Showing posts with label lipstick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lipstick. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick Review and Swatches


Hello my dears! It's been quite a while since I've posted but I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things with this beaut -- MAC Viva Glam I!

Currently MAC is repromoting VGI with the original spokeswoman... the one, the only, Ru Paul!!! I've been meaning to review it for quite some time but after seeing the promotional images I decided to get on it!

Viva Glam I is a matte burgundy red. It has the slightest amount of brown which makes it a bit more vampy, yet wearable at the same time. I find the formula very creamy for a matte, but I have no issues with bleeding or feathering. The wear time is superb at around 6 hours without eating. I typically wear it without a lip liner, but MAC Brick pairs beautifully with VGI, while MAC Burgundy Lip Pencil will create a more vampy look.

100% of the purchase price of all Viva Glam lip products go to the MAC Aids Fund!

(l-r) Viva Glam I, Ruby Woo

Have you tried Viva Glam I or any of the other Viva Glam products?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lancome Curtain Call Lipstick -- All Time Favorite!

Although I may seem like a MAC addict (which I am), my favorite lipstick of all time is by Lancome. I got this lippy about 4-5 years ago with a free gift. I didn't try it on for at least a month because usually free gifts have generic colors that never suit me... boy, was I wrong! I've repurchased it twice since then!
I would describe Curtain Call as a berry color without being too deep or too red. Just perfect! The wear is about 4-5 hours and it leaves a pleasantly stained pout after it has worn off that looks just as nice as the lipstick does on the lips. I like to wear it without a lip liner as shown above. I never have any problems with smudging or bleeding. Lancome describes Curtain Call as a Sheen finish, which is similar to a Satin.
There are so many looks to wear with this baby... my favorite would probably with winged eyeliner, for a modern pinup look. I also like to wear Curtain Call with a soft brown smokey eye -- very chic. If I want to go for a more vampy look I like to wear it with MAC's Burgundy lip pencil.
What's your favorite lipstick??
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Monday, April 22, 2013

MAC Lovelorn Lipstick

MAC Lovelorn

MAC Lovelorn is a Lustre finish blue-based medium pink. If you aren't familiar with MAC's lipstick finishes, Lustre lipsticks are usually sheer with a glossy finish. Because they are glossy you usually get less wear time, and Lovelorn wears about 2-3 hours on me. I do think the pigmentation on this one is very good considering it is a Lustre. The formula feels nice on the lips and I don't find it be drying in the slightest.

I have rediscovered Lovelorn these last couple months... surprising how much you come to like a product when you have it in your handbag! I found myself reaching for it more and more! This midtone pink works well with a variety of different looks and I think it would flatter many different skintones!

Dupes: Revlon Temptress -- 85%

Overall Rating: B+

Sunday, April 21, 2013



MAC Angel is oh so famously Kim Kardashian's favorite lipstick... or so I've read about 1000 times. Who really knows if there is any truth to that?

Angel is a frost finish light-medium pink with semi-opaque coverage. The wear time is about 3 hours and I find it to be somewhat drying -- but almost all frost finish lipsticks have that effect on me. Frost lipsticks also have the reputation of highlighting flaws/dryness/lines on the lips and Angel does this somewhat -- not so much that it is a deal breaker.

I do like the ease of this lipstick -- throw it on and go kind of product. I also feel like this nude pink would go with a lot of different looks.

Do you have Angel or Creme Cup? I have read that they are similar -- I will be trying Creme Cup next.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MAC Pink Pearl Pop Lipstick

Dare I say, I've found the perfect pink lipstick?

MAC Pink Pearl Pop

Apparently in August 2012 MAC came out with 8 Permanent Cremesheen + Pearl lipsticks (which I was unaware of), and last weekend I picked up one of them. Say hello to Pink Pearl Pop. As soon as I walked up to the lipstick rack this is the first one that caught my eye. I saw the name, which I didn't recognize, and put it back... After all, I know all the names of those on my wishlist and this wasn't one of them.

I thought it was limited edition -- which I typically won't purchase. I may be the only gal in the world that isn't interested in limited edition products, but I hate the idea of falling in love with something that is no longer available, so I avoid them all together.

Anyhow, it is a slightly cool toned medium pink with very subtle shimmer running through it. Unfortunately the lighting is total crap at my house and I had a difficult time getting a true color in the pictures... I would say the pic with it on my lips is about 85% true to color -- it's brighter in person!

Pink Pearl Pop wears about 3 hours and it has semi-opaque coverage. Although it has to be reapplied more frequently then some of their other lipsticks, the beautiful color of this one makes it worth it to me!

This will definitely be my go-to lip for spring... What's yours?

P.S. That's a piercing scar, in case you were wondering :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

MAC Hue Lipstick


I went to the MAC counter this weekend to pick up a couple lipsticks and I am in love with them all, especially Hue! Typically I am not a big fan of nude lipsticks/glosses... I think they can look chalky and corpse-like. Because it is a Glaze finish, Hue is semi-opaque and doesn't completely blank out lips. There is a hint of pink, which keeps it from washing out my incredibly pale skin. I think it would look great on a variety of different skin tones!

My lips are pretty pale so this may look a bit different on someone with more pigmented lips. Also, it looks much better in person than it appears in that photo -- nudes typically look less flattering in close ups.


I've been pairing Hue with C-Thru for the perfect nude lip!

Do you have Hue? What is your favorite nude lipstick?

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