The weather is already cold here and I am already thinking of all the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes that I will imbibe! But just because makeup colours are getting darker does not mean that you have to abandon your summer shades. I love incorporating bright, intense colours in my smokier looks.
This is Senna Cosmetics Summer Collection.
This collection is suited for fair/pale skintones,
While this works better with medium to darker skintones.
These were both really nice collections but there were a few standouts that I wore throughout the summer and I fully intend to continue to use.
Did any of you guys brave the long lines for Black Friday?? I watched the madness on TV!! I just think that shopping is an online phenom now. I just couldn’t tear myself away from the couch!! LOL!
I recently reviewed and recommended the Black Dahlia Lip Tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. So for all of you who bought it, here’s a LOTD to show the versatility of this oxblood lip colour!
OCC Black Dahlia with M.A.C. Nightmoth Lip Pencil
So I used a dark wine lip pencil, Nightmoth from M.A.C., and lined my lips. I then used a lip brush and applied a DROP of Black Dahlia on my lips. I actually a used a few layers to get the deepest colour. It dried to a shiny finish that was mostly opaque and not sticky.
This very bold and deep! Love it! I paired it with a neutral eye shadow, winged liner and a light application of plum blush.
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