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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Inspired by Kate

I’ve been obsessed over the royal tour currently taking place  in New Zealand and Australia. I can’t get enough of Kate, Wills, and of course, little Prince George. Today, I was inspired by Kate’s makeup i.e. heavier eyeliner, lots of blush and a nude lipstick.  It’s funny though — no matter how much I think I’ve slapped on my face, it never looks like that much in pictures.

I know Kate is often criticized for lining her eyes heavily but I think she always looks flawless and beautiful. If you find a look that you love and you feel great, then why not go for it, right?

For my look, I didn’t line my eyes as much as Kate does but it is a tad more than what I normally wear. Read more

Do you have an Everyday Lipstick?

Do you have an ‘everyday’ lipstick?  I wish I did. I tend to gravitate from one lipstick to another, falling in and out of love with various colours and formulas. But there are lipsticks in my collection that would fall perfectly into the realm of perfect, everyday lipsticks. These lipsticks are ones that aren’t too ‘out there’ in terms of colour (no fuchsia here!), but still give enough of a colour impact to look like you’re wearing something. These everyday lipsticks truly are ‘my lips but better’ colours.

One of the lipsticks that falls into this category for me is Revlon Colorburst in Rosey Nude, a beautiful but often neglected gem in my collection.  I forgot how much I loved this lipstick. It glides on beautifully and adds the perferct amount of a pinky brown.

The colour worked well paired with my outfit of the day, which centered around a mint cardigan, and black and white stripes. (Oops, don’t tell my husband he made it into a FOTD ;-) )

Unlike many lipsticks in my collection, I’m actually almost done this tube. I am definitely going to repurchase this one(Update: I’ve since heard from a lovely reader that the ColorBurst lipsticks have been discontinued. Heart-broken lipstick lover here as I love so many colours from that line).

Read my previous review of this colour plus other comparable, “my lips but better’ colours here.

Do you have an everyday lipstick?