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Which red do I wear? Red lip swatches for women of colour

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One of the hardest things to do is to find the perfect red.  A lot of women of colour avoid the most coveted lip colour of all time.  Red is the colour of the season and sultry glamour is back!  Various textures and finishes, it doesn’t matter.  Red is it!!! Truth be told, I had to make a conscious decision to start buying reds.  It is really a matter of trial and error to find reds that work with your skintone and personality and the engineer in me loves this!!!

So here are some the reds that I have collected recently.  And for the record, I don’t know where I have been but M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo bessssssss!!!!! I don’t know what they sprinkle on that lipstick, and it’s a matte too!! It is a gorgeous, stunning true red and the finish/texture of the lipstick also makes it unique!  No one looks bad in this one.  I think this is as close to a sure bet as you can get!  If you would like more detailed swatches/info on a particular colour, let me know.  I will be doing a review on the NARS items.  Check out my review on the NYX Lip Cremes here.  I’m NW45 with red undertones but my arm is a little lighter.

Swatches (L to R): Succubus, Strutter, Chaos, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Fiery, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Moulin Rouge, Vesuvio, Dragon Girl

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Is it a lipstick or a lipgloss??

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It’s a lip creme actually! I’m talking about the new Soft Matte Lip Cremes from NYX Cosmetics.  This is the last part of my mini haul.  These products came out earlier this year and there has been a lot of buzz surrounding these.  The Lip Cremes come in packaging similar to the typical lip gloss with matte, rubberized caps and the doe foot applicator.  The lip cremes are supposed to be more pigmented than a lip gloss but more moisturizing than a matte lipstick.  These come in 11 colours and I paid $4.50 each from beautyjoint.com.  What a steal!  These products are similar to the Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color.

I purchased 3 colours:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo

Close up NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

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Sale! Stila Friends & Family Sale!

Hey!

Stila is having a Friends & Family sale right now on their website!!

Here is the info:

  • Location: Online, www.stilacosmetics.com
  • Amount: 20% off and Free Shipping
  • Ends: Tuesday, 11th May, 2011, midnight PT
  • Code: FRIENDS11

A few items to check out:

  • Convertible Color
  • Kajal Eye Liner
  • Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • Long Wear Liquid Lip Colour
  • One Step Bronzer
  • Lip Glaze

Happy Shopping!!

Mini Stila haul and swatches!!!

So as I previously mentioned, I did a little damage at IMATS and picked up a few items from Stila Cosmetics.

So the first things I went for were the Long Wear Liquid Lip Color.  Felicia from ThisThatBeauty rocks Fiery, a deep red matte lip colour ALL OF THE TIME! And it looks great on her, so course  I had to have it.  I met Bethany Townes and she was wearing a gorgeous fuschia colour and it turned out to be Caprice. Here are the swatches:

Top: Caprice, bottom: Fiery

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