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Black cherry is gorg!

Mine is def Viva glam gaga 2
Luckily i have two of them right now and the lipglass but it sucks cause i’ll never get it again >.<

My power red is definitely Revlon’s Fire and Ice! It was my first ever red lipstick and though I do wear bold shades on a regular basis, I like thinking about how much more confident I am at pulling off something so attention-grabbing than I was back then.

Otherwise, my favourite lipsticks to wear for confidence would be my OCC lip tar in Strumpet (with the Sephora color lip last lipstick in Royal Raspberry for touch-ups. almost the exact same shade!) and my Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Crush, as that one’s such a lively bright pink.

My eyes are my most prominent feature, and I have a strong bone structure, so I tend to emphasize those features. I typically choose to downplay my lips, and as long as my eye makeup looks good, I feel more confident. Besides, eye contact is a sign of confidence, so when I’m in a position where I need to make an impression, I don’t want the other person to be focused on my lips. I guess you can say a nude or MLBB shade is my “go-to” when the stakes are high; however, I still enjoy reds & vampy shades, too, when appropriate.

Definitely nudes. My favorite is Tom Ford Blush Nude. I recently bought Burberry Nude Beige so hoping that will be amazing too!

My power red was an Avon shade called Wonder Wine. Of course, they discontinued it. Nowadays I like Revlon Mulled Wine, MAC Dark Side, NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red.

I feel most confident with the Revlon lip butter in Berry Smoothie, because it always looks good on me! However, I also feel confident in any berry-red lip color; one I own and love is Red Velvet from Revlon.

I dont own a lot of lipsticks, but I feel confident with my NARS Jungle Red, Chanel Rouge Coco in Peregrina and Jersey Rose.

I wish I could say a bold red or a deep berry, which I do wear about twice a year for veeery special occasions 😉 but I am too shy to wear those. Instead I’d have to go with a beautiful coral (e.g. NARS New Lover in that jumbo pencil form) or a great MLBB (such as UD’s Naked, also in jumbo pencil) that hugs the lips well.

it really depends on my mood. When I want to be taken seriously or have a ‘get stuff done NOW day’ I grab Revlon’s Really Red (matte), on days when I’m more relaxed its a tinted lip balm, days I’m girly and princess-y it’s my Candy Doll baby pink lip concealer and gloss and on days when I’m feeling kooky and creative it’s Mac’s Hang Up or Lime Crime’s Chinchilla. I definitely have taken a likely to lipsticks more as I’ve gotten older as I wear fairly bold glasses and have hooded eyes. And it takes less time!

Revlon Sweet Tart!

It’s bright and everyone compliments me on it. Plus when it fades it leaves a bit of a stain on me, so I am confident that it always looks good, even if I’m eating.

My power red is Tom Ford Diabolique, but I also enjoy shades like Hourglass Icon, Dior Diorling, GA Lip Maestro 400 and so on immensely! There’s something about painting on a red pout that is very empowering, though sometimes I feel I attract a bit too much attention that way.

Definitely a red lipstick. My favs are Mac Ruby Woo and Nars Dragon Girl. They just empower me like no others. I feel seductive, sexy and in control. It’s a psychological thing, I suppose.

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Bordeaux! It’s such a gorgeous deep berry that stains pink, makes me feel much prettier!

Burberry Military Red and all red lipsticks ! I also love deep berry ones and deep pink ones but my fav colour for lippies is red to feel more confident I mean.

My standby lipsticks are all from MAC – Craving, Plumful and Capricious. I’m a pretty confident dame, so I don’t really rely on a lipstick to make me feel confident but I know those 3 shades flatter me and are very wearable with almost everything I wear and what I generally put on my face.

I’m still searching for a Dragon dupe! I’m also trying to find a dupe for Guerlain Gems and haven’t succeeded yet. Anyone got any recommendations on that front? The best I can think of is patting MAC Rose pigment into some other lipstick/lip gloss :\

Personally, I think the lipstick I feel most confident in is MAC Pink Nouveau. I know most people seem to say reds, but there’s something about that cool toned pink that just really suits my skintone I think.

