Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lip Service
























I don't do beauty posts usually. And there is a good reason for that. Beauty products intimidate me. There are usually too many options to consider, and I get overwhelmed, so I go with the most simple thing possible. But lately, as I read more of your great blogs, such as Dina's Days, who is a beauty maven, and Smitten in Cleveland who just recently did a post on bright lip colors, I get a little inspired. So when I found out that J.Crew's Spring 2011 models were wearing Nars Heatwave I asked for it for Christmas. It is the most expensive lipstick I own at $24, but it is an amazing bright red color that will go with everything. That lipstick is pictured in the first two photos. And my drug store, low-maintenance, go-to is Maybelline's Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Cranberry Cocktail, which will run you about $6. And I of course, rub my Burt's Bees on my lips before I apply either of these. So here are two really nice colors at varying price points. I don't know if this helps anyone, but I figure there may be other people out there just as lost as me.

7 comments:

Dina's Days said...

Oh Christina, you killed it! This shade looks absolutely wonderful on you. Sure, the $24 price tag may seem a tad high, but this will last you forever, and this is some serious quality lipstick. On my radar: Nars Roman Holiday. It's a beautiful shade of pink, and I think it might work well with my skin tone.

And thanks for the compliment, I'm far from a beauty maven..just love to play around with makeup!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhh, that color is absolutely lovely!

E said...

That color is perfect on you! And I wish I had your mastery of hair! I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to hair styling...

smitten in cle said...

Thanks Christina! The Heatwave is fantastic on you. And looks amazing with the bright snow backdrop. Now I must run to check out Dina's recommendation of the Roman Holiday.

Christina said...

I think Heatwave will look good on a lot people. I will have to see about Nars Roman Holiday.

Tiffany - I am Style-ish said...

oh, it's perfect on you! I'm loving bright lippies. Such a great way to mix things up.

Fashion is a Playground said...

Love your hair like that :)
Thank you for your sweet comment,
Aurélia

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