Thursday, April 3, 2014


Two beauty posts in one week? Pretty good! I'm on a roll it seems, and my favorite product to blog about is definitely pictured below. When it comes to excess, my handbags, nightstand, and vanity are filled to the brim with lipsticks, stains, balms, and glosses. Once only interested in nudes and baby pinks, these days I'm all about a bright bold lip.


Quick note: The tray is from Target. I actually keep it on a ledge between our kitchen and living room, and I change the decor out depending on my mood or the season. I love trays for displaying my lip treats though, and am thinking of getting another for my vanity. The random crystal button at the bottom? It went in the center of our wedding cake's bow :)


I grouped my new Spring lip colors according to color, and the bottom two are glosses. 

Right now, orange is my shade du jour. Yes it's trendy, all over the runways and magazines. But it's also surprisingly flattering! I never thought I'd be brave enough to pull off such a vibrant color, but I'm telling you that it works! I find that it lifts the complexion and brighten up the entire face. I like to go for more of a true mandarin shade, and avoid anything that's too peach or watered down. The M.A.C. lipstick shown was limited edition, but it's called Fashion Force if you're interested in locating it. However, the orange I highly recommend was actually one I saw on Ella and Carylee. It's the Revlon Lacquer Balm in Tease. Glossy and the perfect shade of orange, it's got just enough red in it to keep it classic, and it's what I've been wearing a lot lately. The Maybelline elixir gloss is in "Mandarin Rapture", and I like to dot just a bit on top of Tease for added shine. 

Of course, you can't think Spring without a bright pop of pink on the lips. My favorites are also by Revlon. The original Balm Stain in "Lovesick" is the best fuchsia ever (last worn here), and "Flirtatious" is equally gorgeous. I like the formula of the lacquer balms better because they offer some shine and they are much more moisturizing. My Chanel glossimer in "Glaze" is the perfect topping to any pink lip. 

I think I've covered all six, but if you have any questions feel free to ask!

What is your favorite lip shade?

7 comments:

  1. I need to try an orangey-red hue for spring - seems right for the season! Thanks for the rec, I will need to check that Revlon shade out.

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    1. Tease would look beautiful on you! I hope you do try it!

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  2. Those Maybelline Color Elixirs are rocking my world right now. So pigmented and smooth, but not sticky!

    Elise Goes Glam

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    1. Yes I love them! I'm happy I'm not the only one ;)

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  3. I love reading your blog! And these colours are just beautiful! I am going to have to try those Revlon lacquer balms!! Wow, they sound fantastic! Could you take a couple of close up pics of your face to showcase your lipcolours in future? That would be even more fab!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Samara! Next time, I will try the colors on and snap pictures! My photographer aka my hubby wasn't around at the time I was doing this post, but I'll make sure he is next time :)

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  4. Love your picks - especially the Revlon Balms - they are amazing - and I think I own both the colors you mention - yay twins :-) I also adore the formula of the Maybelline elixirs - although my current favorite gloss is the Lancome Lip Lover in Abricot Tango that I posted about on my blog...I wear it pretty much every day :-)

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