16 April 2011

lipstick love

16 April 2011
i am super excited to share that i have finally found a lipstick that i love! you may recall me saying that i don't normally wear lipstick or lip gloss, when detailing my normal makeup routine. truth is, i get tired of reapplying lip gloss and i've never found a shade of lipstick that really works for me.

i've been inspired by beautiful, bold shades, like the ones pictured below, and trying to emulate the look, i've worn many a color that wasn't right for me. the salesperson at nordstrom insisted the chanel "clos du bois" looked amazing, but half a tube later, i'm still not convinced. i've realized i'm just not a bright-lip kinda girl.


enter the fabulous annie at sephora who introduced me to buxom big and healthy lipstick by bare escentuals. never in a million years would i have chosen this non-traditional lipstick on my own, but i have to admit, it's beyond awesome. a lip liner, lipstick and lip plumper all in one, this pen-sized tube, comes with a sharpener built in. we tried several shades (and several brands) and i realized after much debate that, yep, i really like the soft, pink, unobtrusive shades. opaque, but subtle, "london" was the color for me.

i suppose part and parcel with my casual and simple wardrobe is an understated lip, despite my attempts to be more bold. and guess what? i'm supremely happy with a look others might find boring. lesson learned: you have to do, wear, be what's right for you and that is more fabulous than any tube of lipstick!

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15 comments:

Yelena said...

I've been swept up in this trend as well! normally, I don't like anything but chapstick on my lips! but, I've recently found two beautiful lipsticks that I just can't stop wearing - a pink shade and a bold red one! still looking for a coral shade that I like and a nude lip! :) i

Jenni Austria Germany said...

love this post. i'm a sucker for lipstick, too. my dad hates it but my boyfriend loves it...what are ya gonna do... ;)

Krystal said...

I have so been thinking that I want a fun lipstick to try..but the act of actually finding one is daunting! maybe i will try that line, i actually have the buxom lip gloss and am in love with it!

Ima said...

I don't like bright color lipstick too, I prefer the soft one.
Anyway, thanks for following my blog. I'm following you back :)

classiq said...

I've tried bold colour lipsticks, but they don't suit me that well. So I'm sticking to my soft shades that make me feel and look good. :) Hope you're having a great weekend. It's sunny here at last. :)

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Definitely agree, wear what suits you. I love bright colour lipstick but it looks silly on me so stick to softer more subtle shades. Hope you're having a lovely weekend xo

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Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥nice post.)) love your blog♥

StyleID said...

I wear lip gloss most of the times and have this Stila lip gloss with a little color that I wear for 'special occasions', the other day walked into Sephora and went crazy trying something 'different' for me and the truth is that I came to the conclusion that I am a lip gloss girl. Love the bold colors on other women but I look so so funny with them ...


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Marie said...

i feel the same way! i love the way it looks on other people but so often have a hard time finding a good shade. i had to have my red specially made, but it was worth it!

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous! I love the glamorous girls in shades! Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Michelle Lee said...

lovee that second pink lipstick :)
i'm trying to get new hot pink lipstick probably from MAC sometimes this week

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Gorgeous colors...Must start wearing more lipsticks instead of sooo much lipglosses.

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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

o fun! i need to check out that lipstick, i love the idea of lipstick but i havent been able to find one that i love :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Sarah Klassen said...

So much inspiration -- lovely! I am very much a neutral lipstick girl, especially with my prominent red hair :) I adore cinnamon and nude shades, especially, but sometimes a soft pink for Spring and Summer...

xo

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