Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colorful Kisser, Take Two

You girls all know that I'm obsessed with bright, colorful lips (mentioned here and here). It's grown quite a bit since I first dipped my feet into the color pool. To prove this point further, I set up my little stash of lipsticks and took some pictures.



L to R: See Sheer by MAC, Viva Glam Cyndi by MAC, Strawberry Suede by Revlon (matte), Raspberry by Revlon (colorburst).

Swatched, same order as above.




L to R: Crosswires by MAC, Ultra Darling by MAC, Fuchsia by Revlon, Blase' Apricot by Revlon.


Swatched, same order as above.



I think it is safe to say that my go-to brands are MAC and Revlon. I find that they are affordable and offer a wide range of finishes and colors. Some of them are rather sheer, while others I actually have to dab on for fear of going overboard. I recommend keeping the rest of the face clean and simple if you are doing a neon, rainbow bright lip. The overall look is fresh, young, and most importantly, fun! Pair a bright lip with more neutral clothing and it almost acts as an accessory! Or, you can go all out with colorful clothing AND lipstick. I still love my natural nudes when I do a smokey eye, but colorful lips are here to stay. Hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Here's to happy lips,
♥ Noelle

17 comments :

  1. Gorgeous colors! Even though I'm nude lip type of girl, in the past month or so I've bought 5 reddish/pinkish lipsticks (oh, two in same color by mistake).

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  2. Lilly: That's great! I feel like it's becoming impossible not to give in. Baby steps... =)

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  3. I really like the Revlon colors! pretty. I really am lacking in the lipstick dept, I seriously have like 5 total. haha

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  4. Pretty! I need to try Blase Apricot by Revlon. I'm loving the oranges :) xx-Jackie

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  5. I love any lipstick, especially these brightly colored ones!

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  6. I have to admit, I'm bad at wearing lipstick! BUT I love all the color choices you've shown here. I need to grow-up a bit and get with the picture! :)

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  7. Great colors. I too love the bright lips. I'm craving MAC Impassioned, I keep telling myself I don't need it but I really want it lol.

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  8. I love the bright colors but am afraid of teeth imperfections and always shy away. Maybe someday I will grow the confidence! :)

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  9. these are beautiful colors! i have a revlon lipstick, but i do want to get some mac ones too. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hahaha I bought crosswires a couple weeks ago! I have about 2/3 of those colors too! Can't live without bright lips.I even tried to wear nude today and wiped it off and put on my go to crosswires. =)

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  11. Great colors!! Thanks for sharing those - I've been looking to update my colors!

    sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com

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  12. love blase apricot by revlon! such a great color for summer! xoxo

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  13. Thanks for the swatches and great tips.:D

    Blase Apricot by Revlon is a pretty shade.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  14. Thank you for your comments everyone! Blase' Apricot is the clear winner amongst many of you who commented you like the color. It's my newest purchase from Rite Aid. Some of you are afraid of color, and that's perfectly ok. I was too, and still am to a certain extent. I think the best way to ease into wearing bright color on your lips is to try a stain first. Those are more natural. Or, See Sheer by MAC would look great on anyone IMO. Just do what makes you feel beautiful and confident!

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  15. I hate to admit it, but I rarely bother with lipcolor at all. This clearly needs to end immediately... These bold shades are so fantastic and perfection for spring!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  16. I really love a bold lip.. I think it adds a great glamour to whatever look you're doing..

    I was going to get Crosswires by MAC but ended up going for Speak Louder which is a lovely everyday pink..

    I looove Viva Glam Cyndi.. It's a beautiful corally red.. Another favourite bold lip of mine is Revlon's Love That Red.. Stunning!

    Great post.. Thanks so much for sharing and for the awesome swatches =)

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