Tag Archives: Lipstick

Dynamic Duo!

26 Jan

nars lip gloss

nars lip pencil

I absolutely love the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24 http://www.narscosmetics.com) paired with the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26)! These two lip colors together are the perfect combination! The lip pencil adds subtle color and the gloss shines your lips and doesn’t leave that sticky texture like other lip gloss. I don’t like to wear gloss on bare lips because I feel kind of “naked” so I like that the lip pencil is matte and shines through the gloss and makes your lips really pop! The lip pencil is even nice to wear alone if you want a more dramatic look and it doesn’t dry your lips out. I also love the great names that NARS gives their products! The lip pencil color I use is; Sex Machine and the lip gloss I use is: Candy Says! They have some really fun colors out for Spring too! This is definitely something to try if you need some new lip color!

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New Favorite Lipstick

9 Jun

I have a new favorite lipstick and it is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine ($32 www.chanel.com). It goes on very smooth and it leaves the look of a gloss.  It lasts forever and it looks so pretty with the little shine it gives off.  You can wear it alone or wear it with a liner.  My go-to color is Empreinte, it is a neutral but is so pretty for summer.  It really moisturizers your lips so this feels great when you put it on.  If you don’t wear lipstick give this a try because it is nothing like the “old school” lipstick you are thinking of!  It comes in 20 colors so I know you will find your favorite too!

Is it lipstick or lipgloss?

22 Feb

I don’t know if you are like me and get annoyed when your lip gloss has that really “tacky” or “sticky” feeling.   With most lip gloss it seems that my hair is constantly getting stuck in it or it makes my mouth feel gooey.  However, this is a catch 22 because I also like it to help add some moisture over lipstick…so as it goes I still apply the stuff even though most of the time it gets on my nerves…  This is how I felt until the other day when I discovered MAC’s Kissable Lip Color ($19 www.maccosmetics.com).  This stuff is AMAZING!  It comes in a tube with a wand just like lip gloss, but it is creamy and has the color of a lipstick!  It feels so smooth and soft on your lips.  You really get the best of both worlds between lipsticks and lip gloss with this product.  I know a lot of my friends think lipstick is a “committment” and a little too “serious” for them so they prefer gloss, but with this it is a lot more casual and you don’t have to commit to the color all day.  I bought it in two shades, one neutral and one a little darker.  They both go on great and I love how creamy and soft they make my lips feel.  I did not have any problems with my hair getting stuck in it and it lasted for quite a while.  The only thing is that it does not have the super shiny look that a gloss has.  I love this because it is so easy to apply and it is very comfortable on my lips.   If you struggle with gloss and don’t care too much for lipstick, then this would be perfect for you!  It just came out this spring so there is a limited edition of 4 colors at the moment.  Give this a try I know you will love it!

“Hello, Mr. Ford….”

17 Dec

 

I have about a million lipsticks from a million different brands and let me tell you…no one is better than Tom Ford Private Blend Lipsticks ($48 www.tomford.com).  If you do not know who Tom Ford is then I don’t know if we can be friends…just kidding!  Tom Ford is an American Designer who is most famous for being the Creative Director for Gucci.  He turned the Gucci brand around and made it one of the “most wanted” fashion labels in the world.  In 2004, he parted ways with Gucci and has started his own mens and womenswear lines as well as launching Tom Ford Beauty.  So far I have only tried the lipstick and it is amazing!  I like this lipstick because it has a very creamy texture, it goes on smooth and the color lasts.  The special ingredients are soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil.  Another important thing when it comes to buying lipstick is the packaging.  I love his packaging because it is square and the lid is magnetic so it won’t fall off in your make-up bag or purse.  The other special thing I secretly love is that each lipstick has a ‘T’ and an ‘F’ stamped on the top, they fade over time with each application, but it is kind of  sexy to know that they once were there….so, if you are looking for a lipstick to give you soft, sophisticated lips, please give Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick a try….remember, it is Mistletoe season….