Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Day 9: Nudes
A nude is a nude is a nude…right? WRONG. It can be soooo tricky trying to find that perfect undertone that matches your pigment of lips while also complimenting your skin tone. I remember my senior prom in high school (yes, that’s how long I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect nude) and one of the girls I went with wore a nude with her Little Black Dress and I thought it was just so perfect! Well, I think it is safe to say after years of looking and testing and swatches, I have found THE ONES. Yes,multiple. Now, although these work for me they may not work for you, they may be too light and wash you out or too dark and not compliment you but just know, I highly recommend these. Also, swatch swatch swatch. That’s what testers are for! It’s the worse when you think you found the perfect one only to get home and lo and behold it’s not the one at all.
From L to R: bite- Madeira, MAC- Taupe, Mac- Kinda Sexy, MAC- Shy Girl. Shy Girl and Kinda Sexy are cream sheens which means they are not highly pigmented but still give off just enough color to notice. Taupe is a matte with a brown undertone, which was EXTREMELY popular in the 90’s thanks to Rachel and Monica from Friends, crazy right? I KNOW!! ( Monica’s voice) I might watch too much Friends, but any who. Bite lip pencils are something else. Bite EVERYTHING is something else, there is such a huge hype about these lip products and there’s good reasoning. Each lip pencil contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine (Sephora), that’s right ladies FIVE glasses of wine! WHAT A BENEFIT!! Lolz, jokes. Just kidding, I’m serious. I think that’s awesome, two of my favorites; wine and lipsticks. What could go wrong??
Day 10: Favorite Nude
Alright, so here’s the deal, good news and bad news. Good news, THIS is my ultimate best ever nude. It’s not too much and it doesn’t wash me out. It’s not too pink and not too peach. Bad news? It’s limited edition at MAC so GO NOW and get it before it’s gone!
Until next time 🙂