Pretty in Pink (Part 1)

I always thought pink was a color I could never pull off because of my complexion but after testing the waters a bit and trying different shades with lip liners, pink is no long an enemy of mine.  I like wearing pink lipstick when I am going for a fun flirty look. I feel pink is one of the most popular lipstick made today, while there are thousands of shades pink as whole is extremely popular.  Thinking back to when I was younger, I feel red lipstick was the color of choice, there will billions of shades of red, and now pink is definitely the shade of today!

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IMG_41591. NYX’s- Doll

2. NYX’s- Louisiana

3. Wet n Wild’s- 905D Smoking Hot Pink

4. NYX’s- Paris

5. NYX’s- Spell Bound

6. NYX’s- Fig

7. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream- Istanbul

8. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream- Antwerp

9. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Dolly Pink

10. Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion Lipstick- Shade 03

11. Revlon’s- 590 Lilac Champagne

I haven’t had a chance to try on all of these, and yes I continue to buy more lipsticks when I know there are about 20 at home I have yet to wear, SMH. #6 NYX’s Fig and #9 NYX’s Dolly Pink are my favorite.  As you can see in the picture, #6 has be used and abused, and melted.  It compliments my complexion very well, its a pink that I can grab without putting a lot of thought into it.  #9 NYX’s- Dolly Pink is one of my favorite lip glosses (I think every NYX lip gloss I own is a favorite, you cant go wrong with them.) I love adding it over a neutral lip just to give it a little pop of color.  The color is so rich that it can be worn by itself, and you won’t feel like you have greasy, shiny lips.

 Like my neutrals pink is definitely a go to color for me. If there is a pink that you love, let me know in the comment section below.

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Good Friday

Last Friday I took the day off to spend with my girlfriends, while things did not go as planned I still had a good time and the weather was beautiful. That morning I got dressed real quick because I was rushing to see the movie Temptation but I had to wear what I picked out for the remainder of the day. Being that I was in such a rush I was surprised I loved the ensemble  that I put together. IMG_4145

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Shaw off. This outfit served many purposes that day, the movie outfit, dinner and drinks outfit, and last minute I decided to go to a club, so I put on a fur vest (not pictured)- the club outfit.

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Shaw: Thrifted/ Shirt: Forever21/ Pants: Target (old)/ Boots: Daffy’s (dont remember the brand)/ Hat: Old Navy (old)/ Purse: JustFab.com/ Necklace: Vintage/ Bracelets: Aldo, Forever21

Thanks for reading.  Toodles!

 

Keeping it Neutral

You can never go wrong with a neutral lip.  While all neutrals do not work for all complexions there is one out there for everyone.  I always go for a neutral when I am just not sure which lipstick will go with my eye makeup.  I also opt for a neutral when I don’t want to wear a much of a color but I would like something on my lip.
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1. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Copper

2. NYX- Summer Love (Dull Shimmer)

3. NYX- Iris (Shimmer)

4. NYX- Cinnamon (Shimmer)

5. MAC- Touch

6. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream- Abu Dhabi

7. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Natural

8. NYX- Hermes

9. NYX- Alecto (Shimmer)

10. NYX-Goddess (Shimmer)

#5 and #8 are my favorite neutral lipsticks by far. I always have one or the other in my purse (#8 is melting, smh), just in case I may forget to put on a lipstick when I am heading out. Some neutrals you may need a lipliner. Lipliners are always your friend, you can never go wrong with the right one.  #2, #3, #9 and #10 I have never worn, I am not a fan of shimmer as you may know, but maybe one day I may wear them.  #6 NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream is terrible. My friends and I went semi-crazy trying to get our hands on NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams, lucky I only splurged on two, these things are awful. They do not spread evenly, they just are a waste of money. I do not recommend these to anyone. I am not sure if NYX still has these available.

A neutral lipstick is something every woman needs in her makeup bag. You can never go wrong with the right neutral lip.  With spring here and summer around the corner, take some time to test out different neutral lipsticks and find one that works for you.

Toodles 🙂