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?
The rediscoveries continue this week, this time, a Revlon Lip Butter. I’ve had a long-standing love affair with Lip Butters — I love the texture, and the colour impact they leave on the lips. It feels like you’re wearing lip balm but with more oomph.
I bought NARS Madly blush years ago, purely based on a review by Laura. While I admit I’ve been distracted by other blushes lately, Madly is by far one of my favourite blushes ever.
Whatever happened to the days when a lipstick was a lipstick,and a lipgloss was simply that, a lipgloss? These days, the hybrid lip gloss/lip balm/lip stain products are all the rage, and every brand under the sun is coming out with products that promise to do so much more than just add a little colour to our lips. But I’m into it. Bring it on. The latest to catch my fancy is Lancome Lip Lover in Rose Ballet #313, a gorgeous pale pink with a hint of shimmer.
When it comes to eyeshadows, I’m all about neutrals. So when I got a chance to give these All About Shadow palettes from Clinique a whirl, I was all over it.
Have you seen these? If not, get thee to a Clinique counter. ASAP.
I tested out a duo, a quad and an 8-pan palette the last few months, and guys, I am in love. I have been reaching for these more than any other eyeshadows lately, including the Urban Decay 1, 2 or 3. Yes, indeedy.
These are not the eyeshadows that I remember “borrowing” from my mother when I was a teenager. Clinique has stepped up its game and given us something great. Really great. These shadows are pigmented, smooth, and apply and blend beautifully. I can’t get enough.