Category Archives: Lipsticks
Many people are intimidated by the colour red. Some love it, some shy away from it. I never wore bright red lips before I started the blog and I admit, the first time felt scary yet liberating. I have since accumulated some reds, from sheer to bold, from warm reds to darker reds. There are still a few reds I want because let me tell you one thing. Once you’ve started wearing red, you can’t stop.
My very first YSL, and it’s a lip product. This was gifted to me by a dear friend. I read some reviews and most of them seem positive. I’ve never been a fan of lip glosses but this touts to be a gloss and stain, another first for me. The shade I have is a bright coral and… in short, I don’t love it. Wanna know why?
This theme came from a random Twitter conversation. It was a while back, so I can’t remember how it all started, but I’m glad I blurted it out because it just caught on and you’ll see what the men in our lives prefer – when it comes to lip colours anyway. I thought it was going to be difficult, because when I briefly mentioned it to hubs, he said something like yellow or purple. Oh my, wouldn’t that be interesting! When I finally asked him on Sunday morning, the day before this post is scheduled to go live, he said he preferred something pink. Right. That narrows it down to 20.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that Bobbi Brown is one of my first makeup loves. It is a brand of safe colours, so what’s better to start with? Even until now, I don’t play around with colours too much on a daily basis due to my conservative working environment. I used to love their creamy lip colours and went through a few tubes. However, some smelled really bad after a year or so, and I had to throw them away. Because of that, I stopped buying Bobbi Brown lipsticks. However, my mom’s Lip Colour in Brownie was still going strong, so maybe I had a bad batch or something? I don’t know. I was recently sent the Sheer Lip Colour in Nude Beige to try, and it brought back pleasant memories.
I remember being intrigued by these Jelly Lip Pens when I saw the promo pictures. Clinique Chubby Sticks have been around for a long time, and then there were Revlon Kissable Balm Stains and lots of other lipsticks in a pen. Just like eye shadows in a pen. When one brand does it, every other brand seems to launch it as well. I was curious about the formula, whether it would be opaque or sheer, yay or nay.