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:

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!


kader çiçek said...

You have perfect eyes. They are colored, and really big can you gave me your eyes?

Renata said...

Thank you for the compliment Kader! Try wearing an eyeliner that picks up on one of the colours in your eyes - it will make them brighter and pop - for example, if you have dark eyes, but a amber/copper fleck, try a deep copper brown eyeliner! :)