February 3, 2014

all about lips

Wet n Wild MegaLast: Dollhouse Pink & Pinkerbell

I have slowly fell in love with lipstick.  I used to never wear lipstick, I thought it was a pain to deal with (I still believe it's inconvenient). But I was bored with my typical go-to look, so I started with Mac's Cremesheen Peach Blossom; it's very similar to my natural lip color, meaning it was in my "comfort zone".  It's still one of my favorite colors, I wear it to work at least once a week.  After purchasing Peach Blossom I used Mac's recycle program, Back to Mac (turn it six empty Mac products for a free lipstick, lipgloss, or eyeshadow) to test out new colors.  And here I am today still figuring out which colors I like and which I wish I hadn't bought.

When I first started to wear colorful lipsticks, it was a challenge, a very big challenge.  After I applied my lipstick, I felt like I looked like a four-year-old... quite messy to say the least.  So, I made a trip to my local Mac store for some coaching.  I asked one of the makeup artist how to apply lipstick with clean lines, basically so I wouldn't look like a clown.  She told me the key to wearing lipstick is applying lip liner (who knew, I always thought lip liner was for old ladies), yup that simple.  She helped me apply liner then lipstick, the difference was immense.  Today when I purchase lipstick, I try to make sure to grab a liner as well.  I have a few from Mac, but I love NXY liners, they are much more affordable and work just as well as the pricey ones.

Mac Rebel (very light) w/ Mac Magenta lip liner.

M.A.C. Red

NYX Sunflower

Mac Rebel

One last tip... If your lips are dry and you're struggling applying lipstick, try e.l.f.'s Lip Exfoliator for a soft clean base.



  1. Love all of these pretty colors. :-) I really got into lipstick in the past year, and now I love it!! I haven't tried any lip liners though, that's something that I must get!

    xoxo Miss ALK

    1. Thank you! You need to try lip liner, it also helps your lipstick last longer.

      - Whit

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  3. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm so glad it led me back to yours! I will definitely be following. I have fallen for lipstick in the past year and I love it. It is so fun and such a easy way to mix up your look! I've been crushing hard on wine colors this winter!


    1. You are so very welcome! I just happened to stumble upon your blog, it's lovely! Oh and such a clever name :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      - Whit