Since the beginning of 2013 I haven’t been purchasing a lot of makeup. Lately, I’ve been walking out of beauty stores with empty hands and I’ve only been contemplating makeup (what I do best). Maybe it’s because nothing is eye catching these days? However when I walk into Boots, I look like a 3 year old child getting high on ice-cream (because of all the new releases!). And, again, I walk out with empty hands to avoid getting carried away and purchasing the whole store. Hence I’ve been rediscovering what was very much loved in the past. I managed to dig out two very well loved lippies that look lovely when combined.
Cotton Candy and Peach Parfait are the two shades of the combo, both from the lip butter line. Each one of them is already “my lips but better” but in different tones. Together they make “my lips but EVEN better”. See what I did there? 😉 The result is a light pink/peach color, a bit pinkier and lighter than Brave by MAC. Lip butters are a bit sheer, so the two colors blend with my natural lip color. The effect is very nice and it adds up sophistication to the whole look. It’s definitely not a fun color or a bright color. On my lips, it reminds me a lot of the lipstick shade that Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s when she gets out the bullet from her bag and starts applying a light coral, almost nude, shade to her lips in the cab. Differences are the combo is a bit darker and it’s glossy.
This combo would look great with a very simple makeup look: winged black eyeliner, a bit of Melba blush by MAC or just bronzer and long full lashes that aren’t too black and dramatic.
What is your favorite lip combo? If you have been purchasing makeup from new releases, please leave a comment below saying what you bought. I’m clearly not inspired by what I see these days.