Makeup Staple: Red Lipstick (Russian Red from MAC)

I’ll say it once, and I’ll say it again, everyone needs a red lipstick. There’s really no excuse with so many options available out there.

Red lipstick does something that no other lipstick colour can do as effectively — it’s an instant complexion pick-me-up, it works day or night, and always makes you look like you are put together with minimal effort.

Russian RedI was reminded of the power of a red lipstick by Youtuber, MissMai27 (click here to watch the video.) This look is so simple and sophisticated. Here’s my version of this look centering around one of the most perfect, universally flattering reds out there, MAC’s Russian Red. Read more

Beauty Blogging – A Reset

Ah beauty blogging, how much I have missed thee. I had to take a step back from it all in order to truly appreciate how much I still love it. I know this is the second time in the last six months where I’ve written something like this but I feel it this time. For real.

Over the last year, it was a downward spiral for me when it came to blogging. I was overwhelmed by products and I felt like I just couldn’t keep up with the releases, the products I had, or with other bloggers who were publishing content on a daily basis. As a mom of two with a full-time career, it’s always been hard to find the time to do this but I managed. Somehow this past year, I lost the motivation to do so, and part of that was quite honestly boredom at what I was writing about.Walmart Beauty Look

I realized I needed to reset myself and rediscover my love of blogging and this community. And so I did. And I”m happy to report that thanks to hours of reading and watching the likes of Anna at Vivianna Does Makeup, Laura at Buy Now Blog Later, and other Youtubers and bloggers I discovered and rediscovered,  I have found my groove. I am feeling excited again about the makeup community, the products and ultimately blogging.

So if you are still here, hello! And I hope to be in touch on a more regular basis.

Here’s to makeup purging and rediscovering old favourites!

Well hello there my friends. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have been on a makeup purge lately, getting rid of things I haven’t touched in years or things that I’ve kept as ‘collectibles’ versus serving any real purpose at all and simply taking up more space than needed.

Ironically, at the same time, I’ve been coveting some new items lately (I’m looking at you NARS Audacious lipsticks!) but have managed to stay strong and resist the urge to haul. I’m not sure how long my willpower will last however as I’ve found some newfound room in my makeup drawers given all the purging I’ve been doing. During my makeup purging, I’ve stumbled upon goodies that I have forgotten. You know you have too much when…

One of these rediscoveries was a YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick called Ultimate Beige.

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I’ve been wearing this one a lot lately in between wearing the reds, wine and bright pinks I typically wear during Fall. This colour is a lovely neutral nude colour that doesn’t make me look like I’m wearing concealer on my lips. Read more

Where have you been all my life? MAC’s Redd Lip Pencil

I stumbled upon a beauty find. You know where I found it? Right beneath my eyes. At home. In my collection. It is MAC’s lip pencil in Redd, and it is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever actually ever worn it or if I have it’s been YEARS. You know you’re a makeup addict when…

REDDI stumbled upon Redd while rifling through my pencil collection which I tend to neglect.  It caught my eye and something compelled me to slap it on all over my lips — it was an a-ha moment for sure. Where have you been all my life, MAC Redd?

REDD3The colour is a beautiful tomato red, with a slight orange undertone to it. I simply drew the colour all over my lips and then added a lip balm for some shine and moisture. Easy.

Do you have a lip pencil you use as a lipstick colour?