18 03 2011 / BY Brunette Blogging
I’m aware that today is the bloggers’ day of silence, obviously I chose not to participate. I respect the people who want to participate & believe in the cause, but it’s simply not for me. I would feel like a hypocrite if I would participate but don’t really believe in it, I have my own way of supporting and thinking about what’s happening in Japan. Hope you understand and respect that too.
Topshop Rio Rio lipstick
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll already know that I bought my first red lipstick a few days ago. I must say, it has been a bit of a challenge so far. Since it’s very bright and visible, you can see every flaw. I guess this is why people use lip liner? I’m assuming that when you use the lip liner first, you can then simply draw between the lines with the lipstick instead of trying to make it look perfect with the lipstick. Challenge number two would be: not getting lipstick on your teeth. I’m constantly paranoid about the fact that it’s all over the place and looking like a clown. I think I need some time to adjust to this fierce color :) Overall, I’m very happy with the color and how long-lasting this one is & I’m in love with the matte packaging of Topshop make-up. (I was tempted to buy this lipstick after seeing it on the fabulous Emily a few times. I wish I looked as beautiful as she does whilst wearing it. Is it obvious she’s my blogging hero? I love her.)
Topshop Lipstick in Coy
When I was putting the red lipstick in my basket, I was thinking I should try some other products as well, since I’m trying to learn and experiment more with beauty products. So, since I think that my lips can use some color (and this is usually pretty easy to apply), I wanted a lip stick that would give me a more rosy blush. To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed with this one. It’s very, very dry and also a lot lighter than expected. In the picture below you can see that I also bought the lip balm in dew (which is very glossy and sticky), so I tried to combine these two together. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t give the effect I was looking for. Because this nude lipstick is so dry, it creates a very strange effect when you apply the lip balm on top of it. Sort of like someone put paint on your lips or something. When you apply the lip balm, it really shows the structure of the nude lip stick & it’s just plain weird. I think I’ll experiment a bit more with this nude lipstick, maybe try to apply some regular lip balm (less glossy) on it?
Topshop Rio Rio lipstick – Lipstick in Coy – Balm in Dew
Rio Rio lipstick: A+
Lipstick in Coy: C-
Balm in Dew: B+
It feels weird today, saying that I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Not that I don’t want you to have one, but because of all the awful things & tragedies happening in the world. It sure makes you feel insignificant and helpless. Not that how I feel really matters in the big picture. I’ll stop now, before I start sounding too depressed.