Friday, August 26, 2011
Again, my apologies for the infrequent posting habits. Hopefully, things will be back to a form of normal within the next month or so. Until then, it might just be videos. For whatever reason, I can't create written posts. It's weird. #ireallyamsorry
Saturday, August 13, 2011
When these lipsticks were first released and everyone was buzzing about them, I didn't care/wasn't interested. All the brands have cranked out their respective sheer lipsticks, so I just felt "over" the whole thing. On top of that, I've never been a Guerlain fan, particularly with lip products. The scent gets me, and not in a good way. So, here I am; writing about a Guerlain lipstick. Life is funny, isn't it? Anyway...
I would describe 143 Nahema as a quasi bright, raspberry coral, with a slight shimmer/sheen. I consider this to be a very elegant and wearable version of coral.
I was very surprised by this lipstick. I ordered online, and all the swatches I'd seen led me to believe it was going to be a lot lighter and less coral. Regardless, I still really enjoy this color, as well as the overall quality. The feel is smooth and lightweight, and the scent is pleasant/not over-powering. Historically speaking, I've hated Guerlain lipsticks, but this range has me more interested in the brand.
The other perk to these lipsticks is the bitchin' packaging. I like the the slider function and light-weight feel of the tube. Others have said that the tube is "gimmicky", but I find it quite refreshing/fun. I think I'm going to order some more of these. Let me know if there are any shades that you think I *need*.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I was at a restaurant tonight and randomly, this song played. I can't tell you that last time I've heard it, but I was reminded of its goodness. I also forgot how batshit the video was, but it's cool.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
As far as cosmetics go, I really don't know my way around the drugstore. I don't have anything against drugstore makeup, but it typically doesn't interest me. This lipstick, however, was raved about by "The" makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge. Like the rest of us mere commoners, I just try to copy anything she does. Having said that...
I would describe Strawberry Suede as a very difficult shade to describe. It's a combination of pink, red and orange tones that all meld together in a magical and bright way. I guess one could call it a muted orange-red with bright pink undertones. Right? I'm not sure. But, what I do know is that I really, really like this lipstick a lot.
What this shade makes me think of is a combination of MAC Lady Danger, Impassioned and Ruby Woo lipsticks, all in one. It's not as red as Lady Danger, not as coral-pink as Impassioned, nor as pink-toned red as Ruby Woo. It has a really interesting way of being a bright lipstick that doesn't look garish or OTT. It's more subtle (yet still bright) than the other colors I mentioned.
In terms of texture and quality, I must say, I'm quite impressed. It's a Matte finish that applies like a cream and feels very light-weight on the lips. I only wore it for about a half an hour, but even from that small amount of time, I got the feeling that it wasn't going to be the type of matte to pillage/destroy/parch my lips.
The bad part about all this drugstore lipstick ravery, is that this lipstick has been discontinued. I'm on Team Eldridge when I call bullshit on this. It really is a unique/special shade that Revlon needs to bring back. Will they? Probably not. Can you still find this online? Yes. I purchased mine off of amazon.com, and I'm sure you could find it on e-bay, as well.