Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Favorite Pink Drugstore Lip Products

My last post kind of inspired me to dig through my stash and find all of my favorite pink lip products. It's overwhelmingly clear to me that pink is my favorite lip color. I had several different products and thought I'd swatch them all for you here.

I think pink is an easy color for my lips. My lips are already moderately pink so they take to that shade easily. It pops my grey eyes and is just the color I gravitate toward. I also think that pink is a good statement lip with a coat of black mascara and a lil tan. Easy peasy.

I am not loyal to gloss or lipstick. I can go either way, but if I had to pick a favorite out of these, it's the Revlon Just Bitten. Just out of pure laziness and the fact that it does stain and gives a pow of bright color. It also feels nice on the lips and does not have to be reapplied frequently.

Top 4 are:
NYC Lip Gloss in Fashion Ave Fuchsia
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick
Avon Glazeware Lipgloss in Darling Pink
Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

Bottom 4 are :

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain in Wink of Pink
Sally Girl Lipgloss in Sassy
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Sky Pink

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pink Spring Fever

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Oh, the weather here has been so beautiful. As a true Pacific Northwesterner, I know this is only a tease and indeed, woke up to 32 degree weather this morning. But still, the blue skies make it so hard to resist spring fever.

One of my favorite looks right now is flushed cheeks, long black lashes and a pop of bright lip color. My go-to for that look is Revlon Lip Butter in "Sweet Tart". It is the perfect girlie bright pink without going into neon territory. It's just a perfectly flattering and wearable pink. It can be sheer with only one swipe, but builds to a buttery opaque pink with a few more layers. It gives the shine of a gloss but feels like a lip balm. Best combo ever.

I've said it before, the Revlon Lip Butters are some of my favorite lip products. They feel so nice on and come in such a great assortment of colors and finishes. Sweet Tart is definitely going to be my favorite this spring.

The rest of my products for this look are:
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked for Brows
  • Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef
  • Maybelline "The Falsies" Mascara
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded on browbone and inner corner only.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Face of the Day

Thought I'd do a quick face of the day today. I've been trying a little more of a "minimalist" approach to my eye makeup and being braver about brighter lips. I had fucshia lips yesterday. For reals.

I find that if I wear my eyeglasses I don't need as much eye makeup as I normally use. It's enough to just look finished and then use a punch of bright lip color to really make your face pop behind those glasses.

Today I am wearing:

Loreal True Match mixed with Clinique Even better to get the right color.
MSFN applied to my Tzone.
NYC Bronzer in Sunny
CoverGirl blush in Soft Mink
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara

And...that's it folks. No eyeshadow or eyeliner. It actually feels very nice and fresh. Not something I'd do every day, but it's nice for a little break!

Friday, March 1, 2013

February Favorites


In honor of the first day of March and considering it is gorgeous out today (hallelujah), here are my favorites for the month of February.

I was, admittedly, very lazy beauty wise in February. We have about 14 birthdays this month and the weather was cruddy and we had basketball and yadda yadda yadda. Makes for a super lazy mom. So, honestly the things I used were very low maintenance, quick and easy.

1. Urban Decay Naked Palette. I used it for my eyebrows, highlighting and eyeshadow. All month long...I've been doing Halfbaked or Sin on my eyelids with Naked in the crease for a super easy but flattering look. Anything with a bit of gold I love against my gray eyes. Naked is also perfect for my eyebrows!

2. Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey. Such a pretty, flattering color. Stains with a lovely rosey shade and is a bit minty. It also fades away perfectly without needing to be touched up all day long.

3. I haven't been wearing eyeliner at all, so I need a good BLACK mascara that won't smudge and makes my eyes look awake. Maybelline The Falsies has been my go-to since I bought it. Gives the pretties, flirty lashes and I love that freaking brush!!!!

Volum' Express® The Falsies™ Washable Mascara

4. Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef. Again, the ease of this product, the longevity of the wear and the pop of bright color have just made this my go-to blush all month. I apply this with a duofiber brush, I find it gives the most natural finish and doesn't move the rest of my makeup.

5. Suave Dry Shampoo. I think this has officially replaced Tresemme in my dry shampoo arsenal. It smells so good and does not leave that tell-tale dry shampoo texture in my hair. Where Tresemme can sometimes leave my hair looking clean but feeling gross, Suave leaves it feeling refreshed, looking clean and smelling so good.