Monday, October 29, 2012

Lips of the day : Mac Faerie Glen lipstick

I believe this lipstick was released last year with the holiday collections .  I usually skip Mac holiday collections except the lipsticks .

Faerie glen is quite a wearable pinky brown nude that livens my face and doesn't wash me out . It  is quite pigmented despite being a lustre finish and looks quite understated and glossy on the lips . Wear time is between 3-4 hours . I think Mac blankety or syrup are close in color .

I honestly forgot about this lipstick but today I was looking for a little more color on the lips and there it was lying unloved in my lipstick pile.

I hope everyone is having a good start to the week xoxo



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maybelline Limited Edition Fall 2012 Fashion Week ColorSensational Lipsticks in Refined Russet , Tenacious Taupe and In Style Sienna .

Apart from the color tattoos Maybelline launched 6 new LE lipstick shades for fall as well . I picked up 3 out of the lot ( signs of restraint ? lol ).

Refined Russet , Tenacious Taupe and In Style Sienna . 

Refined Russet , Tenacious Taupe and In Style Sienna . 

Refined Russet , Tenacious Taupe and In Style Sienna . 


Maybelline Tenacious Taupe Lipstick LE.

Tenacious taupe is a slightly brown based beige nude with a creme finish. Its opaque in one swipe and doesn't look patchy or settles in fine lines .Usually I like more pink or peach based nudes because they don't wash me out . In my opinion its the slight hints of brown that make this quite a flattering nude on my pale skin and I can see this being a perfect nude on medium to tan skin as well . Its not too very pale so it leaves you still looking alive but with an understated lip .



Maybelline Refined Russet Lipstick LE .

Refined russet is the color I have been searching for ! Its a lovely rusty peach brown that's right on trend this fall . It also is a creme finish , opaque in one swipe and doesn't settle into fine lines . Its refreshing to see drugstore brands doing unconventional colors and following fashion trends as well . Refined Russet makes me look so fresh and polished . I have been wearing this too work with Laura Mercier Spiced Cider blush and just a simple cat eye . 


Maybelline In Style Sienna Lipstick LE. 
Lastly In Style Sienna is definitely out of my comfort zone and not something I would ever gravitate towards . That being said its an absolutely stunning statement lip on pale skin . Its a burgundy brown with rust undertones and tiny green iridescence running through it . It is opaque like the others and looks so glossy and elegant on the lips. I am a huge fan of vampy lip colors but I have been always hesitant to try brown lipstick . In Style Sienna is the perfect lipstick to wear to a conservative work environment or just on a chilly autumn day .

Overall , I am very impressed with the quality and color selection . Maybelline has been consistently impressive with their releases and I hope the holiday collections are just as spectacular . 


                                                               Must Have ? Refined Russet .
                                                               Price ? $6 - 9 .
                                                               Limited Edition ? Yes. 
                                                        Where did I purchase mine ? Walgreens .


* all items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal use .


Lips of the day : Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 160

In my feeble attempt to update my blog daily -_-
I bring you another "lips of the  day" post !

Today's lipstick is my beloved Guerlain RA in I60 ,which is a beautiful coral red with gold iridescence running through it . The beauty of the Guerlain formula is that even though it looks like the lipstick bullet has shimmer particles in it but on the lips its a glossy luminous finish  . Most  importantly 160 is very comfortable to wear and lasts 4-5 hours on my lips .

Red lips are usually so high maintenance and eye catching but 160 is a subtle way to wear red on a daily basis . I personally work in R&D so I find this lipstick to be a great work appropriate red .

Till next time :)
Xoxo



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lips of the day : NYX xtreme lip creme in Natural.

Loving this full coverage nude lip creme . Its long wearing and stays glossy for 2-3 hours .
I bought mine from Ulta  for 5-6 dollars . I love that these are not streaky and don't have a strong smell .

I will posting pics of my daily lip combinations from now on :) Enjoy !



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Maybelline Limited Edition Fall 2012 Fashion Week Color Tattoos inRich Mahogany , Mossy Green and Gold Shimmer .



Rich Mahogany , Mossy Green and Gold Shimmer .

Finally !! I was able to find these babies at my local Walgreens . Maybelline has recently come out with a few new limited edition shades of color tattoos . I was naturally drawn to these particular shades because I love neutral and green shadows . 

Rich Mahogany is a chocolate brown with taupe shimmer running through it . It was very even in application and can be used all over the lid and underneath for a brown smokey look . 

Mossy Green is the cream shadow I have been looking for ! Its next to impossible to find a rich forest green cream shadow . Mossy green is very smooth and I have been wearing this under my YSL pur chromatic s wet dry pallete in 10 .

Gold shimmer is a tarnished gold frost with a sandy gold sheen to it . I could not find a dupe for it in my stash      which makes this gold even more irresistible . Application was on par and it makes a beautiful base as well . 

Overall, I would highly recommend these ! Maybelline has definitely stepped up their game with this release . 

                                                                       Price : $ 7 - 8 each 
                                                                      Limited edition : yes . 

* all items mentioned were purchased by me for my own use . 

xoxo
A.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima.







 I was strolling down the aisles of Sephora for an affordable and wide selection of liquid matte lipsticks and much to my surprise it was Stila who had it all !  Not only is the price just right , they have probably the largest color selection in this particular formula . 

 Bellissima is descried as a neutral pink but in the tube it looks like a yellow based milky pink . On my lips it looks like a pastel pinky peach matte lipstick . Its very comfortable to wear, lip lined were not accentuated and most importantly my lips did nit feel drained of moisture. I was able to comfortably wear it for 5 to 6 hours with no touch ups and it didn't look patchy at all . I love matte lips but I always hate the look of accentuated lip lines and cracked or chapped lips .However , this was not the case with Bellissima . Despite being such a light and pastel shade it looked even ,was opaque in one swipe and had a completely matte finish .

 The only grip I have is that the wand has too much extra product on and I ended up using a lip brush to touch up when necessary . I know right now the guerlain and hourglass formulas are all the rave but I highly urge you to give the Stila one's a try as well  .
Price ? $ 22 .
Where did I purchase it ?
sephora.com
*all items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal use .