If I wanna go bold: NARS Damned lip pencil. It’s such a wonderful color, and I think it looks really nice with my pale skin. I always get complimented on it 🙂
If I wanna go super red: Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon!
If I wanna go natural: MAC floating lightly, Burberry Lip cover in Nude Rose

Kat von d foiled love in adora, nars dolce vita, Mac viva clam cyndi. They make me confident for different reasons but unloved them all.

Revlon’s Raspberry Bite! It’s pretty much exactly the colour of raspberries. Most of the time I wear it as a stain because I’m terrible at wearing lip colours all day. I also love wearing Shiro Cosmetics’ intertubes in Trololo (orange-red, though it pulls very orange on me), 40 Cakes (bright Barbie pink)and Shoop Da Whoop (strawberry red/pink). They’re all more spring/summer colours though.

NARS Vesuvio. (I feel like a broken record. lol) It’s my total and complete HG power red for when I want to feel coolly confident, strong, unflustered and in control. On occasion, I’ll wear a red I have from Lipstick Queen or the sadly discontinued but famous Paloma Picasso Red, but Vesuvio is what I automatically and instinctively reach for. If they ever discontinue it, I will — quite literally — sit down and cry.

When I’m feeling like badass…Mac Ruby Woo mixed with a black lipstick with a bronzy face. A close runner up would be NYX creme matte lipstick in the color Amsterdam (its a yellow based red btw) … goodness gracious – men heads turn like they got whip-lash – can’t be shy with that one ladies..

Please note ladies… I only wear them when I am feeling very Beyonce -like running the world… lol…

Bobbi Brown Nude Lipstick. Despite the title, it’s a pretty exciting color. It’s a pinky brown with a hint of red. I feel it really makes my lips look nice.

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne is my power red for sure! For other days when I don’t want to wear something so bold, I really like YSL’s Glossy Stain in #07 and Silk Naturals Kissable Cream in Grenache. The latter got discontinued, so luckily I bought 2 more tubes before it sold out so I can continue to have it!

A cool-toned nude always makes me feel sexy. Most nudes are too peach of pink for me, but when it gets more brown or taupe, I love it!

Anything red, generally. Revlon’s Really Red matte is great. Dior Addict Extreme is also really great. As is Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 01.

I am an NW45 who loves color. Some of my favorite bold shades are So Chaud, Violetta, Show Orchid, and Full Fuschia. I also love vibrant bronzes and reds.

When I truly want to be daring for places like the club, I will sometimes where a blue pigment mixed in clear lipgloss

Lancome “Oh La La” I so desperately wish I could find a dupe for it! It’s the perfect “my lips but better color.”

This old broad is turning 41 in a few weeks (oi–I NEVER reveal my age!), but I have to confess that my deep purples tend to be the ones that make me feel the most amazing, and yes, secure and confident. Depending on which finish I am in the mood for, MAC’s Heroine or Violetta have been my go-to faves, but now it’s Seductive Intent.

PS: I rarely mix a bold eye with a bold lip, but I went out with some amazing purples on my eyes with Lit Cosmetics’ Boogie Wonderland in a size 2 while wearing Seductive Intent. While it was the lips that made me feel comfortable, brave, and beautiful, it was my eyes that got all the attention. It’s always nice when you get multiple compliments on your eye makeup from the Makeup Artists in MAC, or the SAs at the other brand counters, Sephora, or even strangers. At least it’s nice for me if I’m a tiny bit worried I may have gone overboard… it’s the holidays!!


Although, I’m a WOC who loves a bold lip, I tend to stay away from lipsticks. They aren’t my favorite products to use because some tend to dry out my lips and have no shine factor. I instead prefer a nice pigmented gloss, and I think I rock natural make up the best. I feel most confident in MLBB shades, and my favorite right now is MAC’s Spice Lipglass. It’s the PERFECT nude pink for my skin tone, and it gives me the color, shine, and sexy “oomph” I desire for my lips!

I love any lip color that stands out! My fave power colors are Chanel Dragon and Guerlain Gigolo – they are both exquisite shades with gorgeous pigment and I have gotten a few “double takes” when wearing both.

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