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    Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets⎜402, 403

    There is a great new lip product out from Giorgio Armani. These are super matte, long-lasting, super pigmented liquid lipsticks that are absolutely non-drying. I’ve tried other liquid lipsticks from Giorgio Armani and from other luxury brands, but from all those products I’ve tried, this is my favorite. Read more

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    You’re a Rebel, Aren’t You?

    Don’t ever go Christmas shopping to an indoor mall few days before Christmas. No, unless you want to wait 20 minutes before parking and walk within a few inches from the person next to you before you finally reach a store. Doesn’t end there. Waiting on line can be a long cue of maybe 10 minutes plus.  And, there’s no guarantee the store will have what you’re looking for. If you’re going for some “best-selling” product, just know it might be sold out.

    So, yes. This is the story of my Christmas shopping today… three/two days before Christmas! Wow was it hectic! But, I went and picked up a very few items that fortunately weren’t sold out. Of them was this crazy vampy lipstick from MAC… REBEL!

    I couldn’t brave the dark lip trend during the fall. It was out and about and girls everywhere were walking around with those vampy lips. But, what’s the need for vampy lips in school? (I’m a student) So, due to the lack of occasion, I missed the chance. Until today, that is. I went to MAC and saw this crazy color. At first, I was scared to put it right on so I dapped a bit on my lips.

    It brought this really really pretty stain. It’s hard to describe. It was more red than I thought it would be, but a dark deep kind of red. The more you build, the more you can see the actual color of the stick in the tube. Heck, if you were to wear this full-on, you’d look like those 80s rebels… those sexy girls with dark lips and crazy smokey eyes! It’s such a gorgeous yet wild color. What I love though is that you can wear it both as a tint and full-on. It brings a different effect with the amount you put on.

    Also, it wears differently for each skin tone and of course with the kind of makeup you have on. I am in love, and it’s only been a day. Perhaps I can brave a picture of myself wearing this shade on my Twitter (want to follow? /etherealellie). I love it. What makes me happier was that I thought I’d look terrible in vampy lips, let alone this color. But unlike what I thought, this color actually worked on me! I have to say, there are some dark lips that make you look absolutely dreadful and dead. But this, it’s dark and vampy yet somehow it gives enough impact and color that you look more alive, young, and “ready”.

    It’s a satin finish so it’s not completely matte, but neither is it a pearl or something too shiny. It’s just a natural amount of shine and matte.

    With flash

    This plum-yet-red-yet-plum yet red shade is such a statement. I’m proud to add this rebel into my lipstick collection! Am I a proper rebel now? 🙂

    Without flash
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    If Snow White Wore Lipsticks! RED LIPS

    If Snow White wore lipsticks, she’d probably go for these shades of red. Red lipsticks are classic. It’s hard to wear when you’re young but as you grow older, you’ll find this inner “Sasha” (so Beyonce would call it) or fierceness awakening you to Red Lips craving. According to the look you’re going for, you can look any of sexy, lovely, innocent, bold, fierce, and chic! Although I can’t rock a pure red lips like some girls can, I try to wear red as much as my visual allows it.

    I looked through my lip collection and gathered the Rouge ones, whether they be lip gloss, lip stains, lipsticks, or lip treatments. I’ve got a mixture of them all!

    The newest members are the YSL glossy stain and the Perfékt lip treatment gel. The tricky thing about color is that they seem somewhat similar yet vastly different in subtle way. Yes, I’m aware I used a bunch of paradoxes there but that’s what colors are like and also what makes you want to find just the right shade.

