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My picks for dark lips

8 Aug

At this point, it’s pretty much impossible to deny that the fall is fast approaching. Everywhere I turn there’s some sort of back-to-school special. I’ve even seen a few crunchy leaves on the ground. This is mostly a good thing. I like sweaters, warm drinks, less-frizzy hair, and new pencils. And while I’ll miss the lazy summer days of reality television and nail-painting, I’m excited for the coming season.

I’m also excited to start doin’ my lips dark, which feels perfect for autumn as it matches the changing leaves. But I understand that a severely dark lips takes a lot of confidence to pull off. So here are my top picks for dark lips, ranging from the subtlest to boldest.

MOST SUBTLE

  • Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $13.50. This cult classic is a cult classic for a reason. I’ve been hearing about this staple for ages, and how it really looks good (and different) on everyone. This is quite true– it works with absolutely every coloring. And it goes on smooth and slightly sheer, so you can layer it for a more dramatic look.

SORTA SUBTLE

  • Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50. I love this stuff, because it does so much good stuff for your lips. Nourishes, repairs, soothes, plumps, protects, and colors. And the color is really fabulous– a deep, almost purplish hue that blends so nicely with your own lip color. This back-to-school essential is def more important than pencils and notebooks.

DRAMATIC

  • Nars Satin Lipstick, in Rouge Basque, $24.50. I am kind of having a love affair with Nars lipstick. I especially like their satin lipstick, which goes on super creamy and silky and lasts pretty much forever .The color is full-bodied, and I especially like Rouge Basque, which will give you the ultimate dark and seductive lip for fall.

Mad Men, beautiful women

29 Jul

Christina Hendricks and January Jones at the July 20th premier of Mad Man. Both stunning ladies are wearing NARS make-up.

(Courtesy of Makeup4ever)

(Courtesy of Makeup4ever)

For the best O-face ever…

28 Jul

My new bff.

Check out Nars’ revolutionary make-up stick The Multiple, in the cult-classic Orgasm shade. This is the ultimate multi-purpose make-up tool. In fact, it’s the ultimate multi-purpose life tool. Who needs friends, school, jobs, or families when you have The Multiple to satisfy you? Use it on your eyes, cheeks, lips and body for a glamorous, delicate, peachy flush. I am often wary of cream blushes applied in stick form, which can end up looking like you just took lipstick and tried to blend it in on your face. But The Multiple is very easy to apply and blend, and illuminates and sculpts pretty much everything that it touches.

Product: Nars’ The Multiple

Price: $38

Grade: A+

Comments: Definitely an over-achiever.