Friday, February 8, 2008
Beauty Review: Think Pink For Spring!
My latest obsession for lips has been the colour pink. I go through these phases - one season it's peach, next season it's nude, the season after that it's orange and coral, and then red. Oh, the beauty of makeup and all its possibilities! Here are some pink lippies I'll be rockin' this Spring with probably more new ones to come!
M.A.C. Slimshine Lipsticks in Bare: When Slimshine's launched last year, I fell in love with the sheer textures and great colour payoff. I also loved the slim and sleek packaging. Bare is a really nice neutral pink with gold flecks and looks beautiful paired with a smoky eye. M.A.C. has just launched new Slimshine colours along with last year's most popular colours. I think I'll have to pick up Rock Out, bright blue pink with gold pearl. It may be too bright for some but it applies really sheer so it's not too overpowering.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina: Ever since I started using Nars products, I've fallen in love with the Velvet Matte pencils. It has a really nice matte texture but looks creamy and not dry. Bettina is a really nice rosy pink with beige undertones. Looks great for everyday or with a smoky eye. I love it on its own or under a shimmery gloss.
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pop: I really love these glosses (although it was not a popular item on TotalBeauty.com). I think the glosses have a great non-sticky texture and the shine is perfect. I hate it when glosses are too shiny that it looks like a wet, goopy mess. It also doesn't leave a crusty white line on the inner part of my lips. I haven't experienced a grainy texture and the smell is fine. I also hate the harsh tingling glosses of some plumpers and these glosses give a natural plump without the lovely stinging effect. Pop is a pretty fleshy pink that is the perfect nude-pink. The colour is similar to M.A.C.'s Underage Lip Glass without all the stickiness. It gives the lips a nice natural plump look. Perfect for everyday on its own or over top of a lipstick. Also a great choice for a dramatic eye.
Pink Beauty Glamour Glaze Gloss in Sugar Pie: I reviewed this during my 5 Days of Pink Beauty and I had rave reviews about the lip products. The glosses aren't sticky and super moisturizing. They smell yummy too! I love the cotton candy pink colour to this gloss - it looks bright but goes on sheer and gives the lips a soft pink hue that's noticeable but not overpowering. Very wearable for the day with just a shimmery pale shadow, mascara, and a neutral blush.
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Beauty (true colour): Can you tell I'm a fan of Smashbox glosses? The glosses come in a range of sheer, true and full colour. So whether you like a lot of colour or not you're bound to find something. Beauty is a warmer pink with coral undertones. This colour looks great against really bronzy skin and golden-bronze shadow. Beauty will definitely take you into summer!
L'Oreal Colour Juice Gloss in Watermelon: This was my beauty winner 2007 for Best Inexpensive Gloss. I love these squeezable tubes that are the perfect size for a small purse. It offers juicy shine and great colour payoff. They're not too sheer so you can actually see it on your lips. Watermelon is a deeper pink with a gold shimmer. This would look great on any skin tone.
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Spark: This has become one of my new favourite glosses. Spark is a beautiful berry pink shimmer that gives the lips a sheer pop of colour. It really brightens up the skin tone. This looks pretty with bronze shadow, loads of mascara, bronze cheeks mixed with pink blush - together is the perfect "ski bunny" effect.
Do you have favourite pink lip colours you'll be wearing this Spring? If not, what will be your Spring must-have for lips?