Remember how I said in my last post about how I pack makeup for business trips that I like options? Yeah. Well. Nowhere is that more true than when I pack lipsticks. For this last trip, not only did I bring my regular makeup bag, but I packed some lipsticks in my travel makeup bag as well. When I pulled them all out this weekend in order to put this post together, it was...a lot.
The lipsticks I wore the week before last, in Las Vegas and then back in Fresno, from left to right:
Five out of the seven of these lipsticks are new to me (everything except the Chanel and the YSL). I'm still really not sold on the Hourglass Nude Stylo. I picked what I think is the least brown of the shades but I feel like I need to use a more vibrant gloss when I wear this lipstick so that I don't look like a zombie from 1994.
L to R: Chanel, Hourglass, YSL
L to R: Plink!, Morning Rose, Honey Bear, Marshmallow Bunny (I LOVE Marshmallow Bunny, but be sure to exfoliate your lips before you wear this because this specific color is not forgiving to any dry patches. At all.
Clockwise, L to R: Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian, Pink Lady, Cherry Flip, MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss in Rihanna, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #501, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #005 Crush, and NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover.
L to R: White Russian, Pink Lady, Cherry Flip, #501, Crush Beguin, New Lover
Rihanna lip gloss and lipstick
I realize there are a lot of products in this list, but I wanted options to cover a number of different potential situations: daytime and nighttime in Las Vegas, work and play here at home. The real standouts this week though were the MAC products I purchased: Plink!, Morning Rose, and the Rihanna Viva Glam products. People - if you haven't checked out this Viva Glam release from MAC you NEED to. These are the most wonderful, lovely wearable reds. The lipstick is a frost finish, but not too frosty. The finish makes it very easy to wear.
No joke, it's taken me a week to do this post. I'm taking a class right now and between that and work I don't feel like I have a lot of quality brain power for anything else. Taking this class has been a challenge. The content is interesting and the assignments aren't hard, and I am doing fine (I really, REALLY want an A), but it's been something of a challenge to get my brain back into college mode. It's taken me until this week to realize that no, I can't just cram on Sundays and call it done. So I'm figuring out where in my house is most conducive to studying, what I need to do to help me remember a pretty impressive amount of vocabulary, and how much time I need to budget each night so that I'm not feeling overwhelmed when my assignments are due. (Psst: I totally love taking this class and learning new things that I'm able to apply to my job. I've been totally geeking out about it for the past few weeks.)
Hope you're having a great week!