Monday, January 28, 2013

Purple Craze

Hey divas!

Lately, I've been taking an interest in the color purple.  I've always liked the color, but I never cared to wear it on my nails or lips.  Well, that's over!  I've recently become obsessed with a new lipstick that's apart of MAC's new Strength Collection for Spring 2013.  The lipstick is called "Strong Woman" and it is absolutely fabulous!  I had no intentions on buying it when I did.  I was actually just trailing along with my sister to one of her weekly MAC visits, and she asked the MUA about it.  Apparently, she saw it on a young lady who posted a pic of it on Instagram.  After seeing the picture, not only was she hooked, but I now was too!  I tried the color on, and it was super haute!!!  It's a pinkish-purple with a matte finish.  I think the matte finish is what makes it so alluring.  It's not in your face, but it is oh so seductive.  Needless to say, when I wore it out for the first time, I was out on a date with my hunny, and well...let's just say I must have seemed very kissable that night :-).  What I love most of all was the stay power.  It lasts all day long with no need to retouch.  It's definitely a must-have for every brown girl, but before you rush to the nearest MAC store to buy it, don't be surprised if it's sold out because it is limited edition. 
(Pic Above:  Not sure why but the color seems lighter in pics, but it's a deeper and brighter in person.)

On another note, I've been in bad need of a manicure!  I went to the nail salon to give my fingernails a "pick me up", and I came across this beautiful, rich purple.  It's actually a gel polish so my manicure has been long lasting.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take down the name and brand before leaving the salon, but I had to blog about it because this is the first purple nail color that I've fallen in love with.  I promise to get a name when I return next weekend.  In the meantime, take a look at how hot this color is.  I'll be sure to give you a full description of the product in another post.

Until next time!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Nude Lips

Lately, I've been on a quest to find the perfect nude.  So far, I've found two colors that are great nude colors to consider for darker skin tones.  They are MAC's Myth and Mary Kay's liquid lipstick in Malted.   MAC's Myth is a beigy nude and MK's Malted is a pinkish brown nude.  Both colors are simply beautiful nudes, it just depends on what kind of look you want.  I personally think they look quite similar. I prefer pinkish brown nudes more, so Malted is my favorite, however MAC's Myth can give the exact same look if I define it with a nude tone liner such as MAC's Stripdown lip pencil or it's dupe, NYX's lip liner in Natural.

(Above) Mary Kay's Liquid Lipstick in Malted

(Above) MAC's lipstick in Myth

This is me wearing Mary Kay's Malted

Me wearing MAC's Myth with NYX's lip liner in Natural

It looks the same to me.  Can you tell the difference?