = Trace Gold; Red Romp = Russian Red