Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Project Lipstick Declutter - Part 2

There is nothing more seductive on a woman than a classic red lipstick - add a string of pearls and a pair of knee high boots and you have sensuality personified!  Decluttering my makeup case has been very liberating and today I decided on my favourite evening and glam lip shades.  Each of the three shades I picked is some variation of red - the first is a soft, almost pinky-based red.  The second, a classic 'true' red and the third, a deeper, more dramatic burgundy red lip!  I recently went to Sephora and got this fantastic makeup bag - its super-cute and I love the fact that all the makeup I have chosen to keep fits so neatly into the case - I love that I am simplifying my life and my routine.  I especially love the fact that I'm creating a look for myself vs purchasing colour after colour after colour.  I love the idea of neutral lips for day and red for evening! 

Chanel makes a beautiful soft, pink-red shade named 'sexy' and thats exactly what the lipcolour is ' sexy' - it gives you that look that you've just bitten your lips, but with a hint more drama:

'Russian Red' by MAC is my all time favourite go-to red lipstick.  I love how classic, timeless and glamorous it looks and I always feel sultry and sassy when I wear it.  If I could only have one evening lipstick, this would be it:

And finally, every woman needs that ultra-glam, vixen, deep burgundy shade.  For me, that colour is 'Media' by MAC - this colour evokes high drama and elegance - I love wearing this colour when I'm going to a restaurant or lounge type place and I know the lighting is going to be soft and dimmed - it makes me feel sultry and sexy:

I hope that you've enjoyed my journey into decluttering my 'lipsticks' - I now have 5 tried, tested and true shades that I'm sticking with: Baroque-Chanel and Cinnamon-Laura Mercier for day and Sexy-Chanel, Russian Red and Media (both MAC) for evening!  I love these shades - they are so timeless and classic and you can never go wrong with neutrals for day and sexy reds for evening!!!

1 comment:

Bree said...

Ok, count me confused, but I think you look awesome in both orange AND that soft Chanel lippie! I think you are lucky enough to carry off a plethora of colours. The russian red and media both look to intense and dark on you, so I would rule out any bright and deep season, for sure.