A Tale of Two Liquid Lipsticks: MAC vs. NYX

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Thanks to hours of Youtube video watching, I’m kind of having a moment with liquid lipsticks lately.  Two products that recently entered my universe were NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Prague, a bright and bold cool toned pinky berry, and MAC’s liquid lipstick in Dance with Me, a gorgeous deep red. While both are stunning colour wise, I only have one of them in my collection now. One went back to the store. Can you guess which?

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Makeup Staple: Red Lipstick (Russian Red from MAC)

I’ll say it once, and I’ll say it again, everyone needs a red lipstick. 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. At least, that’s how a red lipstick makes me feel.

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I liked this look from Youtuber, MissMai27 (click here to watch the video), which I tried to recreate using MAC’s Russian Red.

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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.

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It’s Just So Chaud!

Hello lipstick lovers. Like our new look? It’s the start of just a few changes here on the blog. In other news, I’ve been quite taken with orange lipsticks lately. The latest one is MAC’s So Chaud, a true orange-red.

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So Chaud came into my life on a visit to the MAC counter. I was on a mission to get Morange lipstick but couldn’t decide.  The MAC SA showed me So Chaud and said you must get this one. And of course, I obliged.

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It was Shopping Fate: MAC’s Red Balloon (Limited Edition)

Ah, MAC, you got me this time.  So much for my willpower. I was doing so well at being much more selective about my makeup purchases, and not falling for every single Limited Edition (LE) collection released by one of my favourite brands. But this willpower went out the window as soon as I saw this LE lipstick: Red Balloon. Yes, I can say it was likely love at first sight.

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