Feels So Grand By Mac

MAC-Retro-Matte-Liquid-Lipcolour-RedAlright, I read about this color and since there is a Mac boutique on Fillmore it wasn’t hard to walk-in. I tried the color and instantly fell in love.  Ladies, I’ve become obsessed. I’ve been wearing it everyday for the past few weeks.

The red is a true red, it wears well, not too drying and I just love it. I lip line with Dragon Girl by Nars and fill in with Feels So Grand.

$20 – I call that reasonable don’t you? Any new reds anyone?

Valentine’s Day Reds

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Hello my darlings, don’t think I’ve forgotten about you.  I haven’t, I think of you everyday, just when you’re busy learning a new job, we don’t have much time for creativity.

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I discovered a New shade of red, Wild Ginger by Tom Ford. The shade is more of an orange-red, but gorgeous all the same. I also love Tom’s tried-n-true Cherry Lush, a must have if you know what I mean.

Here’s to a great V-day!

New Red Lipstick to Try: Vivid Tomato Red

1447331054-dita-von-teese-red-lipstick-macThis lipstick seems like it’s worth investigating. The color looks matte, deep and rich. It also looks like it would be great for all skin types. I just wonder if it has staying power.

If anyone knows red it’s Dita Von Teese.

Again, if you try it before I do, let me know.

Happy New Year!

$18

Traffic Jam by NYC Color

FullSizeRenderI Know it’s been awhile, I’ve been busy with my new daytime job and my family.  I’ve still been writing articles for examiner.com, but I have not really been exploring the world of crimson as much lately.

I did however try a new shade by Hourglass, Iconic I believe and it’s nice, a deep ruby red. Darker than what I’m used to wearing but it works.

Another shade I discovered is Traffic Jam by New York City Color. It’s bright and cheerful, especially with the cold and rainy weather we’ve been experiencing lately.

Hope you’re all doing well and I’ll see you all in the New Year.

Happy Holidays!

 

A Sheer Crimson to Try – By Wander Beauty

Wander Beauty Love Lock Hydrating Lip Gel in Parisian Red, $24
Wander Beauty Love Lock Hydrating Lip Gel in Parisian Red, $24

Finally my weeks calmed down and I can go back to focusing on more important matters, like discovering new shades of crimson.

I’ve always been tempted to wear a sheer hue, but alas I look better in mattes.

What do you guys think?

For the complete story @harpersbazaar.com

Crimson Pouts at Jason Wu Spring 2016

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Jason Wu via @Netaporter

I pinched this photo from @Netaporter’s instagram account. It’s nice to see Red Lipstick continue to be a lip color appreciated by the fashion industry.

I know that celebrity makeup artist Jezz Hill is working behind the scenes, wonder which red they chose?

Doesn’t it look pretty?

Jason Wu Spring 2016

Royal News – A Royal Red Lipstick

10553719-1319019681-79634I knew the Queen wore red lipstick and today to my joy I learned that Queen Elizabeth had commissioned a Royal Red Lipstick to match her Coronation Robes.

It’s an exclusive shade, one we aren’t likely to get our hands on, but definitely worth dreaming about.

For the full article @telegraph.co.uk

Gorgeous Reds – Smashbox

FullSizeRenderI know, I’ve been MIA but to my defense I’ve had a lot going on. I’ve been going out on various interviews for a new day job to pay the rent and provide me with extra income to continue to keep adding to my red lipstick collection.

While I’ve been busy with that I’ve encountered two new shades of crimson from Smashbox, and both are gorgeous.

Legendary and Infrared Matte – can you guess which is which?

I loved Legendary because it’s a bright red, perfect for my light olive skin.

So, what have you guys been up to?

My Birthday Reds

IMG_5359Nothing like receiving a few great reds for your birthday. I had to pick up another Dragon Girl, it just one of the most flattering reds I’ve tried.

I finally added Vesuvio to the rotations and found a bargain with ELF Cosmetics.

Nars: Vesuvio

Nars: Dragon Girl

ELF Cosmetics: Rich Red

Any new crimsons in your rotations?

There’s a New Red in Town – IT Girl by It Cosmetics

IMG_5327The texture is just like butter, lips are hydrated, plump and moist. The shade is gorgeous and I’ll say this is one perfect shade of red.

It was literally love-at-first-sight. The scent is intoxicating and the color is simply gorgeous.

This is part of their Blurred Lines Lip Collection, there are 9 shades in all, one for everyone.

$24

@itcosmetics.com