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?

Lipstick of The Day: Feeling Amorous (MAC Huggable Lip Colour)

There’s nothing like putting on a bright pink lip. For me, it’s an instant pick-me-up on the most dreary of days.

One colour I’ve enjoyed wearing this summer is MAC’s Feeling Amorous, one of its Huggable Lip Colours. Feeling Amorous is a muted fuchsia pink. It’s easy to wear, and not an ‘in your face’ kind of fuchsia. It’s just pretty.


I love the formula of these Huggable Lip Colours. They are creamy and moisturizing and have a hint of glossiness on the lips. They came out earlier this year, and unfortunately, I hear these are not part of the permanent collection (boo!).


I’m glad I picked up a few colours when they were available, and am praying that MAC brings them back someday.

Beauty Challenge: How much makeup can you buy for the price of one Tom Ford lipstick?

I have one makeup dream, and that’s to own a Tom Ford lipstick. But shelling out $50 for a lipstick is just something I just can’t bring myself to do at this point. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy my fair share of luxury makeup brands (hello YSL, Chanel and Dior!). But I’m also a big believer in the makeup gems that can be found at say, your local Walmart. To prove my point, I went on a mission to Walmart to see what I could buy for $50, equivalent to the cost of one Tom Ford lipstick.


My initial goal was to try and build an entire makeup look, from foundation to lashes. It was a lofty for someone like me it seems.Continue Reading

Channeling #MrsMiaWallace – Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Lipstick

Pulp Fiction is one of those movies that has stuck with me over time. I remember quotes from the movie, the infamous dance scene between Uma and John T., and of course, good ole Samuel L. Jackson’s colourful lines. Such a good film if there was ever one. It boggles my mind that it’s been 20 years since it was released.


To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, Urban Decay has released a limited edition collection featuring makeup inspired by the movie, particularly Mrs. Mia Wallace. Of the pieces of the collection* I previewed, including a gorgeous eyeshadow palette and a to-die-for red nail polish, I was drawn first to the lipstick and lip pencil aptly called Mrs. Mia Wallace. Of course.

I was a big fan of Mrs. Mia Wallace’s look in the film, and remember trying to copy her lipstick. I loved her hair too but it just wasn’t going to happen — on me, that hair would have made me look like I was back in grade school with the blunt ‘Asian bob’ that I lived with from grades 1 to 3.  😉


Ladies, if you are looking for a statement red lipstick, you need both of these products. Stat.


Mrs. Mia Wallace is a deep blood red. It is one of Urban Decay’s Revolution lipstick formulations meaning it features the Pigment Infusion System, which promises intense colour payoff and creamy shine, as well as Maxi-Lip, which plumps and nourishes lips.

This is one of the most stunning reds I’ve ever put on my lips — and you know I’ve tried my fair share of red lipsticks. This colour packs a punch of colour — there’s no holding back when you’re wearing this. It glides on super creamy but not slippery — it has a matte feel to it but doesn’t look flat on your lips. It lasts and lasts — even if  you blot away some of the colour you are left with a high impact stain.  Pair it with the UD Mrs. Mia Wallace 24/7 Glide-On pencil, and you get the most perfect red lips.

This is the first time I’ve tried UD lipstick and pencil, and I have to say, I’m impressed and want to try more!

In the meantime, I will enjoy wearing Mrs. Mia Wallace this summer, and Fall and Winter….at the mall, at home, at work. Everywhere.


And when you pair the lips with dark sunnies, it just feels badass.

So here I am channeling my inner Mrs. Mia Wallace.

Hope you’re having a great week.