I was requested to do a video on lipsticks, and lip colours in general. I must confess I was a little bit baffled… what was there to talk about?
judging by the four hours it took me to cut down and edit this video, plenty…
richly pigmented and with a matte finish, lip liners are often disregarded as those things that you don’t actually need, or you’ll think of using once in a blue moon when you’re in the mood for a seamless bold lip with added lasting power.
there is more to these overlooked products, I say! when you’re pouting because you’re tempted by an on-trend colour and you don’t want to dish out all that money for a lipstick you won’t wear that often, these are the babies you should pay attention to.
they are also the perfect tool/product to mix and match lip colours with more ease, tone down some brights, spruce up some lights, and vice-versa.
why, you’re not in the mood for a matte lip? no worries: a lip balm can provide a creamy texture, and a gloss makes your smacker shine on for the night.
it can’t be all about high-end… I mean, a girl has got to eat!
on the day I tried to go to the Sephora’s Marc Jacobs launch, it was so chaotic when I arrived, I decided to blow off some steam at Kiko while I waited for the thing to calm down a bit. I ended up leaving with some cool stuff from their Special Editions for Fall and Winter — no nail polish on sight! proud! — and I thought I’d show you what I got.
when you go through your stash and realize you have almost a full face of makeup from the same brand, and realise that the shopping of most of the products occurred in the past year or so, you know they’re doing something right.
Too faced is a girly-cute-vintage-inspired-with-a-touch-of-madness-design makeup brand from California, on the affordable yet high-end scale of things, that can be purchased virtually and physically basically everywhere (bonus points) and a selection of star-products that have been raved one by one all over the place. I decided to gather them all in one post and throw them a party.
this summer it’s all about those creamy sheer lipsticks with a punch of colour. I’m all for it, but I’m not in thinking of splurging on Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder, Urban Decay or Clinique.
I’m on a #shopyourstash mode, and I couldn’t be happier: I found a few lipsticks from Bourjois, from the Shine Edition Collection that I’ve had for quite a while and that have that same effect, and that you can find for under 13€ a piece (about half the price of some of the on-trend ones).
I have been lucky enough to be able to purchase and experiment with plenty of fun and impressive formulations, this year, as well as go back to good old friends that never leave my makeup staples drawer.
so, here’s my list of the best in makeup for this year, knowing that plenty of these products will be oh so hard to become replaceable…