    They all have different shades of red as well as different content and pigmentation. 1) Guerlain lipstick 2) Perfékt lip treatment 3) Nars lip gloss 4) YSL lip stain. The thickest content is #2. It’s a lip treatment gel that hydrates and nourishes the lip while giving it a full on color. You can wear it just as a tint and dap on a bit, or wear it full on. It, to me, is the reddest of the red– a near “Russian Red” color from MAC. Considering it’s a lip treatment/balm it stays on like a stain and has high pigmentation. Also, because it is a lip treatment, it does smell like a pharmaceutical treatment smell (?). The sheer one seem to be #1, the Guerlain Rouge. It’s not as pigmented but you definitely get the red going. It’s also a rather light red with a tint of coral pink. However, you wouldn’t say this was all too sheer since you do get a good color wear from it. The Nars lip gloss in “Mexican Rose” seems to suit me best. The color is surprisingly pink, though on the lips it comes out a red that I thought was almost identical to the YSL glossy stain #10. I started to swatch the two and found them vastly different and ending up swatching all the reds I had! The YSL glossy stain is seriously a stain and lasts forever. It’s not the most nourishing and you might need a lip balm (mainly for those who have overly dry lips). But I was looking for a deep vintage red, and this seemed to be the darker of the two three red shades they had from the glossy stain line. This also smells really nice!

    Above I have listed the products and shade each one are. I personally love the content of Perfékt, the color of Nars, and the wear of YSL. Guerlain is a classic lipstick that I don’t find myself reaching for all too often. It smells amazing though! Perhaps in the winter or fall, I might look for it more. Overall, when swatching, I love how different these reds are!

    If Snow White did wear red lipstick, which one do you think would have suited her best? xx

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    If Snow White Wore Lipsticks! RED LIPS

    If Snow White wore lipsticks, she’d probably go for these shades of red. Red lipsticks are classic. It’s hard to wear when you’re young but as you grow older, you’ll find this inner “Sasha” (so Beyonce would call it) or fierceness awakening you to Red Lips craving. According to the look you’re going for, you can look any of sexy, lovely, innocent, bold, fierce, and chic! Although I can’t rock a pure red lips like some girls can, I try to wear red as much as my visual allows it.

    I looked through my lip collection and gathered the Rouge ones, whether they be lip gloss, lip stains, lipsticks, or lip treatments. I’ve got a mixture of them all!

    The newest members are the YSL glossy stain and the Perfékt lip treatment gel. The tricky thing about color is that they seem somewhat similar yet vastly different in subtle way. Yes, I’m aware I used a bunch of paradoxes there but that’s what colors are like and also what makes you want to find just the right shade.

    They all have different shades of red as well as different content and pigmentation. 1) Guerlain lipstick 2) Perfékt lip treatment 3) Nars lip gloss 4) YSL lip stain. The thickest content is #2. It’s a lip treatment gel that hydrates and nourishes the lip while giving it a full on color. You can wear it just as a tint and dap on a bit, or wear it full on. It, to me, is the reddest of the red– a near “Russian Red” color from MAC. Considering it’s a lip treatment/balm it stays on like a stain and has high pigmentation. Also, because it is a lip treatment, it does smell like a pharmaceutical treatment smell (?). The sheer one seem to be #1, the Guerlain Rouge. It’s not as pigmented but you definitely get the red going. It’s also a rather light red with a tint of coral pink. However, you wouldn’t say this was all too sheer since you do get a good color wear from it. The Nars lip gloss in “Mexican Rose” seems to suit me best. The color is surprisingly pink, though on the lips it comes out a red that I thought was almost identical to the YSL glossy stain #10. I started to swatch the two and found them vastly different and ending up swatching all the reds I had! The YSL glossy stain is seriously a stain and lasts forever. It’s not the most nourishing and you might need a lip balm (mainly for those who have overly dry lips). But I was looking for a deep vintage red, and this seemed to be the darker of the two three red shades they had from the glossy stain line. This also smells really nice!

    Above I have listed the products and shade each one are. I personally love the content of Perfékt, the color of Nars, and the wear of YSL. Guerlain is a classic lipstick that I don’t find myself reaching for all too often. It smells amazing though! Perhaps in the winter or fall, I might look for it more. Overall, when swatching, I love how different these reds are!

    If Snow White did wear red lipstick, which one do you think would have suited her best? xx

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