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Revlon's Matte Collection in Nude Attitude
Dior's Rouge Dior in Pink Preview
YSL Lip Twins Duo in Fuchsia/Orange, wearing the Fuchsia shade***
Joe Fresh's Matte Lipstick in Berry
Now, I'm a bit of a beauty junkie. If there's one thing I have a problem with indulging in, it's cosmetics (and food too, but we're not talking about that). I think one of the most fun ways to change up your look, especially for a night on the town, is to go with a bold lip colour. I tried to photograph my favourite shades. They didn't show up QUITE as vibrant as they do in person, but I guess that's the problem with bathroom lighting, oh well!
The first combination is what I wear nearly every day, along with some faithful Rosebud Salve. Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is awesome too for a day-to-day shade. It's a sheer blackberry colour that looks good on anyone and you can layer it if you want it darker.
When I'm feeling a bit mod, I go for Revlon's Nude Attitude. This is THE MOST PERFECT NUDE LIPSTICK. No really. It's matte, which I love because I hate shimmer/glitter/sparkle on lips. It's the perfect mix of peach, pink, and beige, and I think it is really flattering and very 60's. It looks a bit yucksville in the photo because my lips are a bit dry, but when properly applied to well moisturized lips it is all kinds of Bond girl awesome.
The third lipstick from Dior was a favourite of mine this Spring and Summer. It is the ultimate bubble gum/Barbie pink. It doesn't show well in the photo but it is very cotton candy, dreamy, sickly sweet pink and it looks great with a bare face and mascara coated long lashes. I can see myself still bringing this out in the Fall, but it is a great shade to wear with florals and other girly patterns. It'll turn your lips into an accessory.
*** The third shade is from YSL's now defunct Lip Twins collection. I linked to a page where you can still pick up a tube of the stuff, and I'm sure eBay carries it too. If you're looking for something more convenient, YSL's Rouge Volupté in Rose Culte is basically identical to the Fuchsia shade I'm wearing. Fuchsia is a very fun fun FUN colour to wear at night, and I'll even put it on during the day too. And the models on the Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S '10 runways were wearing a similar shade by Shiseido, so I don't think fuchsia is going out of style anytime soon!
Lastly I've got Joe Fresh's Matte Lipstick in Berry on. This is my go-to shade for Fall. A dark, almost purple matte shade that can be picked up in Superstores across Canada. If you're South of the border, Sephora has a feature on various berry shades. Urban Decay's "Confession" is looking particularly beguiling ...
Obligatory Photobooth shot!
What are your favourite lipstick shades? And are there any make-up trends you're looking forward to this Fall?
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