I think that Kinda Sexy and Melba really is the perfect combination - the look is a pretty nude peach without being too light or too pastel-like, which a lot of 'nude' colours often end up being. I honestly see myself adopting this as a signature day look - with a slightly defined eye and some mascara, this look will have that timeless, elegant quality - simple yet classic!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
MAC Kinda Sexy and Melba Blush
Lately, I've been on the hunt for a soft, pretty lipstick shade for summer. Something that is very natural, with a hint of colour, but not too light or pastel-like. I really liked Chanel #78 (Instinctive) Lipstick, but that's another post! When I saw 'Kinda Sexy' I had somewhat of a love at first sight reaction. The colour seemed so different than what I was used to, but at the same time it was exactly what I love seeing in a lipstick - it seemed like the perfect cross between a nude, a peach and a rose, but with medium depth. When I tried it on, I loved the consistency on my lips - creamy, but not drying! MAC's Boldly Bare lipliner was the perfect compliment to Kinda Sexy - creating the defintion you need out of liner without being too pink or too dark. Boldly bare doesn't alter the colour of the lipstick, which I love!!! The makeup artist suggested I get Melba blush to go with it (which was perfect because I needed a new summer blush as well, to go with my peach/coral shades). I decided to take a photo with natural light, no flash and with me wearing no other makeup - I love how these shades are so natural, pretty and perfect for the warmer weather months: