We all have that one lipstick. For a lot of people it’s a nude or a matte red. For me, it’s a bright coral. This lipstick love affair all started about two years ago when I tried on an Hourglass lipstick called Muse. It instantly brightened up my face and I would get compliments every single time I wore it. So it began with one and now i’ve been hoarding this hue for two years now, always gravitating towards it when trying new lipsticks. I’ve gathered three of my all time favorite corals to show you today. Be warned, they pretty much all look the same. Enjoy.
First up, the one that started it all, is Hourglass’ Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Muse. On me it looks bright, but definitely not as bright as the others. It’s the most moisturizing out of the three, leaving a more velvety finish on the lips, as the name suggests. If you prefer a matte and more longer wearing formula you can try the Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Muse. Exact same color. I love Muse because it really is the one that started it all.
Next is the Tarte Glamazon 12 hour lipstick in the limited edition shade Timeless. This was part of their Aqualillies for Tarte collection from Summer 2013. If you hurry I know it’s still available on qvc.com. Beautiful, bright, matte, and very long wearing. I’m not sure about the 12 hour claim, but it does last. PS – I swear this is isn’t Muse. They look identical here! I’d say the texture is the only thing that’s different about them.
Last is MAC Ablaze. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. My favorite out of the three for sure. This is creamy but dries down matte and last for hours. It honestly looks neon on me. Unfortunately this was limited edition, but if you can find it at your local CCO you should grab one or two…or ten.
Isn’t this a pretty shade? I’m sure I can dig up even more of this exact color, but i’ll spare you. What’s your go-to lipstick hue? I think it may be time for me to branch out!
As promised here are my favorite looks of the 2014 Academy Awards. It was hard to chose to be honest because there were so many well-glammed celebrities. If you haven’t seen my last post you can click here to see my favorite looks from the Independent Spirit Awards! Enjoy.
This is some serious old Hollywood glamour. The curls, the lashes, everything. I love her lipstick (totally wondering what shade that is!) and her skin is to die for. Cate is a spokesperson for SK-II and she is really making me want to go out and buy everything from the line.
Clearly the K/Cate’s know what I like. I’m kind of surprised to see Kate in this look as she usually leans more towards the trendy side. She rocked a top knot and winged liner at the Bulgari Oscar Party a few days before. Her hair color is so stunning and really compliments her skin tone well. That smokey eye is definitely not Almay and I love it.
I can’t get enough of Lupita. She looked like an absolute princess last night in her sky blue Prada and diamond headband. Her beauty game was, of course, on point. I love this lip on her (she has yet to look bad in any lipstick, though) and of course her glowing skin. So happy she won an Oscar!
And the the best look goes to Olivia Wilde. I mean…this is everything. The thick black liner with a hint of white at the wing?! Amazing. The matte nude is so perfect too. Olivia usually does a bold eye or super bright lip and i’m happy she kept this one neutral. Definitely my favorite of the night.
That’s all for the Academy Awards! Let me know some of your favorite looks from last night!
With the Academy Awards tonight and the Independent Spirit Awards last night, there is a lot of celebrity beauty to evaluate. Today i’m going to break down my favorite favorite looks of the Independent Spirit Awards. Look out for my opinions on Oscar looks tomorrow.
Definitely one of my favorite looks of the night. The matte, barely there lip color suits her perfectly and her skin just looks flawless. I also am such a fan of a black liner and lashes. It’s so simple and classic. I like the messy hair, it’s so effortlessly pretty.
Lupita has been getting so much recognition for her amazing red carpet looks this season. She deserves all of it. Such a beautiful woman that really knows her style. This lip color is to die for on her. I love how her skin isn’t overdone and how she always has fun with her eyeshadow looks.
Well I honestly have no idea who this is but I am just drooling over her makeup. I love the warm brown shadow that she took all the way around the eye. And that liner? Perfection. It takes some serious practice to be able to get liner to look that good. I like how her brows are strong and she chose to keep the lips neutral. Although this would probably be amazing with a deep red lip.
Can Paula be any more gorgeous? The yellow dress against her skin tone is just stunning. Her blush is really inspiring me to go more heavy handed (like I need an excuse) and her glossy lip is making me want to ditch my matte lipstick. This is such a perfect look for spring.
Those are all of my favorites from the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. Do you agree with my picks? Let me know!