Ever have one of those where you think, “yah, that’s right. I’m rockin’ it today.” I’m kidding. Well, okay, sort of. I have to admit I felt quite good on this day — thanks to Rimmel’s Colour Rush Balm and Hourglass Ambient blush. This combination of bright pinks did wonders for the winter blahs I’ve been feeling. Putting on such bright colours added life to my face, and somewhat uplifted my soul. Yes, makeup can do that for me.
The snow does not seem to want to melt in my part of the world, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing more Spring-like makeup. Here’s one of my go-to looks lately: black eyeliner paired with glossy lips.
Viva Glam 1 was a lipstick I loved for many years. ‘Distracted’ by other lipsticks, I forgot to buy it again when I finished the tube (yes, I have finished a lipstick!). Recently, I started to become enamored again with retro red lipsticks, and I came across this beauty at the MAC counter. I swatched it, and fell in love all over again.
I’ve got to stop being such a makeup snob. I tend to stick to my tried and true brands, often dismissing brands that have really low price points. Maybe it’s from years back when I first became makeup obsessed and bought cheaper products that didn’t wow me with their quality. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned through beauty blogging, it’s that you can’t judge a product by its price point or where it’s sold. There are gems to be found at all levels of makeup. One brand that I’ve typically ignored for no reason really is NYC or New York Color.
When I first laid eyes on NYC’s version of a lip crayon, I wasn’t that excited. Sure it looked pretty but it couldn’t be as good as my beloved pencils from NARS, Annabelle or Clinique. No sirree bob. But I was wrong. NYC’s CityProof Twistable Intense Color Crayon in Fulton St. Fuchsia* is a winner.
Every day I wear a different lipstick. That’s just how I roll. But this week, something happened. I wore a colour two days in a row. Ground-breaking right? That rarely, and I mean rarely, happens. The lipstick in question is from Avon. It’s called Pure Orchid, a lovely bright purplish fuchsia pink. I love how it looks, and I love how it feels and I can’t stop wearing it!